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Leadership and the Hidden Culture

By Doug Van Dyke, Leadership Simplified, www.leadershipsimplified.com

 

Within the culture of large organizations there is a hidden culture. The hidden culture may value traits such as social grace, humor, athleticism, etc. Often times the hidden culture of a leadership group has a greater impact on a team member’s career progression than their accomplishments in the workplace. Leaders who are on a growth track are well-advised to identify the hidden culture of their organization, and understand how they are perceived by the hidden culture “in group.”

 

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Posted by Doug Van Dyke on 2013-03-25 at 07:33 AM
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Communication for New Leaders

 

By Doug Van Dyke, Leadership Simplified, www.leadershipsimplified.com

 

As a new leader, a mantra for you to consider is: “Communicate, communicate, communicate.” So what, in particular, should you communicate? A good place to start is workplace expectations. Ask your team what they expect from you. Then, share your real expectations of your team members (even your pet peeves). Next, communicate organizational values as viewed through your lens. Share with your team how aligned you believe the department is with the overall organization. In the process, you may receive some feedback from your team that helps you better understand their perspective of the organization. Lastly, communicate your leadership philosophy with your team. If you do not have a leadership philosophy, this exercise will help you think strategically and develop one. Do you drive your team and demand results, or are you more of a servant leader? Do you have a holistic and team focus, or do you believe that circumstances dictate how you lead and respond to team member needs? Ah, so many things to ponder. Yet, as a leader, so many people to positively impact. Good luck new leaders, and remember, leadership is as much of an art as it a science. 

 

 

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Posted by Doug Van Dyke on 2013-03-01 at 08:51 AM
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