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Amanda Fajak

Amanda Fajak
Amanda is Executive Director at Walking the Talk.

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Hot off the press: Tipping point shrinks to 25%

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Jul-2018 12:47:11 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Leadership, Behaviour, Behaviour change, Behaviour management, Leading culture, Managing behaviours, Amanda Fajak, Tipping point

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 At Walking the Talk, we are passionate about continuing to evolve our thinking on culture. We are always scanning the latest research and thinking and we are delighted to say that there is some new insight around what it takes to create a tipping point. The tipping point is a critical concept in culture transformation. It is about how you build sufficient momentum in the organisation to create change with enough pace and energy that it shifts the status quo at all levels.

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The role of measurement in culture and behaviour change

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Mar-2018 07:18:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Measuring culture, Culture change, Behaviour, Behaviour change, Amanda Fajak

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As the role of culture is better understood, everyone wants to measure and understand the impact of culture change and the behaviours that underpin it, from Boards to regulators, from advisors to employees on the front line.  We recently held a Culture Clinic in London on the subject of the role of measurement in culture and behaviour change and through the discussion, four key themes emerged:
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The masks that leaders wear

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Feb-2018 11:34:03 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Leadership, Openness, Symbols, Amanda Fajak, Psychology

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Joseph Campbell once wrote ‘The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are’. What a profound yet simple set of words that seem somehow so difficult to achieve.

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Letting go of power is not easy. . . but you should give it a try

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Feb-2018 16:27:15 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Culture change, Team culture, People-First, Managing behaviours, Amanda Fajak, Psychology

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I was only a teenager when I first read the question ‘what would I do if I weren’t afraid’. I was young and uncertain with all the angst of being young and not knowing my place in the world. I was filled naively with a confidence that when I grew up that I would become fearless as I would somehow have all the answers – or at least enough of them to be bold.

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The only thing we can predict about people is that they are unpredictable!

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Jan-2018 13:22:03 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Behaviour, Communication, Trust, Amanda Fajak

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Recent political events have reminded me of a saying that I often use; "the only thing we can predict about people is that people are unpredictable". You may be wondering what I mean by this…

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