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Symbols – small changes, big wins: A GM example of how to empower

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Sep-2018 06:45:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Empowerment, Psychology, Symbols

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I am constantly talking to clients about the power changing a few key symbols can have in building momentum for culture change. Symbols reflect those small decisions that on their own don’t seem significant but in the context of how your organisation operates send a big message.

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The masks that leaders wear

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Feb-2018 11:34:03 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Amanda Fajak, Leadership, Psychology, Openness, Symbols

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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 so difficult to achieve.

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Letting go of power is not easy. . . but you should give it a try

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Feb-2018 16:27:15 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Psychology, Team culture, Culture change, Managing behaviours, People-First, Amanda Fajak

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I was only a teenager when I first read the question ‘what would I do if I weren’t afraid’. I was young and uncertain with all the angst of being young and not knowing my place in the world. I was filled naively with a confidence that when I grew up that I would become fearless as I would somehow have all the answers – or at least enough of them to be bold.

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