How To Build A World-Class Workplace Culture With Anton Gunn

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Welcome to another episode of The RVA Small Business Show with your host Cory Mosley. In today’s segment, we are joined by Anton Gunn, Leadership Consultant and Author.

Anton is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and a national expert on Workplace Injustice. He was the first African American in history elected to the South Carolina Legislature from his district early in his career.

He is the bestselling author of The Audacity of Leadership, The Presidential Principles and Just Lead. Anton has been featured in TIME Magazine, the Wall St Journal, INC Magazine, BBC, NPR, and on Good Morning America.

People are now starting to wake up to recognize their work is more than just collecting a paycheck. -Anton Gunn

The Power of 44 Actions

Anton’s “Just Lead” is a treasure trove of knowledge, providing 44 actions that help leaders foster a positive workplace culture, break down barriers, and improve employee retention. These actions are straightforward, practical, and designed to make a difference in your organization.

Breaking Down Barriers

A healthy work environment is one where barriers are broken down, and employees feel valued and included. Gunn’s book offers a range of actions that encourage open communication, collaboration, and mutual respect among team members.

  1. Encourage Open Communication: Foster a culture where employees feel comfortable sharing their ideas, concerns, and feedback without fear of retribution.
  2. Embrace Diversity and Inclusion: Recognize and celebrate the unique perspectives and backgrounds of your employees, and actively work to create a more inclusive workplace.

Boosting Retention

Employee retention is essential for the success of any organization. When employees feel valued, they are more likely to stay at their jobs and contribute positively to the company’s growth. Anton’s “Just Lead” provides actionable steps to increase retention.

  1. Offer Competitive Compensation: Ensure your employees are fairly compensated for their work, and regularly assess your compensation packages to stay competitive in the market.
  2. Provide Opportunities for Growth: Offer professional development and training opportunities, and support employees in their career advancement.

Building a World-Class Culture

A world-class culture is one that attracts top talent and fosters a sense of pride among employees. “Just Lead” offers guidance on how to create such an environment.

  1. Lead by Example: Demonstrate the values and behaviors you want to see in your employees, and hold yourself accountable for your actions.
  2. Foster a Sense of Belonging: Create a workplace where employees feel they are an essential part of the team and are valued for their unique contributions.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Embrace open communication and collaboration to break down barriers in the workplace.
  2. Boost employee retention by offering competitive compensation and opportunities for growth.
  3. Build a world-class culture by leading by example and fostering a sense of belonging among your employees.

Connect With Anton Gunn

Click here to purchase your copy of “Just Lead: 44 Actions to Break Down Barriers”

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