Crystallize My Understanding of Culture
John helped me crystallize my understanding of culture and the importance it is to our company’s success. A company’s culture is an understanding of shared values and beliefs by its employee and leadership team. A strong culture encourages employees to be innovative, solve for the customer, and encourages continual learning and exploration. Culture can’t be forced or dictated by upper management but supporting a healthy culture and nurturing its growth or initiating changes, should be as important of a goal as improving revenue. In fact, a healthy and supportive culture can be the key part of an organization’s long-term success.
Invaluable for High Performance Teams
Culture is one of, if not the most, important determinants of your organization’s success. Understanding how to build and maintain the right culture that reflects your values and your intentions is a tricky proposition to navigate. John M. Ruh and Associates can be your guide in this critical endeavor. Their experience, knowledge and proven approach is invaluable for high performance teams looking to continue in pursuit of excellence or in turnaround situations where “a miracle” is needed.
Direct and To The Point
What I have enjoyed about working with John is his quick grasp of what were my values for our team. Respect is such a key value for us, and John buys right into that and helped us learn the communication styles that would protect this while improving our overall performance. John is direct and to the point and focuses on what the client really wants as the key drivers.
A Unique Game Plan to Rollout
We have partnered with John Ruh to help identify our culture and needs for structure in our workplace. He identified our DISC profiles to help us better understand ourselves and better communicate with each other. He met one-on-one with leadership to dive deeper into understanding our needs and ensuring that we take care of ourselves so we can take care of the company and employees. This has been invaluable! He also helped us create a unique Game Plan to rollout to the company. Thank you, John!
Teaches How to Communicate Effectively
Working with John on redefining culture: John takes the time to understand an organization’s dynamics before he comes up with a game plan. He then teaches everyone how to communicate effectively with each other and gains buy in from everyone. Once this has been completed, John has laid the building blocks for a stronger team which will then be able to establish a vision, mission and values for the entire organization. Since he is able to gain buy in from everyone he has established a stronger culture which can lead to dynamic organizational change.
Enhanced Our Company Culture
John Ruh and Associates enhanced our company culture and empowered each of us to be better versions of ourselves working together. John worked with us on communication related skills which significantly helped our interactions. We developed a game plan for our company which would come all the way down to department level and individual level game plans. He makes sure that each individual develops personal game plans and receives support in this regard.
Crystallize Our Mission, Vision, Goals and Core Values
John helped our company crystallize our mission, vision, goals and core values into a written game plan defining our culture. This game plan helps our employees and stakeholders stay on track and brings clarity on where we are going and how to get there. John’s guidance and patience during this sole-searching process was invaluable. I highly recommend companies of all sizes partner with John to assist in building a solid foundation for their business.
Transitioning Our Organization to a New Structure
Ruh and Associates improved our company culture by helping create value expectations for all employees across the business. They also improved collaboration by understanding DISC profiles and how best to communicate with a given style that might be different than your own. John and his team were very helpful in transitioning our organization to a new structure.
A Culture That is Strong
In the rat race world that we live in we are so focused on getting to the top it becomes very easy to forget how the actions we take effect more than just ourselves. John has an ability to breakdown your business to understand what is important to the entire organization. This creates a culture that is strong enough to break through any and all obstacles that come your way day to day.
John is an Excellent Guide
John Ruh possesses a unique form of wisdom that requires you to look inside yourself. For all of us who struggle to be better at who we are, John is an excellent guide.
Expertise, Leadership Skills, and Energy
John has worked extensively with Cornelius for over a year across a wide range of consulting assignments. We initially appointed him to assist in synergizing our team in the fast paced business that we manage. We have been greatly impressed with his expertise, leadership skills and energy that his role has expanded to include support with culture development, creation of a business Game Plan, and ongoing people development. John’s support has been invaluable during a period of significant change for Cornelius and I would fully endorse his excellent interpersonal skills, breadth of knowledge and communication approach.
A Culture that is Consistent with Your Values
John M Ruh & Associates are truly expert at discovering who you are and what you want your company be. They will help you develop a culture that is consistent with your values and keeps you on track to achieve your goals. And they will put this in writing, in a manner that will allow anyone to know who you are, where you’re going and how to successfully partner with you.
Get to Know a Company’s Culture
I have worked with John Ruh and Associates for many years. They really get to know a company’s culture through interviewing the leadership team as well as the people on their staff to get a full understanding of company values, successes and pending issues. They even do surveys when needed. Everything is fully understood and in place before any Game Plan is developed and implemented to assure a successful outcome.
Passionate About Supporting Leaders
John Ruh and his team are passionate about supporting Leaders and Team Members to achieve their potential through outlining individual and company goals and creating a plan to achieve those goals. John and his team bring a wide variety of customized support to break through old and non-functioning patterns within the culture, and in the end his clients achieve a culture that works for the employees and their customers. John is generous with his complimentary consultations—give him and his team some time, so you can see if he is the right fit for you!
United Us on Our Path Together
John Ruh and Associates was employed to assist us in building a cohesive leadership team that was focused on a common set of goals. John’s incorporation of DISC profiling and training was extremely instrumental in helping us develop the ability to be clear in our communication with each other. We developed an appreciation for each other and the unique way in which we all communicate. His guidance on our first company game plan united us on our path together. We built an effective, communicative, and focused leadership team that now has the tools to take it throughout the facility.
All Because I Changed the Culture
Culture is so important for business success. At one point in my career, I took over an under-performing manufacturing operation and in 18 months grew sales 50% and profits went through the roof. All because I changed the culture and it wasn’t very hard. The owner was actually embarrassed. I still don’t know anything about manufacturing, but I know how important culture is. To learn more, I highly recommend John Ruh and Associates. Insightful, caring and a lot of fun to work with.
Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
John has a deep understanding of the classic phrase ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ He has a keen awareness of the power of alignment of a team toward a goal. He has a way of pragmatically bringing into focus the moving parts of a team from a culture and values perspective in order to bring about a more effective end result for an organization.
Unique and Highly Effective
John has been a big help by enlightening me on the importance of culture. By focusing on it – after learning that as the head of the company this is among my greatest responsibilities – I have noticed a big improvement in the productivity and happiness of my team. Plus, viewing each employee as an individual with specific needs and ways of dealing with others is something I had taken for granted. John’s approach is unique and highly effective.
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