Teachers Ushering in the Emerging Future

What others are teaching in business schools across the United States and in our most prestigious universities, including M.I.T., Harvard, and Wharton School of Business.

Adam Grant: Wharton School of Business:
“Every day we all encounter things we love and things that need to change. The former gives us joy. The latter fuels our desire to make the world different – ideally better than the way we found it. But trying to change deep-seated beliefs and behaviors is daunting. We accept the status quo because effecting real change seems impossible. Still, we dare to ask: Can one individual make a difference?  And, in our bravest moments: Could that individual be me?”

Dr. Peter Senge: M.I.T. Sloan School of Management

Industrial Age Methodologies: “Everything is coordinated by a predetermined plan…to keep things moving; like one giant assembly line each hour, day and year…with the aim of producing a uniform, standardized product as efficiently as possible.”

Dr. Senge quoting Buckminster Fuller: “a living system continually recreates itself. But how this occurs in social systems such as global institutions depend on both our individual and collective level of awareness.”

Dr. Peter Senge continues: “In short, the basic problem with the new species of global institutions is that they have not yet become aware of themselves as living. Once they do, they can become a place for the presencing of the whole as it might be, not just as it has been.”

Daniel Pink: Speaker on economic transformation and the new workplace:
“Humans by nature seek purpose… Purpose maximization is taking its place alongside of profit maximization as an aspiration and a guiding principle. This move to accompany profit maximization with purpose maximization has the potential to rejuvenate our businesses and remake our world.”

Raj Sisodia: Thought Leader and former professor at Bentley University
“Leaders with a high level of emotional intelligence possess a great personal charisma. They display and help spread positive emotions such as enthusiasm or cheerfulness. A leader’s positive emotions lead directly to elevating employees’ emotional state and inspiring more enthusiastic performance.”

“More and more, people want work that engages the whole person, work that fulfills social needs, work that is meaningful – in short, work that is psychologically rewarding. The cultural shifts taking place … people want to view their work as a calling, something that answers to a higher need.

This is transforming the marketplace, the workplace and the very soul of capitalism. Increasingly, today’s most successful companies are bringing love, joy, authenticity, empathy and soulfulness into their businesses; they are delivering emotional, experiential and social value – not just profits.”

Dr. Fred Kofman: M.I.T. Teacher of the Year, Author, Speaker Thought Leader in matters of Business Evolution
Self-Actualizing Work

“Some people limit their spiritual activities to the private sphere, but our professional activities define our personal and social identities; they provide us with community, purpose and meaning. Work gives us challenges, opportunities for achievement and integrity and a sense of power and skill. If so much of our material, emotional, intellectual and spiritual fulfillment depends on our work, why would we consider work merely an economic activity?

Business is a field of possibilities. The market is a stage on which every human being manifests his values. When this manifestation is guided by selfishness and unconsciousness, work turns into hell, a swamp of suffering and bondage. When this manifestation is guided by success beyond success, business becomes a work of art, a work of love and freedom.”

"A conscious business fosters personal fulfillment in the individuals, mutual respect in the community and success in the organization. Conscious Business is the definitive resource for achieving what really matters in the workplace and beyond." —Fred Kofman - Author of Conscious Business – Recipient of M.I.T. Teacher of the Year Award 2007