Should you hire a culture consultant?

By ALULA posted in Behavior, Team Culture, Culture

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Your company’s culture: strategic asset and competitive advantage

Your company culture is what employees say and do every day, how they work together (or don’t), what leaders reinforce (or don’t), and all the habits, practices, processes, and customs of the workplace.

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Performance Coaching Brings Sustained Results to Canada’s Top Commercial Property Developer

By Delores (Dee) Conway posted in Behavior, Leadership, Culture, Coaching

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In 2020, Carmen Klein, VP Organizational Effectiveness and Systems (HR) at Cadillac Fairview graciously shared her thoughts and experiences using ALULA's Performance Coaching and Feedback as an enabler for their OneCF Culture. 

Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators, and developers of best-in-class office, retail, and mixed-use properties in North America, valued at over $32B. Their real estate portfolio also includes investments in retail, mixed-use, and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

Cadillac Fairview’s employee engagement ranks in the Global Top 25% Most Engaged Companies. The firm has received accolades for their OneCF Culture, including Waterstone Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and Achievers Most Engaged Workplaces in North America.

The company’s journey to make its people and culture a competitive advantage began years ago, when company CEO John Sullivan made this observation: “Cadillac Fairview’s success is partly defined by the results we achieve (EBIT, returns, growth). But our success also is defined by how employees achieve those results, and the mindset and behavior of every employee. Behavioral leadership is key.”

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Eight Steps For Maximizing Your Relationship With Your Manager

By Ken Wagner, Ph.D. posted in Behavior

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Coauthored by: Ken Wagner, Ph.D. and Amy Durgin, Ph.D.

Leaders have long been encouraged to empower and engage the people around them. But usually it’s talked about as a one-way approach – the leader as the provider and the employee as the recipient. What if there was a reciprocal strategy on the part of the employee to further capitalize on the empowering approach the leader provides? In other words, what’s the analogous work-smarter-not-harder response for the employee in this situation?

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Can Your Culture Drive Your Digital Transformation?

By Danielle Geissler, Ph.D. posted in Behavior, Leadership, Digital Transformation, Team Culture, Culture

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Culture can make or break your digital strategy. At ALULA, we define culture as patterns of behavior that have been either reinforced or discouraged by people, systems, and processes over time. No two cultures are the same, and an organization’s digital culture can be best defined by the people within it.

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How to Achieve a High-Performing Culture

By Ken Wagner, Ph.D. posted in Behavior, Leadership, Operational Excellence, Team Culture, Culture, Strategy Execution, Organizational Transformation

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Successful organizations have a few things in common.  They strive to do great work, delight customers, and provide a positive return for employees and shareholders.

In this two-minute video, Ken Wagner, Ph.D., identifies the one foundational truth that must be present; a cultural set up to help people be successful in their mission.

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The Secret to Successful Leadership - Q4 Leadership Model

By Ken Wagner, Ph.D. posted in Behavior, Leadership, Operational Excellence, Team Culture, Culture

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Join Ken Wagner, Ph.D. as he highlights traits and actions prevalent in Q4 LeadershipSM. These are leaders who achieve results by bringing out the best in others.

In this two-minute video, Ken will identify traits of Q4 Leadership, which can in turn help you identify Q4 leaders within your organization. 

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How to Motivate Remote Teams When They Are Tired

By ALULA posted in Behavior, Leadership, Team Building, Team Culture, Communicating with Teams, Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Work from Home, Managing Remotely

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You athletes will probably laugh at this but humor me – there is a point – and it’s a true story!

When I was in basic training I was not much of a runner.  We were doing our final test - a seven-mile run, and I was struggling at about the 5-mile mark when my instructor came up beside me and said something to me that I have never forgotten.  He said; “I can see that you are getting tired and you have quite a ways to go”  Then he said, “Don’t think about the end; instead just keep putting one foot in front of the other one.” 

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Give Yourself a Break: Self-Care in the Time of Pandemic

By Bridget Russell, Ed. D. posted in Behavior, Leadership, Team Building, Communicating with Teams, Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Work from Home, Managing Remotely

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In this time of pandemic, we are intensely caring for our families, our clients, our company, and our careers—and in some cases even schooling our children at home, or caring for loved ones and neighbors. We are giving 110% to everything at once. Many of us have become adept at this, working virtually, leading meetings remotely, hurtling forward day-after-day.

But too often we are not caring for ourselves. Though we are strong, leading the way daily, our minds and bodies need breaks too.

ALULA has worked as a virtual company for years, so we’ve learned a lot about staying healthy in “the virtual life”—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Here’s some advice, especially for those who may not be accustomed to working from home.

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Leading Through Uncertain Times

By ALULA posted in Behavior, Leadership, Change Management, Communicating with Teams, Leading Remote Teams, Managing Remotely

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We are facing times of true uncertainty, and that means leaders, their organizations, and the people within them are faced with enormous challenges. Most people have a hard time dealing with unknowns, and this can be exacerbated by a relative lack of information, or, as is the case in the current situation, an abundance of information that causes fear and concern. People have questions, and leaders find they don’t have all the answers. As more information becomes available, leaders must realize that their decisions are now much more than just business decisions. What leaders say and do next can ultimately have significant implications for their people and affect individual lives and careers.

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Create a Workplace Environment that Sustains New Habits

By Danielle Geissler, Ph.D. posted in Behavior

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When it comes to bettering ourselves and our lives, we’re likely to get inundated with a range of different resources. Over the years, publishers have continued to release hundreds of books devoted to growth and self-improvement. More recently though, consumer trends find readers gravitating towards material that focuses on how we can develop new habits that are genuinely positive and radically sustainable.

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