Lead In With Lorne – What Plan Do You Have to Coach Yourself First?

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Welcome to another Lead In With Lorne. This week, Lorne’s asking what you have done to coach yourself? What’s your personal coaching system? 

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Culture Cast – Ways That Culture Rots From the Inside Out

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In season 3, episode 21, Lorne and Lynette discuss how organization cultures rot from the inside out. What type of details do you notice about the culture that exists at your work that can indicate whether it’s rotting from the inside out? Lorne and Lynette make a list. 

All that and more on this episode of Culture Cast. 

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Lead in With Lorne – Find the Magic Moments

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Welcome to another Lead In With Lorne. This week, Lorne discusses finding and cherishing the magic moments that take place in everyday life. We discuss two parallel stories.

One story is the tragedy that recently happened with country singer, Granger Smith, and his family losing their three year old son, River Kelly Smith, in an unthinkable drowning accident.

The other is the story of Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, the 103-year-old woman that is breaking records at the National Senior Games.

One is a short life, one is a long life, but the message and lesson to “cherish the magic moments” no matter what amount of time you live remains the same in both.

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Hot Topic Friday: June 21

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Happy Friday! Here are my June 21 Hot Topics and how they relate to advancing leadership or culture.

Hot Topic 1: The Rise of Zombie Firms.

Source: The New York Times.

What It’s About?: The Bank for International Settlements, the global financial foundation that serves central banks, says low rates are driving the rise of “zombie firms,” which don’t earn enough profit to cover their interest payments and survive by repeatedly refinancing their loans. Holy Cow! Zombies now account for 12 percent of the companies listed on stock exchanges in advanced economies, and 16 percent in the United States, up from 2 percent in the 1980s.

Why It’s Important: We know what zombies do. They eat healthy organizations surviving in the “zombie state” for longer, depleting the productivity of these companies by competing with them for capital, materials and labor. From flat and fast there are also the fat and slow, and as noted in the source article: “Resulting in larger market dominant corporations, declining competition and fewer start-ups, which together undermine and slow economies already hindered by falling growth in the working-age population.”  You, me, all leaders, and certainly boards of directors have a responsibility to ensure organization cultures and strategies support agile and rapid adaptive institutions. If your company goes zombie, everyone has a part in getting that ugly. Fight for staying healthy.

Hot Topic 2: The Big Chuckle.

Source: Big Think.

What It’s About: Research has shown that a sense of humor can improve our mental and physical health, boost our attractiveness, and improve leadership skills. This article explores different types of humor, underscores the importance of it, and debates whether it can be taught . Note that Stanford offers classes on humor in the B school to help leaders become more successful (at least some credible folks think you can teach, value and learn it).  

Why It’s Important: Read the zombie article above if you don’t think we need more laughter. Geez. The last organization I was at declared it a value to laugh and have fun everyday. It was promoted and existed throughout the organization. Our executive floor was sometimes disruptive with the loud laughter bouncing off the walls. It is so important. How can crabby, humorless workplaces be a place we want to be at, let alone produce value? Have you ever seen grumpy workers make customers happy? Have fun. Be authentic and intentional. What’s your workplace like when it comes to having fun everyday?

My Weekly Wine Recommendation (Thanks to Vivino):

Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.

[Picture and ratings provided by Vivino.]

And finally! Here’s Cecil’s Bleat of the Week!

“Two muffins are in an oven. One muffin says ‘man, it’s hot in here.’ The other muffin says ‘holy crap! A talking muffin!’” – Anonymous

Bye for now!

– Lorne Rubis

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Culture Cast – The Importance of Colliding With Others

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In season 3, episode 20, Lorne and Lynette discuss the importance of collisions. Spending regular time with other people is crucial, and these days it seems more and more rare to interact and strike a real impact with our coworkers. This is a discussion on the significance of cultivating interactions.

All that and more on this episode of Culture Cast.

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We look forward to sharing Season 3 of Culture Cast: Conversations on Culture and Leadership with you every Wednesday.

Culture Cast – Stop Doing Stuff That No Longer Makes Sense

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In season 3, episode 19, Lorne and Lynette discuss taking the steps to stop doing stuff that no longer makes sense.

People and organizations have so much on their plates, and we’re good at piling things on, however it takes courage to stop a time consuming practice you know is not working. Whether it’s attending meetings that no longer bring value, or filling your calendar with activities or processes that may be outdated, stop and declutter.

All that and more on this episode of Culture Cast.

Please feel free to subscribe to this YouTube channel, follow this podcast on Soundcloud, as well as iTunes, and Lorne and Lynette’s social media platforms for all the latest Culture Cast uploads and announcements.

Lorne Rubis is available @LorneRubis on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Lynette Turner is available on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn as well as through her site, LynetteTurner.com.

We look forward to sharing Season 3 of Culture Cast: Conversations on Culture and Leadership with you every Wednesday.