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Conscious business. Entering the market with helping hands. Be a conscious employeee, be a leader.

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Conscious Business

  2. 2. Conscious business? <ul><li>Consciousness: is the capacity to be aware of the outer and inner world, and to choose; mentally perceptive, awake, mindful. </li></ul><ul><li>Business: occupation, work, trade, commerce; serious, rigthful, proper endeavor. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conscious business! <ul><li>Conscious business: </li></ul><ul><li>engaging in an occupation, work or trade in a mindful and awake fashion. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The 3 dimensions of business <ul><li>The personal self (I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychological and behavioral aspects. Health, happines, and need for meaning of each stakeholder. Happy people are much more productive. Critical !! No engagement = no productivity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The interpersonal (we) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solidarity, trust and respect. To built a network of collaborative relationships. Fundamental to long term goals!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The impersonal task (it) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to achieve goals, fulfill a mission. Making money today and tomorrow. Essential !! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Cause and effect <ul><li>Our attention is normally drawn to that which we can see (the effect), which obscures the importance of what remains hidden (the cause). </li></ul><ul><li>We focus on results (the having) and forget the process (the doing) necessary to achieve those results. We have less aware of the infrastructure (the being) that underlies processes and provides the necessary capabilities for their functioning. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Being and becoming <ul><li>Achieving specific results requires behaving in a way that produces such results, and behaving in such a way requires being the type of person or organization capable of such behaviour . </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, the highest leverage comes from becoming the person or organization capable of behaving in the way that produces the desired results. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Being, doing, having
  8. 8. Be the change <ul><li>“ We must be the change we want to see in the world” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conscious employees <ul><li>Unconditional responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to become the main character of your life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the victim (defensiveness) and the player (openess). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essential integrity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to “succeed beyond success” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Ontological Humility </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conscious employees <ul><li>4. Authentic communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to speak your truth, and elicit others’ truths. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5. Constructive negotiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are an idiot!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6. Impeccable commitments – how to coordinate actions with accountability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is doing what by when? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Conscious employees <ul><li>7. Emotional mastery – how being, rather than doing, is the ultimate source of excellence. </li></ul>“ The best way to do is to be”. - Lao Tsu
  12. 12. Conscious employees <ul><li>Must have the necessary cognitive power, knowledge and technical skills to do the job. </li></ul><ul><li>And also, to be productive, they need to communicate, negotiate, and coordinate in an effective way. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conscious employees <ul><li>Conscious employees take responsibility for their lives. They don’t compromise human values for material success. </li></ul><ul><li>They speak their truth and listen to other’s truths with honesty and respect. </li></ul><ul><li>They look for creative solutions to disagreements and honor their commitments impeccably. They are in touch with their emotions and express them productively. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conscious leaders <ul><li>Leadership: is the process by which a person sets a purpose for others persons and motivates them to pursue it with effectiveness and full commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>C. leader: transforms individual potential into collective performance. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conscious leaders <ul><li>Great leaders / managers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Earn the trust of their subordinates by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the cognitive and technical competence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show he/she can do his/her jobs, not the subordinates’ jobs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow the 7qs of conscious business. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And enact them in his/her subordinates (creating a culture). </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Conscious leaders <ul><li>Without trust and respect, followers will rarely exert more than a minimal effort in the pursuit of the goals set by a leader. </li></ul>
  17. 17. It’s not easy!! Awareness is not a one-time decision. Staying conscious is an ongoing process that demands constant attention and commitment. It is not what you tell people, is the way you leave your live.
  18. 18. Entering the market place… <ul><li>… with helping hands. </li></ul>Thank you!
  19. 19. The sources <ul><li>BOOKS </li></ul><ul><li>Conscious Business, by Fred Kofman. </li></ul><ul><li>A theory of everything, by Ken Wilber. </li></ul><ul><li>LINKS </li></ul><ul><li>Axialent </li></ul><ul><li>Integral Association of Spain </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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