Voor Ignis WebMagazine, -tijdschrift van de jezuieten voor geloof en samenleving-, sprak ik onlangs over de rol van spiritualiteit en innerlijk leiderschap in onze economie. Klik deze link voor het interview.
Looking for solutions, seeing the bigger picture, getting it: in order to construct our reality, we largely rely on our looking and seeing. Studies in spirituality have surprisingly enriched my practice of ‘just looking’. Enjoy reading four eye openers, I happily share with you!
This week I visited the exhibition ‘Look at Us’ in Hermitage Amsterdam. Leaders and governors are richly portrayed in Dutch 17th century Golden Age style. Among colossal paintings, modern pictures of todays’ charities feature.
I look in the ‘mirror’ and see static poses that communicate considerable works.
Year’s end, and if we review at all, usually our outer movements i.e. achievements are measured. I pause and reflect. Three Inner Movements in 2014 come to mind:
- Becoming more receptive
- Inner Joy, less affected by outside events
- Inclined to experimentation e.g. in the field of leadership and spirituality
These ‘Big 3’ came unnoticed and for no direct gain to the outside world, yet observable and fulfilling to me, for which I am grateful.
To all of you, I wish an innerly moving 2015 for performance and fulfillment!
ImpactHUB Rotterdam | Magic Impact Days | 5 June 2014
By Jeroen van Lawick, founder Zijn Werkt! | Leading in Reflection
Changing your organisation or business? Transformation happens because leaders transform. Key to today’s leadership is the inner dynamic: daring to involve yourself, deepening your self-understanding, interiorise new insights: innovation becomes innovating yourself from within.
As part of the Magic Impact Days, Jeroen van Lawick presented a lecture on the inner perspectives of leadership.
I support leaders in their inner journey necessary for business transformation.
So, what are their deeper perspectives on business, its people involved and their personal contribution? Can those perspectives become sources for transformation, excellence and prosperity ? Read More
……..“By bringing together people from different functions, hearing their stories, opening up, we all started to see the problem from a more complete perspective. What took place was less about aligning different views to find a single solution as about listening to and entertaining multiple versions of what could be possible, through a common process. We could collectively and openly start from a position of ignorance — companies need that initial shared status of ‘not knowing’, to allow creativity in from the very beginning of the exploration.”
Read the full article: Networks of curiosity: how innovation and diversity go hand in hand.