workplace culture

Building Culture: How Leaders Create Structure that Allows Great Culture to Emerge

  New Workshop Explores A Leader’s Building Tools for Great Workplaces In partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the Small Giants Community, the Center for Values-Driven Leadership will host a workshop on Friday, September 16th. The workshop, which includes lunch, will explore how senior leaders – CEOs, C-suite executives, and other top leaders – are the “architects of culture” in their organizations. …

CEO as Chief Culture Officer: How Top Execs Create Lasting Cultures

Culture Creators & Culture Sustainers NOTE: The following is an excerpt from Making Values Meaningful, a new e-book published by the Center for Values-Driven Leadership. Download your free copy at www.cvdl.org/menu.     The first and most important thing you can do to create a values-driven organization is to make values and culture a central task of leadership. In his …

Two Life & Leadership Lessons from a Leader in the Field

A few months ago, the Ph.D. in Organization Development program, a fellow Benedictine University doctoral program, hosted an event with Dr. Edgar Schein. Dr. Schein was an all-day guest lecturer at Benedictine’s 50‑year celebration of graduate education in Organization Development (OD). “At 86, he is winsome, sharp-minded, and quick-witted as he spent the day unfolding how his writings grew from …

Six Principles for Creating a Positive Culture

Beryl’s “Queen of Fun & Laughter,” Lara Marrow, makes mummies of bowling pins for an employee event, an important culture-setting activity for the company. My wife Beverlee and I have been married for nearly three decades; I have to tell you – we got lucky. Through a lot of trial and error and forgiveness, we’ve stumbled onto a way to make our …