The culture you create in your organization is your strategy—and the key to success is developing everyone. Lisa Fisher from The Giving Practice reflects on what she learned from reading about three leading companies that have created an organizational culture in which “support of people’s development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and the company’s regular operations, daily routines, and conversations.”

As a former Senior Program Officer at a family foundation and as a long-time consultant to philanthropic organizations, Lisa finds herself wondering how we in philanthropy might employ such methods to become more effective in terms of internal operations and in how we approach our work with grantees and other stakeholders.

Kegan and Lahey have co-written Immunity to Change and How the Way We Talk can Change the Way We work. Kegan is the Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Lahey, also on Harvard faculty, is a founding principal of Minds at Work, a leadership-learning professional services firm.