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  1. Creating a Positive Corporate Culture

    May 17, 2013 by Brian Callahan

    Below is a short excerpt from “Wired for Success” by Ray Williams.
    This very interesting, short article, points at moving beyond a 0 sum view of corporate success to a more expansive view. In this expansive view, when a person gives, without expectation of commeasurate reward, personal and corporate energy increase. Success is then an epiphenomena of generosity.

    Within the ethical teachings of Buddhism, current prosperity has always been linked to prior generosity. It is wonderful when current thought leadership agrees with ancient wisdom.


    Wired for Success
    How to fulfill your potential
    by Ray B. Williams
    How “giving” can create a positive organizational culture
    Leaders can create successful corporate cultures through giving.
    Published on May 14, 2013 by Ray Williams in Wired for Success

    As an executive coach, I am occasionally asked by organizations to “rescue” an executive or help them “grow” substantially, before more serious employment decisions are made. Often, I see a lack of self-awareness and self-management as a key problem. Also, often, issues related to their egos—excessive competition, narcissism and a win-lose attitude. An overarching problem can be the individual’s (and/or the organization’s ) emphasis on “taking” and little on “giving.”

    According to a white paper by McKinsey & Company, giver cultures—where employees willingly help each other share knowledge and offer mentorship without expectations of anything in return—produce higher quality work than corporate cultures that encourage competition and duplicity among employees. This non-attachment or non-expectation of reciprocity, which Al Ritter cites in his book, 100/0 Principle: The Secret of Great Relationships, is a significant difference from traditional notions of “give-and-take.”

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