BOLDLY EXPRESSING ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE
Over time, a mission can get stale resulting in complacency and fail to deliver on the brand promise. Any organizational system will unconsciously conspire to maintain the status quo and prevent any necessary change. Great leaders are fluid in their process in driving the mission. They constantly innovate new ways to attract and retain internal and external raving fans of their brand. They understand that continuous improvement requires change. Most people like the idea of changing something that isn’t working, until change is required. The challenge for a leader is getting the culture to embrace the necessary changes.
Aligned teams that learn together can collectively uncover the blind spots that reveal strategies for optimizing the mission. Having a culture of continuous improvement will drive cultural momentum in boldly expressing the organizational purpose.
Qualifying Questions for Cultural Improvement
Creating change in the culture requires a personal commitment of leadership and the team. Wrapping the organizations mindset around cultural change starts with these two qualifying questions.
Template for Creating Cultural Improvement
Every industry has its unique mission requirements. The organizational leaders have to create a culture to meet those requirements. Here are six steps to evaluate and then create cultural shifts that are unique to your organization.
1. Name it. What is the tie -in that will propel the mission forward? What feels tired or stale in the system? What is the thing that creates a lot of wasted energy to perform the mission?
2. Create the Wow. Brand the new cultural mindset. Example: Make it Superior.
3. Boldly Express Purpose. The leader is the model for behavior of the culture. When the leader demonstrates belief through action, the team will do it.
4. Connect the puzzle pieces. teach the doers the behaviors that will be the -what -why- and how.
5. Create habits. Have a fluid approach in the mission that will allow for a review of the systems for mission improvement.
6. Express gratitude. Recognize the success of team members that perform with an excellence reflex.
Becoming a great leader that has the ability to guide others in leading themselves for getting things done is a learned behavior. The clearer the person is in their purpose, the more compelling they'll be in having an aligned team.
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