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Nº 216

Getting Ready for a Review? Start by Shifting Focus!

“In broaching the possibility of ‘being’ … we have to imagine a world, in which celebration is less suspect than criticism,” wrote psychoanalyst Adam Phillip in Unforbidden Pleasures, published last year. Q4 and Q1 in business means everybody is preparing for some sort of performance management activity. It feels odd to recognize the fact that, despite our need to go through the process, most of us involved as employees, people leaders and practitioners will not find joy in the process. For yet another year, this often-annual task will fail miserably to meet the needs and expectations of our workforce. If you are…

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Wishing You A Year of Compassion!

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Work is mostly believed to serve as a source of many for all of us: economic gain, social status, a sense of belonging and meaning… There is considerable research regarding the impact of work on our humanity; however, we tend to pay more attention to the utility drivers. That’s mainly because our current leadership and practices have been developed by economists and modern economists tend to identify rational ends with maximization of utility, which results in welfare. Welfare, however, is not the same as wellbeing. When we over-focus on the rational, our cultures become habitats of arationality. For example, we…

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Nº 214

Happy Holidays!

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From our hearts to yours… Taking the task of championing humanity into the global workplace has been the riskiest, the most resource heavy and the most fulfilling investment for our company in the past 3 years. Understanding such a huge mindset and practice shift requires more than a single entity, we have worked really hard to establish credible partnerships over the last 18 months.  We remain humbled and proud of our joint progress and would like to offer our public thanks to a large community of colleagues, practitioners, clients, who have been most generous with their support. 2018 was a year…

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Human Leadership: What It Looks Like, And Why We Need It In The 21st Century

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Over the years I have come to know and work with hundreds of executives. Some of these executives have tried very hard to do everything right on paper, and yet, when in focus groups, their employees still don’t feel committed to them. Some struggled with the experience of having to manage a relatively mid-level turnover for sustainable periods of time. Others failed in driving transformative change because they were acting more like a manager than a leader, despite the statutory rights handed to them. It is a fact that many of these executives were actually promoted into people leadership roles…

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Nº 212

We Have Over 1,000 YouTube Subscribers! ⭐️

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Yesterday, we received a note from YouTube stating our channel just passed 1K subscribers,which gives us a whole net set of functionality to serve you all better. What a happy moment! 🎉 I want to re-iterate that this is a non-profit initiative for all of our partners and us. Whirling Chief represents not our consulting firm, rather a community of practitioners and leaders, who care to make work better. ScienceforWork, for example, is an incredible organization that supports us (and you) in research; and you know what? They do so voluntarily and after their work hours. CCARE is another amazing organization…

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Going Back To The Future: Designing Organizational Cultures Of Compassion, Wisdom And Well-Being

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On October 25, the New York Times published an article on the misconducts that led to the largest employee protest in the history of Google. Two days later, my husband, who is a technical leader at the company, came home demoralized. “I thought we were different,” he said. “I feel confused.” Some minutes later he shared, “Thank you for doing what you are doing!” He understands what I do for a living and my mission to create meaningful experiences for every member of the global workforce always, yet one doesn’t really internalize the value of a purpose until an experience hits home. It has…

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Nº 210

Are There Really Generational Differences in the Workplace?

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The working environment has gone through a major transformation over the last decade, particularly in terms of population in the workforce. We have today workplaces composed of five generations: Traditionalists—born before 1946. Baby Boomers—born between 1946 and 1964. Generation X—born between 1965 and 1976. Generation Y, or Millennials—born between 1977 and 1997. Generation Z—born after 1997. There is a lot of talk around how each generation is different than other and new generations have different expectations as it relates to their work experiences, etc. So, naturally, together with our science partner ScienceforWork, we turned to research for some validation. Turns out all the…

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HR by Love: An Invitation to a Collaborative Future

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I have been on the road the past four weeks. My journey started in California with initiating a US pilot of a collaboration with Stanford University’s CCARE on a program called ‘Awakening Humanity at Work‘. This is a program designed to help awaken core human capabilities available to any one of us supporting our leadership operate from a higher self, rooted in abundance and compassionate love. I was honored then to present a keynote at the first time ‘Compassion & Mindfulness at Work’ conference in the greater Seattle area. Then, I traveled to Lisbon to attend the House of Beautiful…

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Evolutionary Culture Transformation: The Greatest Dream We Never Realized

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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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