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The gift of Self Compassion

“Self-awareness and self-love matter. Who we are is how we lead.” (Brené Brown, dare to lead). I would like to add to that: Self-compassion matters. Leading from the heart matters. Connecting our mind and heart to work as a team matters. How we show up with ourselves matters. How we show ...
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AI = Artificial Intelligence or Awareness Intelligence?

The topic of Artificial Intelligence has been on my mind lately. It seems to be coming whether we like it or not. Therefore it's no surprise that many people are asking themselves if it will have a positive or negative impact on humanity. The more I read about it, and ...
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Creating Conscious Culture – Part 3

Have you ever wondered...What makes a great organizational culture? How culture impacts and influences organizational performance? Why so many attempts to create great cultures fail? What we can do to approach culture change in a more sustainable way? Thank you for your joining us on this 3 week Conscious Culture journey ...
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Creating Conscious Culture – Part 2

Have you ever wondered...What makes a great organizational culture? How culture impacts and influences organizational performance? Why so many attempts to create great cultures fail? What we can do to approach culture change in a more sustainable way? Our partner in New Zealand, Peter Leong, has been passionately researching these questions ...
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Creating Conscious Culture – Part 1

Have you ever wondered...What makes a great organizational culture? How culture impacts and influences organizational performance? Why so many attempts to create great cultures fail? What we can do to approach culture change in a more sustainable way? Our partner in New Zealand, Peter Leong, has been passionately researching these questions ...
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Human Potential Realization: Igniting employee happiness AND unlocking business performance

This article is a must read for all employers looking for the next breakthrough in organizational performance. It lays out the challenges we face in today's organizational world and provides scientific proof that Human Potential Realization is the key to create happier workplaces that in turn will unleash the next ...
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ACCESSING THE INNER VOICE AND LETTING IT SPEAK THROUGH YOU – by Marie Josee Smulders

From 5-8th of february I was in India joining the CIB conference. 150 people from all of the world were exchanging their experiences as change agents, listening to their inner voice and taking action in practical ways. There were great speakers from Africa, Great Britain, India, Sweden,etc.They shared stories of ...
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Shifting innovation from OUTSIDE-IN to INSIDE-OUT. A coaching perspective by Fabio Salvadori

We live in a small and diverse world made of more than 7 billion human beings. The world population quadrupled in the 20th century, and it has doubled in the last 40 years. We are also more connected than ever. People, things and ideas move around the world with an ...
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Creating transformational spaces within the business context – 5 Lessons

2017 has been another breakthrough year for Being at Full Potential. Many more talented coaches have joined us on this journey and together we have made great progress introducing Human Potential work to businesses and other mainstream organizations. More than ever the time is ripe to bring greater focus to ...
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5 keys to a successful google team

Much of the work done at Google, and in many organizations, is done collaboratively by teams. The team is the molecular unit where real production happens, where innovative ideas are conceived and tested, and where employees experience most of their work. But it’s also where interpersonal issues, ill-suited skill sets, ...
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School

Daring greatly in the classroom

What I learnt from saying 'I don't know' , 'I got that wrong, let's start again'. There is such an expectation that as the teacher we should either know the answer, or where to get it – as if we are a walking Wikipedia. The need to know shapes how we ...
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Lessons in THRIVE-Ability from the French countryside

The theme of sustainability continues to show up in interesting ways. A few weeks ago it was the word itself (sustain-ability) that triggered a reflection. It seemed odd that we would want to “sustain” an economic and social environment when the status quo is proving to be increasingly unsustainable (political systems ...
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THE UN-SUSTAINABILITY OF SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENTS – An invitation to redefine the role of change-agents and game-changers within organizations

I've been reflecting on the meaning and purpose of sustainability departments and have come to the conclusion that there is a great opportunity to evolve – and step-change – the role it plays in the organizational context. In business we come across several different definitions of sustainability, ranging from: “minimizing the negative ...
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From Sustainability to Thrive-Ability – PART 3: HOW to build a Thrive-Able organization

In this 3-part series we share the insights that emerged from our Human Potential Summit in September. During these two and a half days, 20 visionary change-makers came together to look at the theme of SUSTAINABILITY through fresh eyes. We took an honest look at the current state of affairs, ...
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INSIGHTS FROM THE PEACE CONFERENCE, INDIA, FEBRUARY 2017, by Marie Josee Smulders

Last February I had the opportunity to join the Peace Conference in India. Nathalie Bayol, Sujith Ravindran and myself represented BEING at Full Potential and were invited to facilitate one of the sessions. Our workshop looked at peace through the lens of the divine feminine and mature masculine. Our hypothesis ...
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A compelling business case for Human Potential Realisation

In this case study you will discover how a London-based supermarket, Thornton’s Budgens, took significant steps to realise more of the Human Potential of its organisation and as a result created a breakthrough in business performance. You will also learn that these kinds of subjective human-centric interventions can be measured, ...
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THE FOUR LEVERS FOR SHIFTING MINDSET: Why Diversity is Important and How to Use the Four Levers to Build Diversity

