Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

While commendable, this effort to invest in strategy doesn’t work unless the company also focuses on culture. After culture eats breakfast, it continues to chomp its way through strategy for lunch and dinner, too! Organizational culture is intangible; as such, it can be difficult to influence. If the current culture of your organization is not aligned with your strategy, I suggest you take a hard look at how to make some tweaks and clean up your house.

How to leverage organizational storytelling in shaping culture

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Sharing your company’s story can have a powerful and long-lasting impact on company culture —especially during times of change. We found a great example in Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company by Kevin Oakes.


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Leadership Matters

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Tom Thibodeau came in and has instilled an entirely different approach and culture. Watching Thibs at work is a lesson in leadership. Leadership matters. Last night I watched the NY Knicks win their fourth straight game on the road in New Orleans. They are now 29-27 and have a fighting chance of being a.500 team this season with only 16 regular season games left. This is essentially the same team that went 21-45 last year.

Mindful Leadership for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

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Rob is a member of EO in Detroit, speaker, author and an avid proponent of mindful leadership. . But, if the pressures of leadership are unavoidable, do we have to accept stress and the consequences that come with it? The responsibilities of leadership were overwhelming.

Leading Culture During COVID-19

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Will Scott, CEO of Culture Czars and a founding member of EO Wisconsin. Many wonder how this will impact the corporate culture they have worked so hard to establish. At Lextech, one of our biggest Culture Czars happened to live in Ecuador.

Rolling Stone’s “Culture Council” Is A Bad Investment

Entrepreneur's Handbook

On pay-to-publish schemes and the limitations of thought leadership Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». culture startup thought-leadership business marketing

Why Creative Leadership is Necessary for a Virtual Environment

Smart Hustle Magazine

However, creative leadership can bring the best out of leaders and teams during these hard times. Yet, creativity applies to many different areas, and according to a study conducted by IBM , where 1500 CEOs responded, creativity is the most important virtual leadership quality.

8 Simple Strategies for Founders To Improve Startup Culture

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Leaders want more efficient workplaces, and founders are in the unique position to set the cultural tone of their organization. In your work, this means prioritizing giving positive feedback to your employees and leadership team.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

Both Sides of the Table

Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. So spending time thinking about what your leadership style is, whether it’s effective and what you could do to improve it can yield dividends. Here are some quick guidelines on what I think it takes to build a sense of leadership: 1. We chose the word “upfront” to represent our culture.

People Ops Question: How do we define our company culture?


We attract, retain, develop, and support Techstars employees globally and aim to uphold our culture and values, in a manner that is inclusive to all.” . Q: How do we define our company culture? Get your leadership team in a room and talk about why you started the company: Why did you choose this problem? . Accelerators Resources Company culture People Ops Techstars TalentBy Sabrina Kelly, Techstars Vice President of Talent.

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Rafael, a 2018 YLAI Fellow and an entrepreneur in Honduras, saw years later a need for his skills in the country’s cultural heritage sector. “My Today Rafael is working with Xiomara and other artisans to market their products, all the while preserving traditional Honduran culture. For Rafael, these products are testaments to the many layers of Honduran culture. We are a mix of Spanish, Indian, black and Mayan culture.”.

Does a VCs Culture Really Matter? The Upfront Story

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When it’s an older firm (say Fund X or XII) it is often the 3rd generation of leadership, it has historic rules & norms that haven’t been fixed, it has skewed economics and an unclear mission. ” We won’t be the right cultural fit for every entrepreneur but if we’re truly WYSIWYG then it helps entrepreneurs decide if we’re aligned. And helping be our cultural ambassador.

5 Reasons Entrepreneur Therapy Enhances Startup Culture and Founder Performance

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash Despite its shine in pop culture, there’s nothing glamorous about being an entrepreneur. Here are five reasons entrepreneur therapy can improve startup culture and founder performance: 1. that colors the culture of your organization.

Focus on Progress Leadership Not Change Management

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This change can include anything from altering work culture to embracing diversity to modifying an individual’s work tasks to increasing company morale and loyalty. Let’s call “initiating significant change” what it truly is (or should be): Progress Leadership. Progress Leadership

Illustrating how to be an ethical leader, with Senior Director for Leadership Ethics, Ann Skeet

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

“More and more, leaders are being held responsible in their organization,” says Ann Skeet, Senior Director for Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Ann guides programs in leadership, business, and social sector ethics, and researches, writes, and speaks about the ethical dilemmas of leaders. Establishing a moral culture. Individuals that invest in their sense of community and culture will influence the systemic promotion of ethical behavior.

Creating a Winning Culture in Your Organization

Wesley Cherisien

Culture plays a critical role in any organization’s success. Not only does it enable a company to sustain its performance but at the same time, companies with a winning culture gain a competitive advantage. A high-performance organizational culture offers several benefits.

The Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism

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Conscious leadership. The caring culture he developed also points to his genuine concern for stakeholders. Caring culture. Conscious capitalism contributes to a culture of trust, care and cooperation among the company’s employees and all other stakeholders.

Why Perfectionism Is Not Good for Business

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And how to create a culture that isn’t afraid of making mistakes Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». leadership business self-improvement entrepreneurship culture

Why Remote Work Changes the Nature of Leadership, and the Kinds of Leaders to Recruit in Startups

Tomasz Tunguz

Managers tasked with creating a culture of collaboration within a distributed team will find the profile of a leader changes. Many of our colleagues rise to lead through influence rather than authority, which is called emergent leadership. Typically, there are two ways to do this: by achieving goals or demonstrating leadership traits. These are called achievement and ascriptive leadership.

