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Winning cultures don't just happen. They are painstakingly built by leaders who get their teammates to buy into an ethos and way of doing things that becomes the norm. New Zealand's national rugby team, the All Blacks, has leveraged their culture as a Superpower that has made them the winningest team in the world.
In a recent post, I explored the idea of company culture as a Superpower that fuels greatness. I've been watching Uber's culture closely for awhile - with the idea that its culture is becoming its achilles heel. Instead of being its greatest asset, it looks like Uber's culture has become cancerous - slowly killing it from the inside.
Its not often that advertising still gives goosebumps, but when i saw this amazing new adidas Originals spot during the Grammy Awards Sunday night, the Trefoil that's been in my heart for many, many years swelled with pride. I started my career with adidas in Germany back in 1990. I was obsessed by the brand as a kid and a dream come true to see the Trefoil logo spinning on the roof of the building in person the first time, let alone have the opportunity to work there. It would've been impossible to not have a Trefoil in my heart after the experiences I had there to live my dream. Because an Original is never finished.
Culture is the difference between a good company and a great one.
I've worked in, with, around and on hundreds of companies - great ones, good ones, average ones, and shitty ones - and believe that the great ones all have culture as a Superpower.