Speakers Evolve Your Company - Evolve the World
We offer world renowned speakers to motivate and inspire you. Lead your company to a prosperous future with the assistance of Dr James B. Rieley, Dr Serge Beddington-Behrens and Dr Elisabet Sahtouris, who are among the gifted speakers that live in Mallorca.
Evolution of Business in a Time of Transition
Business on a Hotter Planet
Dr Elisabet Sahtouris:
economic models have been rooted in a simplistic Darwinism telling us
that businesses are doomed to an endless struggle in scarcity and
giving us the Tyranny of the Quarterly Bottom Line that effectively
prevents us from working toward sustainability. Now evolution
biologist, futurist & business consultant Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris
helps us discover instead an updated scientific model of evolution
revealing a progression from hostile competition to cooperation in
nature’s living economies of scale. The greatest leaps in
evolution, at increasingly larger scale, brought Earth the nucleated
cell, the multi-celled creature and human societies from tribal to
global—in each case occurring when hostile competition gave way to
mature collaboration. In this model, a global economy can be
sustainably healthy only when local and national economies prosper as
well. The globalisation of humanity is revealed as a natural
evolutionary process away from exploitation and toward global family,
affecting every aspect of business and economy. Understanding
Nature's secrets of success permits businesses to become
indispensible to their stakeholders as they navigate the greatest
crises from peak oil and financial system collapse to global warming.
Thus business can lead the way to a future in which humanity thrives
in ecological/economic sustainability'
Sahtouris is an internationally known evolution biologist, futurist, author,
business consultant and speaker. Citizen of the USA and Greece, she
lives in Spain, working on sustainable local economics with Mallorca
Opening The Business Heart
Dr Serge Beddington-Behrens
beings are endowed with both a mind and a heart and those who reach
the top of the ladder in their particular professions, are those who
learn to utilize the wisdom, courage, inventiveness, intuition,
determination and power that results from their being closely
connected to their hearts.
did not discover the theory of Relativity with his rational brain
alone, nor did Tolstoy write War and Peace without being guided by
the ‘brain’ inside his heart. Similarly, Columbus found the
courage to sail into the unknown and discover America because he was
guided by the navigational chart inside his heart, and Nelson Mandela
effected the transition of his nation out of apartheid without
a single drop of blood being shed, because his heart was large enough
to hold his entire nation inside it. We can also say that
Richard Branson’s phenomenal success owes much to his
considerable intuition and his drive to ‘go for it’, while Steve
Jobs was able to take Apple to the height of success because he was
able to tap into its heart and be guided to give that heart full
the more any executive discovers the many-dimensional capabilities of
their heart and learns to fuse it with his or her rationality,
the more they will uncover and be able to work with, the true heart
of their business and thus be endowed to make it successful. With
‘heart on our side’, it is much easier to reconcile conflict or
see crises simply as evolutionary opportunities, as well as perceive
new markets and new ways of being effective that mind alone could
Serge Beddington-Behrens is an Organisational Consultant, a Life
Coach and Psychotherapist. For many years he has worked with
executives helping them find more heart in themselves and in
their businesses. He spends a lot of time in Mallorca working with Magicmed.com's CSR-project
Increasing the Bioavailability of
Leadership in Organisations
Dr James B Rieley, Advisor to CEO's
'Leadership, or more appropriately, effective leadership in organisations today is a pre-requisite for longterm, sustainable organisational success. Clearly an organisation, to be successful over time, needs to have tangible, financial and human resources, but without effective leadership the data that shows that the
average life of an organisation today is less than ½ of that of a human being. In order to not fall into that statistic, organisations need to have people at the top and throughout an organisational structure that are able to make the right decisions, at the right times, and for the right reasons, and that can create an environment in which managers and employees can realise their individual and collective organisational potential.
It has been said that there are two ways to get things done in business; there is the hard way, and there is the easy way. The hard way is to force or coerce managers and employees to do what you want them to do. This resembles a police action, and the reason it is the hard way is that once you begin down this path, you will end up having to watch the people whom you have made responsible for watching everyone else. The easy way to get things done is to help your managers and employees see what needs to be done; make the connection between what needs to be done and what they do; to be open and transparent why all this is important; and, ensure that they know that their efforts are appreciated. Whilst this way of getting things done may be easier than the alternative, it does require effort and a relatively high level of bioavailability of leadership.
Bioavailability is one of those words that can surface multiple, and often, unexpected meanings. In reality, the word bioavailability can be defined in several ways. In pharmacology, bioavailability is a measurement of the extent to which a drug reaches the systemic circulation; how effective the pharmaceutical is. In nutritional sciences, which cover the intake of nutrients and non-drug dietary ingredients, bioavailability for dietary supplements can be defined as the proportion of the substance capable of being absorbed and available for use or storage.
Bioavailability in agriculture refers to a limiting factor in the production of crops (due to solubility limitation or adsorption of plant nutrients to soil colloids) and in the removal of toxic substances from the food chain by microorganisms (due to sorption to or partitioning of otherwise degradable substances into inaccessible phases in the environment). All these definitions are ‘interesting’ perhaps, but only if you work in one of those fields, and more specifically, if you are involved in science in one of those fields. Realistically, most of us do not work in any of these fields, and an even fewer number are probably involved in science in these fields. What most of us do is work for some company and based on several factors, are able to help our organisation realise its potential.
The factors that typically impact a decision to become engaged in helping our respective
organisations to move forward and realise their potential include: our understanding of what
needs to be done; our ability to do something about those things; and our willingness to help. If
we don’t understand what needs to be done, we won’t be able to put forth any effort to do so. If
we don’t have the skills or competence to help out, we won’t be able to do so. And if we don’t
see how our efforts will be good for us over time, we won’t even try. At this point, you may be
thinking that all this is fine, but what does it have to do with bioavailability? The answer is that
unless your organisation has a high level of bioavailability of effective leadership, you probably
won’t see many people within the organisation putting forth any extra effort to help the
organisation realise its potential. ...' (Excerpt from a longer article)
James B. Rieley is an advisor to CEO’s and senior leadership teams from all sectors. He was the CEO of a successful manufacturing company for over 20 years, and has written extensively on the subject of personal and collective organisational effectiveness. He is the author of Gaming the System (FT/Prentice Hall), Leadership (Hodder), Strategy and Performance (Hodder), Change and Crisis Management (Hodder), as well as numerous articles.
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