Culture Code-X


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The CODE-X series catalogs a vast codex of source codes (aka “signs”) extracted from past audits.

Note that signs on their own, while sometimes interesting, only become truly revelatory and useful once they’re sorted into thematic complexes, and the complexes into codes, and the codes into a meaning map. We call this process “thick description”; the Code-X series is thin description.

ACTION-ORIENTED” NORM: Laser-focus on overcoming challenges of the present moment. Boldness — not to be confused with courage.

ACTION-ORIENTED” FORMS: Face-forward, steely gaze, serious expression or slight smile, stubborn/confident body language (e.g., arms folded). Primarily a visual code. Short, impactful language: “Enough.” “The King.” “Unstoppable.” “Lead on.”

From a 2018 study of the CHARACTER space, within the larger framework of LEADERSHIP. What makes a leader tick?

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