Culture—not vision or strategy—is the most powerful factor in any organization.
In an article in the magazine Executive Leadership, Dick Clark explains how he took the pharmaceutical firm Merck to a higher level: “The fact is, culture eats strategy for lunch. You can have a good strategy in place, but if you don’t have the culture and the enabling systems, the [negative] culture of the organization will defeat the strategy.” 1
seven keys of CULTURE: 1. Control 2. Understanding 3. Leadership 4. Trust 5. Unafraid 6. Responsive 7. Execution
Actually, I’ve never consulted with a pastor who didn’t need to fire at least one of his staff members.
Note: Powerful statement