Practicing a “Culture of We” to Build Successful Businesses

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As the CEO of Logic20/20, a business consulting firm in Seattle, Christian O’Meara strives to create an atmosphere of integrity and achievement. To accomplish this goal, Christian O’Meara promotes a “culture of we.” Here are some elements of the we culture:

Hiring outstanding employees and treating them well is essential. Companies grow when smart people accept challenges and solve them as a team, acquiring new skills and being given opportunities to lead new ventures.

Teamwork is vital. In a culture of we, the players work together without falling into the pitfalls of looking out for number one, which only adds unnecessary stress. When the teams wins, everybody wins. Helping other team members builds a strong group. In a cooperative environment, every employee should have a mentor and pass on their wisdom to someone else.

Peer recognition is also crucial. Being recognized by your teammates feels good and is sometimes rewarded with raises and promotions. Such honors remind everyone that all employees contribute to corporate success.

To promote unity, Logic20/20 has a social committee that gives people a chance to have fun outside of work by joining company soccer, basketball, or softball teams. For those interested in other types of recreation, video games, Scrabble, and even Lego blocks are available.

Finally, community involvement enhances the lives of both givers and receivers. Time spent volunteering is billable and Logic20/20 frequently reaches out to serve the needs of others.

Some Important Qualities of Good Mentorship

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Experienced executive Christian O’Meara has worked in areas ranging from business development to recruitment. Co-founder of Logic20/20, based in Seattle, Christian O’Meara believes in the importance of sharing the benefits received from mentorship by mentoring others.

Mentoring provides a supportive relationship that empowers many to achieve success. If you have received guidance from a mentor, consider passing on the fruits of that experience to others, which will further enhance your own development.

Good mentors are honest and humble. By sharing your experiences with those you mentor, you give them the opportunity to learn from your mistakes. Your honest assessment of their current path and goals will provide them an outside perspective to help them gain clarity. Good mentors also listen well, and consequently, better support those they mentor.

Sometimes mentees simply need encouragement when they face obstacles and feel like giving up from someone who has “been there.” Perhaps you can point out a way they could improve their company practices, be more effective at networking, or otherwise further their own personal development. As a mentor, you can help in all of these areas and many more through your words and personal example.