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About the Author: Carolyn Taylor

Carolyn is one of the world's foremost experts in corporate culture transformation and the CEO of global culture change consultancy, Walking the Talk.

Over the past 30 years, Carolyn has run workshops with over 50,000 leaders, worked alongside 200 culture change journeys, consulted on 15 mergers & acquisitions, coached 60 CEOs and worked in 35 countries. She is known for facilitating events with teams that are insightful, profound, fun and provocative.

In 2005, she wrote the first practical guide on how to change culture: Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success (Random House) was described by Professor Lynda Gratton of the London Business School as "a must read for any manager embarking on the journey of cultural change." Recently translated into Portuguese, the book is considered to be a corporate literature classic.

In Australia, Carolyn pioneered work in leadership, values and culture through her first successful consulting business, Corporate Vision. The firm was in the BRW 100 fastest growing Australian companies five years in a row, and her achievements made her a finalist in the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Awards in 1998 with an admission into the Australian Business Woman's Hall of Fame the same year. The company provided organisational development services to many major companies in Australia and the UK. Carolyn's clients included the CEOs of Telstra, NAB, Westpac, Wyeth and Rio Tinto.

In 2005, Carolyn joined a global consulting firm as an Academic Board member, where she introduced a culture practice and worked with executives in some of the world's leading businesses. She was Global Sales and Marketing Partner during a period of 300% growth and led several of the largest culture change projects in which the company was involved. Her clients included Sheryl Sandberg at Google and Facebook, Henri de Castries, CEO of AXA, Roberto Setubal, President of Itau Unibanco bank in Brazil and Mark Begor, of EGM GE Money.

In 2009, driven by a vision to promote her culture management methodologies to a much larger group of internal and external culture advocates, she co-founded Walking the Talk.

Carolyn pioneered, researched and built what many clients say is the most practical, do-able approach to culture change available on the market today. It has been her ambition to share her knowledge with as many as possible, motivated by a vision that every organisation in the world has the potential to possess a thriving culture.

Carolyn's innovative contribution to the world of organisational culture continues with a new book in the wings, as well as a breakthrough technology product to facilitate and measure changes in behaviour, set for launch in late 2015.

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Paperback, Published in Sep 2015 by Random House Business

ISBN10: 1847941575 | ISBN13: 9781847941572

Page count: 416

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The culture of an organisation can mean the difference between success and failure. Leaders cast long shadows, and if you want to change the culture you have to walk the talk. This book shows you how.

Walking the Talk covers everything from measuring corporate culture to changing people's behaviour (including your own) and describes in detail six archetypes of company culture: Achievement, Customer-Centric, One-Team, Innovative, People-First and Greater-Good. Packed with fascinating examples and case histories, and drawing extensively on Carolyn Taylor's twenty years' experience of building great cultures, it will give you the confidence to build a culture of success in your own organisation.

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