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What ball-tampering and other scandals tell us about corporate culture

26-Apr-2018 10:20:00 / by Marianna posted in culture transformation

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It seems to me that way too often, some large-scale scandal or another is splashed across the headlines.  Whether it’s famous sports figures failing drug tests, trusted corporations being caught red-handed cheating the system or our personal data being ’taken, analysed and used’ in ways we never granted permission for… it’s everywhere and it’s got me thinking!

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It's time to work on your company culture... but now what?

26-Mar-2018 17:21:25 / by Marianna posted in culture transformation

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As a leader you’ve seen and heard enough about the importance of culture.   You’ve made the conscious decision that it’s time to ‘get serious’ about your own culture and be deliberate in how it’s designed and managed. Your objectives are clear.  You want to...

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How to change behaviour - 5 books that helped me grow as a leader

27-Feb-2018 06:05:00 / by Marianna posted in Coaching for Performance

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Reading is like soul food for me, it helps me shift my thinking, challenge my beliefs and grow both personally and professionally.

To access some free tips and hacks reading has taught me along the way, please click the image below:

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5 Things to Reflect on This Holiday Season as a Business Leader

20-Dec-2017 06:45:00 / by Marianna posted in Coaching for Performance

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It's that time of year again and I can hardly believe how quickly it's come about. I think the older I get, the more each year rolls into the next.  It got me thinking how important it is to slow down, take a moment, reflect and be mindful of each and every moment we've had, decision we've made and action we've taken...

So in that spirit, here is my gift to you...

5 Things to Reflect on This Holiday Season as a Business Leader

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5 Steps Towards Achieving your Vision

08-Nov-2017 06:00:00 / by Marianna posted in Performance Coaching

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We all have dreams and goals we aspire to.  Be that in our personal life, for example buying a dream home, taking some time off to travel the world or my personal favourite, achieving financial independence!  And/or in our professional one, be it getting that promotion, taking the organisation to the next level or just being the best leader we can be!   Sometimes however, no matter how hard we try we seem to get stuck in a downward spiral of maximum effort with minimum return.  This can be extremely frustrating and disheartening at best, and at worst it can cause us to give up... game over!  
 
Through my own trial and error, I've noticed that by following a few straight forwards steps I've been able to breakthrough the stalemate and catapult towards my goal!  I've called this approach CUDAR - 5 Steps Towards Achieving your Vision.   Hopefully it does the same for you!
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Do You Need Corporate Values... Yay or Nay?

17-Oct-2017 06:00:00 / by Marianna posted in culture transformation

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This is a really interesting topic and one I’ve heard debated many times, more recently at a Culturevist event talking about 'Culture as a Competitive Advantage'.  Company values seem to be a pre-requisite these days, yet I constantly hear leaders and executives complaining that they are not being lived.  When I was working for a large insurance company I remember the CEO saying “we’ve created our values with our people, we’ve spent a lot of money on communicating them out to the business, why are they not getting it… what’s the problem?!”… indeed!  
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Good Business Culture Examples... and their Culture Handbooks

29-Sep-2017 15:43:36 / by Marianna posted in culture transformation

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Successfully developing, embedding and sustaining one’s organisational culture is a feat within itself, seeking good business culture examples and learning from them can offer us a fresh and different perspective.

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The Role of Leaders in Changing Culture

22-Sep-2017 12:08:59 / by Marianna posted in culture transformation

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Make no mistake, your organisation has a culture.  Whether it was created by design or by default is another question but you definitely have one.  Contrary to what many culture academics believe however, there is no right or wrong culture.  There is only the culture that aligns to, and enables your organisation’s Purpose, Vision and Strategy, or the one that works against it... and the role of leaders in changing culture is critical!
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10 Signs your Culture is a Blocker

11-Sep-2017 15:17:22 / by Marianna posted in culture transformation

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Wha
t is this Culture thing a nd why is everyone talking about it? I’ve been involved in Culture work for over 12 years and it seems in the last 2 - 3 it’s become the buzz word of the moment, along with Future of Work, Gig Economy, Flexible Working and Employee Experience!
 
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Employee Experience Strategies that Work

11-Sep-2017 14:40:06 / by Marianna posted in employee experience

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I felt extremely humbled and privileged to be invited as a judge to the 2017 Employee Experience Awards.  I’ve been lucky enough to have done this kind of thing in the past and have always found the experience very rewarding and eye opening. Therefore the decision wasn’t a tough one, especially as this is a topic very close to my heart.

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