“Make your people better.” I love this language! Thanks to Tech Sergeant Pete Ruiz of the US Air Force for sharing this idea with me.

Would it impact your team and your business if your people performed better, cooperated better, served others better, and teamed better?

Trust me – making your people better will make your culture better. Business results will improve, drama will diminish, and creativity, engagement, and teamwork will skyrocket.

The reality is that very few leaders around the globe today pay attention to the quality of their organization’s work culture – yet culture drives everything that happens in your organization, for better or worse.

As a leader of your team, small business, or company, the health of your work culture is one of your primary responsibilities.

Most leaders spend their entire careers managing results – and never pay attention to the quality of their work culture, the health of workplace trust and respect. They focus purely on results – which is half the leader’s job.

Ensuring people treat each other with trust and respect – in every interaction – is the other half of the leader’s job.

Culture is complex. There are hundreds of moving parts. How do you know what to pay attention to, what deserves your time and energy and focus? Over the last 30 years, I’ve studied human systems and organizational cultures and I’ve found a way of simplifying culture for senior leaders.

That simple lever is making values observable, tangible, and measurable – just as performance expectations are observable, tangible, and measurable.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I share how to make values measurable – and how senior leaders modeling desired values makes your people better.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my YouTube channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

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S. Chris Edmonds

Chris helps leaders create purposeful, positive, productive work cultures. He's a speaker, author, and executive consultant. He blogs, podcasts, and video casts. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers: Good Comes First (2021) and The Culture Engine (2014).
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