1The Power of the Culture

Most organizational cultures are not built purposefully; they simply emerge while we are busy focusing on results.

Listening to the daily onslaught of stories on the television and radio of how great companies and organizations are being systematically destroyed from the inside by the behavior of their leaders is disheartening. Many of these institutions are critical to our sustainability as a society and include state and federal governments, news organizations, police and military institutions and corporations both large and small.

Sadly, the egregious behaviors we are forced to hear about rarely represent a singular instance but almost always reflect a deeply entrenched culture of power, ego, disrespect, intolerance, ...

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