A New Reset in the spirit of The World Economic Forum.
The long term view is necessary assumption to tackle the sustainability and there are so many things that need to change, for instance business reporting, the school system and our thought process. Spiral thought is very important for the long term view and to exploit all the resources, have realistic goals. Also the Integral Theory framework to touch all the necessary perspectives of human reality. We need a new worldview and a much broader one.
From the “Festa” Center for Sustainability, February Newsletter, General Manager Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir
“The title of this year’s conference was a new beginning in the spirit of the World Economic Forum, B Team and the focus in the Nordic countries, Europe and around the world following COVID-19. The conversation discussed the importance of long-term strategy and measurable goals, change of attitude, innovation and capital as a key driving force towards more sustainable operations and communities. It was stated that short-term thinking, which is reflected, for example, in the view that quarterly results best describe the performance of managers and companies, needs to be reviewed and that performance measures should be based on scientific and measurable long-term sustainability goals. The link between sustainable operations, resilience, adaptability and continuous innovation in companies was also made clear at the conference. The importance of innovation and rationalization in public administration and public institutions was also emphasized. We discussed the values inherent in a rewarding conversation and collaboration between companies and it was emphasized that we give ourselves permission to understand what does not serve sustainable goals. In this context, the emphasis was on showing the courage to redesign or create new systems, products and services, in the New Beginnings.”
Yfirskrift ráðstefnunnar í ár var Nýtt upphaf í anda World Economic Forum, B Team og áherslna á Norðurlöndunum, í Evrópu og víðar um heim í kjölfar COVID-19. Í samtalinu var rætt um mikilvægi langtíma stefnumörkunar og mælanlegra markmiða, viðhorfsbreytingu, nýsköpun og á fjármagn sem lykil-hreyfiafl í átt að sjálfbærari rekstri og samfélögum. Fram kom að skammtímahugsun, sem birtist til dæmis í því viðhorfi að ársfjórðungsuppgjör lýsi best frammistöðu stjórnenda og fyrirtækja, þyrfti að endurskoða og að frekar ætti að byggja árangursmælingar á vísindalegum og mælanlegum sjálfbærni markmiðum til lengri tíma. Tengslin á milli sjálfbærs reksturs, seiglu, aðlögunarhæfni og stöðugrar nýsköpunar hjá fyrirtækjum komu einnig skýrt fram á ráðstefnunni. Mikilvægi nýsköpunar og hagræðingar í stjórnsýslu og hjá opinberum stofnunum var einnig undirstrikuð. Við ræddum verðmætin sem eru fólgin í gjöfulu samtali og samstarfi á milli fyrirtækja og yfirvalda og lögð var áhersla á að við gefum okkur leyfi til að skilja við það sem ekki þjónar sjálfbærum markmiðum. Í því samhengi var lögð áhersla á að sýna hugrekki til að endurhanna eða skapa ný kerfi, vörur og þjónustu, í Nýju upphafi.
Are people who care about themselves, better leaders and why?
Harvard Business Review Article
Self-compassion will make you a better leader
by Rich Fernandez and Steph Stern
Featuring Rich Fernandez, CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), and Steph Stern, a director at SIYLI. Complimentary Webinar Thursday, February 18, 12 p.m. EST Leaders make hard decisions every day. And these decisions require vision, mental clarity, emotional balance, and fortitude. But during times of uncertainty and disruption, leaders can feel overwhelmed […]
Try to Google and you will have many answers, but here is what we found.
The qualities of compassion
“Qualities of compassion are patience and wisdom; kindness and perseverance; warmth and resolve. It is often, though not inevitably, the key component in what manifests in the social context as altruism.”
According to His Holiness Dalai Lama who is very compassionate spiritual leader, we live together in a society, and have to take care of each other, for survival. Our small world has been getting bigger and the global environment makes as a One Global Humanity. “I am just a human being, one of 7 billion on this planet”
Compassion is not to be mixed with Empathy which is to put yourself into another shoes, understand their feelings and have concern for them, Sympathy is to feel their pain, feel sorry for someone.
The practical meaning
An Emotional Intelligence is a new discipline and is taught in Schools. There are various aspects according to Dr. Daniel Goleman, who wrote the first book on the topic, in the middle of last century.
Obs. Compassion is an important part of Empathy, or is it all?
Harvard Business Review has had much focus on “Emotional Intelligence” and there are many books about that, and a collection with this name emphasize these concepts:
Empathy, Authentic Leadership, Happiness, Influence and Persuasion, Resilience and Mindfulness., and compassion is a part of it all.
Four Reasons Why Compassion Is Better For Humanity Than Empathy
Rasmus Hougaard is a mindfulness and compassion researcher from Denmark. He has written several books on the topic and is working for leading companies worldwide.
According to Rasmus empathy is limited to one group of people for instance your family, but compassion is more broader concept. It is more than a feeling, it is also to take action.
“Compassion, on the other hand, is more constructive. It starts with empathy and then turns outward, with an intent to help. With compassion, leaders make the conscious choice to turn emotion into action. And in doing so, compassionate leaders are perceived as stronger and more competent, able to make decisions and get things done. And, compassion in an organization triggers other positive outcomes: improved collaboration, trust and team loyalty.”
So what is Compassion?
As the Yogrishi Baba Ramdev said, it is to “give your love to the world”, in its altruistic meaning.