Apr 11, 2016
Jonathan Raymond (@JonathanRaymond) is an author, coach, consultant, and CEO of Refound, working with business leaders and managers to install better workplace habits and company culture, including mentoring. Over the years, he's seen numerous workplace dynamics, not just within the creative fields, and shares some of his patterns with us.
In this conversation, we search for definitions of culture, discuss the differences between mentoring and simply bossing, and offer some advice for both the employee and the manager to build better relationships and in turn, a better team.
"Culture is 'This is how we do it here.'"
"Culture is Context."
"The First Rule of Culture Change is not to talk about it."
"We over-rely on our strengths. We default to the things we're good at."
"You're not on the same team; You own the company."
"You can't afford not to invest time into you [your people]."
"If you invest in someone, they might leave. If you don't invest in someone, they'll definitely leave."
"When creative people go off the rails, they hold the rest of the team hostage."
"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."
"More Yoda, less Superman."
"95% of the work in any business is identical."
"The bad thing isn't the hierarchy; it's abusive people in a hierarchy."
"Write drunk, edit sober."
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