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Nº 212

We Have Over 1,000 YouTube Subscribers! ⭐️

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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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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