Originally Published November 14, 2011

Many leaders believe that good organizational culture means the absence of discord among their people. Their focus is on agreeing and getting along. But productivity remains elusive. Results happen when everyone leans in to a shared objective and talks passionately (even argues) about about processes, about projects, about approaches, about actions. When we know where we are headed, we’ll do what it takes to get there. AND we’ll enjoy each other along the way.


Are you concerned about your organizational dynamics? Do your people have a shared objective; does every member of your team define success the same way? Does that commitment lead to passionate conversations? Do you encourage creative conflict? Do you have the courage to build a strong culture this way?

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