Do I Belong Here? Part 1

Brent Stromwall is a long-term member of Iron Forums. He is passionate about helping his entrepreneurial peers get more joy and success out of running their compaines — leading him to switch careers and become an EOS® Implementor and business coach through his company, Odigos, LLC. As a business owner and executive with over 30 years of experience, Brent knows the pressures we all have to not only grow our businesses, but ensure that we have an engaged and loyal team to help us accomplish our goals.

In this first of a 2-part module, Brent shares some tips from a leadership perspective, and from a brain chemistry perspective, that can help us shift our culture to make sure our employees feel a powerful sense of belonging. We’ll learn how important “belonging” is to influencing an employee’s decision to stay or leave.

In their book, “The Need to Belong: Desire for Interpersonal Attachments as a Fundamental Human Motivation,” Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary state a truth that we will delve into through these two sessions: