Individual success is predicated on choice. As much as they may try, leaders cannot force growth with bribes, coercion, or wishful pleading. Yet, social science has established that behavior is largely a product of immediate environment, so thankfully leaders do wield considerable power. They can’t force success, but they can create an environment that inspires, a culture that fosters individual and collective creativity, risk taking, and unmatched effort. How? LiFT teaches four research-based, universal principles of creating a culture of success, empowering organizations with concepts and tools to LiFT themselves up the path of success. Click on a principle below to read more about it.

Raise
Expectations

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Strengthen
Relationships

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Motivate
from Within

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Reinforce
the Positive

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Culture Principle 1: Raise Expectations

Expect much to achieve much.

The research is clear, if leaders hold individuals to high expectations, they’ll likely raise their own. They can do it, and when leaders truly believe they can, challenging and treating all as they have the potential to become, a leader’s expectation of each individual will quickly become their own expectation of themselves. Additional concepts include:

  • The Pygmalion Effect: Rosenthal and Jacobson
  • Growth Mindset: Dr. Carol Dweck
  • Performance, Academic, and Behavioral Expectations
  • Vision, Goals, Standards, and Procedures
  • Direct application of LiFT’s Culture Grid (See Strengthen Relationships)

How Culture Principles Apply To…?

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Why you should use the principles in your organization

LiFT’s Culture Principles are time-tested, research-based concepts of empowering a culture of success that can be universally applied. Yes, the transformative effects of the Culture Principles LEAD (from executives to line workers), INSPIRE (from city youth councils to elementary students), FOSTER (from parents to siblings), and TEACH (from school administrators to paraprofessionals). Driven by our mantra to “Be a Blessing,” LiFT’s message is intended to bless the lives in all organizations, instructing and inspiring the application of each vital Culture Principle.

Testimonials

He is a great speaker – great at keeping the audience listening and learning, which is so perfect because everything he teaches is so vital.

2018-02-09T05:28:15+00:00
He is a great speaker – great at keeping the audience listening and learning, which is so perfect because everything he teaches is so vital.
I love positive reinforcement, instead of focusing on negative behaviors.
2018-02-09T05:37:11+00:00
I love positive reinforcement, instead of focusing on negative behaviors.
Everything is built upon the idea of choice. We cannot coerce them. We cannot force them. And if you ever lose sight of that, your effectiveness is diminished.
2018-02-09T05:39:14+00:00
Everything is built upon the idea of choice. We cannot coerce them. We cannot force them. And if you ever lose sight of that, your effectiveness is diminished.
How amazing! Love the enthusiasm! I wish society would look at their philosophy and change their ways!
2018-02-09T05:39:49+00:00
How amazing! Love the enthusiasm! I wish society would look at their philosophy and change their ways!
Wow. That was incredible. They bring to light so many amazing topics that hit home.
2018-02-09T05:40:36+00:00
Wow. That was incredible. They bring to light so many amazing topics that hit home.
I liked the concept of high expectations, because I absolutely believe that is true.
2018-02-09T05:41:04+00:00
I liked the concept of high expectations, because I absolutely believe that is true.
I am now more aware of how I respond to blurting and wiggling. I have been positively reinforcing unwanted behaviors!
2018-02-09T05:41:41+00:00
I am now more aware of how I respond to blurting and wiggling. I have been positively reinforcing unwanted behaviors!
He is dynamic and kind, and his ideas are easy and practical to implement.
2018-02-09T05:42:14+00:00
He is dynamic and kind, and his ideas are easy and practical to implement.