CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us?” CEO: “ What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”
If one sentence could sum up the importance of investing in your team it’s this. But if you want to develop a truly purposeful culture you will invest in leadership equally.
As you work through the list of cultural markers of a leadership-focused culture you will be able to identify attributes you might be missing and as a business owner, you need to create trust and capability so you can do what you do best, grow and develop the business.
All of these key features of a culture should be anchored to your vision and values because they are the rules for what behaviours you will tolerate.
The most important thing, it’s not as hard as it seems. In all of our experience developing leadership within teams, the first step is the hardest, but people want to belong to something that they believe in, you just need to hold the course and be consistent. The payoff is worth it for everyone involved.
Decreased staff turnover, increased productivity, improved reputation and most importantly your fulfilment as a business owner.
*Company Culture Statistics (Editor’s Choice).