>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

Do you want a future?

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 02:41 AM PDT

We and our children will be paying the price of our greed based folly for decades. We have strip mined much of the globe and it’s atmosphere in pursuit of wealth, entertainment and comfort. We have squandered billions of years of solar energy deposits on wars and commuting.

We have created wealth distribution systems of such epic unfairness that in some countries parents end up selling their children. We have allowed one small group to rack up so much debt that governments have to bail them out, and they choose to do it by borrowing money from the same people.

Clearly we have not figured things out yet.

How do we learn from this trauma. How do we move on?

The first step is to understand how we could allow such catastrophically bad decision making to be sustained in boardrooms, schools, homes and governments for long enough to get us to where we are.

The answer is that we can only take good decisions when we are in a good place ourselves, when we are confident, centred and authentic enough to take decisions from a place of love. Even tough disciplinary decisions can be taken from a place of love, parents do it all the time.

When we take decisions from a place of insecurity and fear they are likely to have damaging consequences. Sometimes intentionally damaging sometimes collaterally damaging.

To create a sustainable society we need everyone to have the courage to pursue lives based on love and confidence rather than fear and insecurity. We need to train and educate a new generation of authentic leaders in business, politics and education.

We need all children to have the opportunity to flourish pursuing their passions, rather than flounder, fleeing their fears.

Everyone who reads these mails has a responsibility to lead this change in our approach. We all have a responsibility to run our lives, our businesses and our relationships authentically. We have a responsibility to continue on our own authentic journey, holding ourselves as closely as we can to our purpose and our values.

Equally we have a responsibility to encourage others to embark on their own authentic journey, as soon as they are ready.

When enough of the population are on their authentic journey peace and sustainability will be within our reach. Authenticity is genuinely the panacea for our troubles.

It is not easy, but then what we are doing at the moment is not easy either.

I have just completed training the first contingent in Authentic Leadership, for a group of high potential leaders at Microsoft. They are brilliant, it is massively heartening to work with these talented people who will define the next generation of business and leadership.

The course ran as eight phone based one to one sessions and proved a great success for everyone. I am delighted to offer this course to anyone or any business who want to lead the transformation. More details here.

Join us on our Authentic Business Radio show every Thursday at 5pm UK, 6pm Euro or 12.00 EST. This week we will be discussing “The Limit”.

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Neil Crofts
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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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