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How to take responsibility for the crisis

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Jan-2010 14:03:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Learning, Accountability, Corporate culture, Finance, Responsibility, Current affairs

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I saw an article in the New York Times about the official Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission which left me realizing how far we have to go before we have our key organizations run with a sense of responsibility and integrity.  
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Read, react, win: what is a recession-proof culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Nov-2009 15:06:00 / by Walking the Talk posted in Culture change, Learning

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Here is an article by a consultant from Boston Consulting Group, describing a client, Brady Corp (BRC) who took many early decisions and thus avoided much of the pain of the recession.

 

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The 4 stages to reach learning out of defeat

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Nov-2009 15:54:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Learning

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I read in the Spectator this week an article about the process political parties typically go through after a defeat.

 
Stage 1 We didn't really lose. (The other guys just happened to luck into an appealing candidate - but people really prefer us).
Stage 2. OK, we lost - but only because the voters are idiots.
Stage 3. OK, we lost and maybe the voters are not idiots - but there is nothing we can do without betraying our sacred principles.
Stage 4. Hey, maybe there is something we can do".
 
In other words:
 
Stage 1. Denial
Stage 2. Blame.
Stage 3. Justification.
Stage 4. Responsibility
 
Sound familiar? So incredibly simple, yet sometimes so incredibly hard.

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Netflix culture: setting standards in Silicon Valley

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Nov-2009 16:41:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership, Learning

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Netflix are one of the more successful companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past ten years. They are now the largest provider of online DVD rentals.
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Social media: becoming a learner again

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Sep-2009 14:00:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Learning, Behaviour

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For three months I have been dedicating myself to learning about social media – how it works, how people use it and why they love it.

I felt instinctively that it would impact social culture, change how people connected with each other and consequently impact corporate culture. After three months study and participation, I am sure that this is the case.

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