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8 Ways to Build a Winning Culture

Peter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Though the quote is attributed to him it is not known exactly when he said it. Either way it is still a wonderful advertisement for culture over strategy. In an era where products are being commoditized and every firm knows what every other firm does culture is what will set your organization apart. For example Southwest Airlines was the low fare airline and is well known for its culture of getting people with passion and providing customers with a unique experience. Though other airlines tried to imitate this model it never went well. This is because you can never copy the culture. Here are the 8 ways to build a winning culture for your organization. Evangelize the mission statement– I know this is not the most exciting topic but it is an absolute requirement for developing a culture of inclusion.  Paraphrasing Shakespeare a lot of mission statements are full of sound and fury signifying nothing. A mission statement should be …

10 Ways to Develop Rock Solid Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is wonderful quality strongly correlated with success. A lot of times we see people who are highly successful and it is a direct result of their self-confidence. It is not something that you just have when you are born but rather it is something internalized after years of hard work and proving your competence in your area of expertise.  Here are the 10 keys I have identified to become a more self-confident person.  Keep track of your accomplishments - Everyone has had success at some point in life either in school, extracurricular activities or college. Write down every single achievement you have ever had right from your start. This can be anything from learning a language, learning a sport, or academic achievements. This will give you a good start on your journey towards increasing self-confidence. Some authors advise to have a victory log of all your accomplishments and looking at this daily increases your self-confidence. Celebrate your strengths - Write down all …