Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture and Leadership
Go Hand-in-Hand

Better business results start with stronger organizational culture.
Here’s how to make that happen.

You’ve got a strong strategy and talented people. But if you’re not seeing results, then you don’t have a business problem, you have a culture problem. And that’s bad for your bottom line.

It’s easy to revise an org chart. But changing mindsets and behaviors — in other words, transforming organizational culture — is much tougher.

Culture isn’t an accident. It’s forged collectively and must be shaped intentionally. But changing organizational culture means scaling human behavior change, and that’s a complex process.

Culture is what makes strategy happen. That’s why your organizational culture should be carefully aligned to support your business strategy.

And when the strategy changes, organizational culture transformation must happen, too. Because in the end, it’s not about what culture you want, it’s about what culture your strategy demands.

You can propel a transformation through organizational culture and leadership. We know, because we’ve been helping clients strengthen and align their cultures for over 50 years.

Changing Organizational Culture: Choose the Leadership Solution That’s Right for You

Culture is what makes your business strategy come to life — and it looks different for every organization.

Partner with our dedicated experts who specialize in changing organizational culture. With decades of experience understanding how strategy, talent, and culture are linked, we can partner with you to create a custom organizational leadership culture solution that’s tailored to your organization’s unique challenges, context, and needs. And we can help you align them all for maximum impact and measurable, sustainable results.

  • White-glove service in partnership with your senior executive team
  • Fully customizable, with long-lasting impact

The conversations your people have every day — from the front desk to the corner office — are one of the biggest mirrors of your culture. Improve the quality of conversations in service of your business priorities.

Better Conversations Every Day™ is a program that can help you scale a coaching culture across the enterprise by equipping your people to hold coaching conversations, provide and seek feedback, and work toward meaningful, constructive outcomes. With a culture of feedback, the fabric of your entire organization becomes stronger as you cascade a lasting culture change.

  • Multiple modalities make scaling the learning easy and accessible

We offer a variety of research-backed, proven leadership topic modules to help you upskill your team.

Start changing organizational culture by building organization-wide fluidity in working across boundaries and bridging silos for increased collaboration.

We can deliver our world-class, research-backed content on Boundary Spanning Leadership — or you can.

Either way, our content will equip your team to work together more effectively in the face of change.

  • Proven content module on boundary spanning that can be used standalone or combined into a customized learning journey for your organization’s leaders at every level

What Our Clients Are Saying

We measure success by lives touched and impact made. That’s why the organizations we work with and the leaders we empower consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us is a game-changer. We’ve helped clients around the globe change their company culture and strengthen their organizational culture and leadership, improving their performance as a result.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

“The leadership culture at KONE is absolutely changing as a result of our work with CCL. I think our partnership works because it’s a true partnership. We have worked together to develop, explore, and invent the approach that made the most sense for KONE…We’ve co-developed a process and the thinking behind creating a leadership culture that fits our business.”

Vance Tang
KONE Manufacturing

Manufacturing Leader Reshapes Culture & Accelerates Performance with Customized Training Engagement

“New beliefs gave us the possibility of having a common ground where we could start to talk and start to see ‘How are we fitting together?’…It’s easy to connect the beliefs and behaviors to our daily reality.”

Massimo Minaudo
Country Manager, Italy  

Articulating & Enhancing a Corporate Culture

Why Is Culture Important In Leadership?

Cultivating an effective organizational culture is vital because it helps align teams and supports the company’s unique business strategy. If organizational culture and leadership aren’t on the same page, people are at risk of operating on outdated mindsets, beliefs, and behaviors, which can affect everyone — from C-suite executives to frontline workers.

At a high level, cultural norms can permeate an organization and lead to good or bad outcomes. For example, if a company’s leaders micromanage, other team members may adopt the same approach with their direct reports. 

On the other hand, if leaders create a collaborative organizational culture that favors candid conversations, active listening, and constructive feedback, other employees are more likely to adopt the same attitudes.

Simply put, organizational culture and leadership are closely tied and influence each other in more ways than one. To evaluate and ignite organizational culture transformation, it’s important to define a clear landscape for success; use connected, aligned leadership; and transition to a strong, sustainable culture. Once these actions are taken, changing organizational culture for the better can finally happen.

Let’s Talk About What Organizational Culture Transformation Looks Like for You

Our experts are here to help. Get in touch with us about your organizational culture and leadership development needs. We’d love to hear from you!

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Organizational Culture and Leadership: Research & Resources

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Culture change work isn’t easy or quick, but it’s essential in order to adapt for the future. The key to successfully transforming your organization is to actively build collective capability for new ways of working together.

Can You Successfully Pull Off Changing Organizational Culture? Absolutely.

The question is: Do you have the culture your strategy demands?

It all starts with awareness. An organization — much like the people that comprise it — can’t change unless its leaders recognize the need. How mature is your organization’s leadership culture?

And for your organizational culture and leadership strategies to make a real impact, you have to intentionally build capabilities for new ways of working.

Consider how daily conversations affect your organizational culture. Are people able to break through internal barriers, bridge silos, and successfully collaborate across boundaries?

We Can Help You Achieve Your Organizational Culture and Leadership Initiatives

Our experience has shown us that organizational culture and leadership are inextricably linked, which is why we believe in a guided, transparent learning process built on trust.

We can partner with you to determine whether you have the right culture for your strategy; develop the beliefs and behaviors you need to support changing your organizational culture; and measure your progress and sustain change.

Whether you’re looking for a customized, top-to-bottom solution to transform your organization starting with the senior team, or scalable programs designed to strengthen your culture through the fabric of people’s conversations, we’re with you every step of the way. We offer a variety of human-centered, research-backed organizational culture and leadership solutions for every budget, available both virtually and in-person.

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