12 Laws of Leadership

12 Laws of Leadership : Law of Culture

12 Laws of Leadership : Law of Culture

Let’s talk about leadership and the Law of Culture!


12 Laws of Leadership

In the book, Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders, Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, made the following observation:

“I think it’s very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won’t be able to attract and retain great people if they don’t feel like they are part of the authorship of the strategy and the authorship of the really critical issues. If you don’t give people an opportunity to really be engaged, they won’t stay.”

As an entrepreneur with employees, one of your primary goals is to attract and keep motivated team members.

As an entrepreneur with employees, one of your primary goals is to attract and keep motivated team… Click To Tweet

Culture is a huge deal. It’s been a huge deal in leadership and in businesses the last several years and it’s increased tenfold or a hundredfold in terms of priority. It’s that important.

                           Companies large and small are all talking culture. Culture is the set of behaviors that determine how things get done in a business.

Culture is the set of behaviors that determine how things get done in a business. Click To Tweet


Drivers of Culture

A key part of culture is hiring the right people. Please understand that culture drives engagement. Culture drives performance. Culture drives profit and it drives customer loyalty.

10 Components of Culture

In my 30 years’ of experience, culture  includes these 10 things:

  1. Communication
  2. Innovation
  3. Competitiveness
  4. Wellness
  5. Environment
  6. Collaboration
  7. Support
  8. Performance and recognition
  9. Expectations and accountability
  10. Alignment with mission and values 

These 10 things really predict your overall success and the level of success that you’re going to be able to achieve and attain, and maintain in your business. It’s THAT important.

3 Reasons Culture Is Critical in Leadership

The three reasons that the law of culture is important in leadership is:

  1. When you build a strong culture, everyone is on the same page. There’s synergy around the mission. You take any company that has a strong vision and strong mission and strong communication, and I’ll show you a company with a strong culture that supports that mission. Everybody rallies around to support the vision. It’s wildly important.

      2.   When somebody is a good cultural fit for your business, you can teach them almost anything. EXPERT TIP HERE. When you hire, you want to hire for cultural fit more than you want to hire for skills. Unless you’re looking for a neurosurgeon, then you want to look for both!

3.  Culture drives profit, customer loyalty, and employee engagement. If you have all of this, you have a top performing team.

                   Law of Culture         

I encourage you to think about what kind of culture you have in your business and what kind of culture do you WANT for your business? What kind of culture are you creating right now? How are you communicating? How are you innovating? How competitive are you? How are you being supportive? How are you creating an environment that supports this? How are you in alignment with your mission and values? How are you taking responsibility and accountability in your business?

 What one thing can you do to help move that needle? Please share below.



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Tandy Elisala

Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Center for Inspiring Greatness
Tandy is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to lead their business like a rockstar CEO. Tandy has studied, taught, led, coached and spoken for over 30 years in the fields of leadership, human resources and life success. She helped the University of Phoenix grow and scale from 13k - 480k students while saving millions in costs and having one of the most highly engaged team across the organization. Tandy spent 25 years as a corporate executive, 10 years as a faculty member and successful entrepreneur and did all this while kicking cancer's butt 4 times. Tandy is spiritual woo-woo with a 5-point business plan wrapped into one. She is a 6-time bestselling author and a mom. She believes to expand your impact, legacy and influence, you must learn how to scale as you grow, lead high performing teams and lead yourself. This is key to making more money, saving precious time, having creative flexibility and serving the world the way only you can.

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