Blog

red_icon

Our latest news and insights

Podcast: Setting the ambition

Turning your pursuit into action is given more urgency with an ambition. In this episode, Carolyn describes different types of ambition

Podcast: External Orientation

An external orientation is essential to truly pursue excellence, because it is only by going beyond what is familiar to you that you

Our latest poll indicates an increase in Caring and Collaboration

Results from our latest COVID-19 pandemic polls show that Caring and Collaboration are the two culture attributes that have increased

Our first culture poll during the crisis shows positive culture shifts

As we learn from the world’s biggest behavioural experiment, the results of our poll this week, show that the current crisis has been a

The culture leader of tomorrow

I am seeing a significant shift in organisational culture in response to the VUCA world we live it and the coming-of-age of Digital and

Matching words and deeds

Read Walking the Talk's founder Carolyn Taylor and Executive Director Amanda Fajak recent interview with Implenia's Employee Magazine

Patterns of an agile culture

There are four distinctive patterns of behaviour of an agile culture – customer-centricity, self-direction, experimentation and

Cracking the agile code

There’s a big difference between implementing an Agile process and having an agile culture.Watch our video to help crack the agile

The Danger Zone: When Leaders Lose Sight of their impact

When accusatory, emotive and vitriolic language is used by people in power, red warning lights go on all over the place and sirens blare.

Carolyn Taylor launches Walking Your Talk podcast

The Walking Your Talk podcast (links below) is a personal development journey for listeners on authenticity, courage and leadership,

2 great books for inspiring commercial achievement

An achievement approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same

4 great books for inspiring learning

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 4 of

How to influence leaders culture is more than a 'nice to have'

Maintaining a strong link to the business and having tangible measures of your company's progress will transform your culture.     

5 great books for inspiring the pursuit of excellence

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 5 of

Carolyn Taylor on keeping things simple

Does your organisation suffer from over complexity? Learn about how a leader's approach to simplicity can change things. 

7 great books for inspiring continuous Improvement

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 7 of

8 great books for inspiring giving and receiving feedback

Are you looking to shift your company values? Here are 8 of Walking the Talk’s recommended books on giving and receiving feedback

How Agile thinking could avoid a crisis

Whether you voted leave or remain, 80% of us now agree that Brexit is a shambles. There are much smarter people than me reflecting on

Carolyn Taylor on Fear of Failure

Learn how to remove fear of failure from yourself and your organisation.

7 great books for inspiring constructive challenge

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 7 of

6 great books for inspiring future thinking - collaboration

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better? 

7 great books for inspiring business generosity

Are you looking to shift your company values and be more giving? Here are 7 of Walking the Talk’s recommended books on corporate

Four key factors for achieving culture results fast

We all know that changing an organisation’s culture is a long-term game, but a common challenge we hear from clients is how to

7 great books for inspiring focus

Here are 7 of Walking the Talk's recommended reads for inspiring focus. 

7 great books for inspiring simplicity

Here are 7 of Walking the Talk's recommended simplicity reads. 

How to develop your leaders as role models

We’re pleased to invite you to watch highlights of our recent webinar to learn more about leading culture. Watch Amanda Fajak, Jerome

Developing leaders as powerful agents of change

The influence of leaders on organisational culture is strong. The shadow that leaders cast into their organisations means that the

The key shifts you need to create an agile culture

Discover the six key shifts your organisation needs to make in order to move towards an agile culture. {% video_player "embed_player"

2 great books for inspiring risk optimisation

Here are 2 of Walking the Talk's recommended risk optimisation reads. 

5 great books for inspiring problem solving with customers

Here are 5 of Walking the Talk's recommended problem solving with customers reads. 

3 great books for inspiring empathy with customers

A customer-centric approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same

7 great books for responsibility & ownership

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 7 of

3 great books for being market driven

A customer-centric approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same

6 great books for inspiring openness

Looking for more effective ways to create one-team? The secret is to have shared openness! Here are 3 of Walking the Talk's recommended

5 great books for inspiring holding to account approach

Here are 5 of Walking the Talk's books for inspiring holding to account approach. 

3 great books for risk orientation

Here are 3 of Walking the Talk's recommended risk orientation reads. 

