Entries by Carolyn Mehdi

IQ + EQ = SQ (Social Intelligence)

IQ + EQ = SQ  Social Intelligence to Engage the Collaborative Organization Learning to share power is the challenge of the 21st century.  For 17 years I’ve been a professional facilitator, helping teams and communities come together to build consensus and collaborate. What I’ve witnessed is people in all fields; technical, business, politics, and the […]

Five Tips for Lifelong Learning

It takes courage for leaders to start a journey of lifelong learning that is brought about by cultural transformation. It is challenging, exciting, and stimulating all at the same time. One leader told me, if he had known before starting the journey, how much personal transformation it would take, he might never have begun the […]

Awakening the Force

December 17, 2015, Star Wars – The Force Awakens opened around the world, introducing Stars Wars and the power of Good vs Evil to a whole new generation. Awakening the force within your organizations enables the following: “Business must view people not as a resource but as sources. A resource is a lump of coal; […]

Conscious Culture vs Unconscious Default Culture

November 11, 2015 1st Anniversary of our book launch in Southeast Asia. Between conscious and unconscious culture of old and new values and behaviors, of unconscious victimization and conscious choice, is a cultural transition of major proportions. Many organizations are undecided about which way to go and are some type of combination of both worlds. […]

Bridging the Cultural Divide Connecting IT and Business

Last week I had the honour of being invited to speak at a BITAS Conference (Business IT Architecture Series) on organizational culture change, organized by IASA Global for Enterprise Architects. It felt like a home-coming because the first 15 years of my professional career were spent working in the IT industry for 2 multi-nationals Oracle […]

Collaboration and Interdependency Culture Leadership

In Nordic countries we see the impact values of cooperation and equality have had on creating a healthy and successful society. These are high levels of consciousness to which the rest of the world can aspire. With the complexity of life inside and outside organizations increasing, the values of collaboration and interdependency are becoming necessary […]

Conscious Leadership

The core requirement for developing cultural capital is the right kind of conscious leadership. Leaders need to combine resilience and emotional capacity to continuously improve themselves as they continuously improve their organization. They make the change story personal by offering compelling reasons for change and engaging others. They model the desired behaviors and values and […]