Chapter 4 - Organizational Leadership and culture
It is well known that the culture of an organization has the power to drive sustained
business performance, especially in times of (disruptive) changes.
At its best, culture unifies people and creates shared behaviours, beliefs, values
and assumptions that lead to success. Ignoring the need for a culture that aligns
with the strategy, can become a limiting force and undermine the strategic
success of an organization.
Culture is created, evolved, managed, manipulated and influenced by human
intervention. Through leadership, responsibility can be taken of the culture, which
makes it unique. In practice, this is achieved by the following:
1. Leadership creates new organizations and/or visions and thereby
creates new cultures, that mobilize and encourage people.
2. Leadership directs the evolution of culture in existing organizations.
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