The 3-dimensional Leadership Concept
There is a correlation between individual leadership behaviour, individual moral concepts, and the business environment's values. Also crucial is the social environment. How to establish a corporate culture based on high ethical values? How do culture and leadership behaviour interact?
As stated by Kurt Lewin in the early 20th century, behaviour is a function of a person and his environment. During the 1960's Blake and Mouton developed the Behavioural GRID connecting result orientation and people orientation.
Zankvosky et al state the integration of high result orientation and high people orientation strongly affects the quality of the corporate culture. On the other hand, a sound coporate culture affects the behaviour of the cooperation's people. Thus, the question of power arises. The more important a management position, the greater the impact on the coprate culture - positively and negatively. The lower a management position, the greater the influence of the coporate culture on the leadership behaviour - also, positively and negatively.
It must be pointed out that there is neither exclusive corprate culture, nor standard employee behaviour. A coporate culture of one corprate branch may differ from the culture of another coprate branch. Values lived-up to in a team may be different from those of another.
Corporate culture as stand-alone value
The 3-dimensional Synercube - Concept connects all previous researches. Defining dimensions "people", "results", and "value, culture" as 3 axes of a cube, 10 leadership styles emerge, simplified spoken.
The extreme values range from 1.1- to 7.7+. 1.1- has a low orientation towards people, results and corporate culture.
In contrast, 7.7+ has a high orientation towards people, results, and corporate culture.
All remaining 8 positions can be clearly described and defined. With a total number of 10 positions, the Synercube - Concept seems to be more complex. But, the Synercube - Concpet is more stringent in its descriptions since it does not need any workarounds.