"We don't realize that culture is more important than vision." Phil Cooke
On his blog, Phil Cooke wrote about "The Secrets of Building Great Teams." Number 7 on his list is that culture is more important than vision. What does he mean? He writes,
I know plenty of powerful, visionary leaders who have created an oppressive, dark culture. Create a powerful, creative culture, and trust me, a vision will happen.
Jim Collins speaks about having the right people on the bus in the right seats before driving it anywhere! Phil Cooke and Jim Collins both agree that the people on the team and culture of the team affects everything from vision to productivity to success.
Invest in your team
Culture matters. Your team matters a great deal. Having the right people matters. Yet don't stop once you have the right people on your team. Invest in your team and make it the best it can be!
Great culture happens when team members respect and understand each other. One effective and practical way to accomplish a greater team IQ is by having everyone understand their own and each others' Strengths and MBTI.
Semper Vita Institute uses individual coaching combined with a team building workshop to raise team IQ and transform culture. Watching a team grow in unity and effectiveness is simply awesome.
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