I (Tim) recall hearing about a leader who, when asked what his management style was, stated without apology, “Fear.” He purposefully and aggressively worked to instill fear in his people, believing that if they were afraid of him they would work better. You are likely repulsed by the thought of such a “leadership style,” and… Continue reading Detecting a Culture of Fear
Corporate culture can be created in one of two ways: by intention or by default. The corollary is that if you don’t create a positive corporate culture by intention, you may end up with a negative corporate culture by default. We were once called into a company to help a brand new leader because he… Continue reading Culture by Intention or Culture by Default?
“The culture of a company is the behavior of its leaders. Leaders get the behavior they exhibit and tolerate. You change the culture of the company by changing the behavior of its leaders.” – Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done One company’s culture is characterized by blaming, negativity, and disengagement.… Continue reading Corporate Culture Starts at the Top