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Can mindfulness help an organisation in crisis?

How did mindfulness help Hewlett Packard turn a crisis situation into a belief system, not only for the functional teams, but their families and surrounding communities? Dr Joel Levey, U.S. pioneer in mind-fitness for organisations, explains…

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Let’s talk about love and happiness: global metrics are transforming the world.

After attending the Global Presencing Forum (GPF) in 2014, Celine shares a number of lessons that we as Future Considerations practice in order to have greater impact in what we do at work and beyond work. Here is the last one … Continue reading

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Say “I’ve had enough!” How craving and fear stand in the way of eco-awareness.

After attending the Global Presencing Forum (GPF) in 2014, Celine shares a number of lessons that we as Future Considerations practice in order to have greater impact in what we do at work and beyond work. Here is the third in … Continue reading

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Don’t just do something, sit there! How multi-tasking is a form of ‘absenting’

After attending the Global Presencing Forum (GPF) in 2014, Celine shares a number of lessons that we as Future Considerations practice in order to have greater impact in what we do at work and beyond work. Here is the second in … Continue reading

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“It’s all about me, really.” How changing a whole system starts with oneself.

After attending the Global Presencing Forum (GPF) in 2014, Celine shares a number of lessons that we as Future Considerations practice in order to have greater impact in what we do at work and beyond work. Here is the first in … Continue reading

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5 simple steps to practicing mindfulness

I am often asked “how can mindfulness help to bring more creativity into the workplace?” One practice I developed, inspired by the work of Otto Scharmer and Francisco Varela, is called “Attention Training with Focus.” It works well for those … Continue reading

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Leading through birth and death: the future of leadership

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It is the flow of energy that breathes life into our passions, our dreams and our vision for the future. How many leaders today have mastered the ability to see, feel and be … Continue reading

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Seek first to remember what has been forgotten (or ignored): the future of leadership

When confronted with taking the next step forward, why is it that the last place that we look for guidance are the footprints that we (and others) have left behind? Why do we not learn from the past? In today’s … Continue reading

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None of us is as smart as all of us: the future of leadership

Traditionally, intelligence is thought of residing in one, unique source – our mind. It is a space that has been developed over years, filled with personal experience, levels of formal education, and insights from being and working with others. Imagine … Continue reading

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Changing the rules of the game: Culture

I recently read a great story about a softball game in which one player injured herself when going for a home run… and the action taken by her “opponent” who saw the need of another human being as overriding the … Continue reading

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Purpose: The missing ingredient

Reading through news articles, blogs, updates and surveys on weekly (sometimes daily) basis, there is rarely an article that, 3 months on, still sticks in my head. In September last year the Chartered Institute of People Development (CIPD) published a … Continue reading

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Putting Values to the Test

Our November newsletter spoke about values and how we work with them everyday. The theme can be interpreted in many ways. One of our readers felt compelled to write about what values look like from his/her own experience. This is … Continue reading

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Quiet Heroes

I just got back from an inspiring evening in Prague. Together with a friend, we had an idea to start Aikido classes for ourselves and few more people. Today was the third class with 11 people attending. A fun and … Continue reading

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Do you make a habit of catching your people doing the right thing?

I work inside many organisations and have done for over 30 years now. I am still astonished how little overt praise and celebration I witness – it is still far outweighed by the emphasis on spotting the errors, seeing the … Continue reading

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A course of action

A course of action At the crossroads I stared down all the roads and saw More crossroads. What does any single choice matter when the outcome is just Another choice? And I hesitate, perhaps fatally. Of course this is a … Continue reading

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