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Creating culture: encourage more, tolerate less

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Apr-2015 13:39:32 / by Walking the Talk posted in Leading Culture Change, Behaviour, behaviours, BP, Building Culture, Enron, leading culture, Symbols, HR Systems, Systems

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As we’ve explored in the previous entries of this ‘Defining Culture’ series, culture is the patterns of behaviour that are encouraged, discouraged or tolerated by people and systems over time. With this definition locked in, let's take things a step further.

 
 

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It wasn’t me: Why it’s true that executives are responsible for the culture in their organisations

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Jan-2014 18:28:32 / by Walking the Talk posted in Chris Christie, Culture, Leadership, Behavior, behaviour, BP, Responsibility, Rupert Murdoch, Toxic Culture, Values, Tony Hayward

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When corruption, unethical or illegal practices occur in an organisation, there’s increasing pressure for Chief Executives to take responsibility.  Leaders will often claim they didn’t know what was going on, and therefore cannot be held responsible.

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