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How a Clear Vision Creates Energy

How a Clear Vision Creates Energy
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I will say that Menlo is, it’s some part for me a personally selfish journey. I wanted to create a place first and foremost that I wanted to come to every day. And so a lot of what you see at Menlo today, the big wide open room, the flexible workspace, the people working in pairs all day long, the noise and the energy, the space, the focus on keeping human energy up as high as we can possibly go on a consistent and regular basis throughout the day, first and foremost, energizes me.
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And I find that when people see an energized leader, especially one who can clearly communicate a vision for where we are heading as a company, it becomes an infectious kind of enthusiasm that permeates the entire organization. Now, you have to communicate that vision, you have to let people know where are we headed, why are we going in this direction, what’s its purpose? And by me as a leader, continually communicating that message to our team and reinforcing it, not just through words, but through every practice inside the company, everything we do that speaks both verbally and physically to what we’re trying to accomplish.
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And what’s neat for me is when visitors come in to see us, and we’ll have over 4000 people this year alone just walk in our doors to come and see what it is we’ve created. I will often walk in the door with them to Menlo, and I can hear it on their lips. They open the door, and they say wow, because they can feel the palpable energy in the room. And quite frankly, I get that feeling every day I walk in the door, and I think everybody who walks in to work at Menlo gets that same feeling.
Introduction to Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations

Rich Sheridan is the author of Joy, Inc.. Rich also founded and is currently CEO of Menlo Innovations, one of the most innovative software companies in the world. Throughout the Leading People and Teams Specialization, we will be checking in with Rich to learn from his leadership experience at Menlo Innovations.

Learn more about Rich (@menloprez) and Menlo Innovations (@menloinnovation) at: http://www.menloinnovations.com/

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