How Leaders Shape Culture: Culture Principles 2
In this program, Dr. Andrew Hill explores how leaders shape culture through their personal example. Continuing an examination of culture through the lens of culture expert Edgar Schein's model, we'll look at 6 different cultural "embedding mechanisms". These are mechanisms leaders use to shape culture through their personal example.
Dr. Andrew Hill is co-founder of BurnBright. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Master's in Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley. Prior to founding BurnBright, he served as a professor at the U.S. Army War College, a school for senior military and national security leaders, where he was the first Chair of Strategic Leadership.
Introduction to How Leaders Shape Culture
Cultures can be influenced by individual behavior, and nobody does this more than a leader.
The 6 Cultural Embedding Mechanisms
Cultural embedding mechanisms are ways leaders affect culture through their personal behavior.
Mechanism 1: What Leaders Focus On
People pay attention to what leaders focus on, and that choice of focus affects the culture.
Mechanism 2: How Leaders Respond to a Crisis
Crises can powerfully shape culture. During a crisis, assumptions become more changeable.
Mechanism 3: How Leaders Allocate Resources
The ways leaders allocate time, money, and other valuable resources shape culture.
Mechanism 4: Deliberate Role Modeling
This is about as close as leaders come to teaching culture.
Mechanism 5: How Leaders Allocate Rewards
Whom do you praise? What behaviors receive rewards? What do you celebrate? These affect culture.
Mechanism 6: How Leaders Hire, Promote, or Separate People
What do your choices about hiring, promotion, and firing say about your basic cultural assumptions?
Andrew Hill Bio
Before co-founding BurnBright, Andrew was a professor at the U.S. Army War College, where he taught senior national security professionals. As the War College's first Chair of Strategic Leadership, Andrew's research focused on connecting people, strategy, and innovation. He has a doctorate from H...