As leaders, we want a culture that we create, rather than one we inherit. Often there are fundamental assumptions and unconscious paradigms that prevent us from creating what we want. To transform a culture, we need to understand where it came from and how things got to be the way they are. Unexamined, or unquestioned paradigms become "the way we do things around here," and as such, become barriers to change. These assumptions operate in the background and come to define the collective view. Consequently, the view prescribes a certain range of thinking, a certain field of possibilities.