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Tom Davis Leadership Podcast Episode 4: Changing the Culture Within an Organization

Christine Reidhead and Tom Davis in their fourth episode discuss how cultural change can be affected within organizations. Key points are discussed on how organizations can implement cultural change successfully. Also, Davis discusses the methods of altering culture in any organization.

Davis in this podcast explained that it is the leader’s responsibility to describe the awareness about culture and what is required to make changes within any organization. Cultural change does not happen instantly. It is important to know who is responsible for change and why changes are being implemented in any organization. How we treat other people is the basis of our personality on which people react positively or negatively in response to our behavior. Davis also describes how group wisdom is more preferable than individual wisdom. The most important point of this episode is how leaders should have a more expansive view on things, than a narrow view.

Davis said that when anyone tries to change the vision, they need to relate with people and try to know more about them and understand their perspectives. You have to make progressive discussions with major groups of people within the organization, but when you try to implement rules, it is essential to discuss the changes within small groups. After hard work, credit is one of the most important and biggest things for the employer to do, people want credit for what they have done to help bring change.

Do you want to know more about what Davis said in episode four? Visit Christine Reidhead’s website for the complete podcast:

About Christine Reidhead

Christine Reidhead presently serves as a Business Professor, Department Chair of Business, and Faculty Vice President for Navajo Technical University. She is a well-known podcaster with several high-profile podcasts, and Board Member for Habitat for Humanity. Christine is the Founder and CEO of AfrikRising Nonprofit Organization and author of Get That Job! ACE Your JOB Interview – Every Time! and How to Improve Study Habits. She has also received several prominent awards such as 10 Best CEOs to Watch and Top 10 Inspiring Leaders to Watch.

About Tom Davis

Since the inception of the Tribal College Movement in the 1960s, Mr. Tom Davis has had a heavy hand in American Indian higher education. In addition to serving as the Dean of Instruction and Provost at Navajo Technical University, Mr. Davis has served as the President of Lac Courtes Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in Wisconsin, Little Priest Tribal College in Nebraska, and Interim President of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota. Mr. Davis was also crucial in the founding of the College of Menominee Nations in Wisconsin and the revival of Tohono O’odham Community College in Arizona.

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