Enlightened organisations are powerful, creative and authentic, both at the level of individual leader and the business culture. Using tools and techniques from organizational psychology, this book shows how to develop a way of working that develops enlightened and successful organizations.
This empowering book presents leaders, executives and HR professionals with the psychological models, tools and techniques they need to build a more effective, more enlightened organization. Taking a clear, practical and accessible approach it offers direction for developing fundamental areas of insight, skill and expertise and for seeing more clearly in the changing commercial landscape in which today's businesses operate.
Threaded with recent international case studies that highlight the new skills and competencies required by business professionals, this essential book provides a framework for navigating the interconnected landscape in which we all increasingly work. The Enlightened Organization is a toolkit that any thinking person working in an organization can use to help them connect more meaningfully with their purpose and role. It will enable you to become the best you can be, and in the process create a more successful organization.
I like this book. Catherine Berney is a wise and practical companion on the leader's journey. She speaks with equal sense about the individual, about courageous conversations between colleagues, about groups and systems, risks and solutions. This book is built on good theory and will stimulate good practice.
Mark Goyder, Founder Director, Tomorrows Company
Although the title says it all, the full understanding of what the author sets forth for us about this new working dynamic and why we seriously need to grasp these concepts became more and more clear with every 'enlightening' chapter.
Carol Vahey, Global Consultant, Head of Talent Development for one of the top global fund management companies
This book is an essential read for business leaders operating in an increasingly demanding and complicated world. With traditional management strategies less and less relevant, The Enlightened Organization provides a set of simple tools to help us navigate this new environment with skill and ease.
Mary Heaney, Director, Futurelex and The Global Legal Post
As organizations and their leaders face more complex challenges, they need new tools. But the tools offered by consultants often fail to connect the organizational challenge to our own lived experience. Catherine Berney's wide-ranging and highly readable book rests on an invaluable insight -- the way to understand and meet the needs of organizations is to understand and meet our own needs as human beings. This book can help you become a better leader and a more fulfilled person.
Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA
Berney bridges multiple disciplines to offer wisdom and clarity into the heart of what matters in business.
Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership, Henley Business School
Catherine Berney BCL is a Solicitor, Mediator, MSc Organizational Psychology, Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, Visiting Fellow Cranfield School of Management and FRSA. Facilitator, lecturer, consultant and non-executive director, Catherine has over 20 years' international experience facilitating the learning and development of organizations, individuals and groups across all business sectors. Passionate about building awareness, insight and capability, she works systemically with clients to support their growth and development.
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