HONESTY is the best policy. And organisations who promote it can be the winners in business.
Those that drive forward with a positive, compelling and visionary agenda will thrive in the future. And their spirit will soar. Are you brave enough to try cultural transformation?
It requires openness, honesty and trust, and can only be developed by throwing out the traditional culture of blame, and investing time in building a positive, transformed environment. Why not start it now?
Cultural transformation means different things to different people and what works in one company may not in another. It is important to set your own transformational agenda and to focus on the issues and needs in your environment.
A good starting point is to revive, review and reinstate your organisational objectives. Ensure they become a set of deeply held beliefs that guide you towards meeting your aims while trusting and respecting each other.
So, involve everyone in deciding a code of ethics and values for the future. This will help secure ownership and commitment across the whole team. Be consistent. Because if, as their leader, you once stray from these values, you risk losing your followers.
(Extract from Naked Leader)