Purpose Trumps Cash
Aaron Hurst, LinkedIn
Research has shown a clear and compelling organisational purpose motivates employees more than compensation, boosts your brand, empowers women, sparks innovation, builds relationships, increases well-being, aids team effectiveness, retains talent, creates leaders and boosts impact.
Silence Is Important For Our Brains
Rebecca Beris, Lifehack
Silence has been found to encourage the generation of new brain cells, aid the integration of internal and external information, release tension in the brain and body, and improve cognitive function.
'Beyond capitalism and socialism; could a new economic approach save the planet?'
Jo Confino, The Guardian
"A holistic approach to the economy is necessary to avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, according to a new report by the Capital Institute."
'18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation'
Emma Seppälä, Huffington Post
"Research shows that loving-kindness meditation has a tremendous amount of benefits ranging from benefitting well-being to giving relief from illness and improving emotional intelligence."
'Mindfulness Can Improve Strategy, Too'
Talbot-Zorn and Edgette, Harvard Business Review
"Mindfulness practices...can help leaders - and their organisations - identify which ideas and aspirations are important and which assumptions limit their growth. They're useful not only for attaining enlightenment but also for making sense of a changing world."
How Do We Nurture Purposeful, Collaborative, Thriving Communities?
Output from Open Space session, West Perth, 24th July 2016
'Companies with a purpose beyond profit tend to make more money'
Simon Caulkin, Financial Times
"...companies able to harness the power of purpose to drive performance and profitability enjoy a distinct competitive advantage."
'Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain'
Congleton, Hölzel and Lazar, Harvard Business Review
"Mindfulness should no longer be considered a “nice-to-have” for executives. It’s a “must-have”: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress."