9 Ways to Create a Winning Organizational Culture

By Derwin Gray
High ImpactEvery family, business, athletic team or church has a culture. The culture of an organization is its personality or soul.

Here are 9 ways to create a winning organizational culture where people thrive and become leaders themselves:

  • Leaders create a winning organizational culture by casting a clear, compelling, and challenging vision along with values, goals, and strategy that are easily understood.
  • Leaders create a winning organizational culture by valuing people for who they are, and not for what they can produce.
  • Leaders create a winning organizational culture by being authentic and vulnerable.
  • Leaders create a winning organizational culture by celebrating the success of those they lead.
  • Leaders create a winning organizational culture by affirming those they lead.
  • Leaders create a winning organizational culture by trusting, honoring, and respecting everyone in the entire organization.
  • Leaders create a winning organizational culture by giving those they lead responsibility and accountability.
  • Leaders create a winning organizational culture by resourcing, developing, and have realistic job expectations for the people they lead.
At the core of this type of leadership is grace. A transformed leader leads out of the love they have received from Christ.

Source: Just Marinating

Derwin Gray

Derwin L. Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community that loves God completely (Upward), ourselves correctly (Inward), and our neighbors compassionately (Outward) in Indian Land, South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Transformation Church was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America for 2010 by Outreach Magazine.

Gray met his wife, Vicki, at BYU and has been married for 19 years. They have two children, Presley and Jeremiah. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998). Gray is the author of Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart (Summerside Press, 2009) and is a highly sought-after communicator. He’s also recognized by many as the Evangelism Linebacker. He’s had the honor of teaching in a variety of settings including Billy Graham Evangelistic Association events, the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Exponential Conference, Simply Youth Ministry Conference, Greg Stier’s Dare 2 Share Ministries, Tommy Nelson Song of Solomon For Students Conferences and at universities and conferences around the country.