Creating Culture

Culture is tricky to define but I like this explanation:

…Because your culture is how your company makes decisions when you’re not there. It’s the set of assumptions your employees use to resolve the problems they face every day. It’s how they behave when no-one’s looking. If you don’t methodically set your culture, then two-thirds of it will end up being accidental, and the rest will be a mistake.

Ben Horowitz, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist & Author of What You Do Is Who You Are

When I think about this subject, I think about the routines, rituals and standards that are important to create a team of leaders.

These blogs are the hard-won lessons and I hope they help you too.

Cheers!

Phil

HOW TO EXPLAIN ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO FAMILY

It’s often difficult to explain what it means to be an entrepreneur. Particularly to families whose livelihoods are based on traditional vocations. Here are some thoughts on this as families start to converge over the holiday season.

By |2020-01-18T06:35:27+11:00January 10th, 2020|Creating Culture|

EACH TIME THE DOOR CLOSES

Like most working parents, we try to explain why we work and why we travel for work. These explanations can help, but I'm trying different tactics.

By |2020-01-10T18:53:45+11:00November 15th, 2019|Creating Culture|

CREATING THE BEST FIRST DAY

The best first days are those where new team members only feel new on day one. After that, they are part of a community that fosters learning and progress.

By |2020-02-27T20:59:38+11:00November 12th, 2019|Creating Culture|

SHOW ME MAKERS ANGST

The number one thing I look for when hiring is ‘makers angst’. It's the lived experience of trying to build a product or company.

By |2020-01-10T19:37:35+11:00June 9th, 2019|Creating Culture|

HARNESSING THE OODA LOOP

The OODA loop is the observe–orient–decide–act cycle. Here's how I use it most days as I build companies and help my team learn faster.

By |2020-01-10T19:48:27+11:00April 13th, 2019|Creating Culture|