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From Vision to Values for Sustainability

Ushering in the Virtuosa Organisation

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not” (Dr. Seuss - The Lorax)

Business has historically neglected its full leadership role in building a better society.
Now, responding to growing income-inequality, environmental degradation, social and political pressures, business around the World is slowly adopting ‘do good and do well’ thinking – and advocates like Richard Branson and Al Gore have called for a ‘return to values’.

However, this move to a virtuous mode of operating has been fraught with many disconnects between stated values and actual practices.

This workshop provides a map though the corporate jungle towards the giving of a dazzling, virtuosa performance based on instilling virtuous behaviours into the culture.  HOW TO BUILD A WINNING CULTURE.

Through the use of stories, images, a case study and interactive exercises, this workshop is an opportunity for leaders to explore and adopt the principles involved in:

  • Developing a hiher purpose that attracts and engages employees, satisfies stakeholders
  • Undertaking the journey ‘from vicious cycle to virtuous cycle’  - including the surfacing and concretizing of the virtues and behaviours needed to support the higher purpose
  •  Adopting a new balanced scorecard model, a move from linear cause and effect logic aimed at building and sustaining shareholder value – to a much wider perspective where business leads the way in building and sustaining a better society

(The new model is based on widening focus from vision and values to the practicing of virtues, from internal efficiency and compliance to spontaneous and external effectiveness, from extrinsic motivation and training to intrinsic motivation, engagement and talent development, from narrow customer satisfaction to wider planet/profit/people impacts, and beyond shareholder value to contributions including carbon-footprint reduction, job creation, investments with a ‘non-financial’ component)

  • Analysing processes along the entire business chain to find ways of reinforcing planet, people, profit outcomes - in a way that is less complicated than and more practical than most Life Cycle Analyses
  • Following a 5 step process of infusing and maintaining virtues into the corporate culture

    During this power-packed one-day workshop you will learn:

• Why and how avoidable value-disconnects occur
• Paths to virtuosa performance, overcoming organisational blind-spots, and entrenching desired behaviours
• How the seven Leonardo da Vinci virtues, captured in the next diagram, may be accessed to enhance both leadership and organizational effectiveness (these are indicative, illustrative - NOT necessarily the values/ virtues to be adopted by your organisation)


Who should attend?
The workshop is a must for all leaders, management consultants and HR Directors who wish their organisations to lead the way in the move to becoming virtuous. Participants get access to the newly published eBook The Virtuosa Organisation

Contact us today.

Peter Fox and Graham Williams share a passion for developing character virtues in organisations through coaching, mentoring, facilitation.
Both have congregation, community, inter-faith and business backgrounds.
Both believe that people respond and grow when they perceive, and embrace a higher purpose, find satisfaction in and at work, find meaningful social connections, and have the hope or experience of succeeding in their endeavours.

Discover the secrets of how to provide meaning for your staff , attract talent, move to the next level, so that your organisation stands out due to its dazzling, virtuosa performance.

DEVELOPING A HIGHER PURPOSE AND ESPOUSING A NEW CONCERN FOR PEOPLE/PROFIT/PLANET IS REMINISCENT OF THE VISION AND VALUES MOVEMENT OF THE LATE 1990s.

IF PURPOSE IS NOT SUPPORTED BY ENTRENCHED CHARACTER VIRTUES/ETHICS – THEN THE CAUSE WILL UNRAVEL

 

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