The Key to Great Culture? Lead by Example.

Aug 16, 2019

Payscout CEO Cleveland Brown spent the morning of February 15 at his alma mater, UCLA, delivering a guest lecture to 75 bright minds in Professor Hopenhayn’s Economics of Entrepreneurship class at the Anderson School of Business. Coincidentally, the guest lecture he delivered was both about – and itself a reflection of – Payscout’s Culture. Mr. Brown spoke to the students about achieving their entrepreneurial dreams through a commitment to creating culture through the foundation of a Vision, Mission Statement, Cultural Attributes, and Belief. “It’s great for these students to learn a logical progression on implementing culture as fundamental to entrepreneurship,” said Hugo Hopenhayn, Professor of Economics at UCLA and a fellow of the Econometric Society. “It is imperative that our students are taught the real world challenges and to have someone that has been in their shoes to lead by example.” Setting that example, and making the time to volunteer as a guest lecturer at his Alma Mater, is just one of the ways Payscout CEO Cleveland Brown exemplifies Payscout’s Belief, “every individual has a social responsibility to make the world a better a place.” “The Culture is our foundation,” said Brown, “our Vision, Mission, Cultural Attributes, and Belief help guide the decision-making process for our team and make Payscout a great place to work.” Those benefits of great culture are starting to pay off. Payscout was recently featured on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures. The Top Company Cultures list placed Payscout at #17 among medium-sized businesses. “Having great culture is the thing we’re most proud of at Payscout,” said Brown. “It’s an honor for me to come to UCLA, live up to our Belief statement, and use this opportunity to speak to the business leaders of tomorrow about the keys to creating great culture.”

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