LEAP Webinar: Prof. Robert Quinn – Leadership & Higher Purpose

On the 15th of January 2020 at 18:00 CET, Prof. Quinn will talk about Leadership & Higher Purpose. This is an open LEAP Webinar and everyone is invited.

Check out his cover story in Harvard Business Review on Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization.

LEAP Webinars are monthly learning modules that address diverse topics within the field of sustainable leadership. The webinars encourage LEAP participants to reconsider conventional ideas on leadership and to take action in order to bring a positive impact. Renowned experts lead these webinars. You can read more about LEAP here.


Prof. Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Organization and Management at the Ross Business School.  He is one of the co-founders and of the Center for Positive Organizations.  Quinn’s research and teaching focus on leadership, organizational change and effectiveness.  He has published 18 books on these subjects.  His best-selling book, Deep Change has sold over 100,000 copies.  His book, The Best Teacher in You won the Ben Franklin Award designating it the best book in education for 2015.  His latest book is The Positive Organization: Breaking Free of Conventional Cultures, Constraints and Beliefs.  He is particularly known for his work on the competing values framework.  It has been used by organizations across the globe and thousands of managers have been trained in the use of the Framework.  He has thirty-five years of experience consulting with major corporations and government agencies.  He is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy.  You can read more about Bob on his website at www.bob-quinn.com.

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posted January 13, 2020

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Board Meeting 2020

Just a few days into the New Year, the New Board got together in fellow oikee Adriana’s house in Oberentfelden, Switzerland for a yearly strategy meeting. Have a glimpse on how it went and get some insight into how the Board works. We encourage any chapter to consider organizing such meeting with its board to bond and make its work for the year coherent and even more impactful!

Welcomed by a lovely letter the board felt directly home. Three exciting, draining and fruitful days lay ahead of them.

During the strategy meeting on Friday we found a common ground with the discussion of the vision and mission of oikos, creating the strategy until the end of the year 2020 and its execution plan which was discussed together with the management.

The strategy meeting was not just used for setting a common understanding of the mission, vision and the aims, which shall be reached until the end of the year. It also included Team Building and lots of Energizer to set up a team culture and help the board members to get to know each other closer.

Saturday was an intense day for the whole board. Every domain presented its projects for this year, the goals to be achieved and the timescale for them. This helped the board members to find synergies, where close cooperation is needed to achieve the goals. Although Luisa and Sophie could not join on-sight there were always present via Zoom. They were taken via phone everywhere – whether it was going out for a walk in the forest or having some lunch in the evening. And speaking of communication tools – it was also on Saturday that we discussed the way it works and how it communicates.

The last day we finalized the strategy meeting. We closed the remaining open question and further talked about participation in the COP25, the on-boarding and starting of the working groups as well as communication with the chapters.

Although those were a few really exhausting  days the board had lots of fun and feels unified now to work towards oikos mission and vision and looks ahead to a successful and prosperous year 2020.

If you want to reach out to the board, feel free to write to: board@oikos-international.org

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posted January 7, 2020

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