The Culture Guide Podcast

Tim Burningham

Your guide to creating a healthy organizational culture that accelerates performance.

All Episodes

There are three building blocks that establish a solid foundation for a healthy organizational culture.  In this episode we will reveal and talk about the first building block which is your Mission. Writing and establishing a Mission Statement can be a little tricky.  In this episode we will discuss three things you must do to make sure your Mission will have the greatest impact on your organization.  And what if you aren't in a position to change the Mission for your organization?  I have some special advice for you. too!

Oct 2018

11 min

There are three building blocks that establish a solid foundation for a healthy organizational culture.  In this episode we will reveal and talk about the second building block which is your Core Values. There are common mistakes that people make when creating their core values.  In this episode learn what those mistakes are and how to avoid them.  Understand also why values are important and how they can help you create a healthy organizational culture.  And what if you aren't in a position to change the core Values for your organization?  I have good advice for you too!  

Oct 2018

13 min

There are three building blocks that establish a solid foundation for a healthy organizational culture.  In this episode we will reveal and discuss the 3rd building block which is a Vision. A vision keeps us grounded and reminds us why we do what we do day in and day out.  A vision can inspire a team to contribute to something bigger than themselves.  Learn why a vision is so important and how it can help you in your organization.

Oct 2018

9 min

It's not always easy being a leader and often you may underestimate how impactful you really are.  The truth is, your impact as a leader is real and very significant.  Learn what super power you have as a leader and how to better understand and utilize your influence for good.   

Nov 2018

9 min

It's time to get down to business!  In today's episode I will introduce a model that helps create a healthy organization.  This model has been proven overtime and has been instrumental in my success throughout my career.  I've seen the model help all different kinds of teams produce incredible results.  I'm now on a mission to share this model with as many leaders and organizations as I possibly can  The model is called the 4Cs Model To A Healthy Organizational Culture.  Find out what it is all about!

Nov 2018

11 min

Clarity is at the base of the 4Cs model to creating a healthy organizational culture and is perhaps the most important of the 4Cs. In this episode we dive more in-depth into the model. I discuss why clarity is at the bottom of the model and why it is so important to success within in an organization. We also discuss what the most important items are that a leader must make clear if they hope to have a healthy culture.

Nov 2018

13 min

Consistency is the middle section of our 4Cs model to creating a healthy organizational culture, and in a lot of ways it’s like the glue that holds things together. In this episode we dive into this portion of the model and talk about what consistency means and why it is so important to your organization. We also talk about how clarity and consistency complement each other and how they can help all leaders build a very healthy organizational culture. Finally, we discuss traditions and how they can help reinforce consistency. You don’t want to miss this one!

Nov 2018

13 min

Can or should work be fun?! I think so. Celebration is the top of the pyramid of the 4Cs Model to Create a Healthy Organizational Culture. In this episode we discuss what celebration is, why it matters, why great leaders find ways to celebrate, and how it plays an important part in the model. We will also discuss why celebration is an important element in the model and how in a lot of ways is the icing on top of a cake.

Nov 2018

10 min

In this episode we discuss the final C in our model to help you establish a super strong and healthy organizational culture. This final C is charity and is perhaps the most important. Charity is different than any other element in the model as it has a multiplying effect on the other 3 Cs. Learn how charity works in the model, how you know if you have it or not as a leader, and also how to establish it in your organization. No leader can afford to miss this episode!

Dec 2018

13 min

New Year’s Resolutions are popular this time of year, and in this final episode of season one we will tackle the #1 reason why so many of us fail to achieve them. I’ll also discuss why goals are so important to establishing a strong organizational culture, and how you can achieve goals at work! Finally, I’ll talk about how goals fit into our 4Cs Model to creating a super healthy organizational culture that transforms results. You won’t want to miss it!

Dec 2018

13 min

How would the world change if every leader had a goal to make their team happier at work each day? Today we will talk about this and how it fits into the 4Cs model to creating an amazing organizational culture. We will also talk about upcoming topics for future podcasts in season 2. Get ready for another great season of The Culture Guide Podcast! 

Jan 2019

12 min

Have you ever wondered how to establish or strengthen clarity within your organization? This podcast has the answer. Learn what people systems are and how they can help any leader create and reinforce clarity around those things that matter most throughout their entire organization. The information shared in this podcast is critical to establishing a strong organizational culture, and without it, any hope to develop a strong culture will be futile. This is a must listen to episode!  

Jan 2019

12 min

Do you love meetings? Do you want your people to love your meetings at work? Learn two great ways to significantly enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of your meetings. By following these two tips your meetings will be more inspirational and engaging. Rather than dreading meetings, your people just might look forward to them. Also, learn how meetings fit in to the 4Cs model and why they play an important role in strengthening your culture. This is a podcast you won’t want to miss!

