Create an Environment Where People Can Thrive

America's Best Hope 2013


In this 33-minute session from America's Best Hope 2013, Donnie Smith explains the key components of providing a culture where those you lead can thrive. Donnie is President and CEO of Tyson Foods. He has led the company to become one of the largest food providers in the world, with $37.6 billion in sales in 2014. 


How do you show those you lead that you care for them?
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How comfortable do you think the people in your organization are about sharing their concerns or ideas? What are some ways that you can ensure your people feel heard and appreciated?
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How well can your average employee articulate your organization's mission and core values? What do you do to help keep mission and values at the forefront of your organization?
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What are some ways you exhibit authenticity in your communication with those you lead? Why is this important?
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Donnie began his talk with a fact: the number-one deciding factor on whether someone will remain or leave your organization is their boss. As a leader, this means the culture you foster will retain quality employees, or drive them away. Seek to create an environment where people thrive—one characterized by trust, clarity, and communication. 


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