The chicken or the egg

Does culture create a leader, or can a leader create culture?

The chicken or the egg
Posted by Anthony Abbatiello on October 07, 2016.

What came first, the chicken or the egg? That question may be as old as time itself.

At Deloitte, we’re pondering a modern version of that question. Does the leader create the culture or does the culture create the leader? Taking that a step further, what’s the cost to an organization’s culture if the leader is a “bad” egg? Culture is a system of values, beliefs, and behaviors that shape how real work gets done in an organization. When organizational culture is aligned to business strategy, the workforce will act and behave in ways that support the achievement of business goals. It’s the leaders’ duty to uphold the values and beliefs of the organization’s culture through their actions and decisions. This, in turn, enables the execution of strategy.
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Are you open to being more open?

Are you open to being more open?

Posted by Andrew Liakopoulos on July 12, 2013

Today Deloitte launched a new report that zeros in and expands on one of the 2013 Human Capital Trends we’ve been tracking: the open talent economy. We’re seeing an unrelenting progression toward a fundamental change in the way organizations consider, access, and deploy talent, brought about by the convergence of several sweeping megatrends: globalization, technology, education, mobility, social media, and analytics. There’s no place where you can hide from these world¬wide changes, and no industry or sector that is immune to them. No matter what you do or where you do it, these megatrends will affect your business strategy.

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