Jennifer Sertl is a thought leader in the emerging field of corporate consciousness - the convergence of neuroscience and existential philosophy fostering inspiration and subsequently…
onto Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations
The derivation of corporation is from the Latin 'corpus': body. When we have friends and guests over to our homes we say: We're having company over.
Susan Scott when writing Fierce Conversations was given the suggestion of writing a book about conversations at work and another one on conversations outside of work. Her answer was a question: When you squeeze an orange at work or at home what do you get?
Jennifer Sertl reminds us that we create our world and then our world creates us. In the process, she reminds us that our thinking and the recognition of our humanity and all that encompasses are the foundation upon which we build our futures. The task of business is to maintain this awareness of its human foundation. It is keeping the heart, the soul, our human consciousness in corporate life.
In a body all our organs from skin to brain, heart, and lungs each have their important role to play for that body to function well. Every role in a corporation has an important role to play for that corporation to function well.
If we treat our visiting guests and relatives as company; how does it benefit a company to treat its employees as family?
A person imagines what is possible. We call that a Vision. When that Vision is strong enough it inspires the person who had it to share. When it gains enought energy, its numinosity is so overpowering that now the Vision has the leader and her followers.
The work is around creating alignment between corporations and the people in them. A consciousness that body, mind, and spirit are unified and one.
Our thinking has been able to separate the parts to better understand the human condition. Now the realization is that the separation was an abstraction and being human is not.