Developing an interconnected mindset – The role of the individual

From an early age, an individual, growing up in the developed world, is saturated with the idea of individual (financial) success as being the pivotal achievement, to the detriment of other goals such as personal happiness and growth. A small child watches on average several hours a day of programming and advertisements which quickly defines their construct of the world. …

The journey to more awareness and mindfulness

Under the right conditions, training can play a catalytic role in creating a higher level of awareness and mindfulness, two of the key drivers of the new model of leadership. If done in a thoughtful manner training can then also serve as the vehicle to explore the notion of togetherness and universal interdependence. The only question is: “How can trainers …

Creating Awareness: The role of Education (2)

Higher education will need to build on learnings previously provided by schools and focus on intellectual development as well as on the physical, psychological and emotional aspects. Cultural and personality traits and the understanding of psychometrics will need to become as much a permanent function of the learning curriculum as will be the case for the teaching of global interdependencies. …

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 …