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Culture as a Management Practice

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

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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 Leadership, Openness, Symbols, Amanda Fajak, Psychology

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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, Team culture, Values, Symbols, Mindsets, 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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Five reasons we should say 'yes' to gender equality quotas

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Jul-2016 12:31:47 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Culture management, Team culture, Symbols, Systems, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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Let me say this loud and clear: I am all for gender equality quotas in relation to the number of women in key roles in society and in business in particular.
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When symbols work

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Jun-2016 21:06:17 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Behaviour, Behaviour change, Symbols, Amanda Fajak

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I was interested to read the announcement recently that PricewaterhouseCoopers has discarded its dress code which, in their words, was in order to “unlock the creativity and diversity” of their staff. A declaration of this kind sends out an important message to employees - one that could well pay dividends for the business.
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