Unfolding the future together – the mindfulness of congruent organisations

How emerging organisational models are responding to a shift in global consciousness ‘Can we create organisations free of the pathologies that show up all too often in the workplace? Free of politics, bureaucracy, and infighting; free of stress and burnout; free of resignation, resentment and apathy; free of posturing at the top and the drudgery [...]

By | 2014-06-17T19:59:56+00:00 June 14th, 2014|Congruence, Enabling Leadership, Mindfulness|3 Comments

Successful Change Is Enabled, Not Managed

For much of my professional career, I have been involved in orchestrating and facilitating organisational change within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. I have led strategic and cultural change programs; directed technology-driven people and process change initiatives; and managed change associated with refocusing and recovering organisational performance. Looking back on these diverse roles, I [...]

By | 2014-06-17T20:19:51+00:00 May 24th, 2014|Change, Congruence, Potential & Learning|1 Comment

. . . by the people, for the people . . . a challenge for organisational governance

Most for-profit and not-for-profit organisations are controlled by boards that have a mandate to govern their activities – but a mandate from whom to do what? The directors (or trustees) assume the ultimate responsibility for the behaviour of ‘their’ organisation, and not only for its strategic and operational performance, but also for the delivery of [...]

By | 2014-06-17T20:31:41+00:00 April 27th, 2014|Wellbeing & Sustainability|0 Comments

The Mindfulness of Congruence

In the opening chapter of his book, Pocket Mindfulness, Alfred James provides an elegant definition of mindfulness – a way of thinking about life that has its origins in Buddhist philosophy and practice. Mindfulness is purposeful awareness without judgement of one's self or others. It is the clear knowing of actuality, rather than the seeing [...]

By | 2014-06-17T20:49:43+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Congruence|4 Comments

Building congruence – increasing the ‘flow’ and ‘flourish’ within organisations

Organisational congruence is a state of accordance or harmonious alignment within an organisational community, where 'a skilful blending of the parts achieves an elegant harmony' (Sisodia, 2010) and the community acts 'as one'. These vital and cohesive communities enjoy enabling leadership, share a common purpose and are committed to co-creating their future together. They have an [...]

By | 2014-06-17T21:04:34+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Congruence|2 Comments