Speaking of "conscious culture," next week is a big one for Science House. I'm spending the day prepping, and I have a feeling that years from now, when I look back on my career, next week may stand out as one of those pivotal times that changed my life. The focus of the project is making an organization's culture visible so it can be transformed on all levels.
Just this morning I saw an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook about firing employees who aren't a cultural fit. A cautionary note for others who might consider this: you really need to understand your organization's culture inside and out, and constantly measure it against your goals and desired future state.
For example, leaders who don't understand their own culture but fire people who don't fit might fire employees for daring to be candid in a staff meeting because their company culture is built on consensus.
The key question: what do you want your culture to be, and what are you and your organization doing every day to consistently make it more and more real? It takes a lot of imagination to see the future state, and a lot of perseverance to live your way into it.