I’ve dubbed 2012 the year fluidity. From necessity in life and the markets. 2011 was, in my humble book, the year of resistance. We ranted and railed and defaulted on a big brash country scale. We held on as tightly as possible not really getting ‘what was’ had already escaped us in 2009, discarded us in 2010 and made it felt in 2011.
Cause and effect have changed. If we do this we get that. Actually, if we do this, we get a lucky dip. Perhaps curiosity is the only sanity. If we do this, what will we get? And if we do it again, what else will crop up? Somehow, one has to have a sense of humour regardless of the outcome. And fluidity – are we able to move with the tides, the natural ebb and flow and stay on our toes knowing we can control little above our state of mind or the context we operate in – or in navel gazing speak, our consciousness?
A great dins last night with a diverse, influential group of people. All involved in the markets in some way shape or form. And the debate, well it was varied. And it was fluid. No conclusive answers and many searching Q’s?
TTaking stock in a new year seems to be a natural phenomenon. What was 2011 all about, am I doing more than treading water, and what do I want to achieve this year? No small Q’s and yet little steps are the only solution. Stay fluid, take a small step at a time, be mindful and present to every nuance.
This, incase you are wondering, is as much of a note to you as to self! Wishing you and yours the best of the best this 2012.
Never being one to accept the norm I love putting the cat amongst the pigeons and am actively ‘challenging’ current leadership models. With this in mind I offer and run a Future Leaders Now® programme and would love your thoughts, insights, input, and or anything else you’d like to share in this regard.
Why Future Leaders Now®?
Current leadership models tend to lead the world toward self-destruction. These models are directing mankind to pollute earth’s oceans, rivers, air, ground, ground water, the human body, and every other living organism on planet earth. Through greed and ego, the earth is being stripped of what sustains life. Through rampant greed and fear, millions of humans are starving to death at any given point in time. Countries are waging war against other countries partly out of fear and an inability to lead their nations, neighbouring countries, and citizens toward peace and harmony. Money spent on killing machines and war by some of the more powerful nations could feed the human population for countless years to come.
People in general see themselves as masters of the earth, all-powerful, and separate from everything else. The stark reality is that in general, a high percentage of the human population are masters of destruction. As humans we are not masters of the earth. We are abusing our inherent power and are destroying all forms of life on our planet.
The reality is that mankind IS interconnected, intertwined, and interdependent. We are one with all that is. As long as we humans see ourselves as separate from everything and continue to feed our insatiable egos to the exclusion of everything besides ourselves, we will continue down a path of destroying our life-giving planet and therefore mankind as a whole.
What you put out into the world is precisely what you get back. Not even “kinda, you might get it back”– no, it’s exactly what you get back.
Using his guitar and a simple song that repeated the Arabic word for “sweetheart,” Michael Franti created a bridge between cultures that overcame language barriers and mistrust. Before long, he was followed by throngs of children wherever he went, and local people brought him into their homes, introduced him to their families and shared stories of their daily struggles amid violence, blackouts and shortages that most Americans never get to hear.
Michael took on this journey with no bodyguards, no weapons and no agenda other than listening to what both the Iraqi people and U.S. soldiers had to say. Later, he repeated the experience in Israel and Palestine, a process featured in the documentary I Know I’m Not Alone.
The full article can be read here …..
Creating the future of business does not only focus on profitability anymore, but also on developing a new generation of leaders whose objectives include human development. We can simply not do business anymore without including the triple ‘P’ – people, planet and profit. By using Daniel Goleman’s model on Emotional Quotient, smartRevolution designed a workshop aimed at leadership to develop their listening skills and to use a different approach when interacting with sub-ordinates. We added in the basic principles of consciousness and focus on awareness and transformation rather than supply companies with a recipe to use like a shopping list. This proves to be the winning combination to solve the issues that could potentially move a great business model to an award-winning organisation. This 2 day workshop is called Conscious Self-Management for leaders. To get more information on this workshop you can contact Karin de Jager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following this new approach, companies embark more than ever before on a journey of intervention and coaching to equip the leaders in their organisations with the necessary skill to accomplish this. The benefits they bring to their organisations and to society are immeasurable.
I was so inspired by the email I blogged about on 20th March that I was moved to make a video based on it and post it on YouTube. I hope that it will inspire others who watch it and that they will feel the possibility of the human connection in the face of such utter disaster.
I am worried that some people who watch it may think I am trying to glorify the disaster in Japan or be insensitive about it or, even worse, glamorise it, so I want to make my intention clear here which is that I want to honour the woman who wrote the email describing her experiences and I am blown over by the possibilities of connecting to each other that she wrote about, by the love that is being expressed between fellow human beings in the face of such disaster and by the promise of how, when everything is stripped away, all that remains is me – connecting to you – connecting to everyone else – connecting back to me.
No separation. No selfishness. No fear.
It’s a way to live in the future. Without the disasters of course.