We build SuccessCultures within organisations. But what is SuccessCulture? Good question. Here is an in-depth answer to what is SuccessCulture and how you can create this ultimate work environment.
First, we’re going to break down the term SuccessCulture (Success + Culture)
A broad and common definition for the word success is The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Defining success at a micro (individual/team) level, however, will look different for everyone. I particularly love how Derek Sivers describes success:
A broad and common definition of the word culture is ‘The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society’. As a daily point of reference, we might hear culture as: “how we do things around here”.
My definition of culture: The written and unwritten codes of behaviour, based on experiences, values, mindsets and repeated actions.
SuccessCulture is the ultimate working environment for everyone. We mostly talk about SuccessCulture in the workplace, but the principles are relative to home and personal life.
In a team, SuccessCulture is an environment where everyone (top down/bottom up) is achieving personal and professional success by being so aligned with what really matters in the organisation: its people.
There are three key interlinked elements to this kind of success that all need to be fully functioning to create SuccessCulture.
Team Intelligence is all about drawing out the champion mindsets and attitudes of your team to create a work environment where everyone is aligned with both personal and organisational values and goals. Where everyone is winning – together. This is no pie in the sky concept. This kind of success is very achievable because it is based on how effectively we communicate, show empathy, and show up.
There are a number of values that contribute to optimal team performance but none quite as powerful Team Intelligence. This 3 minute read breaks down what Team Intelligence looks like and how to develop it.
Having the right people that are truly connected and committed is fundamental to a high achieving team as is when everyone is building their personal SuccessCulture, at work and home.
The easiest way to build personal SuccessCulture is through personal development. From developing capabilities through traditional learning (like what you can learn in our excellent professional development programs) to podcasts or reading,
when we embrace the lifelong learning curve we are on then we are on the path to achieving the success we want.
Have you seen Carol Dweck’s TED Talk on mindsets and embracing the learning curve for success? It is fantastic.
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The 5 Hour Rule? Apparently, the Oprah Winfrey’s, Bill Gates’ and the Phil Knight’s of our world are spending at least 1 hour a day developing themselves through reading. Warren Buffett apparently spends 5 hours a day reading and learning and not just about his industry, he’s learning about the world, he’s learning about other people and other businesses. I am not suggesting this level of dedication is for everyone but certainly they know that this formula works for greater productivity and success.
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The book that had an exponential effect on my personal and business success is the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. It is an international bestseller, because of its simplicity and easily actionable fundamentals for a mindset of success, no matter what that looks like to you.
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Because, and I’ll quote Jeff Olson here, “No matter how good the information is, it won’t do you any good unless you have the right catalyst that will let you apply it effectively”.