During the 2015 Small Giants Summit in Dallas, TX, some of the local companies we admire opened their doors for a critical examination from their peers from around the world. Each company conducted a walkthrough to show how they applied their culture and values to the workplace and employee panels discussed how their culture applied at all levels. Company leaders also talked in an open dialogue about what works, what doesn’t, and why.
I’m getting ready to speak at the 2015 Small Giants International Summit — an amazing opportunity to be inspired by some of my heroes and to learn from fellow business owners who are striving to build great companies that are full of business mojo.
So what is this elusive mojo, and why should you care? It turns out that companies who pursue this philosophy also tend to attract and retain great employees and customers, and have highly sustainable and profitable business models … and have a heck of a lot of FUN doing it!
Shinobu Ishizuka of LA-based Dyna-Search helps Japanese companies learn management and leadership strategies from U.S. companies.
At the recent Small Giants Summit, Ishizuka shared two stories that can inform U.S. companies of the way values are changing in Japanese culture and society, and helping companies win in the marketplace:
The quality of your learning and connection is only as powerful as how present and intentional you can be when doing so. Your intention, energy and presence are impacting EVERYTHING you do, from how you absorb information, how you experience your life, how you experience others, how they experience you, how much information you retain, how much intuition and inner wisdom you can access, how far and bold you’ll reach out of your comfort zones, how effective you’ll be at reaching your intended outcomes, and how compelling you’ll actually be to collaborate with- during and after the event.