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Priority Learning Newsletter September 10th 2021 Newsletter

Why does a flourishing organization matter?

Why does a flourishing organization matter?

When Ralph asked me to write an article for the newsletter I thought to myself what did I really have to offer?  I have been a chief principle officer of a labor union, Head of Human Resources, Labor Arbitrator on the Maine Board of Arbitration,  Professional Certified Coach,   Director of Distribution, General Manager, a Vice President of Distribution. I still remain active in coaching others as well as a current labor arbitrator. So what, the positions were just places in time over my work career. What I have to offer is a perspective on leadership, a leadership point of view forged by coaching top executives,   executives in operations and as the distribution executive creating high performance people centric organizations.  My beliefs ,values, leadership point of view were developed by work experiences focused on improving the effectiveness of organizations.  People centric organizations is not a grand social experiment. My missions were to optimize the socio-technical systems on behalf of all stakeholders. Over time the metaphor which worked for me was to develop flourishing organizations. The outcome people flourished, companies flourished , profits flourished , families flourished and communities flourished. Leadership competencies  within flourishing organizations were different than traditional organizations. Leadership development of executives, employees was a critical component of flourishing organizations. One unintended consequence of leadership development within flourishing organizations was people who developed new skill sets were more successful in there career in any organization. In fact when employees left a people centric culture to a traditional organization as leaders they were even more successful in their career. So… why does this matter to you? Good leadership demonstrated leads to further promotions for good leadership to be demonstrated Good leadership demonstrated leads to a flourishing organizations where employees flourish. When employees flourish the company develops  a competitive advantage. You see employees engaged, committed to each other, committed to the success of the company, with P&l results better then their competitors. Employees enjoy coming to work, the company enjoys a preferred employer status. In my work experiences a good place to work.

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Peer Communication and Care

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”

Attributed to Eubie Blake

 Often neglected and seldom really understood, consider the power of caring for and communicating with peers. Everyone seems to agree with the idea. Let me dig a little deeper. Here is something to know which can be forgotten easily in the day-to-day grind. There is no one in your organization who takes better care for you or keeps you from falling down the ‘ash holes’ quicker than your peers. Here is the catch. You must go first to set the example for peer communication and care, and they won’t all return the favor. This is where you need to defer to “doing the right thing” as your only option. At the risk of sounding naïve, putting your peers first will pay dividends in many ways. 

Here is something that can allow you to really get the most from your peer leadership time. When you are promoted or given a new responsibility and become part of a new peer group, try this...

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The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Why does a flourishing organization matter?

    Why does a flourishing organization matter?

    When employees flourish the company develops a competitive advantage. Employees who are engaged, committed to each other, committed to the success of the company, provide better results better than their competitors.

  • Peer Communication and Care

    Peer Communication and Care

    Often neglected and seldom really understood, consider the power of caring for and communicating with peers.

  • Communications That Can Enhance your Relationships

    Communications That Can Enhance your Relationships

    Communicating up is good for your career and for your development as a leader. When the communication pattern with your leader is strong, you will both benefit.

  • Persistence: A Vital Leadership Quality

    Persistence: A Vital Leadership Quality

    Among the many important traits of a leader, such has having a vision, communication skills and an appreciation of human potential, none is more compelling than persistence.

  • Increasing Meeting Participation

    Increasing Meeting Participation

    If you feel like your meetings are not productive enough because people won't or can participate, the people in your meetings are unprepared or after meeting conversation are bigger then the meeting itself, the problem might lie in your preparation.

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