It is often difficult to describe the culture of an organization and even more difficult to change the culture of an organization.

Culture in organizations is really determined by the behaviors and actions of leaders and subsequently employees as they follow suit.

We’ve all seen cultures of departments and whole organizations change either positively or negatively based on the behaviors of new leaders.

You can look at such examples as Enron and Wells Fargo for the potential negative effect of leadership behaviors.

I remember working as an HR executive with one company that had a great culture it was like a family and very productive. Within two years the new CEO not only killed the culture but killed the company.

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