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#86 William Halal, "Beyond Knowledge”, How technology is driving an age of consciousness.



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consciousness, people, world, work, happening, business, global, knowledge, book, thought, servant leadership, customers, Ukraine, organisation, corporation, system, amazing, fact, study, problems


Intro

Welcome to episode 86 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. Today we have Prof William Halal on the show with us. William is Professor Emeritus of Management, Technology and Innovation at George Washington University. He has worked with many of our largest organisations globally in the fields of technology and consciousness. Prof Halal has just released his new book “Beyond Knowledge”, How technology is driving an age of consciousness. I am looking forward to exploring this highly relevant topic, let’s get into the episode. Prof Halal thank you for joining us today.



We are proudly sponsored by SA Partners, a world-leading business transformation consultancy.


Two Minute Tip

Well, I think business leaders have an enormous opportunity to, redefine the way their organisations work, for their own benefit. Not asking them to make sacrifices, they could become real leaders, instead of people who hold power as servant leaders, they can define themselves as people who serve the needs of all their stakeholders, including their investors. That's a viable position. That's a position you can defend honourably, morally, and if you did that you would get you would gain power, people would give you power, because you then become legitimate, you can become a hero. And I think businesspeople are the prime candidates to lead the world out of this mess that we're in. So, I would suggest that business, people should think carefully about how they could redefine their role to serve themselves and their nations and the world a lot better.


Brad:

William, you've just taken the whole concept of servant leadership to a whole new level for me.


Bill:

Thank you, Brad.


Brad:

Thank you. That was an insight. You know, I'm building a course right now with an agile organisation, Jeff Sutherland and his team. They're they're involved in Agile, which is yeah, a big story. But you know, servant leadership. We're so focused on serve your employees, serve your team, serve your customers. Yeah. But it applies to society and the planet, just the same thing. Just serve that. And yeah, that is brilliant.


Bill:

I was close to the, the former president of General Motors, Saturn division, Richard G. "Skip" LeFauve. He was a leader. He was a progressive guy. He was the first major corporate executive, at least in the United States, to embrace the idea of democratic enterprise. That's what I call a democratic enterprise. And he was brilliant at it. That man was revered by the people who worked for him and the suppliers and, and the union people and city officials. He was revered, because he was a real leader. He was a real leader.


Links

Brad is proud to support many Australian businesses. You can find him on LinkedIn here. If you'd like to speak to him about how he can help your business, call him on 0402 448 445 or email bjeavons@iqi.com.au. Our website is www.bradjeavons.com.


William is available on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-halal/

The website mentioned by Bill: https://www.billhalal.com/blog/beyond-knowledge-how-technology-is-driving-an-age-of-consciousness/


What's next?

  1. Connect with us via email at bjeavons@iqi.com.au. or our website "contact us page", www.enterpriseexcellenceacademy.com, or LinkedIn.

You can go to Bill's website billhalal.com to get hold of articles he has written gain more information on his book and connect to his community through the newsletter. This is truly an episode that will help organisations, society and our planet in the future. Please share this episode with others, like and subscribe to share through our connected global network and help others gain insights on how to create a better future.


Key Takeaways


The system for global consciousness is there, it is about thinking and governance now.


The first takeaway for me was the conversation about the system for global consciousness being in place now. I really gained the understanding from Bill that it is our way of thinking and global governance that counts now. Currently, there are examples like Bill and I discussed of our subconscious through and emotions being divided, driving us to draw on conscious data to support this and leading to divide. On a key topic like climate change, respect for the wildlife, respect for people it would be amazing to see us unite our consciousness. Imagine a world where on these topics we were united, working together as a global entity to improve for the future.


Servant leadership inside and outside the organisation

The second key takeaway or insight from Bill was his discussion on servant leadership being greater than within your organisation. Servant leadership is about your customers, your people but also society and the planet. Wow, that is a powerful thought. A thought like that rapidly shifts our thinking and will ultimately help us get to a greater level of global consciousness.


What an amazing episode, I gained so much from the conversation and I hope you did also. Thank you Bill for everything you have and continue to do to help us create a better future. Bye for now.


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