Purpose: Why is it so challenging to do?

Organizationally and individually it’s becoming mainstream in large parts of the world to have a purpose, a deeper meaning with existing. When done correctly, purpose can create motivation, productivity, creativity, innovation and a shared North Star, a sense of belonging and deep contentment at work and in life. But if you have taken a stab at working with purpose, you know it’s not so easy to actually do. Why is this? I’ll explore in this short video why that is, and what it takes to work with meaningfulness.   You can learn more about us at www.ThePassionInstitute.com If you wish to work more with purpose and your transformation as a leader, join me and a top tuned group of change-making… Read more »

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5 Ways to a Strong Sustainability & Purpose Culture

These 5 Tips to create a Strong Sustainability and Purpose Culture from Sandja Brügmann, CEO The Passion Institute, was originally published alongside an interview in SustainReport, the full article (in Danish) is accessible here: 5 råd til lederen, der vil skabe en stærk sustainability kultur.   1. Move from being Change-ready to Change-driven  In order to solve the sustainability challenges we are faced with, as a leader you need to be able to bring other people to life, to flourish, such that they experience and are able to access their innate passion, innovation and creativity. This require leadership development on the personal development plane to know what motivates and drive others, beneath the obvious and spoken. This is why you… Read more »

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8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Bre...

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters. Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing. That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a conscious leadership, strategic purpose, and sustainable business consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. “Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes the challenging process of unlearning and changing specific behaviors,” she explains. Unlearning is hard work. “It requires one to move out of automatic behaviors and into conscious understanding, where we take control of our own actions and lives,” Brügmann says. “It requires confronting uncomfortable feelings and an… Read more »

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Making the Impossible Possible: Learning Authenticity f...

  by Chantell Haines Today’s companies are being tasked with the impossible: How can we make money for our shareholders, pay our employees well, and positively impact the environment and society as a whole? The purpose of a business used to be specifically to increase value for the shareholders. While this still clearly holds importance today, there is a growing pressure to expand this value to all stakeholders, and the perception of value is changing. Consumers and investors are demanding that value be created by more than just profit, that it be created by authenticity, transparency and trust. Companies are being challenged to figure out how to do this. Every single industry needs to redefine how it operates in order… Read more »

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Systems Thinking: Life-Enhancing Business Through Leade...

  Change is one of the most challenging elements of life within an organization. To sustain a change agenda moving away from behaviors and decisions that are life-destroying to becoming life-enhancing, the nuances of both corporate culture and the patterns of human behavior need to be understood. This requires systems thinking – also called visual seeing and thinking skills. I sat down with Fritjof Capra, one of the world’s most distinguished scientists and systems theorists, to discuss the implications of systems thinking for business, leadership and society. Sandja Brügmann: In Capra Course, you speak to the biggest crisis of our time – that we are not just experiencing a sustainability crisis, but a crisis of perception. What is this crisis of… Read more »

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Bevidst lederskab kan gøre en forskel – både intern...

Conscious leadership er et begreb, der er begyndt at vinde indpas som metode til at drive forretning på en måde, der kan gøre en positiv forskel for både en virksomheds bundlinje, medarbejdere og omverden. En bevidst leder kan løfte hele sin virksomhed, inkl. bundlinjen, og gøre en forskel både internt og eksternt. CSR Magasinet har interviewet Sandja Brügmann om Conscious Leadership og The Passion Institutes metoder og tilgang til ledelsesudvikling. Læs hele artiklen her på CSR.dk ( det kræver medlemskab; der tilbydes 30 dages gratis medlemskab )   Interesseret i at booke en executive business advisory session med os? Læs her og ring 42449800. Interesseret i en Purpose workshop – for executive ledelse og/eller medarbejder teams? Læs her.  

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Natural Products Expo West: Authentic engagement with s...

Expo West 2014 Authentic Engagement: Develop brand Ambassadors & Increase Sales with Social Savvy Social media is key to every marketing and customer engagement campaign, but do you know how to use it effectively?

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Is Fear Stealing Your Success?

Use fear to propel yourself forward, rather than get into self-sabotage mode.

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Women's Leadership Summit interview with Sandja Brügma...

  Women’s Leadership Summit interview with Sandja Brügmann, hosted by Jennifer Maynard of Discovery Coaching in USA Jan 2016. Listen in to learn: Who or what motivates me to continue to succeed daily How I foster creative and innovative thinking within my business and organization How I maintain motivation and inspiration despite obstacles, pushbacks or setbacks What piece of advice I would give to someone starting their leadership journey   SANDJA BRÜGMANN is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker and sustainable communications & marketing expert with a passion for conscious leadership. Sandja mentors visionary business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world helping people manifest a passion-filled and on purpose business that makes a positive difference to people, planet and profits. She… Read more »

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Work is love made visible part 3: Shadow work and leade...

When we don’t do what we really want to do, it’s frequently the shadow standing in our way. In order to be successful leaders, who create our business visions rather than only dream about them, we need to have access to all aspects of our personality traits. That’s where our freedom lies. This is the process of becoming whole, authentic and conscious people and leaders. This is an introduction to shadow work and leadership. This is part 3 of a 3 part teaching series with excerpts taken from Passion Warrior Conscious Leadership training eCourse by The Passion Institute. Read about the course and you can also book your spot here. Listen to Audio for your Homework Process Please share with me what this… Read more »

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