The Culture Code - Daniel Coyle

The Culture Code

By Daniel Coyle

  • Release Date: 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 403 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Talent Code unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow’s leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.

“A truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups.”—Adam Grant, author of Think Again


Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing?

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded.

Culture is not something you are—it’s something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.


  • Recommend from a lecture.

    By Hawk1244
    This book has improved how I interact with my airmen in the Air Force.
  • Culture dissected

    By van Belle
    If you want to figure out culture Daniel Coule does it for you. Uses tons of real life accounts that make it easy to understand and applicable to your life. I had a lot of “ah, ha” moments thanks to this book. Add it to the list of “must reads”.
  • Great book!

    By Chris Reed
    Great book!