Youth unemployment: true stories

In 2011, The BBC documented the plight of Natalia Santos, an unemployed Portuguese female struggling to find work. She had sent her resume to 300 schools, in hopes of a teaching position. And after 300 rejections, Natalia was still looking for employment. In 2013, The Economist highlighted the struggles of 21-year-old Helder Pereira to find work. A high school dropout living in …

The Paradigm of Interconnectedness

New Sciences have changed our worldview for good – and this is bound to change our view on ourselves. Based on the work of quantum physicists like David Bohm the term “Interconnectedness” today holds a key role in the field of New Sciences. As we learn that the human being is part of this “universal field of information” and connected through …

The interconnected mindset

The current state of world affairs will require action both on the individual as well as on the societal level. Collective action will be necessary to foster stronger ties, interdependence and cross-support. Reflecting on the role of the individual as part of society should commence with the unborn. The new science of epigenetics can provide useful suggestions. The individual will …

The role of the investor in creating the “New Models of Leadership”

An investor’s decision to financially support one business idea and not the other has a powerful amplification potential for the new leadership model. By deciding to financially engaging in a business concept a “Seed Investor” or early stage “Venture Capitalist” obviously also supports the entrepreneur behind the business idea. And by supporting the entrepreneur the investor of course also supports …

The role of the Entrepreneur in creating the “New Models of Leadership”

When starting a new venture the entrepreneur will be asking him or herself a number of key questions like: What would potential candidates be attracted by when considering to come and work for this organization? What type of structure would be most suitable for this organization in order to become resilient and flexible (hierarchical, circular, other)? What kind of organizational …

Creating Awareness : The role of education (1)

A key role will be taken by parents and care givers and the acknowledgement that their behaviours and incentives will influence the child’s ability and willingness to be reflective, self-aware and mindful of others. In close cooperation with the schools parents will need to expose the child more systematically to a variety of learning opportunities tailored to nurture curiosity, agility …

What are the new models of Leadership?

Super wicked problems as well as the globalization are making our world increasingly interdependent – fluidity is the name of the game and uncertainty is guaranteed. New technologies are challenging the command-and-control systems and are supporting organic networks. Swarm intelligence and open sourcing platforms are beginning to allow a shift from “control at the centre” to “creativity at the periphery”. …