Monthly Archives September 2016

No Exit – Collaboration Is Our Only Option

Can businesses drive societal change for the better through collaboration? There are numerous examples that this can be true. Just a few weeks ago, the local chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development the Chilean organization ACCIÓN hosted a seminar with the title – Collaboration – no exit! Read more at the Huffington Post…
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Collective action

The COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP COMPASS distinguishes three roads to ENGAGEMENT. These are Process quality, Connectivity and Collective action. This post will explore Collective action. “There is a power that can be created out of pent-up indignation, courage, and the inspiration of a common cause, and that if enough people put their minds and bodies into that cause, they can win. It is a phenomenon recorded again and against in the history of popular movements against injustice all over the world.”  ― Howard Zinn, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times Collective action is a coordinated – or self-organized
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Connectivity

The COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP COMPASS distinguishes three roads to ENGAGEMENT. These are Process quality, Connectivity and Collective action. This post will explore Connectivity. “People don’t need enormous cars; they need admiration and respect. They don’t need a constant stream of new clothes; they need to feel that others consider them to be attractive, and they need excitement and variety and beauty. People don’t need electronic entertainment; they need something interesting to occupy their minds and emotions. A society that allows itself to admit and articulate its non-material human needs, and to find nonmaterial ways to satisfy them, would require much lower material and energy through-puts
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For Better Or Worse: Will You Say YES To Collaboration?

Staying in the collaborative field The meeting room is much too small for the almost 45 people. It is hot, the tiled floor does not help much, and the ordinary plastic chairs are not particularly comfortable. Little wind is coming through the open door that leads to the street. The occasional car driving past worsens the acoustics in the room. Down the hill is the sea, the vast Atlantic Ocean of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. However, its delightful invitation to a swim is ignored. Despite the almost unbearable heat, the group concentrates on a written document that is projected
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