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Why work on culture? Moments of truth

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Feb-2015 18:31:02 / by Walking the Talk posted in Engagement, Carolyn Taylor, Behaviour, Mindsets, Transformation

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Why do we do all this work? What is the value in focussing on culture?

Everything, it seems to me, comes down to certain key behaviours that will make or break the organisation's strategy. Culture is the container which supports these behaviours. Values lead to them. Bonuses reward them. Appointments promote them. Leaders role model them.

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Culture change or culture transformation?

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Jan-2015 09:51:28 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Change, Be Do Have, Business books, Transformation, Amanda Fajak

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'Change' has become overused in business rhetoric.

The latest ‘change program’ is often greeted with cynicism from line managers and employees alike. As this HBR article attests, as a business community, success rates for implementing change have shifted little from the 30% mark published by John Kotter almost 10 years ago.

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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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Face brutal facts & stepping through the void

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Sep-2009 04:56:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Corporate culture, Transformation

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"Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't." -R. Buckminster Fuller

 
I came across this quote in the Money and You Facebook page.

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