In last Thursday’s Musing, I provided the link to a 7/1/15 interview I had done on the Biz Culture Matters program on KLAY, a Seattle radio station. In the run-up and preparation for the interview, I had the occasion to exchange emails and have a pre-interview phone chat or two with the show’s hosts, Steve and Zac Gandara. In the process, I got to learn a bit about the Redmond, WA company with which they’re affiliated: Excellent Cultures Inc. From where I sit, it’s a company that gets it.
Let me acknowledge that you might have read that last paragraph and thought: “So they put John on their show and now he features them here. Do we have some mutual back-scratching going on here?” The simple and honest answer is: No, we don’t. I’m not that cynical.
At the heart of Excellent Cultures’ work is Peter Drucker’s famous—and spot on—observation that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” (Who am I to disagree with Drucker, much less the Gandaras?!)
Take a few minutes to check out the company’s website here: http://www.excellentcultures.com. I think you’ll find it to be time well spent. (The video case studies are especially compelling.)
(REMINDER: Now that summer is here, I will be turning my attention on Fridays to a matter far more important than employee engagement—my golf game. So through Labor Day, Musings will be published on a Mon-Thurs schedule, with no Musing on Fridays. As always, try to cope. JG)