How Culture Plays a Key Role in Leadership Development
Christine Belknap, Vice President of Talent Development, NCR Corporation
Culture has an enormous impact on the successfulness of a business. It can drive excellence and profitability, or obsolescence. Aligning an organization and its workforce with the same set of values and beliefs is a daunting task, and has to be led and exemplified by leadership – who set the business’s direction and employees experiences either up for success or failure.
Change, especially leadership turnover, negative responses to processes and talent strategies, or the wrong hires can weaken the stability and strength of your culture. Each change in leadership increases the likelihood that unity around shared goals and standards will falter. With high leadership turnover present in most companies this is a very real threat to building and sustaining your vision and values. What’s more, the higher the level of leadership the greater the risk of failure and potential damage to your culture. In this session, we will review the very real risks to your culture that can happen during leadership turnover, how to thwart them proactively, and how to include cultural awareness during leadership succession planning.
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