There is a funny scene in the movie If You Could See What I Hear, based on the life of blind athlete, singer and actor Tom Sullivan, where he is driving a car around his college campus. Remember, Tom is blind from birth. It’s a hilarious scene and one of my favorite movies. At one point I lived in Southern California and would bump into Tom (no pun intended) from time to time at a restaurant in Manhattan Beach and we would talk about life and running, among other things.
While it may apply to many of us, the question I often ask CEOs is: “Are you driving blind”?
- Do you really see the culture inside your company?
- Do you see the ways in which corporate culture is hindering your organization?
- Do you see how the behavior and leadership processes of the senior team play a big part in creating your corporate culture?
- Do you see the impact culture has on profitability, customer satisfaction, innovation, productivity, the well-being of your employees?
If you can’t answer these questions, it’s time to really look. Time to dig in and find out. In many cases you will be very pleased with what you see. In some cases you will be horrified!
Tight Lines . . .