Roland Barth simply and wisely defined culture as, “The way we do things around here.” He described that this is fact embedded in the organization’s beliefs and history. I had a professor comment by then stating that climate describes the way people feel about the culture. This has always stuck with me, and from a leadership perspective, I have found these principles to be entirely accurate.
In this podcast, I interview the past-principal of Roswell High School in the Metro Atlanta area. He is knows as a leader who had a dramatic impact on the Roswell students, staff and community. While he was in fact an instructional leader, it was his focus on the culture of the school that influenced the incredible changes and results of the school.