Basically, culture involves common experiences within a definable group. Grunter and Whitaker have said, “The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate.”
Consider the implications of this thought as it relates to the worst behavior tolerated by leadership. If the response of individuals within an organization emulates the lowest level of behavior tolerated by leaders, what cultural identity will characterize the organization? The church?
The result is contagious, discouraging, and destructive to our influence.
Growth and development are worth the effort to raise the level of behavior by the discipline needed to ensure a stronger culture.