Cube47 – Culture Game : How to make or succeed in one

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Every group has a unique culture that defines the rules of the game needed to meet your goals, or at least maximize the options.

Sometimes these written or unwritten rules are developed intentionally, other times they are not. In Built To Last, Jim Collins has a whole chapter on the types of cultures common among large industry leading organizations.

 

This cube can be viewed from at least two perspectives:

  1. employee
  2. system designer or leader

We want to urge you to listen to it from your natural role and then later listen trying to think from the perspective of the opposite role.

 

When you have a great ah ha moment, share it below in the comments, or comment on what others have shared.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. What are 3 ideas an employee could take from this & be more valued as an employee?
  2. What are three ideas an employer could take & help them develop a culture that naturally finds the right people for their organization?

Cube0020 – Starting Out

Working on any business, website, blog, or other major project that takes a long period of time, without a real deadline can be rough. Like you see in the distance the goal, but sometimes it’s hard to see how far away it is.

Pat Flynn tells of his experience and expectations with his site: Smart Passive Income in session 16 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast.

 

Before you make many judgments on Pat, you might want to check out his income reports.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How do you keep focused on your goals?
  2. Have you written down your goals? Do they include milestones & dates?
  3. What do you need more of: Great Content? Unique Design? Build Relationships? Expand to other media/mediums? Give it time?
  4. Do you have a major goal that you have accomplished?
  5. … … what questions came to your mind as you listened?

Cube0009 – Bigger Building Question

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Think of Things by William McDonough & Michael Braungart is a book about changing from a “Use & Throw Away” building mindset to a “Use & Use the waist too” design mindset.

This clip from the 5th chapter is a story of Bill working on developing a new housing system for a formerly nomadic tribe. There were other groups making proposals, both starting with fundamentally different questions.

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