Greek philosopher Plato referred to one of the four forms of love and an inspiration for seeking truth as Eros, while C.G. Jung used that term to describe the desire for wholeness or interconnection.
Sigmund Freud referred to Eros as ‘will to live’.
As relational scholars we should enter an organization as if it were an extended set of relationships and to place more attention on the ‘‘space between’’—the space between subject and object.
With more openness, honesty and authenticity more intimacy and trust can unfold between the co-workers and the collaboration can be lifted to another level.
Vulnerability and intimacy in a corporate setting may seem scary for some, but my hope is that through this book the reader will see why these ideas and practices are important for a more constructive collaboration and to co-create a thriving future.
Sascha Hümbeli contributed this interview with a transgender CEO from Switzerland. This CEO decided to stay anonymous and we respect her wish. However, this interview shows some interesting perspectives from a person who was born in a male body and changed their personality, and how that fits into the business world.
Kaouthar is one of the few women in the world who have a scientific background in Erotic Intelligence. Her whole work is all around the power and influence that Eros has in the business world. Academician, speaker, dancer, trainer, she is dedicated to empower women to unleash their feminine power.
Nilima is co-author of the book Shakti Leadership and she shows us how leaders can learn acting from a consciousness of life-giving creativity and sustainability to achieve self-mastery and be of selfless service. In her short article and interview she speaks about turning from eros to Eros.
Jeff has been writing on gender, sexuality and violence in and around workplaces since the late 1970s, including three books, co-authored with Wendy Parkin: ‘Sex’ at ‘Work’, 1987/1995; Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Organizations, 2001; and the just published Age at Work, 2021.
This book is an unfinished piece and I imagine it as a lively testimony of Eros and vibrancy on the field of organisational development which can change by time and create a broad dialogue.
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