Leadership Must Drive Culture

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By Anthony Zecca

“Culture is like the wind. It is invisible; yet its effect can be seen and felt.” – Bryan Walker, partner and managing director, Ideo

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Edge leaders are magnificent creators and stewards of a winning culture. I use the concept of “creating” because, regardless of what process is used to develop the culture of the firm, it is the firm leader who either gives life to it or modifies it through action and communication. Edge leaders reflect the firm culture in all their actions, and they focus on ensuring that the firm’s performance is achieved within the culture and roadmap (strategy) that creates a standout, high-performing firm.