Lessons in Leadership: Are YOU the Company Culture Problem?

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 1:36:46 PM by Ed Heil

Your team is uninspired, they lack the fire and passion that you feel they should have to perform their job at the highest level and you can’t understand why. You’ve done Strengths Finders, Meyers-Briggs and even made changes in your leadership team and still you sense it. In fact, you can smell it. Distrust and suspicion is like a green mist through your office. The culture is stifling and you can’t seem to put your finger on it. And speaking of fingers - you’ve pointed yours at everyone in the company, except yourself. Has it occurred to you that maybe YOU are the culture problem in your business?

Maybe you’re not ready for the conversation with yourself just yet. On the other hand, if you’re up for some tough introspection, you might be surprised with what you’ll discover. I know I was. After struggling with our company culture for years and trying to pin the blame on employees and a number of outside factors, I ended up finding the problem right in the mirror. Actually, I had help getting to the mirror, and here are some of the steps I took and you may want to consider as well if you think you may be the force behind your culture challenges.

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