Think about the best and worst bosses you’ve had in your career. What did they do to earn those titles?
Chances are it had a lot to do with whether you believed they were for you or against you. When someone believes in you, gives you opportunities to grow, invests in you, and has your back, you’re motivated to give them (and their organizations) everything you’ve got to help them succeed.
If all they were interested in was getting everything they could out of you for they’re own purposes, they probably didn’t make your “top bosses” list. And I’m guessing they didn’t get your best performance either.
Healthy organizational cultures start with healthy leaders. But even healthy leaders benefit from outside eyes observing internal interactions and encouraging behaviors that support the values of the organization.
In his book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business, Patrick Lencioni states that “An organization has integrity – is healthy – when it is whole, consistent, and complete, that is, when its management, operations, strategy, and culture fit together and make sense.”
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