In a world that becomes more and more complex, which undergoes many rapid paradigm shifts, it is crucial to focus again on living together. Conscious capitalism requires a very different leadership than the one we have currently in place and that is tought today. Based on William Torbert’s action logics, this white paper describes clearly these intrinsic qualities, vertical and horizontal, and how to make these transformations happen. The author expresses clearly that no sustainable development is possible, whether human, economical, or environenental, without an individual and collective evolution of consciouness .
At the heart of conscious and courageous action is trust and comfort with ambiguity. In today’s complex and uncertain business environment, this is a significant leadership advantage.
Frederic Laloux works as an adviser, coach, and facilitator for corporate leaders who feel called to explore fundamentally new ways of organizing.
A former Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, he holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in coaching from Newfield Network in Boulder, Colorado.
His groundbreaking research in the field of emerging organizational models has been described as groundbreaking, brilliant, spectacular, impressive, and world-changing by some of the most respected scholars in the field of human development.
We all somehow sense that there simply must be better ways to run our businesses
Although you don’t have to be a math whiz to understand the correlation between happiness and productivity, it should interest you to know the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick found that happy workers are 12 percent more productive than the average worker, and unhappy workers are 10 percent less productive. In fact, unhappy employees cost American business over $300 billion each year. So it literally pays to make sure your employees are happy. Statistics from New Century Financial Corporation indicate that employees who are actively engaged in their job, i.e. happy, produce better results. For instance, account executives at a banking company who were actively disengaged produced 28 percent less revenue than those who were engaged. On the other hand, companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20 percent, earn 1.2-1.7 percent more than their peer firms, and are 2.1 percent above industry benchmarks. Happy workers are also more likely to solve difficult problems faster.
“To make customers happy, we have to make sure our employees are happy first.”
Bill Ford, CEO – Board Member of Foord Motor Company is interviewed by Jack Kornfield, spiritual seeker How to keep your leadership’s vision for years while most of the world is criticizing you? How did you stay true to yourself ? How to be a large multinational executive and remain human centered, environment friendly in daily decisions ? How to awake compassion during crisis and create the condition to sustain it on an ongoing basis ?
CEO Bill Ford: you first have to be compassionate toward yourself before being able to sustainably be compassionate toward others