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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 EU referendum, Leadership, Managing culture, Communication, One-Team

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

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-May-2015 13:49:03 / by Walking the Talk posted in Coalition Government, behaviour, Communication, Goals, leading culture, One-Team

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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 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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Microsoft: finding the swing

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Mar-2014 15:59:56 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Satya Nadella, Culture, Leadership, microsoft, one-team, team building, One-Team, team

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Satya Nadella, the new CEO of Microsoft, sent a memo to the organisation announcing the departure of two members of his team and the appointment of others. He then ended the memo with a team goal: to achieve ‘swing’.

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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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