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Symbols – small changes, big wins: A GM example of how to empower

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Sep-2018 06:45:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Empowerment, Symbols, Psychology

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I am constantly talking to clients about the power changing a few key symbols can have in building momentum for culture change. Symbols reflect those small decisions that on their own don’t seem significant but in the context of how your organisation operates send a big message.

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8 of the best books for empowerment

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jan-2018 06:59:00 / by Walking the Talk posted in Leadership, Business books, Empowerment

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Looking to change your thinking? Searching for the special something inside you? 

Builds trust and allows decisions to be made by those closest to the action with our list of the best books for empowerment. 

Here are 8 of Walking the Talk's recommended empowerment reads. 

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A culture of diversity: Building business benefit

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Aug-2016 10:52:36 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Diversity, Empowerment, Team culture, Values, Symbols, Mindsets, Amanda Fajak

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Diversity has direct and surprising positive effects on your business. Not only can it yield a range of beneficial impacts but it can also help limit some of the more extreme tendencies your teams may face. It is a proposition I recently put forward in an article for Acquisition International and one that I’d like to reflect on here.

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Archetype in focus: the People-First culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Feb-2016 15:20:49 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Culture archetypes, Behaviour, Diversity, Empowerment, People-First, Symbols, Systems

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Through our 25 years of experience, we’ve observed that most current and desired cultures can be described by one or more of six cultural archetypes. This article focuses on the People-First Culture. Some other words for People-First? Empowerment, development, safety, care, relationships, and fun.

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On the road to empowerment in the workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Feb-2016 15:30:53 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Leadership, Behaviour management, Culture management, Empowerment

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I am currently working with two clients who suffer from opposite symptoms.

One organisation is drowning in action, people have no time to stop, everything is a priority and there is a frenzy of activity. The other organisation is slow, people take ages to get things done, and they sometimes get bored. Interestingly, I have found that they both suffer from an identical issue: a lack of empowerment.

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