Whether in the public or private sector, your organization's most significant and compelling indicator of long-term success is its culture.
Employees feed off it, customers and stakeholders feel it, and competitors sense it.
A strong, healthy culture directly translates into efficiencies, fiscal results, and sustained performance, and the effects of an intentionally managed culture are immediate, visible, and palpable.
It's well documented that positive leadership and culture help individuals and organizations attain spectacular levels of achievement.
I'm not talking about the 'Kumbaya-round-the-campfire, rainbows and unicorns, everything is perfect in this rosy garden' Pollyannaish kind of positivity. I'm talking about the kind of leadership and culture that emphasizes the things that elevate individuals and organizations to extraordinary levels.