Ownership is everything...
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Ownership is everything...

To every leader who champions a growth mindset and wants to change their company’s culture to one of individual ownership and perpetual learning, we say this:

Gird your loins.

You’re in for some uncomfortable, brain-bending, messy work. You will make mistakes. In fact, you must make mistakes. Publicly. And if you want to see real, meaningful change, you’re going to have to lead with trust, because…

  • You can’t ask people to "think big" without allowing room for failure.
  • You can’t demand engagement without relinquishing authority.
  • You can’t create a learning culture without demonstrating your own vulnerability.

But you don’t have to do it alone. In fact, the sooner you embrace and accept just how humbling meaningful evolution can be — the faster you’ll find yourself in lockstep with your team, bravely building that culture, together.

— OfficeNinjas HQ

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2019 OfficeNinjas All-Star Zoila Primo reminding us of what can be accomplished when we build together, as a team. Visit the All-Star Hall of Fame for more winner wisdom. (Psst… We’re accepting nominations for 2022 All-Stars until TOMORROW Mar 25.)
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