What unites ebbf members?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if … ?
And what ebbf learning opportunities are open for you this August?
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We asked a few ebbf members from around the world to share some of the diverse ways in which they used the ebbf community to progress their impact, overcome barriers and co-create meaningful projects, transform their organizations …
and ultimately contribute to building the future.
Here is what we learnt:
What was described by participants as “unbelievABLE and inspiring”, “Full of hope”, “Totally Awesome”, “Thrilling”, “Uplifting”, “Amazing conference, amazing people, amazing ideas” , ebbf’s 1st virtual annual conference in its 30 years history helped us #rethinksuccess and set our sights and actions to new levels of focus and impact.
The concept of universal participation, with each of us contributing to building this new, better, form of success at the personal, organizational and societal level.
We have a special 50 Euro ticket if you wish to access all the recordings and powerpoints of all presentations and be part of the interactive event platform we have filled with content and most importantly amazing individuals.
In the “#RethinkSuccess manifesto” some of the key words shared by participants who took part in the #RethinkSuccess inquiry ( you can still contribute your thoughts on success here ).
An opportunity to better understand what is aligned and what is not in our and our organization’s approach to success.
ABOUT TO START, ebbf’s annual conference dedicated to explore this topic.
COP 25, the opportunity to accelerate a new economic system” A letter from the ebbf board on the opening day of #COP25 #rethinksuccess
Excellent in depth analysis of the reasons behind the current round of protests and the solutions, the best ways for economic systems to move forward and create shared prosperity. #rethinksuccess by #ebbfmember Augusto Lopez-Claros
You can now watch the very short highlights video of ebbf UK’s national event with the best line-up of speakers ever,
covering a great theme “Collaborative business: how organizations and people can transform each other”
You can now watch the opening keynote by Sabha Sobhani at ebbf's recent annual conference #rethinkmaterialism
Very interesting and insightful keynote offering key elements from UNDPs research on the way forward for business to create a new economic system and also a stronger business model. How it can truly #rethinkmaterialism
Thank you Sahba Sobhani for your keynote titled:
“How the SDGs can contribute to people, planet and prosperity. A Baha’i perspective on the findings of the Business and Development Commission” https://youtu.be/5NPTw6JTwHc
You can also book your place for ebbf’s next and 30th anniversary annual event
ebbf’s chair Wendi Momen has just shared this latest “letter from the ebbf board” describing what makes work awful or an awesome experience depending on the purpose and reasons in which you focus your working life.
“Why do some people hate going to work and others love it? Why does the work day drag on and depressingly on for some people while for others work lifts them up, gives them purpose and brings them joy? Why is some work awful and other work awesome?
ebbf has always promoted a set of ideas that makes work awesome — a new work ethic:
* Everyone has both a right and an obligation to learn a useful skill and to use it for the benefit of all
* Meaningful work in an occupation, craft or trade not only provides material means but also performs a service for society
* Work has a spiritual as well as a material significance
* Work undertaken in the spirit of service to others is worship
Looked at in this light, work can be pretty awesome!
But how do we achieve this in our workplace? How can we make work meaningful? What do we need to do to create an awesome work environment? ebbf is trying to discover the answers to these questions.”
The next episode of ebbf’s #discoveringhow podcast will be dedicated to the topic of consultation . We offer you a preview:
Valerie Arnold, a keynoter at a recent ebbf international event offers us ideas on how to outsmart personal biases to achieve better consultative processes. Considering how many times we are not even aware of those biases, it is more useful to bring them to our attention and explore how we might overcome them.
“If consultation entails considering all points of view without attachment to personal opinion, then it is essential to become aware of the cognitive biases that prevent us from being open and fully detached from personal biases
We all suffer from biases and these prevent an authentic dialogue during a consultation.
But outsmarting our own biases is tough as we are often unaware they exist. Only by challenging our deeply help assumptions, we will allow enquiry to happen.
Egocentrism is a big factor in distorting reality during a consultation and inserting personal biases but even without the ego