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A culture of simplicity - keeping it simple, the smart way

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Feb-2016 15:22:16 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Work/life balance, Changing behaviour, BE DO HAVE, BE-level, BEDOHAVE, Simplicity, Simplicity Culture

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 "Simple has been one of my mantras. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there you can move mountains."

– Steve Jobs

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A surprising culture change lesson from a taxi driver

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Nov-2015 00:32:23 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in BE DO HAVE, BE-level, BEDOHAVE, behaviour change

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I jumped in a cab the other day in a hurry to get to a meeting and was greeted by a resonating “hello” and a smiling driver.

It was raining hard and I expected a more somber attitude. We started chatting and I made a remark about his positive outlook.

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Germany: one-team culture champions

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Jul-2014 16:08:20 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in World Cup, BE-level, Germany, one-team, One-Team, Otto Sharmer

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 On this occasion, it seems only fitting to write a blog in honour of the winning team of the World Cup.  To do so, I'll draw from a piece written by Otto Sharmer, one of the world’s leading exponents of the power of working deeply with people to change their perspective of the world, and thus their behaviour (what we call the BE-level).  Many of the patterns of behaviour we aspire to in our cultures require this type of change from leaders.

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