One path to provide anchorage in these situations is our demeanor within the organization—the extension of our persona. It provides levers for control in an otherwise tumultuous environment.

From “The Junior Executive”…

On this path, then, we must methodically and sensitively modify our demeanor and public persona (attitude, verbal and written behavior, dress, etc.) to move from the cultural norm toward the Form. The rate of change, degree of change, and scope of change are all far less important than the fact that change is happening. It is the simple act of moving the culture toward the Form that creates the value. Done correctly, it will engender faith among senior leadership and subordinates that we can be trusted, admired, and are working toward the betterment of the organization. Among our competitors, it will be one more measure by which we are winning.

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