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Leadership & Life Chat - Culture vs Cult - what side does your leadership fall on?

Has the evolution of your business created a culture or a cult? Inspired by a TEDx talk by Michael Henderson, Mark and Becky discuss the importance of active engagement and creating a healthy work culture.

Mark is inspired this week by a TEDx talk which leads him to reflect on one of his favourite topics – evolution, tribes and what makes humans tick.

It’s a tough question to ask yourself, but are you creating a cult or a culture? Mark and Becky discuss where the idea of culture comes from and what it really means for businesses. “Cult leaders see greatness in themselves”, whereas, if you operate as a culture, you see greatness in the team.  

They also discuss the impact the CEO/owner has on a culture and why active engagement is important. They consider the negative connotation behind the term ‘HR’ and why, perhaps, this no longer fits the modern world…

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Show notes

Corporate Anthropologist, Michael Henderson – TEDx

Michael Henderson website

Jocko Willink – Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win

Jim Collins – Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

The three secrets of resilient people – Lucy Hone – TEDx



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