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Growing up, I watched a lot of fantasy movies. I remember tearing up during The Neverending Story, the adventures of Willow, and many other fantasy movies. The film I never remember watching is Labyrinth.
Labyrinth is a Jim Henson (remember the Muppets???) directed film. Henson’s artfully crafted puppets are featured throughout the beautiful movie. So is the musical talent (and acting prowess) of David Bowie as the Goblin King Jareth.
Labyrinth tells the story of 16-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) in her quest to rescue her baby brother, Toby (Toby Froud), from Jareth. Jareth had his goblins take the child when Sarah wished Toby would go away.
There are only 13 hours for Sarah to rescue Toby before Jareth has Toby transformed into one of his goblins. Of course, Sarah accomplishes this task and more. Read more...
If you’re not okay with those you lead failing to take you seriously, you need to change something. It’s most likely not your team. It’s you that needs to change.
We can sabotage ourselves with our actions. We can sabotage ourselves with our words. And we can sabotage ourselves with our appearance.
Photo by Sharon Garcia
Do you know what the good thing is? We can change these things. Each of the aforementioned ways we sabotage ourselves are a choice.
We choose how to act. We choose how to speak. And we choose how to dress. This means you can change things.
That’s awesome, right? You can begin to work on yourself and you can change the way people view you.
Let’s take a look at the areas you might need to change people’s view of you and be taken seriously. Read more...
The ordinary often becomes the mundane. Work, family life, friendships. You do the same thing over and over again, and it’s no longer special.
You can only tell someone you love them so many times before they get tired of hearing it. You can only hang out and do the same thing so many times before you get bored. And you can only lead in the same manner before you lose your team.
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When your actions become ordinary, they become predictable and boring. They no longer carry the weight and show you care.
You can change this. You can make the ordinary special. All you gotta do is something out of the ordinary. Read more...
Values are an important part of any organization. Your values communicate what is important to the organization and what you believe in. Setting clear values will help not only you lead better but your team to do better work.
However, building a value-driven culture is difficult. It’s easy to get caught up in the wrong things when creating values and then communicating those values to the right people.
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Let’s take a look at 3 steps to build a culture that values values.
The Correct Way To Build A Value-Driven Culture Within Your Organization
1. Use phrases, not singular words:
It’s easy to fall into the trap of using a singular word when trying to communicate the values of your organization. You may want to say “We value respect” or “We value humility.” But what do those phrases really mean? Read more...