Last post I mentioned that the most difficult aspect of our business is the people issues. These present the biggest challenges to leadership. And they’re encompassed in an even larger issue…
Creating culture in your organization.
Every organization has culture. Some are by conscious design, other simply happen because leaders refuse to lead.
Look no further than News Corp. A massive corporation, it earns billions of dollars in earnings. Yet this phone hacking scandal is just another in a long line of very questionable, immoral or illegal activities. And each time until now, the company has made them go away by throwing money at them. Rupert Murdoch is famous for his admonition to his employees, “bury your mistakes.”
But that approach can only go so far. The most telling part of the whole sordid mess was his one word response when he was asked is he was responsible for the illegal behavior of his employees: “No,” was his reply.
The culture of News Corp starts with him. And it has duplicated with a thoroughness those of us in Network Marketing can only envy.
But what about you and your team?
How much thought have you given to the culture in your organization? Do you know the most important areas of culture? Have you helped create it, or have you let it happen by chance?
There may be nothing more important you do for your people than help set the right culture for your network. And don’t think you can worry about it when you have 10,000 people. You set the culture when you have three people.
Recommended Resource: If you don’t have it, get a copy of my How to Become an MLM Rock Star training album. There is some very help training on culture in that. You’ll learn the ten key areas, and how to create the best in each.
I’m wrapping up another around the world trip. I’ve gone from Florida to Japan, to Sydney, up to Malaysia, back to Sydney, all the way on to Moscow. Now I’m stopping over in Amsterdam, on the way to London and then back to Miami for a few days.
It’s been wonderful connecting with people, conducting events and helping people build their dreams. It always energizes me getting out in the field for extended time, because it reminds me of the importance of what we do.