I have a dream.
I imagine a world where everyone has an opportunity to love their work and do their best work using their unique strengths every day.
Sadly many modern workplaces with their rigid policies, procedures, measures, position descriptions and obsessive overwork cultures are doing little to encourage individuals to embrace their uniqueness and quirky ways.
We all know the old saying that people join a company but leave their manager and through my work I speak to lots of leaders, supervisors and line managers and they all say they want to build a great team culture - but the don't always know how or where to start.
One of the first steps I recommend in creating a great workplace culture and becoming a great leader is to stop beating yourself and your people up for not being perfect. Watch this week's episode of UQTV to find out how to kick your perfectionism habit to the curb.
We spent the festive break refocusing and planning and we’ve got a brand new, bold mission to see one million people inspired to volunteer their best work using their unique strengths every day. We want to tilt the world to more expander leaders who #startwithU. And nothing would mean more to me and our team, to have your support for making this change in workplaces around the world. All you need to do is #startwithU.
One last thing...
This episode also signifies UQTV's 1st birthday - how quickly time flies! This is a huge milestone for our team, our clients and community, our film crew and for me personally. So I want to take a moment to say "thank you" and ask that if you believe our messages could help someone else start making a change in their workplace that you click forward and share it with them.
To celebrate our first birthday we are launching a very special series of UQTV called “Love your work”. Our “Love your work” series is all about helping you put the love back in your work so you can create a workplace environment that you can’t wait to go to every day!
Let's do this and together make our workplaces safer, happier and healthier.