In this episode we aim to understand more about the application of diversity in business. Payam Zamani his practical experience with various forms of diversity in his global tech startup company, Carl Emerson shares some wisdom about managing diversity in organizations. Arthur Dahl on what we can learn about human diversity from what is found in nature.
Ralph Blundell, a consultant based in Portugal – after working in the social services and sector in the UK – explored the ebbf Baha’i inspired values. He is passionate for justice in action and creating fairness.
Why are values needed now?
– our leaders are confused
– we are in crisis – at a crossroad
– multi level disintegration
– doing nothing is not being neutral
– we are all called on to take action
If we examine each of the 7 values, many questions arise and here are some of them, for each one of the values. We invite you to answer to them and to create a meaningful conversation starting from them.
SERVICE – How can we touch the hearts of other and release their loving capacity to serve?
SUSTAINABILITY – How can business move beyond sustainability to regeneration?
MODERATION – How can I balance moderation with a fierce spirit?
HUMAN NOBILITY – How can business guide our choices and encourage our nobility?
UNITY – What can I do in my work to create a climate of trust?
GENDER EQUALITY – How can men challenge each other and support women so we can change?
JUSTICE – How should I (and my business) challenge justice?
Partow Izadi, lecturer of Global Education at the University of Lapland in Finland, offered the first keynote of the #ebbfspirit event.
Starting from the assumption that the global crisis induces us to cinism, he presented some facts showing that cinism is illogical. Looking at the human race, we are not in a final self-destruction phase but in a transition phase. Two options apply to all the living things: breakdown and breakthru, a painful transition (e.g. the birth of a baby, breakthru applies).
The human potential is not realized by simply surviving: no human child can attain to any of its potential without active education. The same apply to humanity ad a whole: mankind would not have been able to resist “forces of egoism”, of “ethical entropy”, without the education it has reaceived throughout its history. Religion is a single educational process, designed to bring out the potential.