I’ve been thinking lately about how organizations (universities, businesses, and even countries) have their culture shaped and set by the person at the top. (Think Theo Epstein, Adolph Hitler, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel) If you’re the president, CEO, executive director, or director/manager you are the primary reason the culture is as it is. You need to own that, because culture propels or destroys your strategy.
Two very close friends of mine are retiring this spring. Coincidentally, they’ve worked in the same niche. Another coincidence is that, years ago, both had remarkable