This blog is for people with a passion to build remarkable organisations.
I believe culture provides the best umbrella under which to achieve this. Learning to lead a great culture is a valuable skill for all leaders. When I wrote my book Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success, I did not have a satisfactory title for the book at the end of writing the first draft. My editor at Random House told me the title should capture the essence of a book. She warned me that when authors couldn't come up with a title, they were often didn't know what their book was really about. Spurred on, I reflected on what was the essence of leading culture. And realised it was this: to walk your talk as a leader.
Through this site, I want to build a community of people who aspire to lead with integrity, to be true to their word, and role model the cultures they wish to build. It is my dream that organisations will become places which lift people to function to the highest standards of behaviour, rather than pulling them down to the lowest common dominator. We all spend so much time at work, and it makes me sad when I see people getting caught up in the politics prevalent in their culture, and feeling that they have to leave their real selves at home. I've seen how a great culture draws out the best in people and, knowing that it's possible, I want to pass on my experience and advice about how that can occur. I also want to learn from the success of others – there are so many people doing great work on culture across the world, and I hope this site will attract many of them to share their own experiences. I imagine readers will be leaders of teams and organisations, HR professionals driving culture change, and consultants supporting those changes.
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Carolyn is the CEO of Walking the Talk and author of 'Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success' (Random House).
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