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"What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture" is the new book from Ben Horowitz.
I just started to read it and I have to say I'm a little bit confused 🤷♂️ (as much as company culture is, most of the time 😅 ). The author talks about slave revolutions, Genghis Khan, prison gangs, in addition to Netflix.
I loved his "Hard Thing about Hard Things" book, so I hope this new book will be as good.
Did you read "What You Do Is Who You Are"? What do you think?
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I love speaking on stage!
But I’m still working through the nerves when it comes to video. 😬
There are some similarities between the two, but I’ve found that they feel completely different. Just because you’re good on stage, doesn’t mean you’ll be good on camera. And vice versa. But here’s what I’ve found to help me (so far)! 1️⃣ There is no audience when you’re recording (typically). ⏩ So I visualize an audience. Maybe they’re smiling, nodding, taking notes, etc.
2️⃣ Your personality may be downplayed in video or it may just not come across. ⏩ So I set my intention before my video. I make sure to emphasize the emotions that I want to come through on camera.
What are some of your tips on getting better in front of the camera? 🎥
One of my favourite things about consulting is that I get to work with many different types of clients - business and private clients, different industries, different cultures, people, goals, and different ways of thinking. I love the variety this offers, the opportunity it allows me to learn new things, and the way it pushes me to adapt. ⠀
Today I spent the morning at Voys in Sea Point, working with their leaders on finding candidates who are the right fir for their organisation, as well as facilitating leadership development and team dynamic conversations. ⠀
Voys has a very progressive company culture; The Voys Model is an organisational structure based on self-management. It incorporates similar practices to that of Holacracy. At Voys, there are no managers or hierarchal pecking orders. Instead, colleagues (not 'employees') are given the freedom to manage their own roles, while holding each other accountable for performance.⠀
"Every Voys colleague has the authority to improve company procedures. Traditionally, such improvements would only be authorised by upper management. Voys does things differently. We remove the bureaucratic red tape, speeding up progress and change. Senior managers are often out of touch with general operations of a company. This, accompanied by autocratic attitudes, often sees progressive suggestions by the work force unheard. We remove the obsolete middle man, because every colleague has the potential to improve the company."⠀
“Self-Management means knowing exactly what you are responsible for, and having the freedom to meet those expectations however you think is best” – Brian J.Robertson⠀
Assessments play a large role in not only determining job-fit, but culture-fit too.
Interested in chatting about how to use assessments to complement your company culture? Get in touch!⠀
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If you aspire to be a good conversationalist, be an attentive listener. To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other people will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments. - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People 📖
If you want the other person to enjoy the conversation, you have to let them do a big part of the talking. Everybody loves talking, especially about themselves. It's up to you to ask interesting questions about your conversation partner, without making is feel like an interview. 👥
Here are 6 habits of the best conversationalists:
1. They LISTEN MORE than they talk. Talking isn’t the most important piece; listening is what makes you memorable.
2. They DON'T always INTERJECT their experiences. Conversations are not a promotional opportunity.
3. They ADMIT what they don't know. Don't try to come across as all-knowing or perfect. Letting the other person in on your lack of understanding can actually be flattering to them.
4. They are well READ. Be a person of interest by reading and informing yourself on a variety of topics.
5. They look for CUES. Listen with your eyes, looking for body language or changes in mood that provide information about the other person’s interest level in the conversation. This can help you redirect or improve the conversation in the moment.
6. They let go of the details. What they care about is you, what you’re like, what you have in common. So forget the details.
Do you want to become a better conversationalist? A better leader? A better partner or friend? A better person?
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