Culture 101

What is culture? One of the simplest definitions/descriptions of culture is, “the way we do things”. Those who follow this blog will know that I hold culture as “leadership behavior”. In truth, there is no way around this one…leadership shapes culture through word and modeled action…either intentionally or otherwise.

How far a reach does culture impact within an organization, a community or a society?

“Culture consists of the beliefs, behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group or society. Through culture, people and groups define themselves, conform to society’s shared values, and contribute to society. Thus, culture includes many societal aspects: language, customs, values, norms, mores, rules, tools, technologies, products, organizations, and institutions.” (Cliffsnotes)

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