Video testimonial by Rob Wright, retired Canadian Deputy Minister of Trade, and Canadian Ambassador to China and Japan
Dion Jensen – Book Testimonial
Joanna Barclay has written an intelligent book on the culture of progressive management. She touches on important issues and proposes practical solutions. As a former senior manager in the Canadian public service and Canadian Ambassador to Japan and China, I can recommend this book to managers in North America, Asia and elsewhere who wish to engage and motivate their employees in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving global markets.
I have started reading the book, and it is very inspiring. I am very encouraged, even though I have only just started reading. I am reading every page – Nelson Mandela page, acknowledgements, introduction, background and the preface. It’s like a delicious ice-cream that I am having and I want to take it slowly so as to allow the taste to linger.
I love your book so far.. Last weekend after a particular difficult week, I decided to take some “me time” and I started reading your book. I must say (and at the risk of sounding cheesy) it was as if I was receiving a message from Heaven, I saw the some light and it reactivated my thought process and made me realize that I was going at change the wrong way.. All this to say that your book, thus far, has provided me with guidance and has reassured me that I will get to where I need to be with this team, but in due time.
I have been reading your book and it is superb.
For leaders aspiring to develop a high performing workplace to sustain your business, Joanna Barclay’s “Conscious Culture” is an excellent book. It provides rich insight for the growing number of organizations and leaders who share the need for conscious leadership in business.
Every chapter reflects Joanna’s passion to impart and share her 30 years of business transformation experiences and also tools to help any leader or organization establish a conscious culture for the world today.
It is a wonderful piece of creation. Keep up your transformational work !! The world badly needs Conscious Leaders!!!
Conscious Culture is a very good book that I found very informative and answered many of my unanswered questions.
I have struggled to find good books about organization culture until I read Joanna’s. She has kindly shared her experience in an easy to read format that constantly provoked my thinking both around organizational and individual’s contribution to creating a Conscious Culture. We are fighting against poor engagement by staff members. Joanna directs you how to reverse the current downward trend. A must read.
The ethics office of Employment and Social Development Canada, one of the federal government departments in Canada, is responsible for preparing a list of reference materials for the ethics advisors/officers to read and learn from. “Conscious Culture” has been included as part of the list of “Recommended Reference Material” in that list.
“There are at least two breakthroughs in this book that can change the way leaders approach transformation in their companies. Conscious Culture is about the values espoused by a company, and how the company and individuals in it can align their value sets to create a powerful positive experience for clients and customers. Barclay’s book is shows actual approaches for implementing values and cultural changes in companies. Her decades of experience and concrete stories makes Conscious Culture compelling reading. And none too soon since executive everywhere are puzzling with the new reality of forced transformation from external drivers.