Fred Wilson and Andy Weissman Talk with Lindel Eakman about Transitioning Leadership at a VC Fund

Both Sides of the Table

So it was a timely conversation at this year’s Upfront Summit because the week of the Summit, Sequoia had announced that it was transitioning leadership from Jim Goetz to Roelof Botha (and US operations to Alfred Lin). This followed the firms founder Don Valentine handing leadership early to Mike Moritz and Doug Leone who then entrusted Jim Goetz. The great firms transition day-to-day leadership and often those who don’t fail to protect their “franchise value.”

How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback?

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The leadership experts at Franklin Covey have released the essential guide to transforming into the great manager your team deserves. we share an excerpt from the chapter, “Creating a Culture of Feedback.” The post How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback? LEADERSHIP OPERATIONS PEOPLE/STAFF franklin covey Scott Jeffrey Miller Todd Davis Victoria Roos Olsson

Defending your organization from misinformation with neuroscience

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Best Practices BUSINESS GROWTH Company Culture LEADERSHIP Gleb Tsipursky misinformation neuroscienceContributed by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky , disaster avoidance expert, speaker and author. . Whenever you hear something repeated, it feels more true when you hear it repeated.

Entrepreneurs Around the World Make the No Layoff Pledge

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Company Culture INNOVATION Inspirational LEADERSHIP Make a Mark PEOPLE/STAFF #NoLayoffPledge Alex Yastrebenetsky coronavirus COVID-19 hussain ahmad fazal kristin mclane pandemic unemployment

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Women Leadership Roles Show Progress When it Comes to Venture Capital (Episode 194)


We know venture capital to be a critical source of funding for startup companies, but we also know it’s sorely lacking in its diverse composition of leadership. Worse yet, 61% of venture firms had no female leadership whatsoever.

A Coronavirus Job Description


The Industry accelerator ceo company culture coronavirus guide investment job leadership roadmap success supportNow, more than ever, each of us needs to take a realistic look at what we need to do to remain relevant for our team members and customers. Not only will this help us keep our jobs, but it’s also the most helpful thing we can do to support others in this unusual time. And, this is especially important for startups in light of likely decreased funding from investments. .

3 key ingredients for successful remote work

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CULTURE AND VISION. People become more responsible if they buy into your culture and vision. Follow these steps to improve culture: Encourage feedback. Assign culture ambassadors. Practice secure-based leadership. Own the culture and environment.

When Things Don’t Feel Right


Company Culture anxiety company culture coronavirus emotions family home leadership meditation mental health science stress team workMy family, team and I just finished week two of being homebound. You probably did too, or maybe you are several weeks or months ahead of us. . Lately, I’ve started to feel the sadness, frustrations, and loneliness of being homebound. I miss my friends. I miss going to the gym. I miss going out to eat. I miss hugging people who I love. .

The 5 Types of Entrepreneurs You Need on Your Startup’s Team


Manage Your Business Management Operations Startup Culture Trending airbnb innovation Kara Goldin leadership management and operations startup culture uberWhen you’re just getting started in a new business, what types of people do you need to attract to work alongside you?

The Most Successful Startup Teams are Curious


The Industry curiosity gan partners leadership partner summit startup cultureA couple of weeks ago, I found myself in a conversation about startup newsletters with some of GAN’s corporate partners during our yearly Partner Summit. We’d been chatting about newsletters we loved when I went a bit negative and opened up about a newsletter I had a lot of judgments around.

What makes a good leader: Insight from YLAI Fellows

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

In recognition of International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, 2020, YLAI Network members joined a conversation with nine YLAI Fellowship alumni from a variety of countries and specialties on the YLAI Network Facebook page to discuss what leadership and integrity means to them.

Leadership in the Midst of Crisis with Lendio’s CEO. Inside a PPP Processing Company.

Smart Hustle Magazine

Brock’s focus is on vision, strategy and culture. Brock said there’s nothing he won’t do to support his team and small business owners, and during a “leadership in crisis”, it’s all hands on deck. Brock Blake has a very disciplined life.

How to be a Good Leader: 10 Leadership Qualities that will Ensure Your Success

Wesley Cherisien

Leadership is more of an action than a position, and if your efforts are not consistent, no one will want to follow you. While many will argue that the workplace needs more equality, I believe that leaders will benefit far more greatly by demonstrating the ability to instill culture equity rather than equality. In a Georgetown study featuring responses from a sample of 20,000 employees across the globe, respondents ranked respect as the number one principal leadership behavior.

EO’s framework for sustainability: How EO will become net positive by 2030

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People: Develop a culture that supports diversity, inclusion and wellbeing for all 2. Leadership: Enable transformational leadership that can drive sustainable change in the world. INNOVATION LEADERSHIP STARTUP WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION #EOImpact eo Impact Day

Bunch adds $1M to its seed round to flesh out its leadership learning app


The company’s product, a mobile app , focuses on teaching leadership skills to the younger generations more accustomed to learning in smaller chunks, often on the go. The Bunch system also molds its out to a user’s style and leadership goals.

How Startup Leaders Can Choose to Challenge the Status Quo, Build an Equitable Future


Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Manage Your Business Management Operations Startup Culture Trending how to inclusion management and operations startup culture Women in Business

The Value of Letting Go to Gain Perspective

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We asked Adrienne to tell us more about the MyEO Tasimba leadership experience. She reminds me daily to stay connected to all I learned about myself and the world during our MyEO trip into the Tasimba leadership experience. We immersed ourselves in the culture and the community.

A Practical Guide to Diversity for Startups and Entrepreneurs


McKinsey , Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and the Peterson Institute for International Economics all found that having a high percentage of women in a company’s senior leadership results in significantly better financial results.