Winn Claybaugh: Company Culture Begins with You

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“Anytime there is a problem in an organization, it’s because relationships broke down.” - @WinnClaybaugh Click To Tweet

People want to work with people who give back. It’s true. In fact, 85% of consumers will choose a to spend money with a company that is committed to giving back to its communities.

It’s never too late to start giving, but it’s also never too early. If you are looking to build a business the sooner you find a way to align yourself with the community, the quicker your success will be.

Not only will people want to buy from you, but people will also want to work with you. That brings us to the next point.

Being a good leader is also about making sure the people around you are happy. You need to come in to work in a great mood, and everyone else on your team can thrive knowing they’re supported.

Give people around you permission to be friendly and social. There’s no reason for things to be stiff and awkward.

Lastly know that when there is a problem that means there’s a relationship problem. People aren’t happy and they aren’t communicating properly. So instead of screaming at people, and barking orders, take the time to fix their inner problems.

That’s all anyone really wants, to be respected as human beings with feelings.

On this episode of Redefining Wealth we bring you a living legend in business. Winn Claybaugh is the Co-Founder, Co-Owner, and Dean of Paul Mitchell The School.

Winn believes everyone can achieve personal and professional success. His optimism is based on proven leadership practices in running his own company for more than 30 years. A business owner with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair-care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division.

Winn’s fun-loving approach to cosmetology and business education has earned him widespread recognition in and out of the beauty industry. In 2004, he was the youngest recipient of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Hall of Leaders’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2011, behindthechair.com honored him with their Hairdressers Unlocking Hope Award, and in 2016 American Salon named him one of the five “Industry Leaders Who Helped Revolutionize Education.” Recognizing his leadership of the Paul Mitchell Schools’ annual FUNraising campaign, Winn was named Humanitarian of the Year by Friendly House in 2013 and he received Thirst Project’s Vision Award in 2015. In 2017 Winn received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which ranks among the nation’s most renowned awards and recognizes individuals who have made it their mission to share their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents, and selfless generosity with those less fortunate.

A national speaker for major corporations, Winn is also the author of Be Nice (Or Else!), with foreword written by CNN’s Larry King, who called him “one of the best motivational speakers in the country.” Under his leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, Winn and the Paul Mitchell Schools have raised over $18.2 million for multiple charitable organizations.

Download this episode of Redefining Wealth to learn exactly how to create a company culture that will skyrocket your business.

“Always be in a great mood. Fake it when necessary.” - @WinnClaybaugh Click To Tweet

The Cliff Notes:

Don’t compare yourself to your competitors.
Follow your own heart.
Create a space where people just want to be there.
You don’t have to train people to hug, you just have to give them permission.
There are myths that you have to be mean to your employees.
Be nice to yourself first.
Think about your needs, not just everyone else’s.
Make sure your walks lines up with your talk.
How you live your life is what should be sending your message.
Choose the people in your life slow.
And employee who won’t do something means there is an attitude problem.
An employee that can’t do something means there is training needed.
People don’t run your company, systems run your company.
Write things down so they know what’s expected of them.
The purpose of a meeting should be to communicate and connect as a team.
Be attracted to people who are famous and successful for the right reasons.
If you can’t apply what you’ve been learning, it means nothing.
Don’t sit on information, immediately put it into action.
Progress beats perfection.
Faith gives you hope.
85% of consumers will choose a to spend money with a company that is committed to giving back to its communities.
People want to work for a company that is globally aware.

“I just say yes and figure it out later.” - @WinnClaybaugh Click To Tweet

Links:

Winn’s Book Be Nice (or Else)

Winn’s Website

Winn’s Twitter

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