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1 HUMAN EXCELLENCE FORUM 2006 Leaders for the Future A Call to Action John Whitmore 20 th June 2006, Sydney

2 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 2 Today’s Business Drivers  Time  Fear  The Bottom Line We must abandon the FEAR paradigm of old for a new paradigm of TRUST in ourselves, in others, and in progress.

3 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 3 Common Fears  Fear of failure  Fear of responsibility  Fear of being different  Fear of being outside our comfort zone  Fear of looking foolish or being conned  Fear of showing inadequacy  Fear of loss of job or reputation

4 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 4 FearTrust GrowthSustainability Imposed rulesInner Values Quantity Quality Excess Sufficiency Teaching Education In/dependence Interdependence Need/Greed Freedom Success Service Control Nature Natural Systems DegradationRe-creation World Views World Views Old New

5 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 5 New Business Challenges Accelerating rate of change Globalisation and multi-culturalism Unpredictable markets and economics Environmental concerns and legislation Ethical demands from staff Whistleblowers and the Internet

6 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 6 and more…. Higher staff expectations and mobility Institutional shareholder pressure Growth of the litigation culture Competition from Asia in particular Copyright protection versus technology Public mistrust due to past crimes

7 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 7 There is never enough, more (bigger) is better. Growth is progress, it’s natural, it’s healthy. Capitalism is the finest & final economic system. Wealth creation works. Trickle down works. The rich countries have got it right, obviously. Assumptions

8 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 8 Economic growth is essential. Wealthy people are happier – and wiser. Global Warming is not proved conclusively. It can’t really be that bad. We will be OK. I can’t make a difference. Someone will fix it. and more…

9 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 9 Failing Leadership  Traditional leadership is in decline  In Business, in Politics and in Religion  Without a respected outer authority, standards and ethics are abandoned and liberalisation becomes licence.  Corporate crime runs out of control.

10 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 10 Future Leadership  Two forms of leadership arise  New leaders with new qualities  Inner leadership among a wider constituency  Inner leadership qualities are evoked by self-development. Values emerge that are sustainable and universal unlike those that were previously imposed.

11 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 11 4 Forces of Psychology Third : Humanistic Psychology Self Actualisation - Awareness Second : Behavioural & Cognitive Change outer behaviour Fourth : Transpersonal Psychology Self Realisation - Responsibility First : Psychoanalysis We are our history

12 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 12 Multiplicity ‘There are times when I look over the various parts of my character with perplexity. I recognise that I am made up of several persons and that the person that at the moment has the upper hand will inevitably give place to another’ Somerset Maugham

13 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 13 Sub-personalities Are identifications with:  Roles (father, worker, boss)  Functions or job titles (accountant, doctor)  Objects (house, car, collections)  Personality states (joy, anger, anxiety)  Psychological formations (winner, victim)  Cultural, racial, social, political groups

14 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 14 “Who are you?”

15 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 15 Cast of Characters  fanatic  Joe Cool  hedonist  nice guy  perfectionist  skeptic  crusader  bitch  bully  charmer  control freak  victim

16 Cultivating Human Excellence in People and Organisations 16 4 Phases of Harmonisation 1. Recognition 2. Acceptance 3. Cooperation 4. Integration © Performance Consultants 2002


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