Today, 27 January 2014, was the first day of my workshop “Chairlift to Innovation“. I met with one other individual, who happens to work in the consulting world just like me.
We decided to pick the topic of “Ethical Capitalism” as the overall topic of our workshop. After the first run and chairlift ride we qualified it to “Mindful Leadership”. We find that most companies these days limit their scope to the short-term gain and neglect the long run perspective. While this may work and actually could be quite profitable, it is not the idea we have in mind when we are talking about mindful leadership. Instead, it is important to take the long-term perspective into account when making short-term decisions. Long-term aspects include customer and employee satisfaction and happiness, customer retention, business sustainability to name a few examples.
Both of us want to help organizations and companies to understand the value and need to take long-term perspectives into account when making decisions today. This is not a contradiction. It complements day to day business. – For this purpose we will join forces building the Institute for Project and Business Transformation (name changed to “Human Business Academy for Today’s Economy” in December 2016). I will let you know shortly what concretely we have in mind.
Day 2 of Chairlift to Innovation is on Tuesday 28 January 2014
If you happen to be in the Davos-Klosters region and want to test the new workshop format and have fun at the same time, let’s meet at the top of the Gotschnabahn in Klosters at 10 AM. The meeting place is by the exit of the gondola building right before you exit to the slopes.
Skeptical? Just give it a try. Or have you ever been in a workshop location directly in the mountains?! Have a look at the picture on the left: this could be your workshop space.
Last but not least, if you are interested in more impressions of the workshop, check out my Facebook page.