#review&reflect: Taking a Look Back to Take a Step Forward with Organizational Growth

by | Dec 24, 2017 | 0 comments

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We want to develop our people, make beautiful simple food, and make the world a better place. ~ Scott Kammerer

This is TheSchoolHouse302 monthly #review&reflect, wrapping up our focus on organizational growth.

Skills I need…

What skills do I need to master to stay grounded and connected to those we lead while the organization grows?

Review: This month’s focus on organizational growth was anchored by a simple model we use titled SRV: Service, Risk, and Vision. “Growth” is the desire of every company, and this month we focused on how to grow, stay driven, and focused on achievement while maintaining a human connection with employees. Stay in SERVICE to the people, take RISKS before the stakes are too high, and keep a steady eye on the VISION. Read more here.

Reflect: The key aspect of Service is investing in your people. Author, Eric Garton of Time, Talent, Energy says that “perhaps the most transformational thing a company can do for its workforce is to invest in creating jobs and working environments that unleash intrinsic inspiration.”

As a leader, how do you invest in your people and unleash intrinsic inspiration?

How do I learn those skills…

What should I read to continually learn and grow if I want to be focused as my organization grows?

Review: In our #readthisseries we featured the work of companies the we believe embody the SRV spirit. The three books we featured are:

Dare to Serve by Cheryl Bachelder

Unthink by Erik Wahl

The Wawa Way by Howard Stoekel

You can’t miss our #readthisseries on organizational growth. Watch it again here.

Reflect: Do I stay connected with others and truly know what drives them? Am I willing to take risks to grow? As a leader, do the goals of the company align to the vision and are they clear enough that people actually see, believe, and understand them?

Great leaders know that organizations don’t sustain their growth without a strong group of people committed to the work. Their success is built and sustained through SRVice.

Who should I follow…

What does an expert have to say about organizational growth?

Review: For our #onethingseries, we interviewed the President of SoDel Concepts, Scott Kammerer. Over the last 20 years, Scott has established himself as a premier developer of restaurant companies and concepts on the East Coast. This interview is filled with sage advice on how to truly build a community…not just a company, which is epitomized in his “service before self” philosophy. Listen here.

Reflect: How are you serving those you lead? Are you investing in your people?

That’s our #review&reflect for Organizational Growth. Take a look back to take a step forward.

TheSchoolHouse302 is about getting to simple and maximizing effective research-based strategies that empower individuals to lead better and grow faster.

Please let us know how our leadership posts are working for you, what you are reading to improve yourself, and your thoughts on leadership and growth here on our blog and Twitter. You can also follow our #onethingseries podcast on iTunes and our #readthisseries on YouTube.

Joe & T.J.

Organizational Growth Through SRVice


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