15 April 2011

Lead us Into the Future - 6th October 2011 - Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam

I was just checking my stats and see that I have a lot of followers in places other than here - Great!  But I'm afraid this post is about an evening in Amsterdam.  Now I agree it would be worth coming from Brazil or New Zealand just to stay at the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam and come to our dinner, but I know it's not likely.

Anyway on the 6th October, Blanca Vergara and I are inviting you to a dinner and meeting of minds. We will combine our perspectives on the future of leadership in an event we have called 
Lead us into the Future.

If you want to expand your insight in the future of business while enjoying dinner with us, please join us.

Why this evening?

Today, many people are asking what is happening to the world. Where did it all go wrong? And what sort of leadership can fix it?

In this meeting, we offer you unorthodox ideas for tackling the future and for developing leadership skills in your organisation, by looking from a different viewpoint. The intention is two-fold

•To suggest ways of working towards a heart-centred economy
•To provide a taste of the benefits of using astrology within your company.

For whom?

The evening is designed for leaders who dare to think outside the box. If you are truly innovative and interested in models that generate radical business transformation, then this is an evening for you.

Old wisdom in a new business suit

Astrology is centuries old but since the 17th century it has been less valued. However that is changing and Astrology is back in the universities. The division between ancient spiritual wisdom and science today is decreasing and companies can now benefit from these developments too.

I will share my study of astrological cycles to define trends for the coming crucially important period. I will also suggest authentic leadership styles based on the horoscopes of both you and your company.

Blanca is passionate about changing the way companies look at finance. She has a knack of helping you identify your passion and encouraging you to go for it. She is working towards a heart centred economy by offering you transformational solutions to today's problems.


16:00 coffee and registration
16:30 Opening by the chairman - Our chairman will be announced soon.

16:40 Faye Cossar - Riding trends with authentic leadership

The world is at a crossroads and we need to act. But first we need to understand what the undercurrents are. By knowing these themes, we can put our leadership skills to good use. These larger contexts shape what is possible and draw forth what is needed. How can we best coordinate personal leadership with the collective, and the human with the cosmic?

17:15 Blanca Vergara - Leadership is dead

Crisis, crisis, crisis is everywhere.

Layoffs, suicides, governments falling… what can we do to stop this snowball? New paradigms are needed, as is a break with the business dogma of infinite growth and profit at any expense. Most companies are struggling with the mismatch of the old paradigms and the undeniable reality. We need different questions, to lead us to different solutions. Blanca offers a new framework to deal with today's uncertainty and to achieve meaningful business success.

 18:00 Cocktails and questions
Questions for the speakers, led by the chairman and discussion with the audience.

From 18:45 Dinner with the speakers and chairman

Practical Details
Date: Thursday 6th October 2011 from 4:30pm
Place: Lloyd’s Hotel, Amsterdam
Language: English

Price: all excl. BTW  One person 200,- Euro 
Two people ( 1 invoice) 350,- Euro 
Three people ( 1 invoice) 450,- Euro

including dinner and drinks - reservation required

Reservation and Information:
Faye Cossar
T: 31 (0)20-620 62 44

Please feel free to pass this information on - in fact we would really appreciate it.

Neptune enters Pisces - a new dream but first chaos

This is what I wrote at the beginning of the year in my Capricorn E-zine

"... Neptune changes sign as well. Going for a trial run in Pisces between April until August 2011,he enters fully into Pisces in 2012. He has been in Aquarius since 1998 which has resulted in there being no borders and boundaries when it comes to technology. New things appear, it feels like daily, in the form of new phones, iPads or computer gadgets and communication abilities. Scientific advancement has also seemed endless. That will start to change.

Although we will continue to experience the power of all this technology and experience sudden new innovations and breakthroughs, Neptune changing sign provides us with a new addiction, a new dream, a new something where we go over the top. The addiction to technology will slow down, as will the number of new techno-products just for the sake of it. In Pisces, Neptune is at home in his own sign. So we get limitless dreaming. Or we become addicted to our addictions! Pisces rules a strange bunch of things: hospitals and prisons, drugs, alcohol, music and the arts. The chance here is for very creative things to happen in all these areas. But there is also the chance of chaos ruling. As in the technology area in the last phase there have been very creative solutions, but it has all been a bit overwhelming. Designer drugs might become even more mind-blowing. The new dream is possibly to save the world and see the world as the truly global, connected place that it is. This will become very clear in the next few years, but I fear it might become visible through the suffering of victims - another Pisces word. Can we get it together and help others? There are good signs that we can. I hope so."

It is fascinating to see how this is shaping up since the day Neptune crossed from Aquarius to Pisces on April 4th this year. Let's just take one area - hospitals and healthcare. And three countries:

The UK: The NHS health system is in trouble. This from BBC News on the 4th April:"Andrew Lansley has acknowledged there are "genuine concerns" about the NHS shake-up in England - amid accusations the policy is in "chaos".The health secretary said ministers were "listening" and would now "pause" to allow further consultation."

The US: Apart from the fact that Obama, who is himself a Neptunian person, announced his intention to run again for President in 2012 on this day, the Health System is again in the news. This is one of Obama's main issues. Hopefully 2012 will be the right time for him after the initial chaos. A shut-down of Government was narrowly avoided just after April 4th. The problem was an inability to agree a budget, and healthcare is one of the areas being discussed. The Republican view is expressed on the BBC news site as follows: "Unless we act soon, government spending on health and retirement programmes will crowd out spending on everything else, including national security. It will literally take every cent of every federal tax dollar just to pay for these programmes." Clearly Obama's dream is in trouble.

The Netherlands: On April 5th, the First Chamber (Senate) voted against the house on the introduction of an electronic dossier for healthcare. So here too it's back to the drawing board on a large healthcare initiative.

So chaos is definitely ruling since this date in healthcare. It is becoming obvious that we need other ways of helping people both nationally and globally since the major world disasters recently, especially in Japan. I hope we can get a new dream for Neptune in Pisces. The chance is there for global compassion -  but can we do it? It's not only about money!