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Amanda Fajak

Amanda Fajak
Amanda is Regional Director Europe at Walking the Talk.

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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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What do you need to do to get culture on the strategic agenda?

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Nov-2017 08:11:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Business case for culture, Corporate culture, Leading culture, Amanda Fajak

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Getting culture onto the strategic agenda is usually a function of 3 conditions.

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The 5 key ingredients of successful culture change

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Nov-2017 08:30:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Culture change, Leadership, Corporate culture, Amanda Fajak

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If changing your culture were as simple as waving a magic wand, the world would be full of perfectly run organisations with ecstatic employees. Culture is the manifestation of what is really valued and therefore change commands time and dedication. While there may not be a magic wand, there are 5 secrets ingredients that can ensure your cultural transformation efforts succeed.

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