Author Archive | Carol Sanford

Economics of Sustainability: From A Commodity to Value-Adding Business Model

Read my post at Regenerative Communities blog about how Middle Eastern and African nations can engage in business development that leads to  reducing terrorism and war.  It could enable them to move into full First World Nations and all the benefits that offers .  

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Stop Problem Solving, Start Developing People

In western cultures, much of the training, guiding, nurturing and discipline comes from the reinforcement of generic cultural norms, and the desire to guide “off-track” behaviors back to the norm (e.g., be to work on time, be honest and responsible, adhere to the laws of the land, etc.). The developmental approach to leading business organizations […]

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Building Intelligence: Making a Smarter Company

The focus on intelligence is based on the premise that the quality of thinking of the members ofthe organization will be the prime determiner of business and organizational success and the one capability on which the business could depend in all markets and conditions. The approach to development of intelligence emerges from “living systems theory” and is […]

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Developmental Performance Indices Vs. Balanced Scorecard/ Dashboards

When we attend a performance of a Broadway production, an internationally recognized orchestra or ballet company, or a school talent show in which our children perform, we hope, even expect to be enlivened. We are truly elated to have our expectations exceeded and aspirations raised for all future performances of the same nature. We often […]

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MIT NextGen Sustainability Video

Carol Sanford's You tube Channel  

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The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and organizations are working together to create a Sustainable World

Book Review: Part I Value of TNR: The theme of The Necessary Revolution is that we must shift beyond being reactive in our solutions approach, merely seizing short term solutions, and move to deep thinking to really make a difference. I strongly agree. The book includes many stories of what organizations and individuals are doing […]

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Six Core Capabilities of Consciousness (Part 1 of 6)

Consciousness and capabilities of consciousness are NOT gained or ‘learned’ by training (i. e. practicing with new behaviors that are taught—it has too many non-behavioral aspects) or by lecture (e.g inspirational  messages or details speeches that makes one  want to be more conscious in engaging in one’s life and living). The capabilities and resulting consciousness […]

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Consciousness at Work

You may, mistakenly, think of consciousness as a subject purely related to contemplation and Eastern spiritual practices and relevant only to far out business founders who meditation.  Or maybe to psychology and the working of the brain, only of interest to brain surgeons or shrinks. It may surprise you to know that it is a […]

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Corporate Responsibility 3.0

We have started a new program at Antioch University, Seattle, for the Vanguard of the Corporate Responsibility movement. This certificate program is designed for third echelon leaders and entrepreneurs. If the following describes you, this program is geared to your needs: Level One: You were an early adopter and explored every possible way to have your company do what was right. New […]

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