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March 16, 2016
Business focus culture

Bringing your culture into focus

Superficiality damages culture initiatives.   I frequently find organisations developing long, excited lists of the values and behaviours they want to underpin their culture.  It’s tempting, […]
March 4, 2016
FIFA Culture change

FIFA culture: what next?

FIFA, football’s world governing body, has just elected their new President in Zurich this week, Gianni Infantino, a Swiss-Italian lawyer.   FIFA has been engulfed by […]
February 25, 2016
Culture of Simplicity

A culture of simplicity: keeping it simple, the smart way

“Simple has been one of my mantras. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in […]
February 5, 2016
Empowerment Culture

On the road to empowerment

I am currently working with two clients who suffer from opposite symptoms. One organisation is drowning in action, people have no time to stop, everything is […]
January 21, 2016
How to perform a culture audit

How to perform a culture audit

Do you want to facilitate the development of a healthy culture in your organisation?   If the answer is “yes”, then one of the steps you can […]
December 31, 2015
2015 Organisational Culture Trends

2015’s culture trends as we saw them

During 2015, we’ve found an increased interest in culture among companies.   Those who are motivated to work on their culture in order to achieve future […]
December 21, 2015
Time & Money Values

The quickest way to find out what’s really valued (and how to change it)

Most leaders can describe the values of their organisation, but fewer are successful at ‘walking that talk’.   In fact, as communication increases about an organisation’s […]
November 24, 2015
Culture change

A surprising culture change lesson from a taxi driver

  I jumped in a cab the other day in a hurry to get to a meeting and was greeted by a resonating “hello” and a […]
November 10, 2015
Cutlure Risk Factor Audit

Culture is a major risk factor – To audit or not to audit?

More than 56% of internal auditors in the financial services sector in North America consider organisational culture a high risk in their organisations.     A […]
October 27, 2015
Global Organisational Culture

A tale of meta-culture: What links a real global team?

  Here’s a familiar story: There comes a day when a big, but nationally-rooted company decides to ‘go global’. There are several reasons for this decision, […]
October 13, 2015
Collaboration culture

The 3 Core Qualities for leading culture change

Why can it be so difficult to get any traction on building a better culture? At Walking the Talk, our culture change model is based on […]
September 15, 2015
Book relaunch

Revised edition of ‘Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success’

  They say culture eats strategy for breakfast. This book provides a practical, do-able approach to culture transformation, giving you the essential insights required to effectively […]
September 1, 2015
Corruption

Scandal and culture in Brazil – are they connected?

Following Brazil’s ‘Operation Car Wash’ (Operação Lava Jato) corruption case – an event not dissimilar to Italy’s Mani Pulite Investigation in 2001 – most experienced Brazilian […]
August 5, 2015
Ghandi be the change

How to REALLY ‘be the change’

  How many times have I seen this great quote from Mahatma Gandhi used in training programs? I think every consultant must have it tucked away […]
July 23, 2015
Carolyn Taylor Investors on Culture

They are ON culture: Carolyn’s video highlights from our research results

On the 17th of June, 2015, Walking the Talk’s CEO, Carolyn Taylor, presented the findings of our exploratory research conducted in association with leading London independent investment […]