If you want to be a different kind of company, if you really want to take your company to another level, and especially if you're in a traditional field, the best way to stand out is in the way you live your purpose and values.
Most companies are clear about the "what", their mission, but they haven't defined a strong "why", their purpose, or gotten specific about the "how", their values and behaviors; this is what aligns and energizes staff. The key to defining "why" begins with the leaders first discovering their own personal why and then defining or aligning to the organization's why.
Though profits are critical to sustaining an organization, a meaningful purpose is what motivates a person to want to come to work every day.
To build a successful values and behaviors rollout, first allow functional areas to define the behaviors that make most sense for that group. That makes coaching those team members so much easier because their manager is supporting them to successfully meet and exceed the very behaviors that they said were important to them.
Defining a strong "why" and a specific "how" is the the difference between staff that just do their job and staff that care. When you have staff that truly care, you collectively see that it's not about being the best in the world, it's about being the best for the world.
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Ron has been a coach and facilitator for more than 30 years where his focus is on building a values-based culture as the cornerstone to organizational success. Ron’s expertise is in leadership development – in reconnecting people to the leader within. In that capacity, he has consulted with multi-nationals in Canada, the US, Europe, China and India. He has lead change initiatives, conducted numerous sessions in Strategic Planning and Team Building, and designed and delivered programs in Performance Management. He has coached people from all walks of life – from executives of major corporations to youth.
As part of the Delivering Happiness Team, Ron has helped design the core program to assist organizations to transform and commit to creating a people-centered culture that focuses on employee growth, learning and higher purpose. Great organizations understand that their bottom-line success is directly connected to their willingness and ability to create an environment where staff can build a healthy relationship with themselves and others so that everyone can uncover and share their treasures. Ron has had the good fortune to help build healthy and productive organizations around the world.