Show Up, Set the Tone and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives

The key to any company’s success lies in its culture. This game-changing guide shows you how to shape and revitalize your culture –– by setting the tone, engaging the team and creating a dynamic working environment that encourages growth, productivity and innovation. It all starts with you.

Using award-winning organizational advisor Anese Cavanaugh’s unique IEP Method ®, you can take control of the culture you work in and build a healthier, more functional environment –– from the inside out. You’ll learn how to enhance your Intentional Energetic Presence (IEP) so you’ll always be fully present, purposeful and prepared to share your vision with infectious energy and enthusiasm. Contagious Culture is so much more than a leadership guide. It’s a complete cultural mindshift that’s not only exciting for you and your team –– it’s absolutely, positively contagious.

• Craft your intention and make a real impact.
• Unleash your energy –– and watch it spread like wildfire.
• Show up for others by setting yourself up for success.
• Bring out the best in everyone –– including yourself.

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Guest Blog: The #1 Reason Why Business Transformation Efforts Fail

Today’s guest blogger is John Mattone, author of Cultural Transformations. For more about transforming your organization, sign up for his webinar.

Webinar: The Disruptive Leadership "Mindset" That Will Transform Your OrganizationLessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Time: 12:00pm
Speaker: John Mattone





Part I

Look no further than culture.

Requirements for Successful Corporate Culture Change

To know which direction to go, the CEO and c-level team has to define what they want the desired culture to be like and reasons why it’s necessary to get there. The most important question to ask and answer is, “What is the business imperative for culture transformation?” My culture transformation consulting team and I can’t be of much help if company leadership isn’t specific about the business outcomes it wants. Are you trying to become more innovative? Customer-oriented? Institute a stronger execution culture? This is where successful transformation efforts begin.

Measure, measure and measure again. Yes, culture can be measured. The problem is only about 15% of global companies measure the health and vibrancy of their culture. By comparison, 75% of global companies measure engagement levels of their employees. Yet, it is culture that drives engagement. Therein lies the problem: Most companies are not calibrating and addressing the “leading indicators” that drive engagement and ultimate operating success.

It’s also necessary to define for every employee why it’s in their personal interest to embrace cultural change. Everyone needs to be able to envision the benefits of cultural change so they’re motivated to make the necessary changes in their day-to-day work.

But cultural change doesn’t mean throwing everything out. There may be ways the current culture works well and can help achieve organizational goals. In these cases, recognizing those cultural touch points can reduce everyone’s change-related anxiety. But company leadership must support the desired culture through rewards systems, performance management, and training for change to really gain traction.

Check back next week for Part II where John Mattone discusses the 6 Critical Steps Required to Transform Culture.

The Countdown to Culture Change is On!

We’re getting a good deal of anticipatory buzz about the upcoming Soundview Live event with Roger Connors, author and co-founder of Partners in Leadership, Inc. Soundview Executive Book Summaries will produce an exclusive Webinar titled “Creating a Culture of Change.” The event takes place on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Noon (Eastern). Connors will help your organization prepare for current and future change initiatives and foster a culture where accountability is embraced rather than enforced.

The Webinar coincides with the recent launch of Connors new book, co-authored with long-time collaborator Tom Smith, Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results. The early press indicates that this book could do a great deal to create a shift in the way organization’s approach change management. Connors and Smith are no strangers to the best-seller lists, nor is Change the Culture, Change the Game their first paradigm-busting work.

Soundview subscribers have been enjoying the works of Connors and Smith for several years now. In fact, Soundview has several of the authors’ works available at, including the classic pair of The Oz Principle and Journey to the Emerald City, as well as How Did That Happen? Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive Principled Way. The latter book generated one of the more memorable Soundview Live Webinars. There was an overwhelming response from the audience and Connors took the time to answer questions about some difficult situations. The audience greatly benefited from his knowledge, and thanks to Soundview’s Webinar Archive, you can still download the Webinar.

It might be good to listen to the last Webinar with Connors as a primer for the upcoming Soundview Live Event. So many companies are involved in change initiatives right now, and change requires a level of honesty and accountability that isn’t easy to create. Join Soundview for Soundview Live featuring Roger Connors and learn how you can change your culture and bring out the best in your business. Sign up today, and don’t forget, current subscribers can attend for FREE!