Jan 2019

13 min

What is a healthy organizational culture and how can it help your company? In this podcast episode Tim breaks down what a healthy organizational culture is, two reasons why it is so important, how you can know if you have one, and what to do about it if you don’t. If you are serious about creating a strong organizational culture within your company, then this is a podcast you can’t miss! Learn now how to create a healthy culture in any organization! 

Feb 2019

13 min

It’s time to talk about one of the most dreaded things all leaders of organizations have to do—terminate someone's employment.  Learn five tips to help you effectively conduct a termination. Also learn why the way you terminate an employee matters and learn how it can impact the health of your organization’s culture. Finally, find out what the goal should be for a termination meeting.  If you are a leader who has to let people go, then this podcast is for you!   

Feb 2019

12 min

There is huge power in collective goals! Unfortunately, few organizations and leaders tap into this tremendous force to improve alignment and minimize infighting and silos. In this episode, learn why individual goals at work are extremely dangerous. Also discover what collective goals are and how they can help improve the strength of your culture and your results. If your team isn’t as cohesive as you’d like them to be or if individuals and departments in your organization do not seem to work together as well as you’d like them to, this podcast is for you!  

Feb 2019

11 min

Does your team or organization know if they're winning at work or not? Everyone wants to belong to a great team. Everyone wants to contribute and add value. In this podcast learn how to make sure your team knows what winning looks like and how making this super clear can really strengthen your culture. This is a podcast, you won’t want to miss! 

Feb 2019

11 min

How does an organization actually make progress toward achieving their vision? By deciding what matters most right now! In this podcast, organizations who are serious about achieving results and improving as a company will learn how developing company themes can help them. But what is a company theme? And how can creating clarity around them make your organization’s culture stronger? Tune in now to find out more!    

Mar 2019

12 min

What’s the best way to improve your culture? Through small and simple things. Much like the seeds of a great redwood tree that start out small, consistently doing small and simple things over time will add up and grow your organization’s culture until it becomes a powerful force. Simple things done consistently over time have always proven to be the most effective way to have a lasting impact on culture. In this episode learn to never devalue small and simple things! 

Mar 2019

11 min

I’ve received some really good questions during season two of the podcast. Today on our last episode of season two I will take time to answer some of the really important ones that can help you implement what we’ve discussed during this season and ultimately strengthen your organization’s culture. You won’t want to miss this last episode of season two!  

Mar 2019

19 min

In this episode Tim takes a deeper dive into The Four C’s Model for Strong and Healthy Organizational Cultures by talking about what each C in the model is not. By learning what they are not, it will help you understand what they are and how to more effectively establish a strong culture that will transform results within your organization. This first episode of season three of the podcast is one you can’t miss!

Apr 2019

19 min

Today I discuss the four essential meetings that every organization should hold. I give a breakdown of each meeting including the primary purpose, who should attend, and how frequently they should happen. I also share why each is so important and how meetings influence workplace culture. If you have meetings in your company, then you can’t miss this episode!

May 2019

18 min

Let’s talk leadership. The kind of leadership that helps create a strong workplace culture that transforms results within an organization. There are a lot of different leadership ideas and concepts out there, but in this episode I share my favorite leadership concept and talk about how it correlates or helps reinforce the four C’s model to creating a strong workplace culture. If you’re a leader or interested in leadership, this podcast is for you!  

May 2019

15 min

In this episode I reveal what was discovered about long-term company success from a recent Gallup global study on work. The result is shocking… I also get to the heart of establishing the fourth C in our model to successful leadership and strong organizational cultures. Learn what the one thing is you must do to dramatically raise the levels of charity that exists in your company which will drastically improve your workplace culture and results.      

May 2019

12 min

Today I talk about where you should start in establishing a strong culture and why you start there. I explain what the building blocks of a strong culture are and how they can help you with every challenge, every obstacle, and every situation you may face. I also share some real examples from organizations I’ve recently helped. If you’re serious about having a strong workplace culture and want superb results in every aspect of your company, then you can’t miss this one!  

May 2019

16 min

One on one meetings with your direct reports is one of the most important ways you can spend time as a leader. In this episode I talk about why it is so important and how to make sure they are effective. I also discuss what the primary objective of these meetings should be and how to use them to improve your organizational culture and transform your results. If you lead people, you won’t want to miss this episode! 

May 2019

14 min

Sharing tough feedback is something every leader must do. In this episode I talk about why giving tough feedback as a leader is so important. I also share the six steps to follow to make sure you are providing tough feedback in a way that strengthens your culture and most helps results in your organization. This podcast is a good one!

Jun 2019

12 min

Today I discuss how having a personal mission statement can benefit your life as a leader and how it can give you direction and help guide the decision making in your life when faced with tough choices. I also share how a personal mission statement of a friend helped him make the correct choice when facing a tough decision. This is a podcast that can help any leader or any person within any organization. Don’t miss it! 

