Thinking, I mean really thinking?

Posted by Bruce Peters

I ran into this question today from Krishnamurti:

“Suppose you had never read a book, religious or psychological, and you had to find the meaning, the significance of life. How would you set about it? Suppose there were no Masters, no religious organizations, no Buddha, no Christ, and you had to begin from the beginning. How would you set about it?”

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Silence and Energy

Posted by Bruce Peters

Do you on occasion have a kind on ah! hah! or blinding flash of the obvious experience? I had one of these a few weeks past that seemed relevant I should say I am compelled to share. My story or at least my truth of it.

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3 Ways You're Practicing Teal

Posted by Cheryl Adas

Have you been paying attention? The business community is starting to notice what’s working and it’s trending Teal.

Today Alone

A quick cruise on LinkedIn this morning turned up pieces on how to build a more creative culture and decrease stress by tasking more to your employees. Meanwhile, Entrepreneur published “5 Reasons to Become a Benefit Corporation.” Harvard Business Review explained “What to do When You Inherit a Team That Isn’t Working Hard Enough.” Strategy + Business released a catchy infographic; “Guide to Leading the Next Industrial Revolution” with the first step being to rethink your business model.

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Perception, Performance & Teal

Posted by Cheryl Adas

A word from Bruce Peters:

As a former attorney, executive coach, host of WCEO-HQ Radio, and the founder of Beyond Teal it has always been my intention to guide individuals and organizations to reach their highest potential. Beyond Teal emphasizes how the greatest difference is made with one individual at a time … bringing them into the Beyond Teal conversation and watching their potential bloom and amplify among their peers. It is with great joy that I get to introduce Cheryl Adas, Beyond Teal’s Lead Consultant, as a valuable addition to this conversation. She brings extraordinary talent, dedication, and natural insight to the Teal process and makes Teal’s expansion within organizations possible … and with it … healthy, robust growth for Rochester’s business community.

Let the conversation flow!

-Bruce Peters

A recent question posed on LinkedIn caught some attention. It was innocent enough. A fellow runs a small tech upstart and wanted to know how to handle his developers whom he perceives as playing ping pong all day.

Advice flew fast and furious. Some applauded the ping pong table as a sign of “good culture.” Others felt strong disciplinary action was necessary. A handful of people offered a careful plan of sequential top-down conversations the CEO should have with each developer. Still others jumped on the opportunity to rant against the alleged lack of a millennial work ethic.

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Assist and Collisions Part II: Tony Hsieh's Teal Colored Glasses

Posted by Bruce Peters

The Golden State Warriors (GSW) are still at it. In the second Western Conference Semifinals playoff game, GSW beat the Utah Jazz 104 - 115. But as discussed in Assists and Collisions Part I: The Golden State Warriors Go Teal, this score is merely an extension of another winning number. Assists. The GSW out-assisted the Jazz 19 – 33. 

If assists help you win, wouldn’t it make sense that its opposite – collisions – would take you the other direction? Here at Beyond Teal these two seemingly disparate words work together quite well. So well, in fact, they have a point of convergence. And that is the place where you want to get your organizational culture.

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Assist and Collisions Part I: Golden State Warriors Go Teal

Posted by Bruce Peters

Assist

noun. An act of helping or giving support to. Help (someone) typically by doing a share of the work.

Collision

noun. An instance of one moving object or person striking against another. In physics: Bodies in which each exerts a force upon the other, causing the exchange of energy or moment. 

Based on these definitions these two words – assist and collision – come from disparate places. Take a moment to step away from stale interpretations and discover that not only do these two words work well with one another but their point of convergence is the place where you want to take your organizational culture. This is the point where you begin to discover the untapped (and often unrecognized) wealth of potential.

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Trumping Toxicity with Teal

Posted by Bruce Peters

Your beliefs become your thoughts, 

Your thoughts become your words, 

Your words become your actions, 

Your actions become your habits, 

Your habits become your values, 

Your values become your destiny.

            --Mahatma Ghandi

 

These are interesting times, we live in. The validity of science along with the assertions of alternative facts, fake news and vociferous name-calling are common currents in the daily flow of information. Whatever color your political stripes may be — anger, accusations, and regular doses of flagrant self-righteousness are abundant across the citizenry.

The rawness of emotions feels a little disorienting, doesn’t it? Like somehow, we’ve all been transported into a strange, new realm. It should feel disorienting. We’re living a script right out of science fiction.

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The ABCs of Conversation: Accountability, Beyond Teal, and Commitment

Posted by Bruce Peters

Here at Beyond Teal tremendous emphasis is placed on joining the conversation around Teal
concepts, strategies, tools, and guiding philosophies. This dialogue comes in many forms: presentations, workshops, focus groups, and even this blog. By the mere virtue of reading these words you have become part of the Teal community.

Today, I am drawing attention to an article published by Valeria Maltoni. For several years, I’ve followed Maltoni’s insights. Virtually every day she spins out probing “conversations” worthy of deep thought.

Recently, Maltoni published a poignant gem entitled Power of Commitments. The concept of commitment is central to our “WHY” at Beyond Teal and we recommend you read this piece (it takes about 4 minutes). 

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Teal Organizational Readiness Assessment - Try It!

Posted by Bruce Peters

Do you know your cholesterol levels? How about blood sugar? Blood pressure? Weight?

Collectively, these are your biometric numbers and medical professionals urge each and every one of us to know our numbers.

And this has everything to do with your business.

 

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Running Late? Stop It!

Posted by Bruce Peters

"I'm running late."

This is the slogan of our times.

You don't walk or amble late. You run. And it's not a joyous run. It's a constant, frenetic pursuit of some notion of being "caught up." But caught up to what?  

The world is changing ... rather ... accelerating at a speed and pace that we have never experienced before. Our lives are defined by strains against the clock, technology, politics, and our sense of genuine health and well-being. The notion of predictability and a relaxed confidence in the larger forces of the world feel like quaint notions of a slower time romanticized in history books and our imaginations. 

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Topics: teal, Third Act

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