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Connecting Personal Decision Making to Planetary Stewardship

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The DAVOS call for revolutionary action signals collective awareness that it is time to plug personal/professional decision making into how we collectively reinvent our relationship with the planet. Scientific principles serve to inform what systemic changes must take place, and how each can contribute including government, community, business and personally. A radical shift in worldview is required so we explore perspective that can, frame by frame, create a unifying view to guide our vision for what humanity can do when faced with adversity. Cocreating becomes a means for survival following nature's principles as a guide and teacher. This slide set was inspired by the participation of change innovation expert, Dawna Jones on the Systems Thinking group on LinkedIn.com

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Connecting Personal Decision Making to Planetary Stewardship

  1. 1. Connecting Personal Decision Making to Planetary Stewardship PRINCIPLES AND PERSPECTIVESPREPARED BY DAWNA JONES
  2. 2. Revolutionary Action "We never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." – Bucky FullerConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  3. 3. The Imperative: Ecological-Socio/Economic CollapseConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  4. 4. Purpose & Intention  See invisible;  Perceive the whole;  Leveraging the unseen to accelerate effective systemic change. Visible; invisible. Top level; systemic/structuralConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  5. 5. Unavoidable Consequences Social Environmental: EconomicConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  6. 6. Radical Shift in World View-Evolution of Consciousness ―Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better…. And the catastrophe towards which this world is headed – the ecological, social, demographic, or general breakdown of civilization – will be unavoidable.‖ Vaclav Havel, Address to US Congress in 1991Connecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  7. 7. Revolutionary Action Business as Doing Things Usual DifferentlyConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  8. 8. From Disjointed to a Unifying Perspective http://www.turistica.si/downloads/obvestila/NagradaJereLazanski/JereL azanski-NagrajeniPrispevek.pdfConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  9. 9. Systems Thinking-Indigenous PerspectiveEvolution of Human Consciousness (Dr. Carl Calleman) March 3,2011 Conscious Co-creation Jan.5, 1999 Ethics 1755 Power 3115 BC Law & Punishment 100,500 BC Reasoning 2,048,000 BC Similarity /Difference 40,998,000 BC Stimulus/Individual Response 819,998,000 BC Stimulus/response 16.4 billion yrs Action/Reaction ago www.calleman.comConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  10. 10. Evolutionary Arcs: Industrial to Present Separation to Interconnectivity-IntegrationConnecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  11. 11. Perspective: Planetary Evolutionary Pushes Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity, Volatility Mature Complex EcosystemSingle celled , organisms, Foundation for LifeConnecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  12. 12. Perspective: Organizational/Business Signals to Replace Control with CooperationSignals in Business Signals in Governance Stress-related illness  Oppression not Failure to ‗execute‘ acceptable Conflict that divides  Social media forcing Low levels of radical-accountability engagement  Public expectations out High turnover in of sync with past GenXY practice. Ethical breachesConnecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  13. 13. Perspective: Personal Daily Pressure to EvolveConnecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  14. 14. Underlying Principles: Fractal Geometry Replicating Patterns-Self Similar Images Benoit Mandelbrot recognized that the geometry of nature revealed a similar pattern regardless of scale. .. A reiterated pattern of structures.Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  15. 15. Replicating Patterns-Self Similar Images ―In fractal geometry we find that the universe is actually built on self similar images meaning if you can understand one level of organization, say the level of atoms or molecules you can understand the next level: cells, people, organizations, civilization. Patterns express themselves through each of these different levels. ― -Dr. Bruce LiptonConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  16. 16. Implications: The Iceberg Effect 10% conscious; 90% subconscious Personal: Conscious mind directs life‘s results; Subconscious produces. Organizational: Conscious intention; subconscious beliefs. Evolution of consciousness applies to all.Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  17. 17. 2011-Principles of a Living System ―The power of the individual to self-organize as it strives to sustain itself; actualize its potential. Balancing principle of interdependence: life cycles, feedback loops. Diversity‖  Source: Profit for Life, Joseph BragdonConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  18. 18. Powered by Biophilia ―Innately (hereditary) emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms.‖ E.O. WilsonConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  19. 19. Nature‘s Evolutionary Process Non-linear Rapid/Radical Interconnected Always shifts to a higher order Uses crisis or disruptionConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  20. 20. Disruptive Innovation-NationalNature Re-building Community Prime Minister Naoto Kan:  eco-village. Take advantage of green technologies-biomass fueled district-heating systems.  Create a regional society-highly resilient to the impacts of natural disasters.  Creation of a social system : people live in harmony with the environment.  http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/reb uilding-after-the-tsunami-eco- or-transition-towns/Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  21. 21. Increasing Number of Planetary DisruptionsConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  22. 22. Incoming In-formation from the Quantum Field  Lunar phases-solar flares and human activity: http://www.glcoherence. org/monitoring- system/commentaries.ht ml  http://journal.borderlan ds.com/2000/sunspots- and-human-behavior/Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  23. 