083: How to Turn Around a Failing Culture, with Rob DiTota
In this episode, I sit with Rob DiTota, vice president of US commercial for a large medical device organization and has over 25 years of healthcare experience with 15 years of leadership experience. Rob has a unique background where you will hear him talk about his leadership experience as an officer in the fire services, as well as his leadership experience in the corporate world. I think you’ll find tremendous value in hearing him talk about his thoughts on team culture and his approach to how he turned around challenged cultures into great ones.
- Culture is your values and behaviors. It drives the vision and mission of the organization
- To diagnose cultural issues, first ensure that everyone is on the same page with your definition of culture
- Transparency and trust is critically important in building teams, building a culture, and driving performance
- When working through tasks of turning around culture, decentralize the command. This means give your team the autonomy to make decisions on their own; to lead
- Keep things simple. The more complexity you add to your strategy and leadership style the higher the likelihood things don’t get done
- Don’t be afraid to own your mistakes. You don’t become a strong leader without challenges, obstacles, and failures
- Act as one team!