Fred Kofman

A Quote by Fred Kofman on business, work, and conscious business

Everybody is “in business.” You cannot live without being in business. You may be an employee, a small business owner, a corporate executive, a massage therapist, a nurse, or you may be cleaning houses. Whatever you’re doing, part of your being in this world, is being in the domain of work. You have intimacy in the private sphere and work in the public one. Your intimate transactions are related to sex, and occur in a rather small community, well it depends on what kind of love life you have, but they are usually in a couple or with a small number of partners. But then you have these other transactions, the public ones. They involve the money aspect of your life, giving value to others and receiving value in exchange, as a way to sustain yourself materially, energetically and spiritually.

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 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 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

Being human is being response-able.

Fred Kofman

Source: Conscious Business, Pages: 32

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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

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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

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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

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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

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