Here is an interview with the CEO of Ford, Alan Mulally.
It's good all the way through, but especially from minutes 12'-16'30". He tells a great story of a highly visible moment where he found a way to use the traffic light system to get his people to know that covering up poor performance is a worse sin that the results themselves. You get to hear how quick it can be to change a cultural norm with the right leadership behavior.
If you want to build a culture of innovation, watch how the best do it.
Douglas Merrill, CIO of Google describes some of the behaviors, symbols and systems of his company. Watch his passion and his curiosity, features of innovative cultures. See how clear he is about the beliefs and principles that underpin his company. How could you help people like Douglas thrive in your organisation?
This video really blew me away.
It was recommended to me by my new friend Sophie Goodman, who is a real anthropologist, looking to apply her knowledge to the corporate environment. (Most of us corporate culture people cannot claim that background).