Jun 2019

11 min

In this episode I talk about traditions in the workplace and how they can really strengthen your organization’s culture. I also share a few traditions from companies that are leveraging traditions to impact their culture. Finally, learn how traditions relate to the four C’s model and how they can help you in establishing some of the critical four C’s to creating a strong organizational culture. It’s tradition time! This is one you won’t want to miss! 

Jun 2019

11 min

In this final episode of season three I answer some important questions I received from listeners throughout the season and provide more clarification on some of the topics discussed in earlier episodes such as how to more successfully give tough feedback and how to effectively lead the four essential meetings. There is great insight in this podcast on how to develop and strengthen your organization’s culture and be a better leader. This podcast will help, tune in now!

Jun 2019

18 min

It’s the start of season 4 and this is a very inspiring episode that you can’t miss! In this podcast, Tim share’s how leaders and organizations can achieve incredible results by looking at a real-life example from the sporting world. Learn more about the Four C’s Model to Creating a Healthy Organizational Culture and how you too can achieve performance beyond your wildest dreams.     

Sep 2019

15 min

Are you happy at work? Are the people working for you happy at work? In this episode Tim invites you to join the cause to obliterate job misery from the workplace. He explains what job misery is and why it matters. He also shares a vision for work in the future. Most importantly, he tells you how you can eradicate job misery from your company and leave an incredible legacy of leadership. This is a podcast you won’t want to miss! 

Sep 2019

17 min

Creating clarity is the first step to establishing a healthy organizational culture. Clarity sets the foundation for a strong company culture to grow. But how do you do it? In this episode Tim shares three simple and highly effective ways leaders can create clarity that permeates the entire organization. Implementing these three simple systems can be done within any enterprise and will have huge implications on your results as a leader. This is a can’t miss episode!

Sep 2019

9 min

Establishing consistency is crucial to building a healthy organizational culture. In this podcast, Tim shares details about two surefire systems any leader can utilize to help them create consistency throughout their organization and improve their culture. When consistency exists in the workplace, feelings of stability, trust, and security permeate the organization which leads to higher levels of productive and engagement and strong results. Tim also reveals how you can get free systems and tools on a new website, beanawesomeboss.com.  This is an episode you really don’t want to miss!   

Oct 2019

18 min

This week’s episode is all about adding celebration to your culture to help you create an amazing experience for your team. Celebration is about recognition, and measurement, and fun. Tim shares some really impactful celebration systems in this episode that can change and enhance how you recognize staff and make them always feel like an important part of your team. Listening to this podcast will help you improve your organization!

Oct 2019

17 min

This week’s episode is all about the fourth and final C to creating a healthy company culture:  Charity.  Tim discusses what charity is and how leaders can show charity in ways that are simple yet effective. He also discusses how charity and accountability work together and how leaders can take any action they need to take to move the company forward, but do it in a way that increases charity. Great leaders can’t miss this podcast! Also, be sure to checkout beanawesomeboss.com to receive the free tools Tim has discussed in the last four episodes of the podcast.     

Oct 2019

15 min

This week’s episode is all about putting your decisions, new policies, practices, and systems through a simple test to ensure what you are about to do will help your culture and not unintentionally hurt it! Tim explains this test and shares why it is so important. Applying this simple test to your big decisions is what the best organizations do.

Oct 2019

11 min

What do you do as a leader when there is disagreement among your team surrounding an important decision? How do you know what decision to make when your team is pulling you in different directions and the best course of action isn’t clear? In this podcast, Tim will address these topics and offer a practical and powerful method to effectively handle disharmony and make wise decisions in the workplace. This podcast will help any leader overcome the infighting, misalignment, and poor decision-making that plagues far too many organizations. 

Oct 2019

14 min

In this podcast, Tim explains the most important thing needed in order to build a great team. He describes what this one thing is, why it matters so much, and what you can do to nurture it so that your team always functions at a high level. He’ll also share how this one thing influences and improves organizational culture as well as how it relates to The Four C’s Model. Don’t miss out on this important episode on teamwork! 

Nov 2019

12 min

As has become tradition on the podcast, during this last episode of season four Tim answers important questions received from listeners throughout the season and provides vital insights  on meaningful topics such as the importance of the structure of The Four C’s Model to Creating a Healthy Company Culture, how charity influences the model, and the relationship between accountability and trust. Checkout this last episode of the season to learn how to better establish a strong organizational culture.  

Nov 2019

15 min

A lot has changed in our world, including a global pandemic that has rocked the world of work. In order to maintain stability and reopen successfully, many organizations will have to change their culture and embrace new safety measures and protocols.  On this podcast Tim explains three simple steps leaders and organizations can take to successfully change their company’s culture and have great success.  If you want to change your company culture, you need to listen to this podcast! 

Sep 24

19 min

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