I’ve done a lot of reflecting recently on my past years in leadership when I worked with a multi-cultural international team overseeing a missions campus.
I am still haunted by several poor decisions we made.
These are clearly seen in hindsight, but in the midst of busy schedules and deadlines, often go unnoticed until it is too late.
When you are on the outside, it is much easier to work at identifying ungracious culture. We excel at pointing the finger or identifying dysfunction.
But when you are engaged in an organization in the day to day, I’ve found it hard to spot or react to in the moment until you are carried downstream by it, only becoming enlightened in retrospect.
This type of a culture manifests itself in multiple ways:
- Working around leaders rather than confronting or dealing with issues head on.