What are the most important characteristics of an effective organizational culture leader?

Today, in a lecture, a Finance student asked, "What characteristics are necessary for an organizational culture leader?" When asked such questions in an open forum, you never know for sure what will come to mind. The following three characteristics came to mind. 1. The belief in the potential of every individual and all the organization's … Continue reading What are the most important characteristics of an effective organizational culture leader?

Aligning a Strategic Plan with Organizational Culture

When asked to craft a seminar on aligning an organization's strategic plan with its culture, the first thought that came to mind was "Which came first, the chicken or the egg." The second thought was "Don't put the cart before the horse." An idea that is often attributed to Peter Drucker is that "Culture eats … Continue reading Aligning a Strategic Plan with Organizational Culture

“You’ve arrived to a desert.”

At the Fulbright conference in Valencia, during the Q&A section of my lecture, a graduate student stated that she had difficulty finding programs in Organizational Leadership Studies at the undergraduate level in the USA. She asked if, based on my experience in Spain, I had found the situation to be similar in Spanish universities. In … Continue reading “You’ve arrived to a desert.”