If you read our blog or follow us on social media, you probably know by now what The Back Forty is all about. It is about creating your second half of life as your best half of life and embracing the idea that your best is yet to come. But how much do you know … More 13 Amazing Facts About The Back Forty Co-Founders
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” – Abraham Lincoln What are you REALLY committed to? A clue to answering this question can come from seeing what you are experiencing in life. A wise man once said “If you want to know what you are committed to, look at what you’ve got.” Are you … More Conscious Agreements and Commitments within Organization
Are you in? Yes, these are trained professionals, and yet DO try this at home! What is a conscious organization? I hear that question all the time. Merriam-Webster defines “conscious” as “the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself.” Therefore, one might extrapolate that same definition to a “conscious organization”, with … More Conscious Whole, Piece by Piece
What if development of people became our organizational raison d’être? “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche What is the purpose of business? Milton Friedman, a Nobel-prize winning economist, wrote that the purpose of business is maximizing profit for the shareholders. Peter F. Drucker said that … More 8 Why’s To Have People Development as Priority 1
Let’s say you are an enlightened leader and I just proclaimed my undying commitment to Organizational Development and Conscious Organizations. (Who knows, it could happen.) Now what? As I dive into the OD world, question upon question arises. I resolve one, and two more show up. Here is today’s sample of OD dilemmas you … More OD Dilemmas (Part 1)
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Conscious Leadership causes Conscious Teams. Conscious Teams empower Conscious Leadership. Together they provide the makings for … More The Makings of a Conscious Team
We all talk about working smarter not harder. Working smart is working consciously. Working consciously moves us closer to building a Conscious Organization. Working smart increases velocity, produces synergy, and creates exponential growth. It allows us to move through our day with more focus, awareness, and purpose. Here are some ideas for working smart. Try … More Work Smart. Work Consciously.
When I answer emails while on a conference call while having lunch, I get more done in less time, right? Wrong. As soon as I move attention from the conference call to the email, I will miss something important. Or I will hear my name following a question – and I will have missed the … More That Multitasking Gotta Stop
“Instead of looking for a great leader, we are in an era where each of us needs to find the great leader within ourselves.” – Werner Erhard Conscious Organizations require Conscious Leadership. How then will you and I find or create a great leader within? What will make you and me great Conscious Leaders committed … More Finding a Leader Within
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” -Steve Spielberg Individual benefits of having a mentor – and being one – are wide-ranging and far-reaching, no matter where you are in your career. For the organization, these benefits are multiplied: improved … More The Time to Start Mentoring is NOW!