In 1994 I prepared a banquet in Durban for King Goodwill Zwelithini, King of the Zulus. We were about to learn some important lessons on team culture.
The King arrived resplendent in his leopard-skin shawl, accompanied by his third wife and three of his children.
My wife had prepared a mini banquet on a tiny table and chairs for the King’s children, who turned out to be young adults.
Surreptitiously meals were replaced, furniture was swapped and gifts were substituted. No one was any wiser.
An emotionally engaged team will remain poised, calm and effective under pressure
We avoided a diplomatic incident!
Emotional intelligence improves team chemistry
Over the last 15 years, I’ve been profiling Business Leaders and their teams to measure emotional intelligence and increase emotional engagement.
We improve team chemistry and increase performance which translates into profitability. One business went from 8 million to 27 million over a 4 year period.
Prosperity has a delightful habit of radiating like ripples in a pond. This is a conversation that needs to happen. Businesses are grappling with overwhelm in an economic environment that is changing fast. It is time to get back to the fundamentals of success. Our people are our greatest asset, “If I wanted to grow a business I would focus on growing my people and they would grow my business.” John Maxwell.
3 things you can do to improve team culture in your business community
You can help improve business culture, not only in your own business but within your networks.
- Read one of the articles that I’ve created on my website, and tell me what you think in the comments section – we all have something to contribute to the subject.
- Post those articles to your Facebook page. Start an important conversation.
- Refer me to any business leader who wants to increase the performance, capacity, and profitability of their team
Business Pilot, we navigate business problems that involve people.