Sleep Country USA is, on the surface, a mattress retailer in Washington and Oregon. Not only are they great retailers, but they’re also focused on giving back to the community (as every company should be). Other great stuff, though, is going on under the surface–or the sheets, if you will.
This is a company of Extreme Leaders who’ve incorporated–among other things–Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof into the very…um…fabric of their culture. Their CEO, Joe Paviglianti, said it to me this way:
I pay so little attention to [what others would call] the ‘real business.’ I spend my time on the people, the culture, the development of our leadership.
Other CEOs take note: employee turnover at Sleep Country was at 200% four years ago–high even for retail.
How does under 6% strike you?
Seems to me that Joe and his team know the real meaning of “real business.”