Most company cultures exist by default. Your company has a culture. Why not make it a culture of choice? Define what culture you wish to have and then go about creating it.
Create a culture in terms of a culture strategy. Consider developing a culture of emotional engagement. First in regard to your employees and then in regard to your customers or clients. Develop this over time. Know that this a long-term project.
Is your company a best place to work in? Do the best candidates knock on your door for employment? Do your customers or clients just swoon about you?
Culture can provide a distinct competitive advantage. See...creating culture
ABPLAN fully believes in the immense value of firstly placing an emphasis on one's team as teams deliver value to clients. I consequently urge you to consider the merits of creating a Team First, Clients Second culture - as paradoxically, you clients will benefit - as will your company and each individual on your team.
The way which you handle yourself as a business leader, your behaviour, has an impact on various levels within your company. Experts have categorised four sets of competencies that differentiate individuals: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management. They identified six leadership styles: Visionary, Coaching, Affiliative, Democratic, Pacesetting and Commanding. Some produce a positive resonance. Pacesetting and commanding should best be avoided.
A surprising number of managers use pacesetting and commanding.
Emotional intelligence can be improved. While 18 leadership abilities have been identified one only needs six. What a relief. See...emotional intelligence
Last modified: 18-11-2011