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Human Flourishing: Business Prosperity
Human flourishing is the foundation of business prosperity yet very few organizations have flourishing built into their development programmes. In the 80’s I began my business from a kitchen table-top and built it into a $8.5m turnover. It was an internationally successful enterprise where the wellbeing of our people and conscious ethical decision-making ensured both the employees and the business flourished. In 2018 I designed and delivered a two-day Flourish programme, based on these same principles. 1600 leaders in a major commercial airline participated to instil an ethos of flourishing. This initiative was a global first.
Grace and Resilience: A dynamic flow
Grace holds the potential of presence and self-awareness enabling us to connect to our intuition and lead from a place of purpose, deeply connected to what matters most at the personal, organisational and societal levels. Grace asks of us silence to engage with our inner wisdom, to pause and feel into our intuition, to slow down in order to make progress. Resilience holds the strength and potency to stay the course once the decision has been made. It requires us to consciously develop positive character strengths to ensure we bring the best of ourselves to any situation even in the face of crisis, adversity and setback. These qualities of Grace & Resilience coexist as a dynamic flow, a creative force of conscious and ethical leadership.
The Feminine Principle: the key
The feminine principle has remained untapped for decades. It is marked by qualities attributed to the softer side of our human nature—care, respect, trust, devotion, patience and empathy. When this principle is understood and recognised for its full power, it is a force that can transform conflict, human relations, business negotiations and even our social systems. A shift in consciousness versus a reversal of positions or roles is needed: a shift in consciousness which takes its birth from a base of spirituality and not a base of sexuality.