Culture is the combination of attitudes and behaviors within a particular people group that defines the atmosphere, the feel, of that group. These groups can be as small as a families or as large as a nation, with businesses, churches, and other organizations sprinkled throughout. Small or large, each group has a unique culture.
With what group do you mostly associate? What is the culture of your group?
Is it friendly? Welcoming? Collaborative? Authoritative? Closed minded? Open minded?
Understanding how a thought framework like Loud Is Not A Language® can be adopted and applied to bring greater understanding of one another, compassion toward one another, and encouragement to one another can make a big difference in shifting a negative culture to a positive one. And why is that important? Because given the choice, people will leave negative cultures for positive ones.
You may be challenged to believe one person can make a difference. To believe you could be that one person; however, consider the ripples one rock thrown into a pond makes. Granted, that is an over-used analogy, but it doesn’t change the fact that one small rock creates multiple circles outward. One person taking a stand and doing things differently can have that same ripple effect on others. And when enough people are touched by those outward circles being formed, culture is changed.
Nobody taking a stand, just like nobody throwing a rock in the pond, keeps the atmosphere of the culture still and stagnant.
What is one rock you can toss into your pond today to start a ripple effect of positive difference?
Brenda Harkins is a believer in impossible possibilities. In brokenness becoming beautiful. In justice and mercy and honor and power – with love perfecting them all. As a Speaker, Author, Mediator, and Professional Coach, Brenda is highly focused on the power of communication. Her confidence, clarity, and courage to transform challenges into victories were the catalyst for creating Loud Is Not A Language®, a communication model that is actually a challenge to transform you. Become more you. Building strong, resilient, respectful relationships at the same time.