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🎯 CULTURE TIP: Are high standards your BIGGEST leadership FLAW? ❌

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Hi Reader,

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How're things?
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Below are this week's learnings, lessons, and tools to help build an even stronger culture in your business - enjoy!

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Love your work,
Tristan

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PS - There will be a re-launch of the Think Big Act Small podcast from next week. If you're keen to get a head start on the learning, make time to recap the episodes linked below ⬇️


LEADERSHIP CULTURE LEARNING

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'Having high standards might be your biggest leadership flaw.'

Perfectionism is a real thing.

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I have it.

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You likely do too.

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Perfectionism gets in my way. It likely gets in your way too.

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I know that progress is MORE important than perfection.

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But I don't live that approach often enough.

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I take too long to start things. I take too long to finish things.

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My default is to 'per-fect' everything I do.

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High standards have a place, but NOT with EVERYTHING, EVERYONE AND ALL THE TIME.

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Ever-present high standards can be stifling for you - and those around you.

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Below is the link to a 11-minute podcast episode that explores my perfectionism.
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I had long thought of high standards as a good thing, but, they often
get in the way of me doing my best work.

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Those high standards can also suck the life out of the happiness I get from enjoying the process of doing the meaningful work that I love.

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If you recognise yourself in any part of my story of seeking perfection, there are suggestions in the podcast to help you reframe your perfectionism.

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​Listen on Apple Podcasts​

​Listen on Spotify​

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In short, my leadership culture learning for you this week is:

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'Take control of your high standards, instead of letting them control your happiness.'

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TEAM CULTURE TOOL

'Investing in team culture is an investment in your future freedom.'

If you believe that your team culture is important, then one of the most important things I believe you can do is invest the time to discover and use the critical culture foundations:

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  • A short and easy-to-understand core purpose;
  • 3-5 core values that everyone can remember; and
  • A documented and often-mentioned vision of the future.

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To discover how one of your service-based business owner peers went about discovering these foundations, I recomend you listen to this interview with Kimberlee Hughes of Kool Katts:

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​Listen on Apple Podcasts​

​Listen on Spotify​

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If you're feeling overwhelmed or alone with the demands of leading your business, I can support you to build a stronger culture and a more sustainable future.

☎️ Book a 1:1 Clarity Call​

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