I felt inspired by working together in 2020 with the Leadership Team from NGO ‘Smile and Olive’. As a ‘Culture First’ organisation they have embraced their mission statement and culture as a second nature. Remember: ‘A good team survives a bad product. But a good product doesn’t survive a bad team.’ (Michel Akkermans)
‘Let’s celebrate our success!’, we hear the well-intentioned leader say. Typically, we gather together during an informal lunch after a successful implementation. The ‘thank you’ speech awaits at the end of the road (and the Oscar goes to…the wrong protagonists sometimes).