How connected are the leaders and employees in your organization? Having transparency across all levels of your organization is necessary to execute your goals and strategy. Now, more than ever, Conscious Leaders must recognize the integral role they play in purposefully creating a culture of trust and care. Conscious Leaders are aware of how they think, act, and interact with everyone around them and how that impacts the culture and success of the business. This workshop-style session will provide clarity on the key elements of a business strategy, the definition of culture and the crucial role leaders play working at the intersection of strategy and culture. Attendees will learn simple, impactful tools they can utilize immediately.
Redefine the definition of culture. Culture is not as concrete as some other aspects of business, and that’s part of what makes it a bit slippery and hard to grasp for business-minded people. Culture is how people think, act, and interact with each other — on teams and with customers and partners. These behaviors are guided by and revolve around a collective mindset defined by your purpose, values, and other agreed-upon ways of being.
Understand a leader’s role in culture. An intentional culture happens when leaders purposefully shape and inform the thoughts, actions, and interactions they expect from and reward people. That doesn’t mean everyone behaves exactly the same, it simply means that everyone is clear about the parameters of what’s appropriate and what the collective mindset is, and then considers all of that in how they express themselves.
Explore leading with both strategy and culture, you step into not only your fuller potential, but you enable the potential in others and drive the business to its fullest potential. Lofty goals or the most beautiful of business strategies are powerless without the passions, talents, and capabilities of the people doing the work. The energy of all the people is what brings the goals and plans to life. In essence, any strategy is absolutely powerless without your people.
Chelsey Paulson is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Keystone Group International. Prior to joining Keystone, Paulson managed an ESOP organization with 150 employees and 15 locations in the point of sale and managed services industry. Chelsey has over 15 years of management experience in a midsize, employee-owned, technology organization. Chelsey built her career around being a strategic partner to the executive team, molding and growing the culture and focusing on strategic people initiatives that aligned with the organizations business initiatives such as internal communications, career and leadership development, succession planning, and aligning the right people in the right seats within the optimal organizational structure. Chelsey’s area of expertise is Culture Development/Revival, Long-term Strategic Planning, and Leadership Development. Chelsey is passionate about creating a lasting impact on businesses, especially when it comes to strategy, culture and leaders.