by Dr. Ed Brenegar | Apr 10, 2020 | Centralized Institutions, Circle of Impact, Community, Conversations, Decentralized Networks, Elitist, Ideas, Impact, Questions, story, The Pressing Issues, The Spectacle of the Real, Transition, Two Global Forces
“You only have power over people as long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power–he’s free again.”
– In The First Circle, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
by Dr. Ed Brenegar | Jul 22, 2019 | Circle of Impact, Elitist, Impact, Relationships, residual culture, Structure, Uncategorized
What is a persistent, residual culture?
First, it is a culture that persists in spite of changes in society, leadership, strategy, or ownership.
Second, it is a culture that resides in the relationships of people who work in the company or live in the same community. It lives there regardless of support or resistance. It is a culture of belief in certain values that define who people want to be together in the varied functioning of their jobs.
by Dr. Ed Brenegar | Jul 15, 2019 | Book, Circle of Impact, Community, Elitist, Impact, Relationships, Structure
Leadership has become a standardized approach to the operation of an organization. As I listen to people describe the function of leadership in their organization, it is often difficult to identify the values that inform what leadership means. It is much easier to identify the cultural practices that cause leadership to be ineffective.