Fred Kofman

A Quote by Fred Kofman on integral and leadership

The exterior of leadership is behaviors. Also, a leader is like the builder or the architect of the ship in developing the social and business systems of the company. In the interior dimension the leader works in a transformational way, touching people’s personality and their interiority. As a cultural icon the leader influences the stories and the shared values and the community.

Fred Kofman

Source: A Conversation with Fred Kofman: http://www.integralleadershipreview.com/archives/2003/2003_03_kofman.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Fred Kofman on business, consciousness, conscious capitalism, purpose, meaning, and service

The first question when you are doing anything in life is, “What’s the point?” That is a very spiritual question. What are you doing with your one and precious life? You’ve been given a gift of consciousness and wisdom and now you have this resource for a fairly limited time. What are you going to do with it?

In business you start from the same place. We ask, “What are you doing? What is the point of what you are doing? What are you trying to accomplish? Why is that important to you?” At the same time, to accomplish something in business, unless you want to be a criminal, you have to also value what would further the purpose of other people’s lives. That’s how you are going to get them to buy your product or service: by giving them something that they find valuable. The source of value is that it is congruent with their life’s purpose.

Becoming aware of what is meaningful to you and what is meaningful to those around you is the beginning of every successful enterprise. The moment you lose touch with that you are going to go down in flames. Maybe the words are too spiritual, but this is like basic Business 101. What’s your value proposition? Why would anybody want to buy your product or service?

Fred Kofman

Source: A Conversation with Fred Kofman: http://www.integralleadershipreview.com/archives/2003/2003_03_kofman.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Fred Kofman on commerce, capitalism, service, and business

There are those who see the free market as an enemy. But the market is an invaluable instrument for human development. Every act of commerce is an act of mutual service. Even though it can be motivated by personal interest, the market system channels that selfish energy towards assisting others.

Fred Kofman

Source: Business-sattva: The Business Bodhisattva: http://www.axialent.com/eng/white_papers_details.asp?codigo=15

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A Quote by Fred on response-ability

Ability to respond does not mean ability to succeed.  There is no guarantee that what you do will yield what you want.  The guarantee is that as long as you are alive and conscious, you can respond to your circumstances in pursuit of your happiness.

Fred Kofman

Source: Conscious Business, Pages: 31..32

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Fred on response-ability

Being human is being response-able.

Fred Kofman

Source: Conscious Business, Pages: 32

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Fred on response-ability and integral

Unconditional response-ability is self-empowering.  It lets you focus on those aspects of the situation that you can influence.  When you play cards, you have no control over the hand you are dealt.  If you spend all your time complaining and making excuses for your cards, you will feel disempowered and will most likely lose the game.  But if you see yourself as having a choice in how to play those cards, your feelings will change.  You will have a sense of possibility.  Even if you don’t win, you can always do your best with the cards you’ve got.

Fred Kofman

Source: Conscious Business, Pages: 32

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Fred on response-ability and integral

Response-ability is not guilt.  You are not responsible for your circumstances; you are response-able in the face of your circumstances.

Fred Kofman

Source: Conscious Business, Pages: 32

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Fred on response-ability and integral

Response-ability is the source of power and integrity, the power to influence your situation and the integrity to do so in alignment with your values.

Fred Kofman

Source: Conscious Business, Pages: 32

Contributed by: Gaia Team

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