Unleashing Potential is a management consultancy committed to promoting conscious capitalism and bringing compassion into the work place. We want to make the world a better place by creating futures where people, businesses and organisations flourish by thinking differently and recognizing emotional connections.
But what do we mean by this concept of conscious capitalism?
Its simply thinking about business in a different way which reflects our current global economic reality instead of doing things the way we have always done things. What do I mean? Well, in March 1776 Adam Smith’s “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” introduced us to the “invisible hand” and explaining how we as individuals are driven by self-interest. Less than six months later United States Declaration of Independence was signed which set out the rights of the people. These two principles have dominated our thinking. With seven billion of us now living on this planet a narrow focus on self-interest is no longer sustainable and we need to recognize interdependencies and how our decisions affect others.
Conscious capitalism recognizes that business has enormous potential to make a positive impact in the word, if its power and energy is used responsibly. Fundamentally greater responsibility means being driven by higher purposes rather than simply maximizing short term profits, whilst also serving, aligning, and integrating the interests of all their major stakeholders.
This means being aware of the interdependencies that exist across all stakeholders, and changing mindsets from “either/or” to “both/and” with the consequently different outcomes this entails.
Conscious businesses have been defined as having trusting, authentic, innovative and caring cultures that make working there a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment. These businesses seek to create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth for all their stakeholders.
At Unleashing Potential, we think these are worthy goals and we are committed to being a conscious business that will help create world where people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity. The services we offer are focused on people as they are at the core of all businesses. We believe that conscious leadership and awareness results in cultural transformation and the creation of a stronger culture. This is critical as when strategy and culture collide, culture wins out every time. A dysfunctional culture can destroy a great company or strategy and whilst competitors can copy your strategy, they can’t copy your culture. Most importantly though your bottom-line results for next year will primarily be determined by your strategy, but your long term results will be determined by your culture. If you would like to know more and how Unleashing Potential can help you, let’s talk.