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It started out as a normal weekly update call of our comms team, then Laura Zambelli, Arlette George and Daniel Truran started to as each other about what drives us.
We share with you the kind of “ebbf meaningful conversations” we regularly enjoy and that you can get more of at the next online or international events.
“Human beings are designed for wellbeing, it is our large impulse that moves us forward and when we are stressed we disconnect from that intuitive capacity.
When people give themselves permission to add to their wellbeing they make better choices, and are more comfortable with the constant change that is part of progress. It allows people to be more calm and confident in all sorts of ways.
We are told to plan everything before we start out but that is not how things work out, the moment you take the first step things have already changed around you. Even when your choice takes you down an apparently blind alley we somehow find that we are brought back and things seem to have a way of working out.
I got into the habit of being anxious about everything and set down to get things …
#ebbfspirit - from believing in to implementing spiritual principles in your organization - mind the gap (with event keynoter Larry Miller)
Below a few highlights of the opportunity that people from around the world took to interact with #ebbfspirit international event speaker Larry Miller.
He answered questions on the challenge of designing into your organizations the systems, structures and habit patterns that reflect principles like justice, consultation, unity or moderation.
You can also explore the broader theme of why and how the spiritual enterprise can be part of ethical business building the future, with like-minded business people and entrepreneurs from around the world by coming physically to the international event MORE INFO HERE: http://ebbf.org/event/ebbf-spiritual-enterprise/
We asked Larry where do we start implementing new principles and change?
You will be able to interact with ebbf board member and IEF president Arthur Dahl at the next #ebbfspirit international event, but you can also enjoy his inspiration and ideas during a 7-week online course offered by the Wilmette Institute.
Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind
from September 10 to October 28.
This course explores the scientific and spiritual dimensions of sustainable development. You will learn to perceive the word prosperity from a new perspective, meaning the condition where the basic needs of all the people of the world are being met and where everyone has the opportunity to develop their full potential and is able to contribute to the well-being of humankind. After looking at the origins and definition of sustainable development, you will study the economic, social, and environmental issues that humanity faces in achieving sustainability and discuss the spiritual principles that can help us find solutions. You will discuss the urgent need to make a fundamental transition away from a society and economy that are threatening our planetary security. You will explore the implications of the new Sustainable Development Goals and of Agenda 2030 adopted at the United Nations. Finally, you will look at the importance of education reinforced with spiritual values as the basis for helping each of us detach ourselves from Western materialistic civilization; reexamine our present lifestyles; and begin to live more sustainably in accordance with spiritual teachings. The course materials were designed from a Baha’i perspective, but they are interfaith in spirit; people from all faiths will enjoy the spiritual approach to this vital topic. Scholarships are available for all who need them.
ONLY 6 DAYS to end of #ebbfspirit early bird rate (31st August),
ebbf’s next international event exploring how the transition towards the spiritual enterprise will allow ethical business to build the future. What does that mean? How do spiritual enterprise look different? How can I implement successful spiritual leadership, purpose and behaviours in my organization?
See this video to experience the kinds of thinking and interactions you can enjoy at ebbf international events with an interview with World Bank Director of Indicators Group Augusto Lopez-Claros taken at a recent ebbf international event.
#ebbfmember Nousha Ram on the traits of successful leadership for these complex times: agile, principles-based and collaborative ( Part 3 of 3 )
In the previous two episodes of this three part interview with ebbf Advisory Council member Nousha Ram we heard here and here how leaders need to move away from creating repetitive tasks and towards making their teams’ work interesting, stimulating them and new thinking. Bringing about energy-creating processes. . In this third part Arlette George shares the third part of the interview where Nousha shares other key traits of the kind of adaptive and collaborative leadership, necessary in today’s and tomorrow’s organizations.
Collaborative leadership as the only way to progress in uncertain changing times
So where does Nousha Ram begin this transformative process?