Towards a Mindful SocietyMindfulness, Values and Global Transformation
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com2WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?A SELF-DEVELO...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com3MINDFULNESS IS NOT AN END IN ITSE...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com4WHAT IS PERSONAL MASTERY?LEARNING...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com5WHAT DOES A MINDFUL SOCIETY LOOK ...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com6A Mindful SocietyContinuous impro...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com7WHAT DOES A NON-MINDFUL SOCIETY L...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com8A Non-Mindful SocietyCurrent Cult...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com9Swedish Society (Evolution of Cur...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com10CULTURAL ENTROPY IN SWEDEN …31%3...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com11WHAT IS CULTURAL ENTROPY?CULTURA...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com12WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SWEDEN IS A...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com13AT THIS POINT IN OUR HUMAN HISTO...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com14National Cultural Entropy Percen...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com15National Cultural Entropy Percen...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com16Cultural Entropy (BVC) and Democ...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com17Cultural Entropy and HDI (UN 201...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com18WHAT CULTURAL ENTROPY ISN’T CONN...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com19Cultural Entropy and Trust in Le...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com20WHAT CULTURAL ENTROPY REPRESENTS...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com21WE NEED A NEW LEADERSHIP PARADIG...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com22WE NEED A NEW SET OF LEADERS …WH...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com23Stages of Human Psychological De...
Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com24DEMOCRACY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE IN ...
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Towards a Mindful Society: To be presente at a conference in Sweden on June 26 in Tallberg.

Mindfulness, values and global transformation v2

  1. 1. Towards a Mindful SocietyMindfulness, Values and Global Transformation
  2. 2. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com2WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?A SELF-DEVELOPMENT (AND THERAPEUTIC) TECHNIQUEFOR CULTIVATING PRESENT MOMENT SELF AWARENESS.YOU BECOME THE OBJECT OF YOUR AWARENESS.WHO IS THE YOU THAT IS OBSERVING THE SELF?
  3. 3. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com3MINDFULNESS IS NOT AN END IN ITSELF.IT IS A MEANS TO AN END.MINDFULNESS SUPPORTS HUMAN PSYCHOLOGICALDEVELOPMENT BY FACILITATINGPERSONAL MASTERY AND SOUL ACTIVATION.
  4. 4. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com4WHAT IS PERSONAL MASTERY?LEARNING TO OVERCOME THE FEARS OFYOUR PERSONAL AND CULTURAL CONDITIONINGWHAT IS SOUL ACTIVATION?SELF-ACTUALIZATION—BECOMING FULLY WHO YOU ARE—OPERATING WITH AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY …LEADING A VALUES-DRIVEN AND PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE
  5. 5. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com5WHAT DOES A MINDFUL SOCIETY LOOK LIKE?
  6. 6. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com6A Mindful SocietyContinuous improvementEnvironmental protectionStrict moral/religious codesPolitical rightsEducationNature conservancyShared visionInformation availabilityShared valuesContentmentCurrent CultureBhutan2008CulturalEntropy4%PV-CC = 1CC-DC = 6Development as theEvolution of HumanConsciousness(Focus on GNH)
  7. 7. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com7WHAT DOES A NON-MINDFUL SOCIETY LOOK LIKE?
  8. 8. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com8A Non-Mindful SocietyCurrent CultureBureaucracyCorruptionBlameUncertainty about the futureWasted resourcesMaterialisticCrime violenceUnemploymentConflict/aggressionMilitary strengthUSA2010CulturalEntropy58%PV-CC = 0CC-DC = 0Development asEconomic Growth
  9. 9. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com9Swedish Society (Evolution of Current Culture)UnemploymentBureaucracyUncertaintyFreedom of speechWasted resourcesMaterialisticBlamePeaceShort-term focusEducational opportunities2013Entropy 47%UnemploymentBureaucracyFreedom of speechUncertaintyMaterialisticWasted resourcesBlamePeaceCrime/violenceEducational opportunities2012Entropy 43%UnemploymentBureaucracyFreedom of speechUncertaintyMaterialisticBlameWasted resourcesPeaceFinancial stabilityEnvironmental awareness2011Entropy 42%Freedom of speechBureaucracyUnemploymentPeaceWasted resourcesEnvironmental awarenessDemocratic processBlameHuman rightsUncertainty2010Entropy 34%2009Entropy 31%Freedom of speechPeaceBureaucracyUnemploymentHuman rightsDemocratic processEnvironmental awarenessUncertaintyWasted resourcesNature conservancy
  10. 10. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com10CULTURAL ENTROPY IN SWEDEN …31%34%42% 43%47%0%5%10%15%20%25%30%35%40%45%50%2009 2010 2011 2012 2013A Society that is becoming increasingly disconnected.
  11. 11. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com11WHAT IS CULTURAL ENTROPY?CULTURAL ENTROPY is a measure of the level of anxiety/fear/unhappiness/frustration that people feel about being able tomeet their basic needs and satisfy their growth needs(get, have or experience what they value)in theenvironment/ context in which they live.
  12. 12. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com12WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SWEDEN IS ALSOHAPPENING IN THE REST OF THE WESTERN WORLD?We have a crisis in democracy and a crisis in leadership.We need a new leadership paradigm.A shift from “I” to “we,” a shift from “what’s in it for me” to“what’s best for the common good,” and a shift from “beingthe best in the world” to the “best for the world.”
