2 questions for you
and a scenario from this week.
QUESTION #1: How quickly
do you think you can get
a sense for a group’s culture?
I believe you can sometimes tell in seconds.
This past Wed. in Ft. Lauderdale,
I delivered the opening keynote for
50 senior leaders of a healthcare organization.
When I arrived at the event room,
I thought, “This is an awesome group.”
The air was buzzing—people were
engaged, laughing, interacting, relaxed . . .
Here’s an 11-second audio. Check it out:
And that vibe didn’t change all day.
By contrast, I’ve walked into
many an event room or office
where I can tell there’s fear in the air:
people are looking sideways,
their tones are hushed.
Individuals sitting at the same table
aren’t interacting. Instead,
they’re distracting themselves,
faces bent down towards their devices.
So . . . QUESTION #2:
When you walk into your team meeting,
your organization’s main area,
or your next family gathering,
look from an outsider’s perspective.
What kind of culture is it?
Is it the one you want?
And if not, how can you
begin to help change it?
Risk Forward & Rock On,