UN SDGoals 19 and 23 tie business integrity to the power of radically inspired innovation. The greatest threats to civilization and ecological health we face today transcend national boundaries; they therefore need to be addressed jointly by all countries. None of these issues are simple or even complicated – they are complex.
The global challenges humanity faces today can not be solved by relying on government or nation state consciousness. If it could then poverty would be eradicated and ecological and social health would be as important as money. The consciousness/mindset of decision makers, from local to global, determines focus and perspective in decision making to know which actions will leverage the most positive impact. However, most nations are operating well below the level required to handle these decisions effectively.
Business can make a massive contribute by leading initiatives to resolve one of the top ecological or social issues today. In doing so, higher employee engagement will result releasing untapped potential inside a company, community and the network of interactions.
Start with Higher Level Strategy Discussions
Business School Lausanne pulled together GapFrame – a visual dynamic depiction of how well humanity is doing to achieve the UN’s SDG goals.
As a business, what are you doing to close the gap in any one of these areas. Verify by issue, by country, by region an area of focus then discuss in your company what you would like to contribute. Go to GapFrame.org to see more options.
Switch to an Inspirational Purpose
Companies limit their aspirations to surviving economically. But what if by making a significant contribution you did much better than survive? What if leading with integrity was embedded in your decision making intentionally?
The three portals for engaging staff, reducing depression and mental illness and making a difference individually and collectively are:
- Transforming leadership. Initiating globally cooperation to creatively experiment with innovative solutions currently costing the company, local communities and society a lot of money. Consider restoring ecological health or community connectedness and care.
- Instilling ethical principles into decision-making where ethics means “do no harm”. Ethical principles and shared values give roots to decisions through care, compassion. Values based decisions design the future rather than recycling the past.
- Investing in your own self-development and self-realization to keep up with the increased level of responsibility that goes with transformational leadership roles.
By seeing the system, tweaking your perception to see the interactions and impact of your decisions you can directly tie your self-leadership and decisions to the fortunes of your Nation, your community or the planet as a whole.
Who are you and what do you see as your place in the world?
Contact Dawna to facilitate higher level strategic decisions that offer a more inspiring purpose and shared goals to truly engage creative talent inside.