Language is powerful. Do you know the values that are at your core? Can you articulate them? Are you leveraging that language as a tool for progress, for growth, for bringing your mission, vision, and culture to life? What language are you using?
0:50 – Jason almost crashed his car, a misspelling on a poster made it much more interesting. Jason talks about how important language is and how distracting it can be when done wrong.
2:35 – “The language that we want will drive the behavior that we have” – Jason Barger. Here Jason dives into the culture that we create and what it means for others.
3:27 – “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it’s taken place” – Jason Barger. We think something is clear but we are not and so our work suffers.
4:00 – It’s more than words; it’s not about the posters on the wall. What does your culture look like in action and behavior?
6:20 – How we arrive at these words matters. The language that is found in the company matters. The most thriving cultures participate in their unique culture together, not just someone at the top or something that was said 50, 60 years ago.
9:26 – What are the values that you want? What are the values aspirationally that you want to be at the heart of? It isn’t just about your values, it’s our values as people participate.
10:37 – What do the words that you say mean? Really extract that language for your company culture. Make your people an ambassador for your culture.
12:05 – The best company cultures and teams are the ones that anchor their language together throughout their organization. Raise the bar, how do we lead and the culture we create every single day.
12:40 – You can gain greater buy-in and conviction from your employees when you encourage participation from all sides. Authenticity rises when people participate. From companies to families.
13:20 – Jason shares an intimate story of his family and how all voices are important.
Questions to ponder, step back and ask:
- Does your organization, team, your family, have clear core values?
- Is it just a poster on a wall, or is it something that you strive for?
- How do you articulate the values you want to live?
Language Drives Behavior.
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ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.