Mobius Monthly Newsletter

January 2018

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Dear Friends,

In the first newsletter of a brand-new year, we celebrate Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, calling on businesses to serve the greater good. Our January “top picks” in the field of transformational leadership focus on businesses leading the way with noble purpose, including just-off-the-press: the 2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world. 

We’re also very excited to announce registration for the Next Practice Annual Gathering is now open. For everyone registering before February 16th, we’re able to offer an Early Bird discount. We encourage you to share this invitation with friends and colleagues committed to bringing more transformational leadership to the world, including coaches, facilitators, business leaders, human resources and organizational development professionals, and strategy and search consultants. 

Wishing you a wonderful start to the year ahead.

Warmest best, 

Chief Executive Officer,  Mobius Executive Leadership 

 IDEAS WORTH SHARING

The Good, the True, the Beautiful and the Heroic

Have you ever seen a movie where the business leader is a hero?

Typically, business is portrayed as the villain. In this uplifting 7-minute talk, Mobius friend, author and champion of Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia reminds us of the good business accomplishes and how we might help our clients bolster or discover their noble purpose. His book on the topic explores the tenets of conscious capitalism including four types of “higher purpose” (service to others – the Good; furthering human knowledge – the True; excellence and the creation of Beauty; and the Heroic call to change the world). Watch the video

Business as the solution, not the problem

“Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success.”

Businesses meet needs at a profit … but this does not negate solving social problems! Business holds the wealth and the resources to tackle our societal problems at scale. In this TED talk the Harvard Business School Professor who wrote the books on business strategy, Michael Porter, turns his attention to why we need business to solve massive problems like climate change. Because when business solves a problem, it makes a profit -- which lets that solution grow. Watch the video

Who made it onto the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies?

"We cannot choose between economic growth and sustainability – we must have both." Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

Recognized internationally, the Corporate Knights Global 100 index takes into consideration environmental, social, financial and innovation capacity and the sustainability value of a company’s products. This is the seventh consecutive year that Dassault Systèmes has been included in the Global 100 index. This year’s 1st place ranking recognizes Dassault Systèmes’ “holistic sustainability strategy, from reducing its environmental footprint, to developing the workforce of the future and driving the definition of new business models.” Other names on the top ten include Cisco, Autodesk and Siemens. Launched in 2005, the Global 100 is announced each year concurrent with the World Economic Forum in Davos. See full index

Next Practice Special Feature: working with the inner critic

We are delighted to share video recordings of the very special session Dr. Dick Schwartz led at last year’s Annual Gathering. Click here to watch a 7-minute “taster” where Dick introduces the different parts or selves that operate within us – including the inner critic, a concept his model has made famous. Participants got so much out of the session, we’ve asked Dick to lead one of the 4-day learning tracks at the forthcoming Annual Gathering in October this year. For anyone tempted to work with Dick, we encourage you to watch the full keynote video (57 minutes) which is a wonderful encapsulation of the IFS model – how it came about, more on the different parts of ourselves, the nature of the self-led person and a guided exercise for working with your inner critic to have it stand back.


Dick earned his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University, after which he began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of Associate Professor at both institutions. He is co-author, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Please visit our website for the calendar of upcoming learning events and other professional development opportunities. To register for the Next Practice Institute Annual Gathering and to learn more about it, visit 2018 Annual Gathering. To avail of the Early Bird discount register before Friday February 16th.

Please contact our editor, Nathalie Hourihan, if you’d like to suggest a topic or materials for future editions of the newsletter. 

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