There's no doubt that organisational culture impacts the behaviour, values and practices of anybody working at that organisation.
As a program manager, I've always thought of myself as a different type of leader who acts as a change agent to help create a positive organisational culture among my project or program team.
But since I've always worked in an international environment and with multi-cultural teams, that's not always been easy.
I've written about cultural differences before and they play a huge role in the success of any project or program.
In fact, knowledge and awareness of cultural values can enable leaders and managers to effectively manage and work through intercultural conflict and interactions.
To learn more, I found a research a while ago performed by GLOBE that maps leadership within cultural groups around the world.
The GLOBE research team defines leadership as the "ability of an individual to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the organisations of which they are members."
The team found that members of different societies have differing expectations from their leaders that are influenced by their cultural values. They also identified leadership attributes that were culturally-endorsed.