Culture Champion: Someone making a remarkable impact on their particular culture [organization, affiliation, group, or society at large].
On Culture Champion Radio Episode 1, we explore with Twitter's Niki Lustig how to create purpose for any team. We also discuss her strategy for taking the pulse of Twitter's culture. We even learn how food puns are important to her work.
Culture Champion Radio is produced in partnership with the Great Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. You can check out "Can Higher Purpose Help Your Team Survive and Thrive?" an accompanying article delving deeper into the science behind this podcast.
Culture Champion Radio is a podcast series hosted by our Sultan of Content, Brad Wolfe, to learn from the world’s foremost culture builders with the aim of inspiring other Culture Champions worldwide.
Through fun and interesting conversation, Culture Champion Radio intends to elevate trailblazing culture leaders and the organizations they’ve affected to inspire a shift in the way companies think about the dynamics of positive interaction, happiness, productivity, and success.
Culture Champions have created “WOW” initiatives or best practices to intentionally build a positive culture in their organization or community. They are either working as a Culture Champion explicitly as defined by their organizational role or implicitly, but with purpose. Within an organization, Culture Champions are often founders, CEOs, or executives/managers in HR, L&D, or Community. However, a Culture Champion may hold any title.
Niki Lustig is the Sr. Specialist, Learning + Organizational Development at Twitter. She is is responsible for boosting organizational effectiveness, which means helping managers and employees learn and grow in their roles, developing the skills to be successful and thrive.
Like many emerging leaders, Niki recognizes the importance of purpose driven organizations, yet she pushes the idea of purpose one step further by creating a scalable way to help individual teams within an organization find and embrace their own unique purposes. On Culture Champion Radio Volume 1, we explore with Niki how to create purpose for any team. We also discuss her strategy for taking the pulse of Twitter's culture. We even learn how food puns are important to her work.
Brad Wolfe is passionate about using insights from the fields of positive psychology and creativity to drive change and spur innovation in organizations. Brad graduated with an M.A. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and received his M.B.A. from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where he has served as coach/lecturer on the topics of creativity and innovation. As the Sultan of Content for Delivering Happiness, Brad drives thought leadership, leads the development process for all workshops and consulting materials, and hosts the original podcast Culture Champion Radio.
About the Greater Good Science Center
Not only do they sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, they help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, they have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And as an academic center they have been without peer in their award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.