Perhaps you recently read my aphorism for CEO’s. It is the first step in my process of serving leaders of small business and startups better. The job of the CEO in today’s times is changing. No longer is it control and command, but connect and collaborate. The CEO needs to hold the space and facilitate the emergence of well-being for everyone involved in the business. The most valuable skill any CEO can have today is informed by an understanding of the seen and unseen world and how they interact. Read more “The Most Valuable Skill for CEO’s”
So, I hope you have enjoyed reading what spiritual intelligence is all about, connecting with the Divine and finding your voice. Although I wrote about these very briefly, it takes time to develop and grow in these capabilities. The third important element of spiritual intelligence is to contribute with meaning. In my opinion your contribution flows from your connection with the Divine and finding your voice. Read more “Contribute with Meaning”
Yes, you have a unique voice! It is your purpose or raison d’être (as the French say). In my previous posts we looked at spiritual intelligence and our connection with the Divine. Let’s talk more about finding your voice as the next part of your spiritual intelligence. There is a lot of talk about purpose at the moment because we moved away from a monotheistic paradigm when science took over. We generally through out spirituality with religion.
But as I mentioned previously, religion and spirituality are not the same thing and our spirits yearn to stand for something and be of value. Read more “Find Your Voice”
I have been coaching startups and small business owners for the last 13 years. My experience has been as as a contractor, employee and entrepreneur. As many of you know, entrepreneurship is difficult. But there might be a few things that you do not know about entrepreneurship, and startups specifically. Have a seat; let’s chat. Read more “Why Be an Entrepreneur!?”
In my previous insight I started the discussion around spiritual intelligence. Let’s pick things up where we left of and continue with the journey into spiritual intelligence by focusing on connecting with the Divine…
Recently, I had a quick chat with someone over lunch time that indicated they were reading an interesting book about coaching. His qualifying statement was that it was good because it was not spiritual. Read more “Connection with the Divine”
When the apple fell on Newton’s head and all of us started to follow his teachings we created the faith of materialism. What we can see is real. We went from worshiping many gods, to worshiping one God, to worshiping material things. As the new world view inspired by the reconciliation of quantum and Newtonian physics is starting to influence our daily lives we need to activate our spiritual intelligence to lead.
What the Q!?
We are born with multiple intelligences, not just Read more “What is Spiritual Intelligence?”
In my role as coach I tend to focus on reflection and insight. I help individuals and leaders gain perspective in their life so that they can rejuvenate their focus and energy. It is a shift away from urgency addiction. Renewed focus and energy ultimately leads to greater results. It is not about creating more goals and targets, but taking a pause and Read more “Urgency Addiction”
Over the last 16 years or so I have worked with various CEO’s in various industries. Some of them were at the helm of large corporates and others were pioneers of disruptive technology. I have helped them understand the leadership imperative far beyond execution. Our Newtonian world tells us that stuff is more important than being.
But we forget, we are human beings, not human doings. Read more “CEO’s Have Only Three Things they Need to Do”
There is a story that is your story. It is the story of perseverance, dedication and excellence. It is the story of suffering, pain and rejection. It is the story of not being enough. As you read this you are also writing the next chapter of your own story. When you write your story, you are also writing the story of many others. You are influential. You are a leader. You are a CEO.
Even though you have been at this for many years you are at a point where you need to transcend who you are so your business and organisation can transcend itself. Deep inside you there is lingering power that can only be released with the help of your Creator. You know this is true, but it seems like a mountain that is impossible to overcome. Read more “CEO Strategic Foresight”
A few years ago I realised that in order to keep my faith and my marriage in tact I needed to get out of the institutional church. I love God and my wife and in that order those are the two most important relationships in my life.
Unfortunately I had repeated experiences in multiple churches that did not agree that my priorities were correct.
Before I continue I want to make it very clear that I write out of a position of disappointment and sadness, not anger. Read more “Why I had to Leave the Church to Save my Faith and Marriage”