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!
With great interest I followed yesterday’s 3:30 pm’s dialogue on moral economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with contributions from politics, academia, business (Feike Sijbesma, CEO Royal DSM) and spirituality. Moral foundation of business conduct was discussed in the wider perspective of how to ensure human dignity and common values at the centre of economic pursuits.
Two intriguing themes captured my attention: