Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal:
Late management guru Peter Drucker famously said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
A strong organizational culture is especially important among the rapidly changing demands of the workforce and shifting workplace dynamics. As people increasingly expect employers to be more responsive to their needs, conscious leadership, in which leaders focus on serving those they lead, seems to be replacing a leadership-by-authority strategy.
Creating a conscious culture by engaging employees at a deeper level can increase retention, improve performance and inspire leaders. It also positions companies for sustained success.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recently spoke about this topic with three local executives: Susan MacHolda, vice president of human resources with Meritex, a real estate investment and management company; Bill Sullivan, CEO of Brin Glass Co.; and Jaime Taets, CEO and founder of Keystone Group International, a business management consulting company. The executives shared their thoughts on conscious leadership and their experiences in developing strong organizational cultures.