"Leadership Circles provide an oasis from the storm of organisational life; a shared thinking space for calm, confident, intentional and effective leadership."
'Use It Too Much and Lose It? The Effect of Working Hours on Cognitive Ability'
Shinya Kajitani, Colin McKenzie and Kei Sakata: Universities of Melbourne, Keio and Ritsumeikan
"When working hours are less than around 25 hours a week, working hours have a positive impact on cognitive functioning. However, when working hours are more than 25 hours per week, working hours have negative impacts on cognition."
Case study: Exploring The Illuminate Group's emerging future using 4D-Mapping
How did management consulting firm The Illuminate Group rapidly gain a sense of its emerging future, shift from silo to systems thinking, and build deeper and more collaborative relationships between individuals and teams? Welcome to 4D-Mapping!
'Businesses Who Ignore This Trend Will Be On Life Support In 4-7 Years, Says Entrepreneur'
Garrett Gunderson, Forbes
"Over the next 4-7 years, unless your company has an authentic ‘reason why,’ then you’re going to be at a competitive disadvantage because it’s going to become a new criteria for consumers and employees."
The relevance and value of Guided Reflection for leaders
Jackie Arnold, Elaine Patterson, Dr. Alison Hodge
"The study found that Executive (Guided) Reflection was valuable and relevant to...leaders in a global virtual and diverse world. Reflection was found to be a vital, invaluable and imperative oasis for leaders to enable them to learn how to adapt, evolve and transform themselves, in order to lead themselves and their teams or organisations in fast moving environments."
An Introduction to 4D-Mapping
4D-Mapping is one of the methods taught within MIT’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “u.lab: Leading from the Emerging Future”. It helps groups see their situation collectively, challenging mental models to find non-obvious areas of leverage in complex systems.
'10 years ago, I said PepsiCo had to be about more than making money. Here's what's in store for the next 10.'
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer PepsiCo, LinkedIn
"We call our approach Performance with Purpose. It’s transforming the way we do business so we can deliver strong long-term financial returns in a way that is sensitive to the needs of the world around us, while galvanizing our entire company to embrace a deeper sense of meaning in our work."
'Only Conscious Capitalists Will Survive'
King and Fromm, Forbes
"Is conscious capitalism profitable? In a simple answer, yes. We have seen it happen more often over the past several decades—the success of companies that truly commit to the greater good. Yet, we would say that not only can conscious capitalism be profitable, it will be one of the defining mechanisms of profit in the future."