A note from Jaime Taets, author of The Culture Climb
On the deck where countless hours were spent pondering, drafting, and refining the manuscript, I find it fitting to share the motivation behind writing ‘The Culture Climb.’ The deck, a silent witness to two books’ journeys from conception to reality, holds the essence of my earnest endeavor to enlighten conscious leaders about the power of culture.
In our increasingly complex business landscape, many leaders grapple with the intangible and multifaceted nature of organizational culture. It was evident that leaders needed a tangible model that could dissect culture into manageable, comprehensible elements. This was the impetus for writing ‘The Culture Climb’—to offer the impact model, a proven framework that illuminates the path towards a strong, impactful culture.
The book is structured in three integral parts. The first part deals with the importance of culture. While most of us agree that culture is essential, the magnitude of its impact is often underappreciated. This section delves into compelling data evidencing how culture can create a competitive advantage.
The second part is an in-depth exploration of the impact model. We walk through each building block of the model, explaining their significance and how they collectively contribute to a robust organizational culture.
The final part answers the critical question: ‘What now?’ We at Keystone are ardent advocates for actionable commitments. We don’t want our readers merely to absorb the knowledge and shelve it for later. We aim to arm you with practical tools, approaches, and tips to start implementing your cultural transformation immediately.
Culture is a dynamic entity that varies from one organization to another. It’s ever-evolving, contingent on your business’s unique needs and the current scenario. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and that’s precisely why ‘The Culture Climb’ offers flexibility while also eliminating common excuses for inaction.
The goal of ‘The Culture Climb’ is not to dictate a rigid pathway but to instigate meaningful conversations about culture in your organization. Use it as a catalyst to engage your executive team, to ask different questions, and to view culture through a new lens.
We at Keystone are incredibly thrilled to bring ‘The Culture Climb’ to you and help illuminate your journey towards cultivating a more conscious, impactful organizational culture. This book is not just a guide; it’s an invitation to embark on an enlightening and transformational culture climb.