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Purpose-led: what Monica Lewinsky can teach us about culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Mar-2015 21:27:32 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Culture archetypes, Greater-Good

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I found myself very moved by Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk.

At the age of 41, 17 years after her infamous public humiliation, Lewinsky has decided to "take back control of her own story” and pick up the cause of public shaming. One of the Internet’s first subjects of online shaming, the former intern called for compassion and a more responsible approach to the way we consume online scandal and story. In short, she has chosen to seek a purpose-led approach to her life, selecting a subject for which she is highly qualified, and turning that strength into a way to help others.
Upworthy's Co-founder Peter Koechley was in session at the 2015 Changing Media Summit this week. In his presentation, Koechley's spoke of his vision to build a purpose-driven media company:

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The Glassdoor top 25: What does it take to be a contender?

[fa icon="calendar'] 09-Oct-2014 19:34:07 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Engagement, Carolyn Taylor, Greater-Good, Values, Glassdoor, People-First, Brands

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Workplace reviewers Glassdoor recently published their annual list of the Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values. Most of us know the roll call for 2014, but what are the common features?

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How to make sure your 'talk' does not overpromise

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-May-2010 01:31:28 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Communication, Greater-Good, Walking the Talk

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We chose our logo to represent the balance between "walking" and "talking" when building the culture you want. 

And we wanted it to portray how the "walker" is usually hurrying to catch up with the "talker".  It is common for the talk to be a little ahead of the walk, but in many cases it gets way too far out in front.

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How WE maps help corporate culture and the environment

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Apr-2010 16:15:55 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Behaviour management, Greater-Good

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Last month I was invited to participate in a symposium called Climate, Mind, Behaviour, held at the Garrison Institute in upstate New York.

My fellow participants included neurologists, economists, environmentalists, researchers, community organisers, business leaders and US government people. The purpose was to apply how what is now being learned about the motivators of behavior to the challenge of changing behavior fast enough to reverse the damage of global warming.

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