Like many of you, I buy a lot of stuff — including electronics equipment — online. But I’ll still go to bricks & mortar stores from time to time, including my local Best Buy. I know that anything I can find inside a Best Buy store (and then some) can be bought online. Yet I still venture out and visit those stores. Why? And what does this have to do with your business? Watch this video for the answers.
As you start watching this short video, you’ll probably be wondering, “Why in the world are we looking at vegetables?” The answer is that for one business I visited recently, vegetables — or rather, something special about these particular vegetables — are major ingredients in its success.
Far too many organizational leaders don’t spend enough time thinking about their corporate culture. That’s because corporate culture is essentially an invisible force. But it’s also a very powerful one — probably the single most powerful force in determining an organization’s prospects for success.
In this video I’m speaking to you from South America, where I’m about to deliver a talk to an audience of non English speakers. They speak Portuguese; I speak southern English. But we have an interpreter, so things should be fine. You see, language barriers have relatively easy solutions; communication barriers — not so much. If you’re a leader in your company, you know you have to be constantly attentive to how effectively people in your company are communicating.
No matter how much I fly, I’m always amazed at the process. And the process usually works pretty well! You know why? Because the members of the flight crew — people who may have never met before — come together and, in a matter of moments, start working together as a team. Why? Because they have a common vision of exactly what needs to happen. In this short video, I urge you to think about your people — and what you can do to get them to come together as a team.
Attitudes can change faster than the weather. Do you ever think about how quickly your attitude changes? As leaders, we have to be on guard. Because how we think determines how we behave. In this short video, I encourage you to always be aware of — and in charge of — your attitude.