Sunday, August 21, 2011

Twelve reasons we need love at work

Via Love At Work

Twelve reasons we need love at work:


  • Otherwise narcissism, control, domination, unhealthy competition, selfishness, isolation, suspicion, and mistrust will dominate our work-life experience.
  • Leadership without love dehumanizes and trivializes people.
  • Justice is possible in the workplace only through love.
  • Love releases energy, and employees deserve to have energy left over at the end of the day for their partners, their kids and their communities.
  • Love is the only antidote to our individualism, consumerism and narcissism.
  • As substantive research shows, loving relationships are one of the vital cures to our current epidemics of mental illness, heart disears and cancer.
  • Love unlocks emotional engagement, the source of discretionary effort that produces spectacular results.
  • Love grows us into mature human beings able to create a better world.
  • Love scratches our itch to make a difference through our work.
  • Love achieves mastery, since you cannot master anything without passion.
  • Love enables us to understand each other.
  • Love can create a sustainable planet.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Love at Work

Whenever you find a culture
where results are humming, 
values are working, 
and people are energized,
you will find 
Love At Work 
~ Brady G Wilson

Friday, August 12, 2011

Encouraging a new vocabulary at work

"The inherent language of the corporate workplace is far too small for us now. It has too little poetry, too little humanity, and too little good business sense for the world that lies before us. We only have to look at the most important word in the lexicon of the present workplace - manager - to understand its inherent weakness. Manager is derived from the old italian and French words mannegio and manege, meaning the training, handling and riding of a horse....images of domination... and the taming of potentially wild energy. It also implies a basic unwillingness on the part of the people to be managed, a force to be collared and reined in.....most people don't respond very passionately or creatively to being ridden... Sometimes over the next fifty years or so, the word manager will disappear from understanding of leadership... It is the artist in each of us we must now encourage into the world, whether we have worked for Getty Foundation or for Getty Oil" - 
- David Whyte

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Leading an Awesome life

Via Neil Pasricha's talk at TED on The  3 A's of Awesomeness

You will never be as young as you are right now.And that's why I believe that if you live your life with a great attitude, choosing to move forward and move on whenever life deals you a blow, living with a sense of awareness of the world around you,embracing your inner three year-old and seeing the tiny joys that make life so sweet and being authentic to yourself, being you and being cool with that, letting your heart lead you and putting yourself in experiences that satisfy you, then I think you'll live a life that is rich and is satisfying, and I think you live a life that is truly awesome.