Podcast Episode 15 – “How a Healthy Team Culture is the Secret to Your Company’s Success” with William Vanderbloemen

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Episode 15  – What would it be like to work in a place where everyone genuinely enjoyed working there?  Wouldn’t you love to have a healthy workplace environment, low staff turnover, and high productivity?  According to today’s guest, William Vanderbloemen, your company’s success lives and dies with how effectively you develop a healthy, vibrant team culture.

A good team culture doesn’t develop by accident.  It’s something you create over time through nurture and deliberate planning.  Cultivating a good team culture will lead to lower staff turnover, increased profitability, better team morale, and a more positive work experience.

I hope you enjoy this week’s episode as William Vanderbloemen shares the key features that you need in order to ensure that your team culture is healthy.  Whether you’re joining an established company or starting your own, there are great tips in here that you need!  Sit back and listen to a great conversation about how you as a leader can build the company of your dreams with the team  you already have in place.


“The reason for a healthy team culture is the very real tactic of retaining good employees.”

 – William Vanderbloemen


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Meet William Vanderbloemen

William Vanderbloemen has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.

William is regularly invited to speak across the country in both church services and as a resource to churches and conferences on leadership. His latest book is Culture Wins: The Roadmap To An Irresistible Workplace.


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This week’s blog post: The Top 3 Killers of Team Culture that Leaders Should Avoid


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Show times

  • 00:00 – Introduction to the episode
  • 01:22 – Subscribe to the podcast, and please leave a review!
  • 01:52 – Join the “Business and Personal Finance for Physicians and Dentists Facebook Group
  • 02:16 – I am now offering one-on-one personal finance and business coaching!
  • 03:09 – Introduction to William Vanderbloemen
  • 05:28 – William’s book, Culture Wins, was instrumental in Dr. Lacey’s practice.
  • 06:11 – What is meant by the concept, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”?
  • 07:14 – Culture defines how your team will function as you work on achieving a common mission.
  • 08:12 – Culture is often formed by early people in the life of an organization.  It can be shaped by the leadership of an organization.  Alternatively, it may be formed as an aggregate of the personalities of the team members.
  • 10:36 – How do you assess your team’s culture to determine where you are as an organization?  
  • 11:00 – A healthy culture will lead to lower employee turnover.
  • 14:00 – Check out this great free resource to help you assess your team’s culture:  theculturetool.com 
  • 15:28 – How do you influence the team culture when you’re just one person joining a large organization?
  • 16:30 – “Honor those above you, serve those beneath you.”  Following that maxim is a recipe for success!  
  • 18:32 – An important question every business leader should be asking is, “Are the best people in your organization recommending their friends to work for your organization?”
  • 21:32 – Surround yourself with good people and you’ll do well!
  • 23:15 – Attracting Millennials requires having a healthy, engaging, vibrant team culture.
  • 24:40 – How do you cultivate a team culture that functions well when you have team members across multiple generations?
  • 26:10 – Ask yourself this, “When we are functioning at our best, what do we do that’s common to us and uncommon to everyone else?”  Focus on those things!
  • 30:45 – William Vanderbloemen likes to ask, “What is our dysfunction?”  That is, “What’s quirky about us that’s good and worth cultivating?”
  • 31:40 – Your team’s superpower may be something incredibly simple!! For example, just listening to your patient might be the magic trait that sets your company apart!
  • 33:04 – Physicians naturally tend towards isolation and working in “silos.”  How do you foster and develop a healthy team culture when physicians to work solo?
  • 35:15 – When you have a smaller company that gets bought by larger companies, the two company cultures have to merge and develop into a new team culture so you can retain good people.
  • 37:32 – Failure to maintain a healthy team culture leads to loss of great employees.  That’s a huge financial problem!
  • 39:16 – It’s as important to fire people who don’t fit your culture as it is to hire people who DO fit your culture.  It’s not just about performance! Your team members need to uphold your organization’s values!
  • 42:54 – Culture has to supersede personality!  Celebrate the values someone upholds, rather than the personality team members themselves.
  • 46:34 – William Vanderbloemen shares his parting advice.
  • 48:10 – Summary of the episode
  • 49:15 – This week’s free resource: “32 Easy Ways to Recognize Your Team Members
  • 50:07 – Featured online community this week: “Physician Medical Expert Group
  • 52:58 – signing off


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