The Heart of Purpose: through a Systemic Lens

“Purpose needs leadership….Mission statements are helpful – but purpose goes much further and is rooted in commitments to others, including individuals, communities and the world at large” Purpose in Practice: Clarity, Authenticity & the Spectre of Purpose Wash (2015) Claremont Communications By Edward Rowland and Sarah Rozenthuler   During these times of disruptive change, many … Continued

In the System but Not of It: Systemic Coaching & Constellations

“If peace comes from seeing the whole, then misery stems from a loss of perspective”. Mark Nepo   by Edward Rowland   Systemic Coaching and Constellations has emerged over the last 20 years as a powerful, awareness-based approach to seeing and transforming challenges in our personal, team and organisational lives. By creating maps of the … Continued

Leading Systemic Dialogue: From Silos to the Whole System

“Leadership is about being better able to listen to the whole than anyone else can” Otto Scharmer (2009) Theory U: Learning from the Future as It Emerges By Edward Rowland and Sarah Rozenthuler   During these times of upheaval, the need to move forward in alignment with others has never been greater. The leadership challenges of … Continued

Purpose-led Leadership: the Three Adventures

“It’s at the juncture where organizational purpose and individual calling start to resonate with and reinforce each other that truly extraordinary things happen.”  (Frederic Laloux, Reinventing Organizations)  By Edward Rowland and Sarah Rozenthuler This post explores how we can tap more fully into personal purpose and organizational purpose, so that they align with and resource each … Continued

Cultures of Purpose: Developing Systemic Leadership

“Leadership is discovering the company’s destiny and having the courage to follow it…Companies that endure have a noble purpose”  Joe Jaworski C0-authored with Sarah Rozenthuler Co-creating purposeful organisations is a new frontier in organisational development. This post taps into the growing body of evidence about the financial, social and psychological benefits of creating “cultures of purpose.” … Continued