Culture

What colour is your cultural leadership umbrella?

The Role of Leaders as Cultural Umbrellas

Great leaders act like cultural umbrellas. They shelter teams from adverse influences, keeping them protected, supported, safe and behaviourally sound and secure. Under their umbrella, people know their purpose and can perform at their peak. Optimally, a leader’s cultural umbrella keeps people united beneath common cultural beliefs, ground-rules, rituals and values that guide how they behave and perform. Without that kind of shielding and protection, cultures can quickly stray off-course…

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Conversations create Culture: turning talk into meaningful change action…

How people talk to each other is one of the most visible aspects of any culture, and a good predictor of how functional or dysfunctional a culture is likely to be. Cultivating conversational capability to enable people to talk over and unpack their culture is one of the most powerful tools forward-thinking leaders can wield.

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