Management Style




Culture: assumptions, behaviors, artifacts – founder beliefs and values, matching founder behaviors, matching artifacts Do you stand for something in the marketplace? Do you have beliefs and values when working with customers and with each other?
Do you articulate your 1st priority?
Do your leaders demonstrate and support these beliefs and values?
Do you demonstrate these beliefs with organizational artifacts?
Are your beliefs, values, and priorities available for frequent reference?
Common Direction Do you share company background, have a Board of Advisors, explore current trends, markets, customers, set goals, track results and operational excellence?
Do your behaviors demonstrate these beliefs and values?
Do you support these behaviors within the organization?
Do customers identify you with these beliefs and values?
Are your customer stories available for frequent reference?
Do you provide customer, community, and insight services from interviews and relationship development?
Do you track trends, industries, markets for opportunities to expand and/or extend?
Do you support complex choices and incentives for ideation on new ideas and/or cost/benefit analysis
Retention Do people leave your organization? Do they stay? Why?
Do you identify “priority behaviors” for your organization?
Do you identify the good and bad consequences/impacts of “priority” behaviors?
Do you track the impacts of these consequences?
Do you reward based on these consequences?
Do you share information about consequences?
Do you help each other demonstrate “priority” behaviors?
Are these stories available for frequent reference?
Are there opportunities to innovate and for individual growth?
Do you have trust building initiatives?
Decision-making Support Research vehicles and resources, including subject mater experts, professional associations; company roles and responsibilities; decision-making parameters and criteria
Are decision-makers identified?
Do you motivate and support decisions?
Do you track industry, market, competitor, and company context?
Do you track and share a history of others’ decisions and consequences?
Do you clarify and set intentions for economic decisions?