Organizational culture is like a fierce fire. It can create or consume. Culture will change you, or you can change it, and you'd better know the difference.
In this short book, John teaches us that Organizational culture is a gestalt. It's a set of values, stated and otherwise, a collection of myths, mystique created by a founder, a set of traditions people hold dear, a reflection of the CEO's behavior, a force that gets into our collective unconscious. It's multiplication, not addition.
John further reveals how organizational cultures are destroyed by the Sick Six cultural dysfunctions--hypocrisy, wet work, omerta, toxic triangle, pressure to perform and shoot the messenger.
As a further enhancement to the book's content, John provides a Roadmap to an Ethically Intelligent Organization.
[Editor's note: This book is an excerpt taken from John's book, Ethical Intelligence: The Foundation of Leadership. So, if you already own that book. You have this material because it appears as Chapters 7 and 11 in that book]