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Watch Carolyn Taylor explain the importance of Empowerment

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Nov-2018 07:27:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Empowerment, Carolyn Taylor, Culture change, Culture management, Leading culture

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Empowering individuals to create the desired outcomes can positively impact the bottom line.

Watch Walking the Talk Founder and Executive Chair Carolyn Taylor explain the importance of Empowerment

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Who are your legends?

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Oct-2018 07:18:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Values, Customer-Centric, Carolyn Taylor, Symbols

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We use a great exercise in one our training programs in which participants select and then rank their own values.  The ranking process is the part I like the most.  I have found that it is the HIERARCHY of values which is the strongest determinant of an individuals behavior, and that of an organisation.  Most of us will agree that we hold a set of principles to be important, that we value integrity, and accountability, team freedom and respect for others. 

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How culture improves team management

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Jul-2018 05:19:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Team culture, One-Team, Leadership team, Leading culture, Carolyn Taylor

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In Europe, there's a lot of valuable focus on "talent management". Yesterday I asked a client for his definition of talent management, and he said "hiring and developing the best people". He also told me that one of the big strategy consultancies had been making presentations in his organisation that talent management was the key, and with this, culture would take care of itself.

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What is the role of HR in culture change?

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Jun-2018 16:34:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in HR, Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Leadership team, Leading culture, Managing culture

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Recently I spoke to a large group of HR people, and the question came up again, "What is the role of HR in culture change?" This is the most common question I get asked by HR people.

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How you spend your time speaks louder than your words

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-May-2018 17:48:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Symbols, Culture planning, Culture management, Corporate culture, Carolyn Taylor, Behaviour change, Behaviour

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None of us feel we have enough time. It’s a finite resource, and it forces us to make choices. Those choices send signals about what we really value. One of the strongest symbols of a culture is how time is spent. When people see this changing, they start to believe your communication about values.

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