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Priority Learning Newsletter December 2021 Newsletter

Message from Priority Learning!

The Priority Learning Team wishes you a very happy holiday season! We are filled with appreciation and love for the work that we do. We thank you for your support of developing leaders and creating meaningful relationships. We are honored to be working with you!

For December’s article, Ralph is sharing one of his chapters about Organizational Culture (an excerpt from his soon-to-be published book). We hope you enjoy the reading!! 

Best to you and yours during this time of sharing, giving, and gracing our environments with kindness and joy!!

 Lorraine

The Pillars of Organizational Culture

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

What People Need

In a previous book, I shared my view that people’s motivations are predictable. First, we all want to be included when we can be included. And then, we want to be appreciated for our hard work, bright minds, and good souls. Culturally, there are just a few addons to consider: 

  • People want permanence. They are not looking to sign long-term contracts or receive promises that cannot be fulfilled. They want to know that their jobs will be there tomorrow as long as they give more than they receive. 
  • People want to feel that their work has significance and that they might leave a legacy. If you can find a way organizationally to provide these tasty morsels of motivation to people’s lives, they will do incredible things for your organization.
  • Finally, people have this gnawing need to learn and to keep learning. We have been doing this as humans long before organizations were formed and even before we had the language to express in writing what we were learning.

Now, if you are reading this and thinking of your one or two “crazy employees” who want, want, want, I will ask you to suspend the thought for a while. We will return a little later to your “crazy employees.” In truth, many organizations don’t think that these motivators are real and, even if they did, they wouldn’t know how to satisfy them.

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The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Preparation for Building a Culture

    Preparation for Building a Culture

    Before we pull the curtain to reveal the magic of building a culture, it will help to disclose a few discoveries I made while working with three developing organizations.

  • Every Year Tells a Story

    Every Year Tells a Story

    As the holiday season makes its annual comet-like appearance and 2021 quickly draws to a close, I hope the year has been good to you and you are brimming with excitement for 2022.

  • The Pillars of Organizational Culture

    The Pillars of Organizational Culture

  • Magic - What is in this book?

    Magic - What is in this book?

    Organizational culture building is here to stay for so many reasons but the most important is that it creates business that people love to work at.

  • Dunning Kruger Effect

    Dunning Kruger Effect

    n the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is.

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