“Have you ever wondered why your strategic initiatives may be failing, why you’re not seeming to achieve your vision, or why you’re not having the organizational impact you want?

Tobias Sturesson invites Stan Slap to join him for this episode on The Leading Transformational Change Podcast. During this insightful conversation, Stan articulates the need to rethink culture and values, unpacks his concepts of “self-protective organisms” and “cultural obsessions”, and outlines practical strategies and tactics for success. Be inspired by his passionate plea to leaders to care for the humanity of their organizations, especially as we continue to navigate a global pandemic and uncertainty.

Their compelling and candid discussion includes:

03:10 A thought-provoking, unique, and helpful definition of organizational culture
07:21 An explanation of the three different types of business cultures and why this distinction is crucial to success
10:28 How to tell if something is a real value or simply a strategy
15:38 The importance of understanding that your organization is a self-protective organism
20:17 The Seven Deadly Sins of culture that hinder real commitment
48:40 The way forward in caring for our organizations

Stan Slap is a renowned thought leader in how to achieve maximum commitment from manager, employee, and customer cultures. He has written New York Times, Wall St. Journal, and USA Today bestselling books on business culture, and is the CEO of the international consulting company called, by a remarkable coincidence, SLAP.”

Learn more about Stan Slap and the Slap Company.

Get Stan’s book “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers” and “Under the Hood: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture”.


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