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The age of the mindful organisation: Mindfulness symposium 2014

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Oct-2014 19:31:49 / by Walking the Talk posted in Carolyn Taylor, Mindfulness, Be Do Have, Behaviour, Leading culture

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Our CEO, Carolyn Taylor, was guest speaker last week at a very special symposium hosted by our partner, Mindfulness at Work, and JP Morgan. Other speakers included Arianna Huffington, Mindfulness at Work’s Louise Cox Chester, president of the Mindful National organisation, Krinsha Pendyala, clinical psychologist, Dr. Chris Irons and David Pearl.

Image by Jonathan Perugia

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Our tendency to the status quo

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Sep-2014 11:46:25 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Change, Leading culture, Amanda Fajak, Current affairs

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I read in the newspaper this week that a gambler had bet £800,000 on Scotland voting ‘no’ for independence.  A massive personal gamble, or was it?
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Good yes? bad yes? When's best to say "Yes"?

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Jul-2014 12:10:14 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Behaviour, Communication, Leading culture

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You're part of the team. It's a 'can do' culture. Saying "yes" has to be a good thing - right?
Not always.

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Soft power: How influencing values is king

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Jun-2014 13:27:43 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Values, Leading culture

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Last week I heard Jimmy Wales speak. The founder of Wikipedia was at Hospital Club in London with Cherie Blair, in support of her foundation for women entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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Why the 'dancing guys' in your company are key to culture change

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-May-2014 19:27:36 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Videos, Leading culture

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The 'Dancing Guy' video on Youtube is still one of my all time favourite references on how to reach a cultural tipping point. With any culture change initiative, the hope is that enough people will eventually pick up the new behaviour beats and start joining the dance until the organisation tips into the new cultural norm. But how do you find those 'dancing guys' - the people in your organisation who will bring the new culture to life and influence others? 
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