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Brexit and culture: What if the EU were a company?

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Jun-2016 16:20:42 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Managing culture, Communication, One-Team, Current affairs

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I’m fascinated by the behaviours of people. What we can learn from observing them–especially in organisations.

And so I found myself wondering, in the midst of one the most historic votes in Europe’s history: 'What if the EU were an organisation and Britain one of its business units? What advice would I be giving them?'

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Learn to say "no" - your culture will thank you for it

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Jan-2016 19:56:49 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Culture archetypes, Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, One-Team, People-First, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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Are you one of those people who are reluctant to say “no”?

 
I was recently discussing with a friend some of the changes that we have both seen in the workplace in the last 20 years. One of them was the mobile phone. I can still remember when fixed lines were the only way to contact clients. And it was fairly easy: I never used to struggle to talk to my clients over the phone – I sometimes had to leave a message but they would call back or I would call them back later myself.

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Revised edition of ‘Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success’

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Sep-2015 19:13:29 / by Walking the Talk posted in Engagement, Leadership team, Mergers and acquisition, Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success, Carolyn Taylor, Change, Culture archetypes, Culture change, Customer-Centric, Leadership, Managing culture, Accountability, Achievement, Be Do Have, Behaviour, Behaviour change, Behaviour management, Communication, Corporate culture, Culture management, Culture planning, Responsibility, Values, Leading culture, One-Team, Symbols, Walking the Talk, Innovation, Systems

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One-team culture: 5 top tips for a new government

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-May-2015 13:49:03 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Behaviour, Communication, Leading culture, One-Team, Amanda Fajak, Current affairs

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On the 8th of May, there is a strong possibility that the UK will be facing a second coalition government. For the health of the Nation - and the economy - the ability of that group to govern as a collective will be absolutely essential. The question is: what can they do to create a One-Team culture?

 
 
A One-Team culture is a truly seamless entity, whereby the whole proves more important than the individual stars. It’s all about collaboration, teamwork, a lack of boundaries, trust, support, sharing and treating each other as customers. The passion of any One-Team culture lies in working together to produce outcomes.

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Germany: one-team culture champions

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Jul-2014 16:08:20 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Be Do Have, One-Team

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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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