Undivided Life Newsletter
Volume 29 - September 25, 2023
Culture + Strategy = Impact
What if you started each new week saying, "Thank God it's Monday"?
For most people, this doesn't sound possible.
But you can begin building the future you want now with Undivided Life.
Leveraging our strategy and culture expertise, we equip and empower leaders to
create thriving organizations that promote human flourishing.
The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator
As we prepare to launch our faith-based incubator in 2024, we are meeting with startup experts, planning site visits, and studying the groundbreaking work of groups like Y Combinator. And while our incubator will focus on more than just tech startups, the basic principles of Y Combinator remain the same.
Two ideas that we love from Y Combinator include:
Fund the team and the pivot, not just the original idea – When a startup team is smart and shows promise, they often receive the initial funding and incubation with an understanding that their original idea will morph and pivot into something stronger.
People work harder on difficult problems than mundane ones – Rather than looking for easy wins and small problems to solve, startup teams should be encouraged to tackle complex problems where they can create a competitive advantage and immerse themselves into finding a meaningful solution.
What books and resources do you recommend as we prep our incubator team for launch in mid-2024?
Attracting Great Talent Doesn't Require Luck
It’s impossible to attract great talent in today’s job market.
We are told this every day. Then we repeat it over and over. And for most companies and most leaders, this false narrative becomes their truth.
But it’s not true for the organizations and leaders that view great company culture as a competitive advantage. For these trailblazers, culture is the strategy of how work is done - - from the initial job descriptions and the interview process, to onboarding and regular coaching, to how the company approaches teamwork, compensation, celebration, reprimand, performance improvement, terminations, and everything in between.
The Culture Foundations Series is Coming!
Undivided Life will soon release our Culture Foundations Series of online courses and we need your help to determine which topics are in the highest demand.
Please take 30 seconds to complete the survey below and we will keep you posted on release dates and details.