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Evolutionary Culture Transformation: The Greatest Dream We Never Realized

There is an ancient wisdom that says at any given time, there are three fundamental processes at work in the universe: creation, preservation, and transformation. Transformation is a dream we all share and majority of us struggle to realize. There is a number of reasons for this and acknowledgement of the struggle may be a realistic way forward towards freedom. Evolutionary culture transformation is heavily influenced by design. Where there is a true intent, the paradigm eventually starts to shift, but never without a genuine and consistent participation of its main designers. You may read more today via our second…

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Nº 207

Business is No Longer an Island

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Earlier this month, we were featured on Forbes.com as a new contributor. We are proud to share our very first article ”Business Is No Longer An Island: Four Trends Affecting The Future Workforce” with our readers at large. Feedback and thoughts are welcome as always! We thank you for your continued support.

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Nº 206

How to Build Trust as a Leader

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Trust… What a big word it is! Whether in business or in life, trust defines how we show up, how we approach our work and take up our relationships. More and more business leaders are starting to understand the critical need to build trust. Where hierarchies are being dismantled, structures are being distributed, demographics shift and work opportunities become endless in today’s digital and global business environment, a people leader can no longer rely on his/her role to assure respect and trust. We are obligated to reciprocate. In PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey more than half (55%) of CEOs reported being concerned…

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Nº 205

Trust as a Foundation of 21st Century Organizations

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One of the most frequent questions I get regarding our mission and statements we are making about the future of work and workplace is why the 21st century organizations need be built on trust (and integrity, which we will discuss another time). When we think of ‘business’ today, we imagine huge, complex, multi-layer, multi-geographical and cross-functional organizations. True. Today’s businesses – in some – have become massive in scale and form. True. The focus has shifted towards ‘mass production’ vs. ‘quality’. Also true that business leadership became an elite profession, dominated by those nominated at ranks, working hard to manage (or…

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Nº 204

Changing the Status Quo of Work!

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In today’s business environment, all organizations – for and non-for-profit – want to stay in the “game”; all business leaders want to achieve higher productivity and profit; all employees want to create greatness that leads to higher results and innovation. The question is who is willing to challenge the status quo?! At the speed of continued digitalization, globalization and democratization of workplaces, we all have to change our ways of ‘being’, ‘doing’, ‘relating’, but majority of us are afraid of the challenge because it would mean we have to denounce our power and find alternate, unknown methods of ‘being’, ‘doing’…

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Transcendence: Leading for the Highest Good of All

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Last week, following a challenging conversation, someone asked me if I should consider “raising my voice” more often. Communicating in a more aggressive tone may lead to results sooner in situations and it may certainly lead to a temporary emotional relief – yet, as a psychologist and organizational effectiveness expert, I happen to know sustainable results (and modeling) is in capsulation of self transcendence. Back in 2007, ‘transcendent leadership‘ was introduced as a global initiative at the World Economic Forum. I was living in the US and working for a technology giant as a HR professional then and I remember being…

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Re-Imagining the Way We Work!

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As the world is at the cusp of re-visioning self with the power of digitalization, globalization and democratization, there are two major trends humanity is dealing with on a day to day basis: Organization’s immense effort to stay relevant, Human beings’ immense desire to find meaning. Across industries, sectors and geographies, and regardless of scale and maturity levels, all organizations and their leaders share similar questions regarding the future: What will we refer to as ‘work’ tomorrow? Who will make up our workforce? What skills and capabilities will be needed? How will we integrate AI, robotics, infotech and biotech? Who…

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‘Awakening Humanity at Work’: Leadership in the New Age

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“It’s not personal, it’s business.” How many of us have heard this statement in the workplace and/or have cited it ourselves? Well, I not only have heard it, personally used it many times earlier in my career. If you find yourself saying “What’s the matter with you, Sesil? Of course, business is business, it has nothing to do with who I am at home!”, here is a set of statistics for you to contemplate on: According to OECD, in the last 50 years, productivity has not inclined over 1% in EU and has been ~2% in the US – No…

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Nº 200

21st Century Leadership Calls for our Wisdom

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At Whirling Chief, we are keen to get our broader business community acknowledge that the current work experiences we reside in is neither well suited for our human nature nor complimentary to the 21st century life experiences we want to be a part of, and, engage new age leaders in a regenerative process towards re-envisioning future and building the kind of work experiences we want to be a part of. We seek inspiration, a spark, a purposeful task that makes us jump out of bed. We seek meaning, knowledge and comfort to know our work effort makes a difference somewhere….

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Creating a Climate of Understanding (for Humanity & Profitability)

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We, human beings, have a strong conviction that we are rational. We believe once we have formed an opinion through learning and have had an opportunity to put that learning to use regularly, it must be true. In psychological terms, rationality is really about two things: what we know of to be ‘true’ and what to do (Manktelow, 2004).  In order for our beliefs to be rational then, they must be in agreement with evidence. In order for our actions to be rational they must be conducive to obtaining our goals. Human brain works on comparison and to master our day…

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