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Culture: By Design or Default?

  1. March 18th, 2014  | 

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Your organization’s culture is the sum of your collective behavior.

How things get done – or don’t get done – is what makes your workplace environment unique.

Do you have a culture by design or by default? Just as you cultivate a garden, you must cultivate a workplace environment where high performance is the expectation.

What would an impartial visitor to your organization see, hear, and experience? How would the observed behavior align with the behavior you say you want?

Is yours a culture that is created and nurtured intentionally, or is yours a culture that occurs by happenstance?

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises some of the world’s most admired companies and leaders, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 250 strategic planning sessions, he’s delivered more than 600 keynotes and workshops on every continent except Antarctica, and he coaches leaders who are inspired to take their career to the next level. His fourth leadership book— Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill) —is a Soundview Executive Best Business Book.

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