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Why an effective culture counts more than a good one

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-May-2010 12:51:19 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Achievement, People-First

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I became engaged in a valuable conversation this week with a wise consultant during an accreditation I was running with a group who want to become partners of Walking the Talk. 

 
She pointed out that I often used the word 'good' to describe a certain type of culture, and suggested that 'effective' might be better.  I think she is right.  A culture needs to be FIT FOR PURPOSE which means that it enables the organisation to become more effective at what it is trying to achieve.  Think of it as a tool kit.

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How to build an Achievement culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Mar-2010 01:21:13 / by Walking the Talk posted in Carolyn Taylor, Achievement

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Carolyn Taylor talks about how to build an achievement culture where people keep their word and accountability is high.


 
 
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How to hold someone to account

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Mar-2010 01:45:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership team, Accountability, Achievement

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I can talk at a theoretical level about a culture of accountability. 

 
Or I can give you a small practical example from a conversation I had recently with a team leader in a retail organisation.  It is the small changes in leadership behaviour that send the messages that expectations are really changing.  These, added together, start to change the culture.

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Accountability: Put a name on it

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Jan-2010 03:57:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Engagement, Carolyn Taylor, Accountability, Achievement

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Here's a great practical tip from Seth Godin's blog about how to increase a culture of accountability, and link this to your people"s targeted goals and achievements.

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Building a culture of Achievement and Accountability

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Oct-2009 08:25:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Accountability, Achievement, Walking the Talk, Current affairs

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In times of economic crisis, any initiative that will increase short term performance is particularly welcome.
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