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Marit's Leadership Book Club

The Culture Code
by Daniel Coyle

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture. Coyle shares stories from companies like Google, Pixar, Disney, the San Antonio Spurs and Navy SEALs to demonstrate highly effective teams. He points out that companies excel not just because they have smart people, but because they work together in a smarter way. The book offers helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. This book reminds us that some of the most important words a leader can say are, “I screwed that up!” I highly recommend taking the time to explore the core concepts: building safety between team members by signaling connection and belonging; sharing vulnerabilities to foster trust and cooperation, and establishing shared goals and values with purpose.

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Marit Peters

Executive Director & President