  13. 13. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com13AT THIS POINT IN OUR HUMAN HISTORY we are witnessing anunprecedented shift in human values. Millions of people all over theworld are demanding their voices be heard, not just in how our nationsare governed, but also in how our organisations are run.They want equality, fairness and transparency; they want to beresponsible and accountable for their lives; and, they want to be able totrust their leaders.They want to be have pride in their society, and they want their societyto support them in meeting their basic needs and their growth needs.
  14. 14. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com14National Cultural Entropy Percentages (Europe)73%59% 57%54% 53%48%42%26%21%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%Data from surveys undertaken from 2007 to 2012Sweden
  15. 15. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com15National Cultural Entropy Percentages (World)72%60%56% 54%51%42% 42% 41%32%12%4%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%Data from surveys undertaken from 2007 to 2012
  16. 16. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com16Cultural Entropy (BVC) and Democracy Index (EIU 2011)54%21%42% 42%21%32%48%59%56% 57%73%51%54%41%4%12%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%012345678910Democracy Index Cultural EntropyOne might expect nations with a high democracy index to have low cultural entropy, but they do not. Some of the lowestlevels of cultural entropy have been measured in nations classified by the EIU as authoritarian regimes.Conclusion: There is no relationship between level of democracy and cultural entropy.
  17. 17. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com17Cultural Entropy and HDI (UN 2011)42%56%32%42%26%54%21%53%57%48%59%41%59%12%4%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%0.740.760.780.80.820.840.860.880.90.920.94Human Development Index Cultural EntropyOne might expect nations with a high HDI to have low cultural entropy, but they do not. Some of the highest levels ofcultural entropy have been measured in nations classified by the UN with high levels of HDI.Conclusion: There is no relationship between Human Development Index (HDI) and cultural entropy.
  18. 18. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com18WHAT CULTURAL ENTROPY ISN’T CONNECTED TO:CULTURAL ENTROPY is not related to the level of democracy—UAEand Bhutan (EIU Democracy Index).CULTURAL ENTROPY is not related to the level of development(UN Human Development Index).CULTURAL ENTROPY is not related to size of country.You can live in a full liberal democracy with an advanced level of developmentin a small or large country and still experience high levels of cultural entropy.
  19. 19. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com19Cultural Entropy and Trust in Leaders73%59%57%42%56%32%51%42%12%27%34% 34%40%47%54%57%60%83%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%Italy UK France Australia US Canada Brasil Sweden UAECultural Entropy TrustThere appears to be a relationship between the trust that peoplehave in their leaders and the level of cultural entropy.(Based on data from the Edelman Global Trust Barometer )
  20. 20. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com20WHAT CULTURAL ENTROPY REPRESENTS:CULTURAL ENTROPY is a direct reflection of the character and quality ofleadership, and the amount of care and attention leaders give to meetingthe needs of the people in their community or nation.CULTURAL ENTROPY is a reflection of the societal discord, disconnection, disharmony and results in a lack political engagement.
  21. 21. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com21WE NEED A NEW LEADERSHIP PARADIGM:TO SURVIVE AND PROSPER in the twenty-first century we will need anew leadership paradigm, one that embraces the global common goodrather than individual self-interest.THE NEW LEADERSHIP PARADIGM will require our leaders to set asidetheir narrow political and personal self-interests and embrace acollaborative approach based on values-driven decision-making thatsupports the well-being of everyone; not just the elites and privilegedmembers of our society, but the poor, the elderly, the disenfranchised andthe disadvantaged.
  22. 22. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com22WE NEED A NEW SET OF LEADERS …WHO ARE NOT ONLY FOCUSED on their own personal evolution butalso support the evolution of consciousness of the citizens who make upour society—supporting citizens in their individuation and self-actualization.WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO DO THIS THROUGHTHE PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS.
  23. 23. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com23Stages of Human Psychological DevelopmentSurviving: Meeting your physiological needs bystaying alive and keeping healthy.Conforming: Keeping safe and nurtured by staying loyal toyour family, kin and culture.Differentiating: Finding ways to separate yourself fromyour peers by excelling at what you do best.Individuating: Letting go of the aspects of your personal andcultural conditioning that stop you from being who you really are.Self-actualizing: Aligning fully with who you are so you canbecome all you can become. Finding meaning and purposeIntegrating: Aligning with others who share yourpurpose or vision to create a better world.Serving: Fulfilling your destiny by using yourgifts to give back to the world.MINDFULNESSEGODEVELOPMENTSOULACTIVATION
  24. 24. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures.www.valuescentre.com24DEMOCRACY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE IN THE WESTERN WORLD BECAUSEIT HAS NOT YET FOUND A WAY TO MANAGE THE SHIFT THAT ISOCCURRING IN HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS:THE INDIVIDUATION AND SELF-ACTUALIZATION OF THE MASSESWE WILL ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL IF WE CAN SHIFT FROM OPERATINGAS MULTIPLE INDIVIDUATED “I’S” FOCUSED ON OUR OWN SELF-INTEREST TO MULTIPLE SELF-ACTUALIZED “I’S” EMBEDDED IN ASINGLE SOCIETAL “WE,” ALL WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD.MINDFULNESS CAN FACILITATE THIS SHIFTFrom mass Individuation to mass Self-Actualization
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