Peter Drucker famously said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Drucker didn’t mean the strategy wasn’t necessary, but he did know that when a group of people are aligned with their values and beliefs, their habits and behaviors would be a more promising route to sustained success.
If organizations put as much effort into retention as they do in recruiting they would be in a much better position. This is why the best organizations are winning the war for talent by focusing on retention over recruiting.
A leader’s job is to ensure their culture promotes effective thinking and positive behavior regardless of the circumstances.
If you truly care about your development as a leader, be honest with yourself as you go through these 7 signs that you’re on your way to poor leadership.
Everybody loves a good top 100 list. It could be the best cities to live in, the top restaurants, or in this case, the highest-rated CEOs in America. I love Glassdoor’s annual list of the Top CEOs because it’s based on how employees of major corporations feel about their culture and their most senior leader.
Whether you love them or completely disagree with them, you can’t deny Chick-fil-A’s meteoric rise to the top. Just look at your newsfeed. People cannot stop talking about their impeccable customer service or the fact they make more per store than any other fast food restaurant and they are closed on Sunday.
I’ve fallen victim myself and am obsessed with studying the organization to glean leadership lessons companies of all sizes can learn from.
To get a pulse on employee engagement and culture, most company leaders leverage a yearly employee engagement survey. This isn’t enough. Measuring culture is the least important part of the company culture journey. The most crucial part is impacting it.
Few things are more valuable than a loyal employee. It’s not just because replacing a skilled worker could cost your business double that individual’s annual salary. You lose that person’s knowledge, productivity, and experience with your product or service and even their leadership qualities.