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Medal Behaviour: How the UK Olympic team forged a winning culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Aug-2016 16:05:15 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Achievement, team culture, Olympics, Sport, Uncategorized, success, winning culture

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The Atlanta games in 1996 saw Great Britain’s worst performance at a summer Olympic games since 1952, taking home just one gold medal. Twenty years later, Team GB depart Rio this week with 67 medals —27 of them gold. Little Britain sits proudly above sporting superpowers such as Russia, Australia, and, most notably, China in the gold medal tally.

But the UK’s “greatest haul” in 108 years did not happen by accident... Instead, they went and created a winning culture that has resulted in record-breaking results.

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The culture of diversity in the workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Jul-2016 16:53:45 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Culture, Diversity, Finance, Uncategorized

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I was recently asked by corporate finance publication Acquisition International to contribute my thoughts on the topics of diversity and culture, and the impact that both can have upon the Finance Sector.
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The new culture consciousness: Culture really is word on everybody’s lips, including investors

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jul-2015 17:24:15 / by Walking the Talk posted in Uncategorized

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When many of us first entered the workforce, we believed that who we were at work should be different and kept separate from who we were at home. This was, after all, a prevailing paradigm in 20th century work practices. But artificially separating our identities in this way eventually led to increased tension, stress, and the introduction of work-life balance programs. Collectively, we gradually became aware that one couldn’t simply leave his or her mind and heart at the office as if it were a company laptop, and vice versa. We have now come to understand – largely through trial and error – that our private or personal lives naturally intertwine with and influence our work lives.

 

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