This episode originally aired December 2, 2013
This Week's Episode: The Authentic Corporate CultureCorporate culture can’t be left on the back burner to burn. After the decision is made as to what the corporate culture needs to be, often the day to day management is tended by others, such as the Human Resources Department. With the eye of the leader searching for the optimal prize and off the ultimate treasure, problems ensue. Companies come in all shapes and sizes, never a one size fits all – however each leader must envision and ensure that a healthy corporate culture is both built and nurtured, or the margin of error increases and the profit margin decreases. A culture with a lack lustre momentum, one that fails to inspire authentic engagement, and creative thinking, will not sustain a healthy triple bottom-line and by default will soon be defined by its own lack of insight, inclusion and self-serving agenda. Listen to episode below.
This Week's GuestDavid Irvine is a speaker, author, mentor and one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture. David is the President of Irvine & Associates Inc., an international speaking and consulting firm dedicated to building cultures that attract, retain, and unleash greatness by leading The Authentic Way.™ David is the best-selling author of five books, with over a quarter million copies sold worldwide. He has advanced degrees in human development, science and social work. With more than 25 years of experience as a workshop facilitator, family therapist, speaker and adviser to executives, David has developed a unique, personal and practical approach to transforming leaders. On a personal note, David is a father of three, and husband of one. David lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Cochrane, Alberta. Visit David's Website: www.davidirvine.com
Excerpt from "The Authentic Corporate Culture"
David was very clear to share that in is 25 years of successfully growing a new corporate culture, that being a leader is not the same as being an authentic leader – this being the distinguishing difference: a leader has the ability to enlist others to achieve a result – without the use of positional power; but authentic leaders get results in ways that foster engagement, deep satisfaction, meaning, caring, and loyalty, by creating a culture that inspires people to be authentic. Just a couple more ideas of David’s I have taken away with me: Look back upon the defining moments in your life on the way to becoming your authentic self and reconnect there….leadership cannot be summed up by a title, only by one’s presence. Thank you David, your presence speaks volumes.
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