A leader is someone who has followers. Every leader is sometimes frustrated because people don’t follow. I, at least, have spent several dark moments trying to figure out why “they”, the people that were supposed to follow me, don’t get it.
”Esko, we need a better culture, one with better human leadership.” A colleague told me this a few years ago. Because I didn’t understand what she meant I engaged in a discussion with her. It turned out that she, neither, understood what she meant. She strongly felt something is “wrong” in our “culture” but couldn’t explain it. A “good culture” is something that is compatible with the values of the person and a "bad culture” is something that is incompatible. But what is it that really makes an organization culture “good” or “bad”?