I’m reading The Road Less Stupid and wanted to share with you the following:

Culture is King (You get what you Tolerate) Chapter 7 from the Book “The Road Less Stupid” by Keith J. Cunningham written in 2018.

I encourage you (when possible) to add the below letter that Keith J. Cunningham shared with your job descriptions & postings for any and all open positions:

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If you feel this level of engagement is not right for you or that you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you.

Our expectations is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions. In other words, live “Above the Line”.

We understand that not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them. On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following Above the Line principles:

  • Accountability: See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It
  • Become part of the solution
  • Respect for others and their feelings
  • Act now!
  • Ask the question: ”What else can I do?”
  • Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me? And what can I do better?”
  • Personal ownership and pride
  • Reject average
  • Show others that you care

I am betting you are a busy executive and culture is one of your cornerstones to success. Coaching and facilitating my CEO peer advisory group keeps me pretty busy, too. Since 2006, I’ve been chairing private leadership groups in the Austin area and would like to visit with you in a 10 minute phone conversation about the selection process for a seat in one of our 16 Austin leadership groups.

Every CEO realizes that what brought them success today may not be enough to go higher. In short: private CEO groups further the business objectives of each member by helping them see what they don’t see so they can go to the next level.

Let’s get together for a phone conversation to see if our goals are mutually agreeable. Do you have time for a short phone call this week or next?

Continued successes,

Ed Stillman