Although the past few weeks have been blogless, they have been quite eventful. Most of my time has been spent on launching a new business, Deelish Brands. Deelish Brands is a restaurant franchise company.
Core Values are the principles that the people in your organization believe. They’re not just a bunch of sentences up on a wall. They should guide the behavior of a team. Principles matter. Behavior matters.
I have just binge read 20 years of Amazon Shareholder letters. I am reminded that great companies don’t just happen. Great companies are designed great from the beginning. Perhaps my greatest takeaway is a phrase Jeff Bezos uses often in his annual reports, “It’s all about the long-term.”
The five components of Google’s vision framework is an excellent tool to get your team aligned around a shared vision.
When effective leaders talk, they seek to accomplish three goals: advance the company’s agenda, achieve shared learning and strengthen their relationships. They do this by following a four step framework called The Tower of Power.
A leader’s most important and fundamental job is to talk, effectively. It’s my job, therefore, to learn and understand how to structure effective conversations. Also, to ensure that effective communication is widespread and pervasive throughout my company.
No matter how small or inconsequential they may seem at the time, problems should be addressed immediately. At The Mozaic, this is built into our culture. Not only do employees have the right to ask for help when they encounter a problem, they are obligated to do so. This is our Andon Cord.
The recruitment process starts this week. I’ll be looking for people that I believe will be successful at The Mozaic, and in turn, will make us successful. The people that I am looking for work in a straight line. They understand how to get from where they are to where they want to go.
The 4 pillars of The Mozaic Way are People, Culture, Process and the Big Dream. So what type of people do I want working at The Mozaic? That’s a really tough question.
The Mozaic Way is how we do things at The Mozaic. It’s comprised of 4 pillars: The People, The Culture, The Process and The Big Dream.