Business Attuning with the Rhythms of Life: Learning from Living Systems

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‘The purpose of life is to live in agreement with Nature.’  Zeno, Greek philosopher, c500BC ‘He who is harmony with Nature hits the mark without effort and apprehends the truth without thinking.’ Confucius, Chinese sage, c500BC ‘Open yourself to the Tao, then trust your natural responses; and everything will fall into place.’ Lao Tzu, Chinese sage, c500BC ‘There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.’ Pythagoras, Greek philosopher, c500BC Scientific research into the dynamics of living systems has identified four distinct phases of development: growth (G) conservation (C or K) […]

The Art of Soul Business – Finding our True Nature & Letting it Flow

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‘There is a soul force in the Universe, which if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.’   Mahatma Ghandi, activist ‘The seat of the soul is there where the inner and the outer worlds meet’ Novalis, poet ‘The true ground of all being is the infinite, intangible, spirit that infuses all living beings’  David Bohm, physicist ‘This divine ground is within and all around us. We need to create a sanctuary within ourselves to listen to its guidance’  Anne Baring, psychologist ‘Beyond our day-to-day world, beyond our usual human experience, lies a vast and fathomless world. […]

In these times of transition, what is a leader to do? Find the right questions…

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If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes. ~Albert Einstein It’s a big mess out there. In fact, it is probably several messes, all inextricably linked. How does a leader make sense of it all? How do you find a way to navigate through the mess and make reasonable, robust decisions? We are in the UK, yet the world is so interconnected […]