Diversity is a social and natural imperative for any organization. It is the law of nature. Any entity that does not reflect the diversity of the ecosystem it exists within will become replaced by another that better matches the diversity of the larger system. It is through embracing diversity that ...
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ACCESSING HIGHER STATES OF AWARENESS: THE NEXT PARADIGM OF INNOVATION (by Sujith Ravindran)

Innovation has become one of the biggest priorities for organizations today. According to a recent study by PWC, the most innovative companies are set to grow at twice the pace of the global average over the next five years (and three times faster than the least innovative ones). However, it is startling to ...
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ACCESSING INNOVATION THE HUMAN POTENTIAL WAY

The other day I was speaking with a friend about the upcoming Summit for Human Potential Realization that we are organising around the theme of innovation. I was explaining to her how unlocking true breakthrough innovation, the kind that significantly improves our lives or contributes to the betterment of society, is like a black ...
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Insights from India and the Summit for Human Potential Realization, by Marie Josee Smulders

I have recently returned from a deeply personal and transformative experience in India. Reflecting back on these 2 weeks I realize there are many new insights that I have gained, some of which I would like to share with you in the following article. Pre-India When I first told my family about ...
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From Sustainability to Thrive-Ability – PART 2: WHY is this transition so important and WHAT does it look like

In this 3-part series we share the insights that emerged from our Human Potential Summit in September. During these two and a half days, 20 visionary change-makers came together to look at the theme of SUSTAINABILITY through fresh eyes. We took an honest look at the current state of affairs, ...
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From Sustainability to Thrive-Ability – PART 1: ASSESSING THE SUSTAINABILITY LANDSCAPE by Harmen van Dijk, Marie Josee Smulders and Mark Vandeneijnde

In this 3-part series we share the insights that emerged from our Human Potential Summit in September. During these two and a half days, 20 visionary change-makers came together to look at the theme of SUSTAINABILITY through fresh eyes. We took an honest look at the current state of affairs, ...
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Increasing the ‘meaning quotient’ of work By Susie Cranston and Scott Keller

Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” sportsmen about being “in the zone.” Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage the mental ...
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Lessons in THRIVE-ABILITY from the French countryside

The theme of sustainability continues to show up in interesting ways. A few weeks ago it was the word itself (sustain-ability) that triggered a reflection. It seemed odd that we would want to “sustain” an economic and social environment when the status quo is proving to be increasingly unsustainable (political systems ...
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THE UN-SUSTAINABILITY OF SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENTS – An invitation to redefine the role of change-agents and game-changers within organizations

I've been reflecting on the meaning and purpose of sustainability departments and have come to the conclusion that there is a great opportunity to evolve – and step-change – the role it plays in the organizational context. In business we come across several different definitions of sustainability, ranging from: “minimizing the negative ...
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How to Create an Exponential Mindset, Mark Bonchek for HBR

Digital business models are a bit of a misnomer. It’s not digital technology that defines them; it’s their ability to create exponential value. The music and video industries, for example, weren’t redefined by converting analog to digital formats. Just ask Sony about Minidisc players and Netflix about their DVD business. To ...
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Why HR departments should take a cue from extreme adventure sports to help employees become more productive.

Know that sensation when you’re working out or cranking on a project, and time starts to pass quickly, distractions melt away, and you feel like you’re in the zone? It’s a real biological process, with a large and growing body of research dedicated to figuring it out what makes it work. The ...
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Leading Evolutionary Change in Organizations through HUMAN POTENTIAL Realization

Many organizations today are stretched to their limits trying to keep up with the changing landscape – one that is growing in complexity, driven by technological advancements, disruptive technologies and social connectivity. There is a need for more effective ways of navigating this complex organizational world of ours. There is also ...
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THE FOUR LEVERS FOR SHIFTING MINDSET: Why Diversity is Important and How to Use the Four Levers to Build Diversity

Diversity is a social and natural imperative for any organization. It is the law of nature. Any entity that does not reflect the diversity of the ecosystem it exists within will become replaced by another that better matches the diversity of the larger system. It is through embracing diversity that ...
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OD work is in breakdown…HUMAN POTENTIAL realization is the next breakthrough

The purpose of this article is to:   Shed light on why employee engagement is at an all-time low despite record amounts of money being spent on OD (Organization Development) Offer a concrete alternative to the status quo (unleashing greater levels of Human Potential realization), and Open up a conversation on ...
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How to keep your heart of business alive: seven lessons in the past seven years, Mark Vandeneijnde

Three years ago I left a good position in a well established company to follow an ambitious dream. At the time I formulated it something like this: “I will open minds and hearts to help create new possibilities and hope. I will facilitate the discovery of a better future – ...
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