3 great books for inspiring responsiveness to customers

A customer-centric approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same

3 great books for inspiring shared commitment

Looking for more effective ways to create one-team? The secret is to have shared commitment orientation! Here are 3 of Walking the

How long does it really take to change your culture?

I have been on a pilgrimage of sorts over the past few weeks, retracing the events of the Hungarian revolution in 1956. My father was a

Global or local culture plan? How to decide

When helping businesses develop healthy, fit-for-purpose cultures, I often get asked whether the organisation should develop a

How to build a culture plan from scratch

Building a culture plan sits at the core of how you transform organisational cultures. Without a plan, it’s like shooting in the dark:

Hot off the press: Tipping point shrinks to 25%

 At Walking the Talk, we are passionate about continuing to evolve our thinking on culture. We are always scanning the latest research

8 great books for inspiring innovation

Are you looking to shift your company values and be more giving? Here are 8 of Walking the Talk’s recommended books on innovation.

What is the role of HR in culture change?

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

Future impact of AI on culture

Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest White Paper 'Future impact of AI on `culture', written and researched

How to refresh your organisation's culture efforts

"Refresh"Yesterday I had a conversation with an OD manager who used this word to describe his organisation"s goal in relation to their

10 great books on success and achievement

Discover what it takes to achieve your unique definition of success. Here are 10 of Walking the Talk's recommended books on success and

The 5 most influential factors on culture

I am often asked for a summary of what I find are the 5 factors which most influence culture.

4 great books for inspiring proactivity with customers

Looking for more effective ways to create customer confidence? The secret is to have proactive customer service! Here are 4 of Walking

6 great books for inspiring customer-centricity

A customer-centric approach can add value to a company by enabling it to differentiate itself from competitors who do not offer the same

The masks that leaders wear at work

Joseph Campbell once wrote ‘The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are’. What a profound yet simple set of words that seem somehow

8 of the best books to help empower others

Looking to change your thinking? Searching for the special something inside you?  Builds trust and allows decisions to be made by those

10 great books for inspiring future thinking

Thinking about the future? Looking for a new mindset? Want to adopt a new approach? Want to solve problems better?  Here are 10 of

10 most popular articles on culture change of 2017

2017 has been a busy year for Walking the Talk, as more and more people and organisations realise the importance of culture in the

5 questions every leader should ask themselves

Are you a great leader? Ask yourself the following questions, because they will not only improve your leadership impact, but also allow

The 5 key ingredients of successful culture change

If changing your culture were as simple as waving a magic wand, the world would be full of perfectly run organisations with ecstatic

How to foster an innovation culture

One of the buzzwords that keep coming back in my discussions with clients and colleagues is innovation. Every organisation wants to be

The CFO: Your organisation's secret weapon for culture change

HR has always appeared to be the natural home for the mechanics of leading culture change. In recent years, however, I’ve observed

The art of positive role modelling

If you are a parent, you know that it is important to be a role model for your children, meaning that you need to behave in the same way

Leadership shadow: Driving culture leadership

What is culture leadership? You may have heard the phrase “Culture is led from the top”. It means that the impact of top leaders on

Why leaders are responsible for the actions of their teams

Respondents to our recent Managing Behaviours survey showed that there is a collective belief amongst leaders, employees, consumers and

Behaviours at work: What to do if you're feeling disengaged

Disengagement is quite common in organisations and it can affect anyone. Sometimes it is temporary, sometimes it is permanent.

The Unseen Force That’s Shaping Your Culture Every Day

There’s a silent power within your organisation that’s quietly moulding the patterns of behaviour that will determine your culture. A

Culture Management: A systemic view of culture for leaders

Leaders do not operate in a vacuum. They operate in an ecosystem that influences everything they do. Understanding how the ecosystem

Culture change: The importance of being hopeful

The new year hasn’t been quite as fresh and refreshing as it usually is. Watching what is taking place in global politics – particularly

Culture leadership: '2016 - the year Brazil should never forget.'

2016 was quite a year. Here in Brazil, there have been many comments over the last few weeks along the lines of “is 2016 over yet?” and

Brexit and culture: What if the EU were a company?

I’m fascinated by the behaviours of people. What we can learn from observing them–especially in organisations. And so I found myself

Subscribe for blog updates

Need more insights? Watch our culture videos.

Watch Now