Leaders Drive Organizational Culture [poll results]

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A few weeks ago, I asked the question “Which comes first: Leadership or culture?” Honestly, I must admit that I agree with the person who wrote me on LinkedIn to say this is the ultimate chicken or egg question. But you guys said in a 4 to 1 margin that leadership comes first.

It totally makes sense. It also means that organizations need to understand how this dynamic impacts them. If leaders drive organizational culture, then organizations need to:

Identify the leadership competencies that support organizational culture. Creating a world-class organizational culture doesn’t happen overnight. But it can be destroyed quickly with poor leadership. The company is going to want to have specifics on what it takes to keep their organization vibrant and desired by candidates and employees. These competencies should be included in the company’s hiring and learning activities.

Design their recruiting processes to achieve the cultural results they’re looking for. I don’t want to say that companies need to hire leaders that are a cultural fit because it’s possible that the culture stinks and the organization wants new leaders to come in and create change. On the other hand, if the organization isn’t looking for a cultural change, then they need

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