Real Leaders

Leaders Single-Handedly Shaping Business Culture is an Urban Myth Invented by Business Schools

Steve Jobs, Satya Nadella, Herb Kelleher, Jeff Bezos, Jack Welch: these and thousands of other leaders are credited — maybe accused — of singlehandedly shaping their organizational cultures. To anthropologists, this is an odd claim. Anthropologists have studied culture closely since the late 1800s. Nowhere in this literature is it found that leaders shape or change culture. […]