Culturati Summit is the annual gathering of the Culturati Community - we're CEOs, investors, scholars and other executives who practice & study culture building and who share our playbooks. We host open, candid conversations around the country and Canada during the year. We commission research, and publish thought leadership: The Culture Book, Vol I: When Culture Clicks; The Culturati Magazine; and the On Culture Newsletter.
We’ve spent four Culturati Summits talking about building culture. That work and that conversation will never end. This year we’ve centered our Summit around the idea of leadership and leadership cultures. What does it mean to lead a culture? To lead with culture? To create a culture of leadership? How do the best steward strong cultures? High performing ones? How do we reconcile leading by example with the notion of servant leadership? How do we make sure we really have an impact?
When we talk with CEOs, c-suite leaders, and high performers quickly climbing organizational ladders, the role of the leader looms large, particularly when it comes to culture.
When and where are culture and leadership in sync? Out of touch? Operating on parallel tracks but seldom intersecting?
What are the tips, tricks, and traits of the world’s most successful leaders? What is in their playbook that I’ve not yet heard?
How do we as leaders ensure we have a shared direction, aligned work processes, and help maintain that commitment?
Why as leaders do we sometimes feel threatened by culture? Does its power intimidate us? Or is culture our master tool, used by the very best to achieve outcomes mere mortals can only observe?
Or are leadership and culture the opposite sides of the same coin? The same side?
Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital
Fomer Supreme Allied Commander of NATO & former Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University
Partner, Oxegen Consulting LLC
Founder and CEO, The Riveter
Founder and CEO, ADURO, Inc.
Program Manager - For All National Partnerships, REI
Chief Diversity Officer, Workday
Chief Troublemaker, Magnify Impact
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Goldman Sachs
Founder and CEO, Revealix
Founder and Principal, Magnify Impact
Director, Board Services Group, NACD
Author, Great Mondays
Head of AI, Cultivate Technology Inc.
Senior Talent Engagement Partner, Everlywell
Professor of Practice, Peter F. Drucker School of Management
Chief People Officer, 3Q Digital
United States Marine Corps (retired) CEO, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Founder, The Mathpath
Professor of Management, The University of Texas at Austin
Chief of Staff to the CTO, Indeed
Director, SHINE Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Founding Partner At Your Core
Founding Partner, At Your Core
Executive Coach, iRestart
Vice President Global Benefits, Levi Strauss & Co
Vice President Learning and Development, Hagerty
Associate Professor of Leadership, Seminary of the Southwest in Austin
CEO, JDI and Co-Founder and Co-Head of Programming, Culturati