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A meaningful “Purpose” drives engaging Culture

    Look around these days and see how impactful a meaningful purpose is in gluing together people for a cause. This energy brings people not only into a common space but into a common attitude. People socialize with people like themselves.  People who share common interests and likes. Why then would you not want a culture where you work that provides this same glue of sharing in common purpose?

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What is your real business “Purpose”

    As you think about the culture of your business you MUST start with knowing and embracing your “Purpose.” When asking business owners the purpose of their business, I will typically get the answer – “We are in business to make money.” Although I can’t argue that making money is a worthwhile objective it is actually a result and not a purpose. To explore your real “Purpose” you must discover the “Why” of yourself and your business. Simon Sinek and his team drive home the basis of “WHY.”  Without your “Purpose” you are adrift on a vast sea without sight of land.

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How are you contributing to your company culture?

    Take a moment to step back and look at how you are contributing to either the positive or negative aspects of your business culture. What can you do to reframe this contribution to either reduce the negative impact or take the positive to a new better level?

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Thinking about Culture – How does Culture form?

    In our society, culture is formed over the years from ideas, behaviors, various customs and traditions. In our businesses, the culture is formed by leaders values, industry trends, goals, environmental factors and sometimes assumptions whether true or valid. As culture is created, it can be reshaped and aligned with changes to the ingredients from which it was started or has morphed into. Defining your desired culture and then making the “Promise” to infuse it with energy is key to the future of growing your business and attracting the best talent in the marketplace.

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Thoughts About Culture

    In your personal life and in business we must stop and ponder what is really going on around us.  The choices we make for ourselves? The impact of choices made on our behalf? The world of diverse input causes our culture to ebb and flow.  Taking time to appreciate this gentle movement and sometimes violent movement allows us to best understand the ramification of our participation or lack thereof.

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Random thoughts about how culture impacts our lives