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10 Mindfulness books to inspire you

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Dec-2017 11:28:01 / by Walking the Talk posted in Business books, Mindfulness, Mindsets

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The acknowledgement of the power of mindfulness is becoming increasingly more commonplace in the workplace, with the likes of Google using it to increase employee satisfaction and increase productivity.

Looking to improve your mindfulness? Here are 10 of Walking the Talk's recommended mindfulness 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, Mindsets, Symbols, Team culture, Values, 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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Can and should corporate culture be regulated?

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Aug-2016 10:22:04 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Culture defined, Leading culture, Managing culture, Measuring culture, Mindsets, Corporate culture

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 Can and should corporate culture be regulated?

In Australia we are currently witnessing increasing business pressure from ASIC (Australian Securities and Investment Commission) to ensure that culture is being managed.

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The only thing we can predict about people is that they are unpredictable

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Jul-2016 17:43:29 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Behaviour, Communication, Mindsets, Current affairs

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The recent political events in the UK have reminded me of a saying that I often use; ‘the only thing we can predict about people is that people are unpredictable’. You may be wondering what I mean by this…
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How agile are you?

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Jul-2015 10:56:12 / by Walking the Talk posted in Agility, Behaviour, Behaviour change, Mindsets

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When I ask teams of executives if they can identify the business imperatives for culture in their organisation, one thing that is often mentioned is agility. "We need to become a lot more agile or flexible as an organisation."

 

 
More and more organisations want to be in a position to quickly respond to market changes, be the first to implement new ideas, or simply reduce bureaucracy. This question of agility appeals to all – small, medium and large organisations.

 

But what does it mean for an organisation to be flexible?
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