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Culture Principles: Business Applied
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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
- Teach and Individual Performance Expectations
- Vision, Goals, Standards, and Procedures
- Direct application of LiFT’s Culture Grid (See Strengthen Relationships)
Culture Principle 2: Strengthen Relationships
Invest in a bond that lifts all higher
Relationships provide the necessary drive to LiFT individuals up to those high expectations. Without that bond, expectations become a burden under which they could easily collapse. The cords that permit a leader to guide individuals are only as strong as their relationship. So, with strategic, consistent effort, relationships will strengthen, thus empowering all to follow a leader up the path of success. Additional concepts include:
- The Relationship Cord
- The Relationship Spectrum
- Quadruple P Interactions
- The Heliotropic Effect of the Positive: Kim Cameron
- Continued application of LiFT’s Culture Grid (See Raise Expectations)
Culture Principle 3: Motivate from Within
Lasting strength is built from within.
Sadly, the societal assumption is that the best way to motivate an employee is to dangle a carrot just outside their reach, to bribe them with some enticing reward. Yet, with extensive research confirming the opposite to be true, thankfully leaders now have transformative information to ditch those inhibiting extrinsic rewards and replace them with powerful, 21st century tools that motivate the modern worker to extraordinary heights. Additional concepts include:
- Research Review: Edward Deci, Mark Lepper, Alfie Kohn, Daniel Pink, and more
- The Why’s of Extrinsic Motivation’s Failure
- Autonomy: The Desire to Be Self-Directed
- Mastery: The Desire to Develop Better Skills
- Purpose: The Desire to Do Something That Has Lasting Meaning
Culture Principle 4: Reinforce the Positive
Shape behavior with a focus on the good.
Social science has confirmed that behavior, whether desired or not, will repeat when reinforced. This means that a leader’s passive – or coercive – attempts to redirect poor performance achieves precisely the opposite of its intended aim. Luckily, science has also found that behavior more willingly follows the positive, meaning when leaders intentionally attend to the good in their workers, they work out the bad and shape all into their better selves. Additional concepts include:
- Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance: Kim Cameron
- The Damaging Effects of Passive and Coercive Leadership
- Ignoring Inconsequential Conduct
- Recognizing Desired Performance
- Effectively Addressing Consequential Poor Performance
Empowered!Creating a Work Culture of Success
Individual success is predicated on choice. As much as they may try, leaders cannot force growth with bribes, coercion, or wishful pleading. Yet, they can create an environment that inspires success, a culture that fosters creativity, risk taking, and unmatched effort. How? Together we’ll explore a summary of the four universal principles of creating a culture of success, empowering all within your business.
The Culture GridLiFTing Individuals to Greener Pastures
Truth be told, mediocre performance is largely a product of mediocre culture. But you don’t lead to be mediocre. You lead to inspire. You lead to empower. You lead to succeed and help others do likewise. So, let’s explore together two vital culture principles, Raise Expectations and Strengthen Relationships, and their synergistic effect when properly and consistently applied. You will leave armed with conceptual and practical skills that will produce an immediate impact.
Good for NothingThe Power of Intrinsic Motivation
As the old proverb goes, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” In this class we’ll learn together the power of ditching those extrinsic stinky fish and replacing them with fishing poles instead, with research-based, proven methods of intrinsic motivation that will transform your business culture, empowering all with an inner drive to succeed, and to be, well… “Good for Nothing!”
A Pound of PreventionBehavior Management without Managing Behavior
Complacency stagnating your company’s growth? Mired in personnel drama? Tired of spreading negativity? Direct reaction to these behaviors gets you and your business nowhere. Prevention, however, is where the party’s at. Dive deeper into LiFT’s three-pronged model of Reinforcing the Positive, learning and implementing proven methods to curb bad behavior and increase the good like never before.
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Start at the top! This special two-hour workshop empowers leaders to empower individuals through ongoing implementation of the Culture Principles on a larger scale. Boards, administrators, directors, and other invited leaders will learn the tools to apply LiFT’s principles and make a lasting impact.
Partner with our skilled consultants in direct implementation of the Culture Principles personalized to your business’ needs. From Q&A to handbook revisions to direct observation and feedback reviews, invite LiFT to be an ongoing part of your team.
It takes 21 days to form a habit, right? Use LiFT’s Culture Cards to encourage long-term, habit-building application of the principles. Each card in the set focuses individuals on a single, specific action tied to one of the four Culture Principles, encouraging its application for 21 days, thus creating a habit and transforming your organization’s culture.
Keynote: Want results? Want to make a lasting impression? Invite a LiFT Consultant to speak at your next event, addressing any of the four classes you choose, and watch the magic happen. Quotes such as, “He blew me away” and “Hands down, best keynote ever!” are the norm, as evidenced by the 9.5/10 average participant feedback. LiFT Consultants will make that impression and ensure everyone leaves your conference empowered.Get a Quote
After a rousing keynote, your conference participants will be hungry for more. Choose any or all of LiFT’s remaining classes to be delivered as breakout workshops. The fun, interactive style of each class will deepen the experience to strengthen the effect your conference participants seek.
It takes 21 days to form a habit, right? Use LiFT’s Culture Cards to encourage long-term, habit-building application of the principles. Each card in the set focuses individuals on a single, specific action tied to one of the four Culture Principles, encouraging its application for 21 days, thus creating a habit and transforming culture one person at a time.
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