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March Flight Path: A caterpillar is not supposed to die as a caterpillar. Its destiny is to grow wings and fly🦋

Newsletter, March 2023


It's hard to believe that we're already approaching the end of March. The first quarter of 2023 has raced by, and I've been busy with building the business and designing some exciting programs that we'll be unveiling in the upcoming quarter. In this month's update, I'm sharing insights from a couple of projects that I have been working on.


Change starts from within 

Are you looking for ways to create positive change and contribute to a more sustainable future?


Have you heard of Inner Development Goals (IDGs)? It's worth exploring if you're interested in personal growth and sustainable development.

This month, I’ve been working with the Australian IDGs Hub (as a contributor on the working group). It’s been energising and inspiring and I am excited to share more with my community.


While IDGs may be a new concept (particularly here in Australia), this framework of transformational skills for sustainable development is fundamental in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).


The 17 UNSDGs cover a wide range of issues, but advancement towards them has been slow. Our world faces an ever-growing set of complex challenges, and we need to develop our inner capacity to nurture these skills and capabilities.

IDGs is a non-profit organisation dedicated to researching, collecting, and communicating science-based skills and qualities that help us live purposeful, sustainable, and productive lives. The current framework includes 5 dimensions and 23 skills and qualities that are crucial for leaders addressing SDGs, but beneficial for all of us.


By focusing on inner qualities such as openness, learning mindset, self-awareness, sense-making and perspective taking we can become more effective leaders, collaborators, and change-makers, working towards a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.


As Robert Keegan, Professor in Adult Development at Harvard, states:


"A caterpillar is not supposed to die as a caterpillar. Its destiny is to grow wings and fly."

We are destined to grow, and change starts from within. Join the IDGs movement and soar towards a better future for all of humanity. We will be hosting a hybrid event in Sydney in May. I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks but please reach out if you want to learn more in the meantime.


Below is a short video of the IDG Framework and you can visit the IDG website to learn more and start your journey towards inner development and sustainable change.



How can leaders and organisations drive greater impact?


How should you spend your remaining time on this Earth?

This is a question that author Susan Cain posed to her readers. Time is a precious resource that we all have in limited supply. It's impossible to know exactly how much of it we have left.


When we frame our lives in the context of our mortality, everything can change for the better. We may find ourselves more motivated to pursue our passions, build meaningful relationships, and make a positive impact on the world around us.

Leadership is a powerful tool that can spark positive change and influence entire communities. Leaders have the ability to inspire and mobilise individuals towards a common goal, advocate for important issues, and work towards addressing societal challenges.


However, to truly leave a lasting legacy, leaders must think beyond their immediate impact and consider how their actions will be remembered in the years to come. Thinking about our mortality can provide a sense of urgency and perspective, motivating leaders to prioritise the greater good and work towards creating a better world for future generations.


In my recent blog post, I summarise the insights from a research white paper that explores Leadership for the Greater Good: Empowering Leaders to Drive Positive Change in the context of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG). This is a critical area for leaders and organisations to focus on, as ESG issues are among the most pressing challenges facing the world today.


Download the full research report which includes key challenges, opportunities, strategies and real-life examples.


Short on time? You can read the article with the key findings.


It's hard to believe that we're already approaching the end of March. The first quarter of 2023 has raced by, and I've been busy with building the business and designing some exciting programs that we'll be unveiling in the upcoming quarter. In this month's update, I'm sharing insights from a couple of projects that I have been working on.


What I am listening to 🎧

I recently started listening to the HUBERMAN LAB podcast when Andrew Huberman (a neuroscientist at Stanford School of Medicine) was a guest on the THE TIM FERRISS SHOW. It's long form interviews (90-120mins) but very relevant for any leader who is looking to increase their cognitive performance through a holistic approach - physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. If you love neuroscience or a science geek in general you will enjoy this!


What I am reading (or listening to)📖

I just finished listening to Bono's (of U2) autobiography, SURRENDER on Audible. I loved every minute of the 16+ hours of brilliant storytelling by Bono which is intertwined with U2's music. 


Quote I'm pondering 💬

"Restoration of the planet will come out of transformation in human consciousness"

I hope this was helpful and sparked some insights. I would love to hear your thoughts! 


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Warmly, 

Cherry


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