The Role of Leadership in the Development of Organizational Culture

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The Role of Leadership in the Development of Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture

Leaders and organizational culture go hand in hand and each directly affects the other. Organizational culture cannot be built without the leader; he usually controls the tools, resources, people and processes needed to build a culture and is like the compass for the direction and dimension the culture development will take.

Organizational culture, in turn, shapes the personality of the leader and tweaks it to fit in with the brand and overall image of the organization. The prevalent culture will greatly influence how the leader acts and interacts internally and externally (when representing the organization).

While acting in the capacity of the organization, the leader cannot afford to let his personality conflict with the image of the organization and he cannot engage in actions that deviate from the overall mission and vision.

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