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One-team culture: 5 top tips for a new government

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-May-2015 13:49:03 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Behaviour, Communication, Leading culture, One-Team, Amanda Fajak, Current affairs

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On the 8th of May, there is a strong possibility that the UK will be facing a second coalition government. For the health of the Nation - and the economy - the ability of that group to govern as a collective will be absolutely essential. The question is: what can they do to create a One-Team culture?

A One-Team culture is a truly seamless entity, whereby the whole proves more important than the individual stars. It’s all about collaboration, teamwork, a lack of boundaries, trust, support, sharing and treating each other as customers. The passion of any One-Team culture lies in working together to produce outcomes.

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Germany: one-team culture champions

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Jul-2014 16:08:20 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Be Do Have, One-Team

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 On this occasion, it seems only fitting to write a blog in honour of the winning team of the World Cup.  To do so, I'll draw from a piece written by Otto Sharmer, one of the world’s leading exponents of the power of working deeply with people to change their perspective of the world, and thus their behaviour (what we call the BE-level).  Many of the patterns of behaviour we aspire to in our cultures require this type of change from leaders.

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Microsoft: finding the swing

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Mar-2014 15:59:56 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Corporate culture, One-Team

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Satya Nadella, the new CEO of Microsoft, sent a memo to the organisation announcing the departure of two members of his team and the appointment of others. He then ended the memo with a team goal: to achieve ‘swing’.

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5 essentials to build a team culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Jun-2010 03:00:24 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership team, Carolyn Taylor, Team culture, One-Team

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I could really not let this whole month go by without a reference to the World Cup.

 My sister-in-law tells me that what you need as a woman in business is to develop two very good sentences on every sporting topic. To introduce this blog I offer you mine on soccer.

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The future of leadership

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jun-2010 22:33:24 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Mergers and acquisition, Carolyn Taylor, Customer-Centric, Leadership, One-Team

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How much more comfortable do most leaders feel doing the task side of their role, in preference to the human and cultural one? 

So often I watch leaders spending a huge amount of time focussed on the slides they are going to present in a meeting, rather then reflecting on the key personal message they want to deliver.  Task is so much within comfort zone for most people.  (Clue about comfort zone - when you are outside of comfort zone, you can feel it in your gut.  Yes, it is physically uncomfortable.  If you are not feeling that too often, maybe you are more in your comfort zone than you might imagine).

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