Culture and Lessons Learned: Building and Learning

The December Authentic Leadership Dallas lunch meeting is almost here. We will meet on December 17, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm, at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. Please RSVP on our Meetup page; you can find directions and other details there.

Organizational culture is known yet challenging to engage in a conversation, so our leadership conversation will focus on how you would convince someone to pay more attention to the organizational or team culture being developed. What is your elevator pitch on the need and value of corporate culture?

To help prepare, highlighted are two articles on organizational culture to read through.

What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care? Key quote: “While there is universal agreement that (1) it exists, and (2) that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational culture actually is, never mind how it influences behavior and whether it is something leaders can change.”

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture Key quote: “But what makes a culture? Each culture is unique and myriad factors go into creating one, but I’ve observed at least six common components of great cultures. Isolating those elements can be the first step to building a differentiated culture and a lasting organization.”

And, as this year comes to a close, taking a moment to reflect on lessons learned is always important. We will take time to learn from each leader in our community.

Looking forward to continued engaging leadership conversations!

Meeting Agenda

Our meeting is:

  • Forty-five second introduction: What do you want people to remember about you after the meeting? (10 minutes)
  • Question 1: What is organizational and/or culture? How do you explain the importance of culture to someone? (20 minutes)
  • Question 2: What lesson or insight did you learn from a setback or challenge? What lesson or insight did you learn from a success? (20 minutes)
  • Wrap-up: Next meeting and Leadercast in May.

Thank you!