What Kind Of Culture Are You Creating?

Last week I was speaking at an event and a top executive for Starbucks shared a great quote from his CEO – Howard Schultz. Schultz told their team recently that, “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” “Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch” One of the key functions of a leader is to create the strategy to execute the plan. But even more important is creating a culture within your organization. The culture that you create will impact your success or lack thereof in every area. The culture of an organization is made up of many elements. For this post, let’s look at culture through the lens of teamwork. As you look at your organization today, would you say you have a culture of Competition? Cooperation? or Collaboration? When your people are too competitive it stifles synergy, creates isolation and alliances as well as breeds mistrust. There is a positive side to competition
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