Daring To Build An Intentional Culture, with Mark O’Donnell, Kelly Knight, and CJ DuBe’

Looking for ways to improve your team’s performance and create a positive work environment? In this episode of the Team Success podcast, host Shannon Waller interviews entrepreneurs Mark O’Donnell, Kelly Knight, and CJ DuBe’ about their new book, People: Dare to Build an Intentional Culture, which focuses on the importance of creating an intentional culture within organizations and how it impacts the success of a business. They delve into topics such as the difference between accidental and intentional cultures, the concept of “right people, right seats,” and the mindset required for leaders to build and maintain a thriving culture. If you’re looking to transform your organization and create a culture that attracts and retains top talent, this episode is a must-listen.

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Show Notes

  1. Building an intentional culture requires courage and boldness. It’s not an easy task, but it is essential for the success and growth of any organization.
  2. By being intentional about the values, behaviors, and mindsets that shape your culture, you can create a workplace that attracts and retains top talent, fosters collaboration, and drives long-term success.
  3. The concept of “right people, right seats” is crucial for building a high-performing team. It involves finding individuals who align with your core values and possess the skills and capacity to excel in their roles.
  4. It’s also about surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals who align with the company’s mission and purpose. This ensures that everyone is working toward a common goal and contributes to a positive and productive work environment.
  5. By ensuring that each team member is in the right seat, you can maximize productivity, minimize conflicts, and create a harmonious work environment.
  6. Genuine care and concern for your team members is a powerful force that can transform your business. When leaders prioritize the well-being and growth of their team members, it creates a culture of trust, loyalty, and engagement.
  7. The accountability chart is a powerful tool that helps you define the structure of your business and ensure that each individual is in the right seat. It goes beyond the traditional organizational chart by focusing on accountability and aligning roles with core values.
  8. Regularly reviewing and adjusting the accountability chart is essential to maintaining a healthy and high-performing culture.
  9. Building an intentional culture requires courage and focus. It involves being deliberate in hiring individuals who align with the company’s values and ensuring they’re in roles where they can thrive.
  10. Leaders must also have a growth mindset and be willing to have honest conversations to address any issues and support the development of their team members.
  11. It’s essential for leaders and managers to provide feedback, address performance issues, and make necessary changes to ensure that team members are in roles where they can thrive and contribute to the company’s success.
  12. When you empower teams with a shared purpose and passion, you create an environment where team members not only feel valued, but motivated and excited to contribute meaningfully to the success of your company.


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