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Humberto Branco

Humberto Branco
Humberto is Executive Director for Walking the Talk.

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Culture Management: Creating a culture for safety

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Mar-2017 18:03:28 / by Humberto Branco

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At Walking the Talk, we love making explanations and definitions as simple as possible. As such, we define culture as ‘the patterns of behaviours that are encouraged, discouraged and tolerated by people and systems over time’. Every company has its own culture, whether they know it or not, and whether they choose to manage it or not.

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Culture leadership: '2016 - the year Brazil should never forget.'

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Jan-2017 12:48:23 / by Humberto Branco posted in Brazil, Leadership, Culture management, Humberto Branco

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2016 was quite a year. Here in Brazil, there have been many comments over the last few weeks along the lines of “is 2016 over yet?” and “2017 can’t come any sooner!”. Now that January is here, the talk is that 2016 “is a year to be forgotten”.

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Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony: Is what you see what you get?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2016 14:58:26 / by Humberto Branco posted in Behaviour, Brazil, Leading culture, Change, Accountability, Humberto Branco, Current affairs

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On Friday 5 August, over 3 billion people around the world had their eyes locked on Rio de Janeiro to watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony. There is no doubt about it - it was a beautiful spectacle. Headlines throughout the world the following day congratulated Brazil for a truly amazing show. As the Washington Post said, “Rio was basking in what it does best. This is a country expert in revelry, which every years fills its streets with dancing, stranger-kissing, inebriated glee at Carnival.”
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