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What does It take to outthink the competition?

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Jul-2014 19:31:03 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Responsibility, Values

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Every day, faced with the same sets of data about their external environment, competitors make different decisions.  These decisions will determine who performs the best. It's culture that plays a big part in the way those decisions are made, and in the nature of what is decided. Culture is a key determinant of whether you can out–think your competitors.


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Barclays and the 3 core qualities for competitive advantage

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Feb-2014 16:59:22 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Culture change, Leadership, Behaviour, Culture management, Responsibility, Systems

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It wasn’t me: Why it’s true that executives are responsible for the culture in their organisations

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Jan-2014 18:28:32 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Behaviour, Corporate culture, Responsibility, Values

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When corruption, unethical or illegal practices occur in an organisation, there’s increasing pressure for Chief Executives to take responsibility.  Leaders will often claim they didn’t know what was going on, and therefore cannot be held responsible.

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How to take responsibility for the crisis

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Jan-2010 14:03:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Learning, Accountability, Corporate culture, Finance, Responsibility, Current affairs

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I saw an article in the New York Times about the official Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission which left me realizing how far we have to go before we have our key organizations run with a sense of responsibility and integrity.  
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How to work out what's in it for YOU

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Dec-2009 09:07:00 / by Walking the Talk posted in Carolyn Taylor, Responsibility, Values, Transformation

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Most of the posts on this blog focus on the benefits for the corporation of investing in culture.  Time to think about us personally!
I have found many personal benefits for the individual HR professionals, business leaders and consultants who become involved in leading, supporting or managing culture.  It"s always good when something is good for the business and good for you personally too, right?  It"s more motivating!
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