Sometimes we forget that organizations are made up of human beings. In modern corporations, with their emphasis on information, speed and profits at any price, we often ignore the individualís need for respect and recognition. Yet, as Alan Briskin points out, “If the unsaid is that we can’t be human in our relationship with each other, the unconscious revolts.” This truth is seeping out of all the cracks and crevices of our organizations today. If corporations continue to focus on domination and control, they will lose the spark they need to thrive. Briskin offers the secret of keeping spiritual integrity and values intact, for the organization and everyone within it.
Briskin is a corporate consultant, and the author of The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace (Berrett-Koehler 1998).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- The two key skills you need to succeed in todayís workplace
- Is your company giving you a job but destroying your soul?
- How to cope creatively in a toxic workplace
- The importance of recognizing the individual within the collective
- Turning shadow into transformation
- How to be straight with kindness
- Ways to honor both the visible and the invisible
- How conformity compromises creativity
- How to criticize without dominating and judging
Program Number: 2748 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 11/19/1998