Welcoming 2010 with Wisdom

Socrates says ‘Wisdom starts with wonder’ and what wonder do we see ahead. 2010 opens up in London with a blue sky and a bright outlook. For me this year brings new hope, potential opportunities for men and women, for business and social enterprise, for communities everywhere, a possibility for happiness and abundance. I have often been accused of a naive optimism and a child like wonder about human beings and their natural capability and courage to overcome all obstacles and find happiness!! I don’t intend to change! The new year for me holds a wonderful sense of world scope for change and maybe a touch of magic. For those who are willing to look with wisdom, insight and radical innovation – looking forward and not getting stuck on the past solutions, rules and restrictions, there are endless possibilities, economically, socially..even politically with a UK election on the agenda!

However the world is a tough place and many people have had a challenging 2009, and I believe we have to work together to make a difference. Now our choices and responsibilities move into a higher consciousness about life and work. It is time to strive with collective and personal intention to co-create a new way of being, a healthier way of working and a far more inclusive society that embraces positivity, abundance and collaboration.

I offer a few intentions that I and my team are commited to deliver to help create a balanced sustainable enjoyable wealthy healthy world – one that our children may enjoy and inherit!

Our intentions for 2010
1. To help build a sound economy where men and women of all ages, creeds, dispositions and personalities, and co-create a new way to sustainable measurable growth
2. To embrace social responsibility within the work culture of the UK and create work cultures that enable people to thrive personally and professionally rather than just survive
3. To reduce all stress and ‘bad behaviour’ at all levels of business, from boardroom to shop floor, that causes demotivation and unhappiness at work and so improve both employee satisfaction and customer service and loyalty in one move!

In order to ensure these intentions come into being, we have a few key values that need to be embedded; honour, respect, trust, encouragement, happiness, love and true collaboration; Let’s…

Honour all human beings, men and women equally, for their natural talents, and build a true meritocracy.
Respect men in current leadership positions as providers, operation and solution finders and show them how happiness and work together can generate results that count
Encourage women to grow and flourish in business as females using their full range of skills, their natural empathy, business flair and collaborative skills
Build business teams to embrace and trust both masculine and feminine attributes in the business mix, teams that value male and female needs, and ensure both integrate to deliver the best service and best profits.
Co-create business communities in the corporate global world and in the entrepreneurial world that collaborate, communicate and connect across sectors, to share resources, knowledge and best practice building magical conversations that deliver results for the long term care of our planet!

In 2010 I invite you to join our magical conversations that we are starting across the UK this year; conversations across boundaries, bringing corporate leaders, philanthropreneurs, researchers, academics, leading experts, wise mentors, ‘sisters’ and ‘brothers’ of all diverse groups, to explore, reflect, review, align, innovate and embed a new language of loving practice that sets a higher consciousness about life at work.

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4 Responses to “Welcoming 2010 with Wisdom”

  1. Trevor Krueger Says:

    This is definately what the world needs. Down to Earth, common sense, practical approaches and that very important “naive” quality that the so called “professionals” often quote when faced with radical alternative thought, that challenges their “stuck in a rut” approach to life and business. Free thought, refusal to acknowledge preconcieved boundaries and barriers is essential if we are to cast new moulds to support the visionaries of the future. It is time to remove the smoke and mirrors of conventional thought by opening windows that allow new fresh approaches to blow the cobwebs away.

    We’re right with you Pauline.

    • paulinecrawford Says:

      Trevor, thanks for your support, it would be great if you can join our magical conversations at The Monastery that Dawn Gibbons and I are developing, more news soon. I am a down to earth person and see the world through an optimistic lense, however there is much to do to waken people to their own fabulousness. We are so advanced technologically in todya’s world, yet it amazes me how we are so backward at recognising and loving our natural talents and sharing these with others to bring about a future based on human value. It’s all here within us as we walk around the planet everyday. We need to open our eyes and our hearts to what is possible and face the light together. That will blow the cobwebs away.

      Here’s to many magical conversations in 2010 and meeting you.

  2. Dawn Hillier Says:

    Pauline,

    I agree with and applaud your sentiments entirely. The world has to change and those of us with the insight and wisdom to see a world that can change, that can behave differently and that can embrace a collective responsibility must act. Conversations and deep listening to each other is the starting point but soon must be followed by positive action to make a change. The nature of that action will be different for different people and in different walks of life depending upon their intentions and values. In order to have magical conversations though we need to first look deeply at ourselves and what we bring to the table. I believe we first need to change ourselves – in the words of Michael Jackson –

    I’m Starting With The Man In
    The Mirror
    I’m Asking Him To Change
    His Ways
    And No Message Could Have
    Been Any Clearer
    If You Wanna Make The World
    A Better Place
    Take A Look At Yourself, And
    Then Make A Change

    (full lyrics available at http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaeljackson/maninthemirror.html)

  3. Marie-Claire Says:

    Thank you Pauline for your lovely words. I am committed to supporting you in the transformation of business conversations. Please keep letting me know how I can help. I also have a good friend Rose who is committedto eradicating bullying in the corporate world and I would love to connect the two of you. When I look back at my career as Sales Director I can see that it was I who was often the ‘bully’and I had little real perspective on what I was doing because I was just surviving in the way I knew best, and no one would dare to tell me otherwise! By sharing my experience as a ‘transformed corporate bully’, maybe I can help transform just a few more corporate conversations? Just let me know where I can be of help, as either a speaker or executive coach. In the meantime Im really looking forward to seeing you again at the end of the month at The Monastery.

    Sending you much love and happiness in 2010!

    Marie-Claire


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