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Amanda Fajak

Amanda Fajak
Amanda is Executive Director at Walking the Talk.

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The Danger Zone: When Leaders Lose Sight of their impact

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Sep-2019 16:14:06 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Leadership, Behaviour, Behaviour change, Leading culture

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When accusatory, emotive and vitriolic language is used by people in power, red warning lights go on all over the place and sirens blare.

A Huffington Post article recently stated that the ongoing behaviour of Donald #Trump has reset ‘acceptable’ behaviour for leaders globally and as we saw in the UK Parliament this week, deep-seated emotions are driving the leaders of our country further and further apart, and the ramifications for our society are significant.

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What are the key shifts to create an agile culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Jul-2019 11:16:18 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Culture change, Agility, Innovation, Amanda Fajak, Agile

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Creating an agile culture involves fundamentally rethinking how you run your organisation and most organisations that we spoke to in our recent research felt that they had not yet fully mastered the transition to an agile culture.

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What does it mean to create an agile culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Jul-2019 10:52:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Customer-Centric, Agility, Amanda Fajak, Agile

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For many, Agile is associated with the technology part of your business or one or two pockets in your organisation. It is often thought of as set of routines and practices – stand up meetings, retrospectives, Kanban, etc. We refer to this as DO-ing agile.

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Why should you consider agile for your organisation?

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Jun-2019 14:46:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Agility, Innovation, Amanda Fajak, Agile

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Our ability and desire to change as humans, has driven an extraordinary rate of change in particular over the past 10 years.  Think of yourself as a customer. You demand immediacy; you want to be understood; you expect improvements; you expect high levels of service, whether it is for internet connectivity, banking, shopping, healthcare, or entertainment. And you have more choices than ever.

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How Agile thinking could avoid a crisis

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Apr-2019 10:31:44 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Leadership, Agility, Team culture, Leading culture, Amanda Fajak

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Whether you voted leave or remain, 80% of us now agree that Brexit is a shambles.

There are much smarter people than me reflecting on why exactly that is the case and I am sure only history will have the answer. 

But, ever the optimist, I believe we can learn from this right now and I want to share with you one lens which provides important insights for those in business.

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