I’m so pleased to be one of the contributing thought leaders for Alinka Rutkowska recently published book –  Supreme Leadership Habits: Gain 850 Years of Wisdom from Successful Business Leaders. Alinka, an international best-selling author, interviewed 34 executives celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018, and shares their secrets to growing profitable businesses. My contribution discusses the genuine respect we have here at SystemExperts for our customers and the culture that has allowed our company to continue to deliver outstanding services to our clients.

“We employ staff who know what they’re doing. Our methodologies are structured to build on the clients’ strengths and we model ourselves as an extension of their teams. It’s a collegial approach and never adversarial.  At our company we have a sincerity aspect that’s part of our culture. It’s not just me treating people right; it’s all of us treating our clients and vendors right. We are who we are; we don’t pretend to be what we’re not.”

Alinka continues to quote me discussing our corporate culture. “Corporate culture isn’t one person. It’s organic. It’s almost like an organism. It evolves; it changes, depending on the mix of people involved and what the stresses are on the outside environment. At our company we have a sincerity aspect that’s part of our culture. It’s not just me treating people right; it’s all of us treating our clients and vendors right. We are who we are; we don’t pretend to be what we’re not.

“Corporate cultures are complicated, and they reflect shared values. We feel we have a special culture. We do everything with integrity. We focus on quality and responsiveness for both our clients and our vendors. Key to our success is having an open mind and asking others to “tell us  what you think.”