Culture is the worst behaviour you tolerate

In Season 1, Episode 2, Hilton Barbour made this profound statement about culture and it really hit home for some folks!

Arguably one of the most quotable quotes by Hilton Barbour in Episode 2 of Season 1 on workplace culture, was his comment that

Your culture becomes the worst behaviours that  are tolerated by leadership

We have had feedback from listeners from so many different cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, London, Toronto, Lagos and Geneva and they all say the same thing - that comment really hit them hard and they immediately thought about examples in their own organizations of how bad behaviour had been tolerated and then somehow just become part of the fabric or the DNA of the workplace culture.

In addition to his consulting work, Hilton does a lot of writing and you can follow his work on Medium, amongst others. He’s written some great pieces and always has an interesting take on the nexus and interdependency between strategy, culture, marketing and change management.

Read the article that Hilton wrote about the worst behaviours we tolerate and how each one of those that we let slide, becomes part and parcel of our workplace culture, on LinkedIn, here

You can also read Hilton’s take on the ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ debate, published on Medium and on his website, by clicking here.

If you’d like to get in touch with Hilton, visit

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