Kris Hamilton on Aug 6, 2015
What do you do when you land your dream job but not your dream team?
In the excitement of the job offer, you failed to see the scathingGlassdoor.com reviews of the previous leader in your position. So only a few weeks in you notice that team morale is in the gutter and then your star employee decides to leave. You begin to learn that turnover is at an all-time high, and you see the dominos of productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction begin to tumble.
This team needs a new kind of leadership. And that leader is you. You still have top performers but they are not engaged. So before you start cleaning house and hiring a new team, which will cost you more in the long-term, decide to take the leadership challenge and turn the ship around.
Leadership is many things, but at its core is the blend of humility and courage that equips, motivates and inspires others around you to be their best self and do their best work so that all can flourish. Your job is to change their minds on how leadership works, from a top-down oppressive experience to a bottom-up servanthood experience.
So how do you do that? How do you “un-do” the current toxic culture?
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