Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business
By Chris Laszlo, Judy Brown, Judy Brown, John Ehrenfeld, Mary Gorham, Ilma Barros Pose, Ilma Barros Pose, Linda Robson, Roger Saillant, Dave Sherman
The notion of responsible business has infiltrated our markets, and "going green" is now a part of our mindset. But, sustainability as we know it is not enough. Flourishing--the aspiration that humans and life in general will thrive on the planet forever--should be a key goal for every business today. This is a bold concept, like sustainability was a decade ago. Just as sustainability has become a matter of course, so too will flourishing become a cornerstone of business tomorrow. How are companies to attain this big-picture goal? Drawing together decades of research along with in-depth interviews, Flourishing Enterprise argues that many strategic, organizational, and operational efforts to be sustainable reach the potential of flourishing when they incorporate one additional ingredient: reflective practices. Offering more than a dozen such practices, this book leads readers down a path to greater business success, personal well-being, and a healthier planet. Readers will find that adding reflective practices to existing business efforts does not require more work; it simply changes the way we do our work and, more importantly, the results we achieve. Cultivating emotional and spiritual health is the next frontier; this future-oriented guide develops these core competencies while stretching the ongoing conversation about profitable, sustainable business.
"A much needed business manifesto that shifts the focus of corporate sustainability to the pursuit of profit opportunities aimed at solving global challenges instead of only doing less harm. Through practices that reconnect us to what we care deeply about, it proposes to harness creativity and collaboration in service of a more prosperous and flourishing world."L. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions"
"Drawing together decades of research along with in-depth interviews, "Flourishing Enterprise" argues that strategic, organizational, and operational efforts to be sustainable reach the potential of flourishing when they incorporate one additional ingredient: reflective practices. Offering more than a dozen such practices, this book leads readers down a path to greater business success, personal well-being, and a healthier planet."--Best Books for Leaders 2014 from the Center for Courage and Renewal
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