This is Why Personal Transformation Doesn’t Happen

I recently read a very good book on leadership by Danah Zohar.  The Quantum Leader outlines the impact of quantum physics paradigm on contemporary leadership.  It is indeed a total paradigm shift.  Paradigm as first used by the American philosopher Thomas Kuhn is:

“The whole perceptual, conceptual, emotional, and spiritual framework embracing our most deeply held, unconscious assumptions and values. It is the things we take for granted about any situation in life. Like a pair of glasses we wear to focus our visual world, our paradigm focuses the whole of what we take to be reality. It determines our expectations, frames the questions that we will ask, and structures our approach to what we do. Paradigms are so deep that they even determine what we see.”

If we want to see more transformation among leaders we need to address the crisis of paradigm. Continue reading “This is Why Personal Transformation Doesn’t Happen”

Finding Motivation During Difficult Times

During this challenging time that we are going through as a global family, I see in myself and others a decreased level of motivation.  If you look up the original meaning it of the word it emphasizes movement; or ‘to move’.  I see in myself and others less movement. The word burnout is being used more frequently as well as resilience.  It would also seem like we have even higher levels of stress and anxiety than ever before. Continue reading “Finding Motivation During Difficult Times”

Journey of Desire

Coming from the charismatic Christian environment I was exposed to some amazing spiritual experiences and practices as far back as I can remember.  I have parents that have been followers of the Way my entire life.  They remain an amazing example and inspiration to me.  I believe I am building on what I have learnt from them as well as the amazing experiences from childhood and early adulthood.  It has become a journey of desire. Continue reading “Journey of Desire”

Signs of the Times

It is 2020 and very exciting!  I am looking forward to using my abilities and gifting in a new way this year that will bless many.  May you find wonder and inspiration in every day to fully live out your purpose wherever you are.

With this new season I look around at what is happening spiritually and physically and connect the trends to find meaning. Continue reading “Signs of the Times”

The Most Valuable Skill for CEO’s

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 command and control, 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. Continue reading “The Most Valuable Skill for CEO’s”

Contribute with Meaning

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. Continue reading “Contribute with Meaning”

Find Your Voice

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 threw 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. Continue reading “Find Your Voice”

Connection with the Divine

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. Continue reading “Connection with the Divine”

What is Spiritual Intelligence?

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 Continue reading “What is Spiritual Intelligence?”