In today’s highly competitive global environment, every organizational leader must focus on the bottom line, whether in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. In the process, people in executive positions can fall into an exclusive focus on driving results. People become “resources” to be moved around the game board and vision, values, and culture become quaint artifacts of a bygone era.
However, actual results tell a very different story. Leaders, who can translate vision, values, and culture into reality and focus on people, demonstrate the power of these ideas in their results.
This project weaves together the stories of how George Washington created the culture of the presidency with those of some remarkable contemporary leaders who demonstrate this ability to build a positive productive culture. The radio interviews are part of case studies for a new book, Washington’s Shadow: How Leaders Cast a Long Shadow and Create a Positive Culture by Rebecca Staton-Reinstein.
The radio interviews are the beginning of the process of capturing the wit and wisdom of some remarkable contemporary leaders who have transformed their organizations by creating positive cultures based on the leaders’ vision and values. Every leader can learn from their track records and build a more positive, productive culture.
Episodes – The complete series!
Episode One: Bob Danzig, CEO (Retired), Hearst Newspapers
Episode Two: Michael Howe, CEO, Verify Corporation
Episode Three: Bick Whitener, Partner, Bickley and Company
Episode Four: Mike Sime, President, Rapid Packaging
Episode Five: MaryLouise Fitzgibbon, General Manager, W Fort Lauderdale