Aug 5, 2021
Quote: “We need to have the courage to apologize, otherwise trust or any of those other types of attributes that are critical for organizations will never be built, no matter what you do.” Mohammad Anwar
In the corporate world, the bottom line is usually the first thing leaders consider at the forefront of everything they do. Worrying about keeping “the powers that be” as well as shareholders happy and looking at dollars before people. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome back Mohammad Anwar for Part II of this podcast to talk about how he transformed his company culture from poisonous to peaceful and profitable in just one quarter!
If you missed Part I of this podcast, I invite you to listen here: https://roxannederhodge.com/corporate-culture-with-mohammad-anwar/ It’s not necessary but is recommended. You will learn great strategies either way.
Mohammad is the President and CEO of Softway. He started the business with his family at the age of 20 while pursuing his B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Houston. The youngest of five children, he was born and raised in Saudi Arabia to Indian parents from Bangalore. He attended high school in Atchison, Kansas, before moving to Houston for college.
Authentic Touch Points:
Mohammad is celebrated for creating and sustaining a humanity-centred culture at Softway based on the philosophy that love is a business strategy. However, there was a time when the company culture at Softway was so toxic that it almost caused the enterprise to fold. He took full responsibility for the problems at Softway and knew that, as the leader, he needed to change for the company to survive. After deep introspection, he eventually turned the company around. From this experience, Softway created Seneca, a product that helps other companies change their workplace culture.
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