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Positive organizations for a brighter future

Positive organizations for a brighter future

We experience challenging, accelerating times. Fortunately, the book “Creating The World We Want To Live In - How Positive Psychology can build a Brighter Future” offers research-based advice on what individuals, governments and organizations can do to develop a better world. That is super useful in this era of transition.…

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What’s your expected positive impact?

As people and organizations become aware of our global environmental, social, and governance issues (ESG) the motivation to solve or mitigate these issues grows. Who doesn’t want a positive impact on organizations, people, and the planet? Okay, but how to assess your expected positive impact? How to decide if if…

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How to talk about [bleep] at work?

Often at work, we focus on our job and avoid sensitivities: the [bleep] topics. That’s practical. But when we ignore sensitivities or cancel other opinions we miss out on the huge opportunity of building our collective intelligence and agency to solve the challenges that people and organizations face. If you…

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Leadership Development, Culture, Change Carnival

Welcome back to work, study, goals and plans! Welcome to september. Let's start with a treasure chest of insights and inspiration from bloggers around the world. I’m happy to host the Leadership Development Carnival this month. As some of you know, I emphasize application. Reading and learning is great -…

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Is a positive culture woke?

Is a positive organizational culture “woke”? Aren’t "wokeness" and #ESG inherently good? It depends. Wokeness should not lead to fake correctness or a cancel culture. A positive culture is open and results-oriented at the same time. Let’s explore what happens if you bring your opinions to work. If you don’t…

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Organizational culture: risks and opportunities for the future

Organizational culture: risks and opportunities for the future

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One of the challenges for investors is assessing the risks and opportunities before they invest in an organization. In addition to financial information, they need to check non-financial factors as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scores, but also organizational culture. Culture can range from positive (including a very positive bottom…

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ESG and a positive organizational purpose 

What do Environmental, Social, and Governance factors have to do with organizational culture? Everything! Culture influences how organizations respond to ESG obligations: whether they go for minimum compliance, diminish damage, or go further to deliver positive contributions to customers, society, and nature. Companies’ impacts range from negative to net zero…

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Net Positive organizations give more than they take

Net Positive organizations give more than they take

Here’s a must-read for all leaders, consultants, teams and other professionals: Net Positive - How courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take. “Green strategy” consultant Andrew Winston and Unilever’s ex-CEO Paul Polman make a compelling case for why organizations should do something about climate change and other global…

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A positive culture is compassionate

The Realizing a Compassionate Planet conference took place at the same time as the Glasgow climate conference COP26. And for good reason as climate change solutions start with compassion. Does your organization care for the climate? Does your organizational culture embrace compassion? Here’s part 1 with some reflections on compassion…

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Leading mindfully for a positive culture

Personal development is more crucial than ever before. Jeremy Hunter, founding director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute, says we have three choices when facing an existential threat: transform, cope or collapse. In this crucial decade to 2030, positive leaders can engage the transformative potential of climate change for their…

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Love is the next leadership skill

Love is the next leadership skill, says Robin Anselmi, the CEO of Conversant, a consultancy, at The Great Leadership Reset conference. By love, she means an authentic connection that helps people, both leaders, and team members, develop and grow.  Anselmi: “It’s as the biologist Humberto Maturana said: most problems in…

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