Late last year we published an interview with Jon Mertz who shared with us to think of the workplace as a community.
What was most interesting about Jon’s idea was how he came to this understanding. He discovered it while on a skiing vacation with his family in the Colorado Rockies. If you missed this interview and are curious, you can read Jon’s fascinating story here.
Since that time I’ve been thinking about community in the workplace and have been on the lookout for anything related to the idea.
Then early this year I heard about Nick Hughes and the community he was building for entrepreneurs called Founders Live. In the short period of two years, Nick has built a thriving and growing global community of over 10,000 people.
As I learned more about Nick and Founders Live, I was struck by what he stood for and how it was calling on me to be part of the community. In fact, I have volunteered to help launch a Founders Live local group here in Tallinn.
And since Nick was a very successful serial entrepreneur who has started and grown several successful companies, I was curious if he might be interested in an interview.
My curiosity resulted in a conversation where Nick gladly agreed to an interview.
Here are a few key ideas from the interview:
- It shouldn’t matter what level people are in the organization. People should feel that their voice matters.
- Giving credit to individuals openly and publicly makes them feel like they’re having an impact and their voice matters.
- You get up every day and go to work, but your job and your efforts are actually meaningful and impacting people. I think that’s what they desire.
- The first core value is about respectful authenticity, embracing the uniqueness of everyone, and including people of all genders, races and background.
Read the full interview and learn more about community in the workplace with Nick Hughes in How to Incorporate Purpose & Values to Build a Thriving Community.
Care to let me know what you find most intriguing in the interview with Nick? I’d love to get your perspective.
To your great work life & success!