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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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