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Learn what it takes to care for employees in the totality of their lives and build a great company culture.
Great culture is more than just casual attire or Beer Friday—it’s more about the who, what, how, and why of your business. Building a great culture takes some combination of time, money, and effort, but the payoff is a powerful business tool and the ultimate competitive advantage.
Imagine standing in front of your team and asking for a show of hands if they or someone they know has dealt with mental illness. Odds are most hands would go up — but how often do we create space for our mental health in the workplace? Here are six ways to create a mentally healthy workplace.
Entrepreneurs talk a lot about what makes a company culture great, but what about keeping a culture great? In the early days of a company, it’s pretty easy for founding members to cultivate and protect a shared identity and set of values. But what happens when the company grows?
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Check out more leadership articles all about creating a positive workplace culture that attracts top talent and positively impacts the bottom line.
Learn how top organizations define their purpose, core values, and vision and best practices to bring them to life on a daily basis.
At the heart and soul of every company is its purpose, core values, and vision. When you commit to uncovering these three pillars and preserving them as your business’s driving strategy, you’ll begin to discover a new way of doing business.
Writing a company vision statement starts with learning to formulate your organization’s vision and implementing it as a business strategy. What does success look like for your company? With a company vision, you’ll always have a vivid answer to that question.
When you’re truly living your core values, they’re much more than posters on the walls. They come up in daily conversations across the company, employees recognize one another for their aligned actions, and decisions are made based on them.
Check out more leadership articles about developing your purpose, vision, and values and integrating them into every aspect of business.
Whether you’ve always been a remote team or you’ve suddenly found yourself working virtually, virtual environments offer exciting new ways to engage team members and do great work.
Virtual teams are more common than ever. Whether you’ve just hired your first remote employee or taken your entire team virtual, there’s plenty to learn.
Watch this workshop recording to gain two concrete, actionable tools for amplifying connection, belonging, and trust in a virtual setting.
While virtual environments do present new challenges, they also offer exciting new opportunities to engage employees and make their lives better.
Check out more leadership articles all about caring for virtual employees and maintaining your culture while remote.
You care about your people, and as your organization grows, it’s important that you’re bringing the right talent along with you.
From the minute you post a new job listing to celebrating a team member’s six-month anniversary, this ebook is your guide to elevating and strengthening your hiring and onboarding process.
How do you screen for values during the hiring process? The key to building a Small Giants company is hiring for culture fit, but vetting for values during the interview process can be complicated.
What goes into creating a great new hire experience? You’ve found the perfect candidate, they’ve accepted your offer, and the welcome binder is ready and waiting on their desk — the hard part is over, right?
Check out more leadership articles all about culture — including how to hire, onboard, and offboard employees.
Leaders who give honest feedback are five times more effective than those who don’t. Constructive conversations with employees affirm leadership and increase loyalty.
If you’ve been feeling like traditional performance review practices are out of step with the values and beliefs of your business, you’re not alone.
One of the most popular methods of giving feedback also happens to be one of the most ineffective. Most leaders know the classic technique of the compliment sandwich.
Companies that cultivate a culture of feedback enjoy open, honest work environments where people love to come to work. Are you giving your employees effective feedback?
Understand the Small Giants approach to leadership and how to lead with your values.
Employee appreciation isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s good for business. When employees feel valued and appreciated by their leaders, it inspires all kinds of positive outcomes: higher engagement and job satisfaction, professional growth, and increased self-worth.
Emotionally intelligent people make great team members and co-workers. An emotionally intelligent culture has a competitive advantage: imagine a team comprised of self-aware, self-managing professionals with great relationships and a high level of empathy.
For aspiring Small Giants, you’ll learn in-depth what it means to be a Small Giants leader. For more established purpose-driven leaders, check out the new ways to deepen your practice and learn practical ways to build a culture of collaborative leadership. Download the leadership ebook.
Check out more resources to help you develop your skills as a purpose-driven leader.
Learn how to develop a ‘people before profits’ approach to business and how to get started with financial transparency.
Every owner exits. Yet, the vast majority of owners devote almost all their time to building a successful business without paying much attention to the final chapter.
Download these basic financial definitions that will help team members read company financial statements and better understand the business they work for.
Financial transparency creates a culture where employees are armed with the information they need to make the best decisions for the business.
Check out more articles for emerging leaders and founders on financial literacy and open-book management.
Learn how to cultivate meaningful relationships with customers, suppliers, and stakeholders.
Creating customer loyalty and genuine care results in not only financial returns, but an extraordinary experience for everyone involved.
A culture of service is one where it becomes second nature for everyone on staff to go above and beyond for customers in their own way.
While customer service is a tenet of most businesses, what separates Small Giants is the ability to embed customer service into its culture.
Check out more articles about making the most of your stakeholder relationships including customers and your community.
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The Small Giants Community is hiring! Are you looking for a job where you get to work remotely with a hard-working, tight-knit team? Do you like talking about values-based businesses, inspiring leadership stories, and Ted Lasso? Boy, do we have the job for you!
We’re a high-performing team working hard to grow the Small Giants Community, an organization committed to identifying, connecting, and developing purpose-driven business leaders. Our network spans more than 6,000 leaders, 300 companies, and 28,000 employees who are growing with intention, and we believe that more and more people are beginning to see the value in purpose-driven business.
Basically, we’re a small but mighty team. We’re energized by coffee, the sun and leaders doing great things in the world via their companies. We’re looking for someone to add value to our team with their own unique skills, motivations, and experience. This person has to be flexible and able to manage their own workload deftly while also being incredibly team-oriented.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Small Giants Community as a Full-Time Program Director. In this role, in collaboration with the executive director, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing various programs including the Summit, Leadership Academy, Sounding Board, content development, and our marketing efforts. You’ll also be responsible for cultivating relationships and managing a team. You will play a vital role in shaping and driving the organization’s mission to foster values-driven leadership and promote a community of purpose-driven businesses.
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About the Small Giants Community team:
To identify, connect, and develop purpose-driven business leaders.
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Trust Each Other: We understand that the team will thrive when we fully trust one another and assume the best intentions, support one another, and work toward a common goal.
Grow with Purpose: We continuously invest in our learning and development, seeking new opportunities to grow our skills and strengthen our weaknesses so that we can better serve the Community.
Work Mindfully: We prioritize meaningful, quality work over everything. We’re committed to being present with the current objective and giving it our full attention, providing the best possible opportunities and resources to our Community.
Create Great Experiences: We are committed to doing things differently. We understand that the Small Giants difference is high-class, personal and meaningful experiences that result in lifelong learning and lasting relationships.
Be Responsive: We believe in meeting and exceeding the promises we make. In working with each other and with customers, we are responsive and accountable.
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