BUILDING A CULTURE OF ALIVENESS:
Tuthill strives to create an environment where individuals are both motivated and effective. One of the ways that this is accomplished is by treating people as the great individuals that they are instead of as business objects. With unwavering confidence that each and every one of its employees has the potential to become a Radical Leader, Tuthill has invested a large amount of time in teaching the principles of a Conscious Company and Radical Leadership® at all levels within the organization.
In 2015, Tuthill introduced a new direction on its journey called the Compass. More than just a poster on the wall, the Compass is embraced by all team members to make daily business decisions, to develop into conscious leaders, and to support their Purpose, Wake the World. This Purpose was designed with the intention to have impact outside of Tuthill’s walls by identifying cause partners and encouraging employees to truly come alive.
All employees are invited to leadership training, off-site retreats, that are designed to strengthen their skill sets. Some of the key topics covered in this training are awareness, responsibility, intention, choice, and impact.
Awareness: The primary objective in this training is to turn up the awareness of what’s going on with the thoughts and feelings inside of you, the people next to you, and in the world around you.
Responsibility: With awareness comes a whole world of choice and possibility that can lead one down a path of creating exactly what he or she wants. Being response-able is a very powerful option should you choose to exercise it. Don’t walk through life as a victim with your head hanging low, instead pick up your head and make a choice that will lead you down a better road. Don’t belittle people around you, instead call them forth to be great and see what can be accomplished then. Don’t steal credit from people or do things in their place because your way is better, instead honor their achievements and learn from how they did it.
Intention: Employees are asked to take a deep look at what they want personally and to speak up about it so that an overlap between their wants and the company wants can be identified. Once this occurs employees become both more motivated to come to work every day and more effective at what they’re working on.
Choice: Understand what options are available to you. Sometimes you need to think outside of the box and sometimes you will need help. Remember to ask for it if you need it, then pick. If your choice doesn’t have the impact you desire just pick another option and try again.
Impact: Watch what you’ve created unfold right before your very eyes. If it’s not what you intended, take a closer look at the options you’ve exposed and the choices you’ve made. The possibilities are without bounds!
A fundamental understanding of these core concepts sets the framework for understanding what a Conscious Leader truly is.