Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values

Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values Author Fred Kofman
ISBN-10 1622032020
ISBN-13 9781622032020
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 360
Language English
Publisher Sounds True
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Winner of the 2009 Nautilus Gold Award Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness Conscious business explains Fred Kofman means finding your passion and expressing your essential values through your work A conscious business seeks to promote the intelligent pursuit of happiness in all its stakeholders It produces sustainable exceptional performance through the solidarity of its community and the dignity of each member Conscious Business presents breakthrough techniques to help you achieve Unconditional responsibilityhow to become the main character of your lifeUnflinching integrityhow to succeed beyond successAuthentic communicationhow to speak your truth and elicit others truthsImpeccable commitmentshow to coordinate actions with accountabilityRight leadershiphow being rather than doing is the ultimate source of excellenceA conscious business fosters personal fulfillment in the individuals mutual respect in the community and success in the organization teaches Fred Kofman Conscious Business is the definitive resource for achieving what really matters in the workplace and beyond Contents Chapter 1 Conscious Business Chapter 2 Unconditional Responsibility Chapter 3 Essential Integrity Chapter 4 Ontological Humanity Chapter 5 Authentic Communication Chapter 6 Constructive Negotiation Chapter 7 Impeccable Coordination Chapter 8 Emotional Mastery Chapter 9 Entering the Market with Helping Hands Excerpt Consciousness is the ability to experience reality to be aware of our inner and outer worlds It allows us to adapt to our environment and act to promote our lives All living beings possess consciousness but human beings have a unique kind Unlike plants and other animals we can think and act beyond instinctual drives and conditioning We can be autonomous from the Greek self governing While this autonomy is a possibility it is not a given We must develop it through conscious choices To be conscious means to be awake mindful To live consciously means to be open to perceiving the world around us to understand our circumstances and to decide how to respond to them in ways that honor our needs values and goals To be unconscious is to be asleep mindless To live unconsciously means to be driven by instincts and habitual patterns Have you ever driven down the highway on cruise control engaged in a conversation or daydreaming only to realize you missed your exit You didnt literally lose consciousness but you dimmed your awareness Relevant details such as your location and the actions needed to reach your goal receded from the forefront of your mind Your eyes were open but you didnt see This is a poor way to driveand an even poorer way to live Praise Consciousness has a real and deep business impact Learning how to work in full congruence with our values has inspired every person in my tem to be a better professionaland a better human being Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer Facebook Fred has been a true partner in our efforts to build a conscious organization helping us move from aspiration to implementation His advice is never easy but always worthwhile Eugenio Beaufrand Vice President Microsoft Latin America Conscious Business translates the tools of organizational learning into day to day business applications Both at Chrysler and DTE Energy Freds work has allowed us to shift our culture faster but with much greater sustainability than any other effort David Meador Senior Vice President of Finance Detroit Edison

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