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Mindfulness, values and global transformation v2

  1. 1. Towards a Mindful Society Mindfulness, Values and Global Transformation
  2. 2. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 2 WHAT IS MINDFULNESS? A SELF-DEVELOPMENT (AND THERAPEUTIC) TECHNIQUE FOR 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.com 3 MINDFULNESS IS NOT AN END IN ITSELF. IT IS A MEANS TO AN END. MINDFULNESS SUPPORTS HUMAN PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT BY FACILITATING PERSONAL MASTERY AND SOUL ACTIVATION.
  4. 4. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 4 WHAT IS PERSONAL MASTERY? LEARNING TO OVERCOME THE FEARS OF YOUR PERSONAL AND CULTURAL CONDITIONING WHAT 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.com 5 WHAT DOES A MINDFUL SOCIETY LOOK LIKE?
  6. 6. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 6 A Mindful Society Continuous improvement Environmental protection Strict moral/religious codes Political rights Education Nature conservancy Shared vision Information availability Shared values Contentment Current CultureBhutan 2008 Cultural Entropy 4% PV-CC = 1 CC-DC = 6 Development as the Evolution of Human Consciousness (Focus on GNH)
  7. 7. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 7 WHAT DOES A NON-MINDFUL SOCIETY LOOK LIKE?
  8. 8. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 8 A Non-Mindful Society Current Culture Bureaucracy Corruption Blame Uncertainty about the future Wasted resources Materialistic Crime violence Unemployment Conflict/aggression Military strength USA 2010 Cultural Entropy 58% PV-CC = 0 CC-DC = 0 Development as Economic Growth
  9. 9. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 9 Swedish Society (Evolution of Current Culture) Unemployment Bureaucracy Uncertainty Freedom of speech Wasted resources Materialistic Blame Peace Short-term focus Educational opportunities 2013 Entropy 47% Unemployment Bureaucracy Freedom of speech Uncertainty Materialistic Wasted resources Blame Peace Crime/violence Educational opportunities 2012 Entropy 43% Unemployment Bureaucracy Freedom of speech Uncertainty Materialistic Blame Wasted resources Peace Financial stability Environmental awareness 2011 Entropy 42% Freedom of speech Bureaucracy Unemployment Peace Wasted resources Environmental awareness Democratic process Blame Human rights Uncertainty 2010 Entropy 34% 2009 Entropy 31% Freedom of speech Peace Bureaucracy Unemployment Human rights Democratic process Environmental awareness Uncertainty Wasted resources Nature conservancy
  10. 10. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 10 CULTURAL ENTROPY IN SWEDEN … 31% 34% 42% 43% 47% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 A Society that is becoming increasingly disconnected.
  11. 11. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 11 WHAT IS CULTURAL ENTROPY? CULTURAL ENTROPY is a measure of the level of anxiety/fear/ unhappiness/frustration that people feel about being able to meet their basic needs and satisfy their growth needs (get, have or experience what they value)in the environment/ context in which they live.
  12. 12. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 12 WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SWEDEN IS ALSO HAPPENING 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 “being the best in the world” to the “best for the world.”
  13. 13. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 13 AT THIS POINT IN OUR HUMAN HISTORY we are witnessing an unprecedented shift in human values. Millions of people all over the world are demanding their voices be heard, not just in how our nations are governed, but also in how our organisations are run. They want equality, fairness and transparency; they want to be responsible and accountable for their lives; and, they want to be able to trust their leaders. They want to be have pride in their society, and they want their society to 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.com 14 National 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 2012 Sweden
  15. 15. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 15 National 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.com 16 Cultural 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% 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Democracy Index Cultural Entropy One might expect nations with a high democracy index to have low cultural entropy, but they do not. Some of the lowest levels 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.com 17 Cultural 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% 0.74 0.76 0.78 0.8 0.82 0.84 0.86 0.88 0.9 0.92 0.94 Human Development Index Cultural Entropy One might expect nations with a high HDI to have low cultural entropy, but they do not. Some of the highest levels of cultural 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.com 18 WHAT CULTURAL ENTROPY ISN’T CONNECTED TO: CULTURAL ENTROPY is not related to the level of democracy—UAE and 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 development in 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.com 19 Cultural Entropy and Trust in Leaders 73% 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 UAE Cultural Entropy Trust There appears to be a relationship between the trust that people have 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.com 20 WHAT CULTURAL ENTROPY REPRESENTS: CULTURAL ENTROPY is a direct reflection of the character and quality of leadership, and the amount of care and attention leaders give to meeting the 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.com 21 WE NEED A NEW LEADERSHIP PARADIGM: TO SURVIVE AND PROSPER in the twenty-first century we will need a new leadership paradigm, one that embraces the global common good rather than individual self-interest. THE NEW LEADERSHIP PARADIGM will require our leaders to set aside their narrow political and personal self-interests and embrace a collaborative approach based on values-driven decision-making that supports the well-being of everyone; not just the elites and privileged members of our society, but the poor, the elderly, the disenfranchised and the disadvantaged.
  22. 22. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 22 WE NEED A NEW SET OF LEADERS … WHO ARE NOT ONLY FOCUSED on their own personal evolution but also support the evolution of consciousness of the citizens who make up our society—supporting citizens in their individuation and self- actualization. WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO DO THIS THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS.
  23. 23. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 23 Stages of Human Psychological Development Surviving: Meeting your physiological needs by staying alive and keeping healthy. Conforming: Keeping safe and nurtured by staying loyal to your family, kin and culture. Differentiating: Finding ways to separate yourself from your peers by excelling at what you do best. Individuating: Letting go of the aspects of your personal and cultural conditioning that stop you from being who you really are. Self-actualizing: Aligning fully with who you are so you can become all you can become. Finding meaning and purpose Integrating: Aligning with others who share your purpose or vision to create a better world. Serving: Fulfilling your destiny by using your gifts to give back to the world. MINDFULNESS EGO DEVELOPMENT SOUL ACTIVATION
  24. 24. Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. www.valuescentre.com 24 DEMOCRACY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE IN THE WESTERN WORLD BECAUSE IT HAS NOT YET FOUND A WAY TO MANAGE THE SHIFT THAT IS OCCURRING IN HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE INDIVIDUATION AND SELF-ACTUALIZATION OF THE MASSES WE WILL ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL IF WE CAN SHIFT FROM OPERATING AS MULTIPLE INDIVIDUATED “I’S” FOCUSED ON OUR OWN SELF- INTEREST TO MULTIPLE SELF-ACTUALIZED “I’S” EMBEDDED IN A SINGLE SOCIETAL “WE,” ALL WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD. MINDFULNESS CAN FACILITATE THIS SHIFT From mass Individuation to mass Self-Actualization

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