Create a Culture Aligned with your Values and Vision and Maintain it. Forever.

Do you face even one of these problems today?

  • Our employees don’t take our mission as seriously as I do and look disinterested
  • Some talk a lot but contribute very little
  • They pull the company in different directions while claiming they work so hard and care so much
  • People work hard but do not clearly see how their work contributes to our larger mission, leaving them without a sense of direction and purpose
  • Value system misalignment is felt often but we keep going without doing much about it
  • Many managers do not walk the talk in terms of values, leading to colleagues losing faith and respect for them and hence weakening their emotional connection with the organisation
  • We had a great culture when we were small but now that we are starting to grow, we are unable to maintain it and it is evolving into something we did not intend, perhaps even toxic
  • Even if not unhealthy today, we wish the culture to be a certain way, different - much better - than what it is today
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It Starts With You

As its leader, you need to lay down the foundation of your organization using your own Values and Vision. Start with going deep within yourself, then define or redefine it for your organization.

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What You Need to Create an Aligned Culture

To create an organizational culture that aligns with your values and vision, you need to make such choices that lead to that culture. To make those right choices there are two prerequisites:

  • You need to be deeply connected with yourself so you know who you truly are and what inspires you
  • You need your own customized decision making framework that will help you choose amongst various options and make those right choices
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What is the Problem?

The world is noisy and distracting, so you might be living your life largely focused on the outside world. Because of this,

  • You might be too focused on speed and getting things done fast
  • You may be losing your deep connection with yourself
  • Because of that, you may not be following your own, customized decision making framework to help you make the right choices

How will we solve the problem?

The 8-week Founder Decelerator program for business founders, CEOs and Executives will:

  • Train you in a regular habit of Contemplation - deep thinking - on matters that matter, so you are more deeply connected with yourself
  • Teach you 16 ADIOS principles on which to contemplate to achieve improved clarity of thought and peace of mind (ADIOS is the Contemplation framework you will learn; it stands for A Dialogue In Objective Silence)
  • Provide the five tier ADIOS framework for building your organization: Values / Non Financial Vision / Culture / OKRs / Compensation
  • Enable you to think deeply about your personal Values and your own Non Financial Vision for your life - remember, it starts with You
  • Help you think about the Values, Vision and Culture of your organization using your own Values and the ADIOS five tier framework

How do you define a successful organisation?

After the Program, you will:

  1. Regularly use Contemplation to generate fresh business insights and newer ways to grow and increase value. You will be deeply rooted in a regular habit of Contemplation and would have added it to your physical fitness regime.
  2. Significantly improve your clarity of thought and decision making ability as well as speed.
  3. Effortlessly make decisions that are aligned with your Values, Vision and Culture. It will stay in your subconscious and come naturally to you.
  4. Have a detailed and well thought-through Values, Vision and Culture Charter for your organization and understand how to align the team with the Charter and maintain that alignment for the years to come.
  5. Develop microscopic vision to clearly see using the lens of your Culture document as to what is and isn't aligned with your organization - a particular employee behaviour, a paragraph in a blog, a product feature, the tone of a social media message, your office neighbourhood, the wall artwork, an investor, a customer, a vendor or anything else you can imagine.
  6. Be able to define a clear and specific action plan to deal with employees who are quiet quitters, add little value, argue too much unnecessarily, don't get things done, etc. based on your Culture document.
  7. Be able to define your hiring strategy in line with your Desired Culture document that you create during the program.
  8. Connect with yourself more deeply and feel that connection through the day in your personal and professional interactions. You will speak from a higher place inside of you.
  9. Experience the power of Silence. Not speaking is sometimes more powerful than speaking. You will learn how to mix the two to make much better decisions.
  10. When you do speak, weigh your words carefully. You will learn that words are everything, and know how to speak in a manner where every word of yours is worthwhile.

Program Details

  • 8 weeks in total (9 sessions including the last, wrap-up session)
  • One session a week on Zoom
  • Each session lasts for 90 minutes
  • You will learn along with other founders, CEOs and Executives (this is a small cohort of about 10 odd companies)
  • One on one review sessions during the program (at least 2)
  • One on one 30 min weekly review session for 8 weeks after the program ends to help you maintain and deepen your Contemplation practice (8 sessions per participant)
  • Fee: USD 4,000 per participant (USD 1,000 additional for another colleague from your organization)

Your Time Commitment

  • 90 mins once a week for the weekly session on Zoom
  • 30 mins a day for Contemplation

You will notice a conspicuous difference in about 3 weeks in your clarity of thought and peace of mind.

Next Cohort Starts on
Monday, January 23, 2023, at 8:00 am Pacific Time
(11:00 am Eastern Time)

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Program Schedule

Week 1

  • Introduction to Contemplation
  • Principle 1: Twin Voices
  • Principle 2: The Urge to Prove
  • Contemplation and Journaling
  • Adioscope
  • Assignment for the Week

Week 2

  • Principle 3: What is Right for You (Part 1)
  • Principle 4: Negative Comparison and Non Judgement
  • Contemplation and Journaling
  • Adioscope
  • Values, Vision and Culture: Essay / Exercise
  • Assignment for the Week

Week 3

  • Principle 5: What is Right for You (Part 2)
  • Principle 6: Negative Thoughts
  • Contemplation and Journaling
  • Adioscope
  • Values, Vision and Culture: Essay / Exercise
  • Assignment for the Week

Week 4

  • Principle 7: Impact of Speech (Part 1)
  • Principle 8: Peace of Mind
  • Contemplation and Journaling
  • Adioscope
  • Values, Vision and Culture: Essay / Exercise
  • Assignment for the Week

Week 5

  • Principle 9: Impact of Speech - Part 2
  • Principle 10: Desire and Dependence
  • Contemplation and Journaling
  • Adioscope
  • Values, Vision and Culture: Essay / Exercise
  • Assignment for the Week

Week 6

  • Principle 11: Looking Inward vs Outward (Part 1)
  • Principle 12: Peace of Mind during the day
  • Contemplation and Journaling
  • Adioscope
  • Values, Vision and Culture: Essay / Exercise
  • Assignment for the Week

Week 7

  • Principle 13: Looking Inward vs Outward (Part 2)
  • Principle 14: Define your Next Version
  • Contemplation and Journaling
  • Adioscope
  • Values, Vision and Culture: Essay / Exercise
  • Assignment for the Week

Week 8

  • Principle 15: Train your Internal Search Engine
  • Principle 16: Appearance vs Substance
  • Contemplation and Journaling
  • Adioscope
  • Values, Vision and Culture: Essay / Exercise
  • Assignment for the Week

Guidance from our Alumni

Que: Since you have already gone through the Adios program, please tell me what I should do to make the most out of this program. What challenges might I face? What worked best for you?

Member Experience

Learn from various Adios members across the world as to how they went about this program, what worked for them, the challenges they faced, the solutions they found, and more…

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Book a 30 min Free Consultation

If you would like to discuss the details of the Founder Decelerator program, please schedule a Zoom meeting with our founder, Tarun Gulati. If these times do not work for you, please write to him at tarun@adiosworld.com to schedule a time for a conversation.