Leadership defines the culture but it’s brought to life by everyone in the organization.

Leadership defines the culture but it’s brought to life by everyone in the organization. It’s not a one-person thing. It’s an All-in thing. – Jon Gordon

Our culture is a “we” approach, not a “me” approach. I’ve read far too many books and attended too many conference sessions on “culture development.” In all professions, in all organizations, leaders are looking for a “quick fix” to culture issues. Too many leaders talk about a “culture of inclusion” but resort to a “top down” approach. The organization isn’t motivated by talk; the culture of any organization (of any school) is created by action.

For us, we know we are the leaders of our 20 square feet. We all hold essential leadership positions in our organization. We model teamwork; we live a “we not me” approach. The example we set in our 20 square feet is more valuable than the words we say.

Be a culture role model today . . . live our values and be an example for others. It isn’t the title you have that determines your influence, it’s the life you lead. We need to be “all in” together to create the culture we desire.

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