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In my professional escapades, I’ve weathered storms of being yelled at, criticized, threatened, demeaned, and outright disrespected. Strangely, a common thread runs through all these episodes—a lack of cultural fit. It’s a revelation worth dissecting.

— The Misfit Scenario —

Invariably, these individuals, good-hearted and brimming with potential, found themselves at odds with the organization’s culture. They either bid farewell, got the boot, or were shuffled into new roles.

— Why the Outbursts? —

The eruption of emotions—yelling, criticizing, threatening—stems from a natural defense mechanism. As the culture solidifies within a company, those misaligned feel the strain, resorting to these reactions.


Elevating Culture:

When I step into an organization to uplift people and processes, the first order of business is culture. It’s a dynamic entity shaped by the collective actions and beliefs of its people.

— The Necessity of Farewells —

As we strengthen a culture, there’s an inevitable parting of ways. Good people must GO! Not because they’re unworthy but because they’re steering in a different direction.

Making Strides:

Every successful company I encounter takes massive steps in the right direction—putting the right people on the bus, escorting the wrong ones off, and ensuring the right people occupy the right seats. 📈

Why Share This Now?

As we transition from the holiday season to a new year, ponder this:

↪ 1. Have you bid farewell to cultural misfits?


↪ 2. Have you, as a stellar individual, recognized a misalignment with your company’s culture and taken steps to rectify it?

If your answer is no, rest assured, your journey toward full potential, both as a company and an individual, is hindered. You deserve better.

Key Performance Indicator:

“There is no way, and I mean literally no way, to progress beyond your team’s organization without assessing: ‘What percentage of the right people do I have in key seats?'”

A Reminder:

 ↗ Half of FastCap’s workforce departed during Paul Akers’ lean transformation.

↗ Netflix experienced a similar pattern in their early days.

↗ This recurring theme isn’t unique; it surfaces in every company I collaborate with.

If this cultural recalibration hasn’t touched your organization yet, consider it your next crucial step towards growth and success.

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Discover Jason’s Expertise:

Meet Jason Schroeder, the driving force behind Elevate Construction IST. As the company’s owner and principal consultant, he’s dedicated to taking construction to new heights. With a wealth of industry experience, he’s crafted the Field Engineer Boot Camp and Superintendent Boot Camp – intensive training programs engineered to cultivate top-tier leaders capable of steering their teams towards success. Jason’s vision? To expand his training initiatives across the nation, empowering construction firms to soar to unprecedented levels of excellence.

On we go!