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The Inner States of Leadership

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Inner Leadership StatesI 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

Innovating our Minds: Openness and Diversity for Transformation

By | Interviews

……..“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.

Transformation: a conscious expedition.

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In April I had the opportunity to meet Saskia and speak with her about her innovative project..

Expeditie Hoogbewust

‘Expedition Highly Conscious’: an intriguing blogging documentary by Saskia op de Weegh, 


Click here for the original documentary in Dutch.

What follows is a summary translated in English with some elaboration.


” Enhanced or higher consciousness is about paying attention to your inner life, learning to discern your way to go”, according to Jeroen van Lawick.


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Sustain-ability: working on relationships.

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This afternoon’s lunch with good friends: we come to speak about sustainability. Someone argues it is about technical solutions or energy efficiency. Another one gets tired of it..already an obsolete concept. Nr Three recalls it is no more than business continuity; a money-maker or another business trend. “I thought it is about the environment”, says Nr Four.

Then their eyes turn to me: What do I say ? …Relational

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Moral Economy or Spiritual Economy?

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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:

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Learning Event Transformative CSR

By | Customers

” What we have learned and experienced here today, we should practice more often back at work”, commented one of the participants. Here you find the first impression of the event, organised by Zijn Werkt! and kindly hosted by Shell HQ, The Hague, 17 January 2013. In a lively setting and through dialogue, silence and presentation, the essence of transformation was touched upon. The article on Theory U-based transformative CSR by van Lawick and Visser was the starting point.

Here you find a selection of slides presented.  To learn more, please contact us.

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Valuable Contacts

By | General

Linked in and Twitter are great ways to expand our professional network and to get in contact with other people. Our hopes, expectations and acts towards these ‘chosen or acquired’ people turn them into ‘valuable contacts’, in our pursuit of personal or business gain: job offers, contracts, preferred positions. In a way, we reduce, a whole person to a ‘valuable contact’. Read More


By | General

This is a small exercise: during the day, take a moment, pause and ask yourself: ‘What struck me, what surprised me?’ ‘What has been new or different to what I expected or to what I (always) thought?’

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Diversity or the ‘problematic’ other.

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Today’s challenges in society bring about new thinking and ways of working: e.g. ‘Shared Value‘ (Porter and Kramer; 2011) or CSR 2.0 (Visser, 2010).

In these innovative approaches, we are faced with at least two big challenges: First, how to cope with uncertainty and novelty, as discussed in our last blog (Oct 2,’12). Second, we must learn to truly see and accept the other as yet diverse partners, thus overcoming a deep and commonly held perspective of the ‘problematic’ other.  Read More