April 10, 2019

A Commitment to Culture, with Paul Spiegelman

Episode 6:

Paul Spiegelman is the co-founder of the Small Giants Community, a peer-group of purpose-driven business leaders. He is the former chief culture officer of Stericycle, the co-founder and former CEO of BerylHealth and the founder and chairman of The Beryl Institute.

Paul is a New York Times best-selling author and has been honored with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Paul is a sought-after speaker and author on leadership, employee engagement, entrepreneurship, culture, and leading a purpose-driven life. He has made many radios and TV appearances and his views have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine and he is currently a columnist for Forbes.com.

Paul practiced law for two years prior to starting BerylHealth. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and a law degree from Southwestern University.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Paul became aware that culture and engagement were important to a successful organization
  • Why creating a powerful culture helped grow Paul’s business and allowed him to hire great employees
  • How Paul demonstrates the importance of culture to the leadership he works with
  • How Paul uses indicators like the link between employee and customer satisfaction to show a tangible return on investment
  • Why it’s sometimes difficult to overcome the “command and control” leadership style ingrained in many companies
  • Why the mission, vision and values of an organization need to go beyond a plaque on the wall and become a commitment
  • How having an atmosphere of fun in the workplace can benefit the culture of the organization
  • Why an organization should have a caring attitude toward its employees and community
  • Why Paul believes that every employee wants purpose, appreciation, and the opportunity to learn and grow
  • How to benefit your own organization’s culture by assessing where it is now and being honest about where you want it to go

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