Listen: Larry Osborne chats about one of the key ingredients of a great workplace.
Whether you’re a worker who wants to do well at your job, or a manager wanting to hire a great team, it’ll help you to know the one quality that all great employees share.
It’s a quality that many workers fail to develop, because they’re too focused on their own individual career. And many managers overlook it, too, because of their short-sightedness, or insecurity.
But if you let this quality thrive in your workplace, it will advance both your career and your organisation.
So what is this all-important trait?
Quite simply, leadership.
That’s the educated opinion of Larry Osborne, author, pastor and trainer of church leaders.
You’re Not ‘Just Here to Do A Job’
The man behind books like Thriving In Babylon, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church and The Unity Factor, Larry has a deep understanding of how to build great teams.
In a chat with Hope 103.2 about workplace culture, Larry said one of the key ingredients to a great career is to not just do your job well, but to help the whole organisation thrive.
“One thing that we often forget, is we aren’t hired just to do our job,” Larry said. “We are also hired to help those above us succeed. Anyone who shapes a culture or gets promoted isn’t just doing their job. They are looking to go above and beyond.”
Shaping culture is simply leading the way in creating that silent code otherwise known as “the way we do things around here.”
It’s the unwritten rules that drive our workplace behaviour. Successful team players will not only speak the workplace culture, but forge it and live by it.
Building a Great Team
After almost 40 years in leadership, Larry told Hope 103.2 that the most important part of leading is to put together the right team.
And that means looking for people who can themselves lead others.
”Most people look for helpers and not leaders,” Larry said.
While helpers might free you up to do other things, he says, you’ll eventually fall into a bottleneck further down the line.
“Far better is to try to hire leaders, who can leverage what is happen.”
Read more at Larry Osborne’s website, www.larryosbornelive.com