Larry Senn is the recognized Father of Corporate Culture. I recently had an opportunity to have an extended telephone conversation with Dr. Senn. He and my father had a business relationship forty years ago. I was thrilled to hear Dr. Senn tell of his respect for my father and how they worked together on systems and culture based procedures so many years ago.
My conversation with Dr. Senn reaffirmed my strongly held belief that there is a strong correlation between running a business and running your life. To refer to culture is to acknowledge the collective beliefs and habits of the people within an organization or the people within your personal sphere.
Our way of living and our success is a collection of our habits and beliefs. If we want different results we need to act and think differently than we are acting and thinking at the present time.
The fact that my goals and actions are aligned with those of a respected leader in this field reaffirms the validity of my vision. I am more energized and motivated than ever before. I believe each and every one of us benefits from having an articulated purpose and a clear vision for our businesses and our lives.