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December 21, 2016

Spirits. Are you a 2%er?

Self-Leadership / Values
shutterstock_45234535-balloonI am not talking about the alcohol content of your spirits. But I am talking about the Christmas Spirit.  Will we enter into the “spirit of Christmas” and what does this mean for us, if anything?
For Christians, Christ-mas is the celebration of love and peace brought to the world through Jesus Christ.  In the commercialisation of the event, the true meaning is often lost or parked in the rush to make everything perfect for the day.  These days it’s all “feasting to excess, dancing, and crowning the doors” – at least that’s what Gregory of Nazianzus said in 386 AD. So the complaint is not a new one and has been repeated throughout the ages. Sadly we know from statistics that this is the time of year with highest stress and unhappy consequences.
Where does all this stress come from and how can we deal with it?  If we just start with our internal expectations we realise that much is self-inflicted.  We want to have the perfectly decorated home including carefully chosen presents that will be much enjoyed by our happy and appreciative guests.  All of whom will make the right comments and be in the appropriate jolly mood.  They will put aside any quarrels and discord, they will be friendly and kind towards each other, be grateful for the bountiful feast you serve (catering for all tastes and special diets), and find congenial conversation with whomever they are seated beside at the table.  Not one person will make a mean-spirited comment about anything all day and all will float on a cloud of happy appreciation of the joyous occasion.  I could go on, but you have got the point…

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May 3, 2016

Connecting the dots…

Organisational Culture / Values

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Global Business Leader’s strapline is “Connecting the dots”.  The work we run is all about connection, inner to outer and people to each other.  We’ve recently re-designed our website to reflect this.

This is how we support leaders to connect the dots, our “Power of Ten”.
We connect

  1. bubblesinner voice to action
  2. mind to body and spirit
  3. intellect and technical expertise to emotional intelligence
  4. attention to intention and impact
  5. short to longer-term vision
  6. vision to purpose
  7. organisational values to behaviours
  8. people development to the needs of the business
  9. people and teams across functions, cultures and generations
  10. the head and the heart of the organisation to all of its stakeholders.

We know that when you connect the dots you maximise effort, minimise waste, create inspiration, break down silos, engage others and produce excellence.

At GBL we partner with our clients to co-create sustainable solutions.

Global Business Leaders connect the dots.

Helen Battersby

May 2, 2015

A Fair Price

Values

I button-6bought a designer shirt without buttons. It was a bargain! I just needed to sew some buttons on, and make some button holes … And it remained, buttonless, in my wardrobe for some months, until I travelled to a country where tailors are in abundance at the local bazaar. It was a short and easy piece of work for the tailor, who is accustomed to all kinds of much more complex orders from more demanding customers. I was very happy to have this new shirt to wear, finally. The tailor did not want to name a price in advance. (more…)