Why is it that the best strategic plans and good leadership often are not able to move organizations in the direction they desire? I contend that culture is the elephant in the room that often derails the best strategy. Based on a life-changing experience I took to Hawaii, the Ohana Culture, which is the Hawaiian word for extended family, outlines the 7 categories for organizational culture and provides practical strategies to make any team/workplace culture a winning one. Purpose - Reveal how culture often undermines vision and strategy. Process - Uncover the 7 categories of organizational culture and provide a process to identify strengths and needs of the organization's culture. Payoff- Possess practical strategies to make the culture vibrant, cohesive, productive and winning. KEY THOUGHT: No matter how great your strategy, your culture will eat strategy for lunch!