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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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How you spend your time speaks louder than your words

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-May-2018 17:48:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Symbols, Culture planning, Culture management, Corporate culture, Carolyn Taylor, Behaviour change, Behaviour

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None of us feel we have enough time. It’s a finite resource, and it forces us to make choices. Those choices send signals about what we really value. One of the strongest symbols of a culture is how time is spent. When people see this changing, they start to believe your communication about values.

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Culture as a Management Practice

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Mar-2018 09:02:11 / by Adriana Rosa posted in Culture management, Humberto Branco, Carolyn Taylor, Managing behaviours, Behaviour management, Behaviour change, Behaviour, Culture change, Symbols

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On February 27th Walking the Talk in Brazil hosted a breakfast session with Walking the Talk co-founder and Executive Chair Carolyn Taylor, which triggered some great insights in the group. 

Check out the ten topics that summed up the core of our conversation.

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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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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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