Last week I heard Jimmy Wales speak. The founder of Wikipedia was at Hospital Club in London with Cherie Blair, in support of her foundation for women entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Almost every organisation has some statement of what they stand for: values, a credo, principles, or behaviours. But most leaders operate in a world where a corporate statement can mean very little. For both leaders and their people, the values have simply gotten tired.
Most of the posts on this blog focus on the benefits for the corporation of investing in culture. Time to think about us personally!
I have found many personal benefits for the individual HR professionals, business leaders and consultants who become involved in leading, supporting or managing culture. It"s always good when something is good for the business and good for you personally too, right? It"s more motivating!