Inspiring Culture

Creative and Empowering Culture


Inspiring Corporate Culture

Inspiring creativity, innovation, and extraordinary performance

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo





An inspired culture is the greatest asset in business.


Inspiring Culture Shared Values Corporate Vision, Mission, and Goals Continuous Innovation Innovation-friendly Organization Inspirational Leadership: 10 Roles Vadim Kotelnikov Quotes Business e-Coach: Graphic Maps Inspiring People INSPIRING CORPORATE CULTURE: Shared Values, Inspiring Vision, Inspirational Leadership, Inspirational Environment, Relentless Innovation



  Winning Corporate Culture Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book


9 Signs of a Losing Organization

  • Discouraging Culture: no shared values; lack of trust; blame culture; focus on problems, not opportunities; diversity is not celebrated; failures are not tolerated; people lose confidence in their leaders and systems... More

What Drives Creative Workers?

❶  Inspiring vision

❷  Challenge, stretch goals

❸  Passion

❹  Feeling terrific about themselves

❺  Sense of ownership

❻  Involvement

❼  Self-confidence

❽  Freedom to experiment and fail

❾  Speed

❿  Growth opportunities



10 Commandments of Innovation

Inspirational Leadership

10 Roles

  1. Provide an inspiring vision and strategic alignment, launch a crusade

  2. Help people connect their personal goals to business goals

  3. Make relentless innovation a religion... More

12 Roles of a Corporate Leader Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book


Building a Team Culture

10 Action Areas

  1. Provide and inspiring vision

  2. Define shared values

  3. Set stretch goals... More

Creating a Sustainable Culture of Innovation

An 8-Step Process

  • Whet the Appetite: Invite people already inspired to innovate to be part of your core team... More

High-Performing CULTURE  >>>

Do you want to encourage extraordinary performance from your people? Do you want them to do great things?

If yes, then you must create an inspiring corporate culture to inspire, empower and energize them. 

"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." ~ Frank Tibolt

Inspirational Leadership

Inspirational leaders create an inspiring culture within their organization.

People are not led by plans and evaluations. If you want to move and get the best from your people, don't say "I have a strategic plan". You must create inspiration, self-respect, a sense of ownership and excitement.

Inspirational leaders breathe life, confidence and creativity into the organization. They supply a shared vision and inspire people to achieve more than they may ever have dreamed possible. People change when they are emotionally engaged and committed.

Tips for Making the Vision a Reality

Inspirational leaders create 'can-do' attitude and make business fun. They unlock inner power of their people and sustain their commitment. They inspire, energize and move people. They build corporate communities in which people feel valued, capable, confident and strong. They inspire team members to believe in the extraordinary work they can do together.

People do what they have to do for a manager, they do their best for an inspirational leader... More

Inspiring People: 4 Strategies

Creating a Culture for Innovation

The question for leaders today isn’t if culture is important for success but how culture can drive successful innovation – and what, specifically, leaders can do to influence the kind of culture that leads to behavior that’s truly innovative... More

Value Innovation: Yin-Yang Strategies Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Innovation-adept Culture

Establishing the culture of innovation requires a broad and sustained effort. Though changing a company's culture is never easy, with the right leadership, cultures can be reshaped and amazing results can accrue. Establishing an attitude of relentless growth is what enables an organization and its people to achieve their goals. The spirit of relentless growth keeps fresh ideas flowing and reinvigorates your company. Thus, "the primary challenge facing market leaders is to institutionalize an environment where every decision and direction can be constantly and safely reassessed."2... More

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Guiding Principles Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Sense of Ownership

Employees who have a sense of ownership are more motivated than those who feel that they just work here. Individual employees and teams thrive when they have a sense of ownership. The more empowered and engaged people are, the more committed they are to the company and try to do their best.

Use Strategic Intent to Motivate Idea Generation

Strategic Intent is senior management's primary motivational tool for radical idea generation. Senior management uses strategic intent to communicate a misfit between current resources and corporate aspirations and motivate idea generation when it actively encourages the quest for new opportunities... More

The Fun Factor

Do you really want to learn innovation and know what is deep inside, at the core of successful innovation ecosystems like Silicon Valley? "The truth is ... it's a ball! Hard work combined with hard play - at every level, from executive down and back up again."1 

People don't only work hard, but also have a lot of fun at the same time. And they are not just having fun, but planning it and making it part of their culture. This is the spirit that truly enables relentless innovation and creates innovation-adept culture... More   

Freedom To Fail

Making mistakes is essential to innovation and organizational growth, as long as systems are developed to avoid making the same mistake twice.

Freedom to Fail

Noble Failure

Freedom to fail means a freedom to explore, venture, experiment and succeed in uncharted territory.... More

Harnessing the Power Diversity

Leadership-Management Synergy  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Diversity of thought, perception, background and experience enhance the creativity and innovation.

It was by taking a different view of a traditional business that major innovations were achieved. To find a better creative solution to the current practice, force yourself to reframe the problem, to break down its components and assemble them in a different way... More

Cultural Intelligence

Cultural intelligence (CQ) is your capability to grow personally through continuous learning and good understanding of diverse cultural heritage, wisdom and values, and to deal effectively with people from different cultural background and understanding... More



Michael Dell advice

Develop a fast-paced flexible culture. Mobilize your people around a common goal. Help them feel a part of something genuine and important.

Michael Dell

Dell Inc.

Steve Jobs advice quotes

Apple is an incredibly collaborative company. You know how many committees we have at Apple? Zero. We're structured like a start-up.

Steve Jobs


IDEO Tom Kelley creativity innovation quotes

Break rules and "fail forward" so that change is part of the culture, and little setback is experienced.

More tips

Tom Kelley


Konosuke Matsushita advice quotes

By paying more attention to employees' strengths, you would be more likely to think of ways to put those strengths to good use>>>

Konosuke Matsushita


Richard Branson business advice quotes

There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated.

Richard Branson





  1. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  2. It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the FAST that eats the SLOW, J. Jennings, L. Haughton

  3. The Radical Leap, Steve Farber

  4. Dell Inc.: a Company Composed of Individual Owners

A Leader's Mood: The Dimmer Switch of Performance

How do you work on attaining the consistent, emotionally intelligent leadership behaviors that breed success in yourself and others? Here are a few other suggestions to consider that can improve your and your team's performance... More

Humorous Business Plan: How To Succeed In Innovation

Growth Risk: "The more you measure and motivate based on innovation, the less likely you will have a truly innovative culture." – Stephen Shapiro...  More