What is our culture?

THE MAIN POINT (92 seconds reading time) (Above diagram by Deal and Kennedy in “Corporate Cultures.”)   Why diagnose culture? You can diagnose the culture of an organization for both personal and professional reasons. When you work for an organization, you want your personal values to align with the organization’s values – provided, of course, you know your personal values. …

Leaders teach the culture they support.

The Main Point (93 seconds reading time)   Image: https://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/11417. The painting is by Emanuel Leutze (American, Schwäbisch Gmünd 1816–1868 Washington, D.C. How do we teach and promulgate the corporate values and all of the organizational culture? We tell the cultural stories and pass on the cultural legends out loud and we follow unwritten rules that aren’t typically spoken, much less …