WHAT CULTURE ARE YOU CREATING?

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Did you ever think that you as the leader create the culture of your company? Are you happy with the culture you have created? A culture has much to do with your organizational values. Are those value, however, just on paper or are they living values? Leadership and management are behaviors that are much more complex than mastering an individual job. For that reason and others as well the failure rate of managers is higher than for individual performers.

Management consultant and author Ken Blanchard believes that leadership is responsible for creating positive work cultures, customer loyalty, and organizational change. Ken reinforces the values and beliefs that have been proven to create positive corporate cultures.

You have it wrong if you consider yourself a leader because you have been placed in charge. On the other hand, a person with no direct reports can be a very effective leader. The reason that is true is because you need to learn how to lead yourself before you can lead others. Moreover, a change in your thinking will create energy and change in your life and you can affect others. Your thinking revolves around seeking to serve. According to Blanchard there are four dimensions of leadership.

Leadership with heart--

This concept of servant leadership is one in which a leader who encourages, supports and enables others. According to Blanchard, a servant leader has humility. Jim Collins, who wrote Good to Great, also concurs that humility and encouragement of others were several of the traits of his “Level 5 Leaders.” Now there is nothing wrong with self-esteem. To be clear people with humility don’t think less of themselves—they think less about themselves.

Leadership with the head--

A good leader is a visionary. A good leader begins with a clear vision that can be explained to others. A visionary role of leadership is one of “doing the right thing.” The other part of leadership is the execution of the vision and that is “doing things right.”

Leadership with the hands

Leaders use their hands to produce good results. They help their people plan their performance and achieve.   The leader stays with them not to manage but to coach them to reach their full potential. Performance discussions are necessary but not so that you can have a bell-shaped curve. Why do you need a bell shaped cured in the first place? Don’t you want everyone to be successful at the right job? Blanchard slams those who talk about doing forced ranking. Instead of forcing someone to be a bottom performer why not attempt to lift everyone up.

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Leadership habits--

Developing successful habits and behaviors is the fourth dimension. In my opinion, it is one of the most important. Consistency and accountability include discipline and maintaining accountability relationships. Persistency and consistency and leading by example each day will change the culture of the organization.  For a similar post on our web site see EVERY ORGANIZATION HAS CULTURE - IS YOURS THE ONE YOU WANT?

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Rocky Dickerson
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Good morning Grant Schneider great points. SOme companies create a subsersive culture and have no idea why they don't get the results that they want.

Jan 11, 2021 07:07 AM #7
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I too have left companies when the leadership's vision and leadership has gone counter to my ethics and thoughts Grant Schneider 

Jan 11, 2021 07:41 AM #8
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Will Hamm
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Good Morning Grant and Ken Blanchard was should a smart guy and pointed out so many important things.

 

Jan 11, 2021 07:59 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Grant,

I am a big fan of Ken Blanchard, and I love his concept of culture.  In residential as well as commercial real estate, each company represents a certain culture.  It is important to learn whether that culture would work for an individual.  A

Jan 11, 2021 08:25 AM #10
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Nina - it is a combination of attitudes, believes, habits, and outlooks that affect the organization.

Brian - yes, and more than that it has to examply who the company is.

Wayne - the culture is inspired at the top.

Rocky - right.  Every company has a culture.

Paul - and that happens even more today with young employees.

Will - yes, and I was fortunate hear him in person in a small group.

Ron and Alexandra A - those with a culture of servant leadership connect with more people.

Jan 11, 2021 10:50 AM #11
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Grant this statement was spot on:

"people with humility don’t think less of themselves—they think less about themselves."

Jan 11, 2021 03:39 PM #12
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Grant Schneider
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George- I think that sums it up.

Jan 12, 2021 03:06 AM #13
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Roy Kelley
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Congratulations, Grant, on your feature recognition.

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Jan 12, 2021 04:23 AM #14
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Joan Cox
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Grant, when I worked for Safeway so long ago, the culture became toxic, and could not see myself working there any longer.   My agent has said she feels more energized now, learning new ways to attract business and altering her follow through to retain clients.

Jan 12, 2021 06:08 AM #15
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Grant Schneider
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Roy - my please and thanks for the re blog.

Joan - congratulations on creating your company culture for your agent.

Jan 12, 2021 07:11 AM #16
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Joe Jackson
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"people with humility don’t think less of themselves—they think less about themselves."

Indeed! Great post and thanks for making this!

Jan 12, 2021 07:23 AM #17
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Love Ken Blanchard's servant leadership concepts, Grant. I agree that culture is everything when it comes to creating an environment that is cohesive and provides, promotes and embraces success. 

See you on our ZOOM call today!

Jan 12, 2021 09:39 AM #18
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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We have had a very difficult time finding a brokerage to call home. It all boils down to the culture. 

Jan 12, 2021 10:31 AM #19
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Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
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Great words! When you lead by the heart, the head, and the hands, you are leading in wisdom.

Jan 12, 2021 02:03 PM #20
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Grant my manager believes in the same concept, he did not forget when he was a Real Estate Sales person... we shall see how long he will continue in the same tradition...Endre

Jan 13, 2021 09:55 PM #21
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Grant Schneider
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Joe - yes that is right.

Debe - when it comes to culture you can detect it from the outside.

Debb and Bernie - that is right and you can tell when you enter.

Paula - that is very well said.

Endre - ok, so he is still new.

Jan 14, 2021 03:31 AM #22
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Congratulations on a well deserved feature, Grant!

Jan 14, 2021 08:20 AM #23
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Grant you made me laugh, he is now going on8 or nine years:) I was his first recruit:))))))))))Endre

Jan 15, 2021 08:59 PM #24
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Especially with my work the arts comes in to play a lot and that’s all about creating atmosphere and attitudes/feelings and reaching hearts and minds, hopefully for the better.

Jan 17, 2021 09:29 PM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr. Eight or nine years of this is a very very impressive, to say the least! I think it can continue on this path for sure!

Jan 17, 2021 09:32 PM #26
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