Establishing Growth Through Recognizing Culture | Mike McDerment 014

Teams possess core values that shape the kind of culture that people recognize. These values either move a team forward or drag them behind. Today, Mike McDerment shares how to establish growth by recognizing culture.

“At the end of the day, culture is what happens when nobody is looking.” – Mike McDerment

Success with the Team

Establishing Growth Through Recognizing Culture | Mike McDerment 014Mike is the co-founder and CEO of the #1 accounting software, FreshBooks. They have helped millions of professionals and employees around the world.

They are dedicated to executing extraordinary customer experiences every day. Mike’s book, Break the Time Barrier: How to Unlock Your Earning Potential, has been downloaded more than 250,000 times.

What Leads to Change

Culture is a changemaker. It is one of the biggest intangibles. According to Mike, it is what happens when nobody is there to witness the team’s actions and behavior.

In a hallway that is lined with garbage, for example, team members have the option to either clean it or leave it. The things they do, whether big or small, affect the general output.

How to Recognize Culture

It is helpful to model a certain kind of behavior when building a company culture. People recognize it before they have the consciousness that it exists.

“You can have the best plan on paper but if the people aren’t bought into it, you’re never going to get there.” – Mike McDerment

Every organization is unique. Some execute strategies better than others. The difference, as Mike discusses, is optimum leadership.

This kind of leadership can be something like situational awareness of the culture. It sees the things that a team needs to do to succeed.

Download and listen to Establishing Growth Through Recognizing Culture to learn more. Remember to let Mike know you heard about him on Culture Eats Strategy with Jaime Jay!

Connect through the links below:

Website – FreshBooks

Twitter @MikeMcDerment

Book – Breaking the Time Barrier

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About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.

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