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Culture management: 3 simple steps you can take to show you're serious about culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Aug-2014 22:18:04 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership team, Culture Change, Leadership, Managing culture, Symbols

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Are you a leader determined to change some elements of the culture of your business or team? An HR professional responsible for culture management who's been given the job of 'making it happen'? Or a consultant wanting to give good advice to your client about getting traction on culture? Here are some tips on how to get people's attention and cut through any potential cynicism.

 
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5 essentials to build a team culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Jun-2010 03:00:24 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership team, team culture, One-Team, Teams

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I could really not let this whole month go by without a reference to the World Cup.

 My sister-in-law tells me that what you need as a woman in business is to develop two very good sentences on every sporting topic. To introduce this blog I offer you mine on soccer.

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In whose eyes must you walk your talk?

[fa icon="calendar'] 09-May-2010 16:24:09 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership team, Communication, Goldman Sachs, Values, Open-ness

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Today Lloyd Blankfein says he will review all practices in the light of recent events.

 
We are all quick to point fingers at Goldman Sachs as we assess their behaviour against our moral code and accuse them of lacking integrity. They have lost the trust of many, and fallen from their position as the golden firm of Wall Street.  What lessons can we learn from their situation?

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How to hold someone to account

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Mar-2010 01:45:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership team, accountability, Accountability, Achievement

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I can talk at a theoretical level about a culture of accountability. 

 
Or I can give you a small practical example from a conversation I had recently with a team leader in a retail organisation.  It is the small changes in leadership behavior that send the messages that expectations are really changing.  These, added together, start to change the culture.

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Why do leaders engage in culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Feb-2010 09:25:00 / by Walking the Talk posted in Leadership team, Leadership, Business Case for Culture, Culture planning

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If you are reading this blog you are probably already convinced that building the right culture can add value to the organisation. 
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