A new book explores the value in business leaders helping guide their teams and co-workers up the mountain.
It is easy for business leaders to climb the corporate ladder and focus on their own promotions and careers. Still, successful leaders and managers need to think of the world more largely outside their immediate needs. They need to be able to guide others to succeed with them, creating a winning path for their organizations.
Jaime Taets is an author, public speaker, podcast host, and CEO of Keystone International Group. As she writes in her new book The Culture Climb: How To Build a Work Culture That Maximizes Your Impact, company culture is a mountain that good leaders must climb, but they only need to do so with a guide.
Taets conceptualizes culture problems as being primarily people problems, meaning that business leaders can cut through serious business problems by going deeper than under the surface of the business and asking serious and tough questions about the company culture and its people. If business leaders can get unstuck, they can find solutions that create success for their organizations.
“Jaime developed ‘The Impact Model’ for this reason; to help you as a leader understand all the factors woven together that create a strong culture. The Culture Climb will help leaders understand and examine their work culture in a simple yet comprehensive way, discover how to use culture to grow a healthy and sustainable business and push past all the theories about culture to help leaders make real change. If you want to get your business unstuck―if you want to take it to the next level―you are going to have to address culture,” says the publisher.
A Short Excerpt From the Book
“The inability of most companies to climb the culture mountain on their own is what gave rise to this book. A few years ago, the excuses my clients had for their lack of progress were frustrating the heck out of me. I had to do something. I asked, How can I help clients understand and examine their work culture more simply? What will it take so that clients can see culture grow into better businesses and better leaders? What will it take so clients can use culture tog row into better businesses and better leaders? How can I use my concrete experiences to push leaders past all the theories about culture and actually do something about it?” says Taets.