23. Consciously Responding to Uncertainty ―We actually contain a built-in ability to rise above restriction, incapacity, or limitation and, as a result of this ability, possess a vital adaptive spirit that we have not yet fully accessed… our longing for transcendence arises from our intuitive sensing of this adaptive potential and our violence arises from our failure to develop it.‖ Joseph Chilton PearceConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  24. 24. Perspective: Human Adaptive Ability to Transcend AdversityDenying expression of personalpower-creative ability Digging Deep to Access Deep KnowledgeConnecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  25. 25. Scientific Principle: Personal to Planetary Global Coherence Project and the Heart Math InstituteConnecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  26. 26. Resiliency in Humans – Immunity to Stress Belief in ―self-efficacy‖ — we are agents of change, earned through personal accomplishment in the face of a challenge.  Source: http://www.bnet.com/blo g/harvard/how-navy- seals-build-immunity-to- stress/11518?promo=713& tag=nl.e713Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  27. 27. Change Agents Participating at all Levels  Personal: Volunteer, Living life  Community  Small-medium business  Big business  Government  Institutional AgenciesConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  28. 28. Learning from Nature: Doing Things Its WayHumanity’s Way Nature’s Way Heat-Beat-Treat-Waste  E.g. Spider‘s silk: 6 kinds, room temp, 5 X Heavy reliance on stronger than petroleum resources steel, biodegradable. for fuel and food.  Waste is food. Diversity Waste ‗disposed‘ as creates resilience. waste. Alt: view as  Inter-connectivity creates resource. adaptability, efficiency, e Monoculture=low fficacy. resilience.  Advanced technology- highly adaptive.Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  29. 29. Nature‘s Principle-Interdependence―The success of the whole community depends on the success of its individual members, while the success of each member depends on the success of the community as a whole.‖ Source: Web of Life by Fritjof CapraConnecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  30. 30. Application: Business Leadership – Radical Transparency Living Asset Stewardship www.lampindex.com ―..firm operates as a living organism dedicated to value creation rather than a profit making machine.It‘s a biocentric world view where the firm sees itself as integral to the web of life not separate from the web or above it. ―  Interview with Jay Bragdon, January, 2009Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  31. 31. The Results? Businesses Committed to a Higher Level of Leadership ―In 2009, the Global LAMP Index, returned 44.56%, far surpassing returns on the S&P 500 (+26.46%) and the MSCI World Index (28.01%). Over the past decade the Global LAMP Index returned 98.03% while those other benchmarks lost money.‖ -Joseph Bragdon, author Profit for Lifehttp://www.management- issues.com/2009/1/26/podcast/recreating- capitalism.aspConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  32. 32. Nature‘s Principles: Decentralized Manage by Means Frugality SW Networked Airlines OpenConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  33. 33. Application: Company Culture http://www.management- issues.com/2009/4/3/podcast/leading-to-a-future- with-hope.aspConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  34. 34. Nature‘s Principles - Cyclical ―All organisms in an ecosystem produce waste but what is waste for one is food for another so that the ecosystem as a whole remains without waste.‖ Source: Web of Life by Fritjof CapraConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  35. 35. Application: Gain Efficiency ―Improving efficiency is primarily about cutting the quantity and intensity of energy , waste, and materials.‖ Walmart cut 5% of its packaging materials in its supply chains to gain savings of $3.4 B by 2013 - Embedded Sustainability: Laszlo//ZhexembayevaConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  36. 36. Nature‘s Principle-NetworksConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  37. 37. Application: Networks of High Performance Social biology research in Hewlett Packard: http://www.managemen t- issues.com/2010/2/8/po dcast/how-to-deliver- phenomenal-results.asp Non-profit example: http://www.reamp.org/Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  38. 38. Complex Flow Networks Your Body’s ImmuneInternet Money SystemConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  39. 39. Emerging Properties from CFN (Lietaer)  Structural Variables • Diversity Efficacy: • Interconnectivity (capacity to process volume) • Diversity Resilience: • Interconnectivity (Adaptive ability)Connecting personal decisions to planetarystewardship.
  40. 40. Application: Stabilizing the Monetary SystemCurrent system based on 17th Century assumptions. Assumptions we can change.Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  41. 41. Disruptions in the Monetary System – B. Lietaer 145 banking crashes since 1970 208 monetary crashes 72 debt crashes. Structural issue: MonocultureConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  42. 42. Building Resilience: Complementary Currencies Diversity-Flow-Interconnectivity C3 to National CurrencyWIR: Switzerland-1934 with 16Now 65000 small-medium biz in www.lietaer.comnetworkConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  43. 43. State of the Nations: Resilience through Complementary Currencies 6000 5000 Argentina Elsewhere Japan 4000 Other Europe Italy Germany + 3000 Austria Other Europe France Benelux Germany + 2000 UK Austria Benelux Australia New Zealand UK 1000 USA + Canada USA + Canada 0 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Graph used with permission of Bernard LietaerConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  44. 44. How Every One Can Help – Awareness, Knowledge, Action Personal Small –Med Government Biz Medium to Volunteer Big BizConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  45. 45. Personal-Inner Work Align thinking with feelings & action. Regulate emotions Act on inspiration Raise consciousness Self-actualization Follow the Joy Maintain balance Use adversity for growth; expansionConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  46. 46. Personal-Outer Grow own food Participate Cut consumption Support diversity Cross-generation collaboration Eat lower on the food chain Fairmont Hotel Vancouver saves an estimated $10,000 per year by growing herbs on its roof.Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  47. 47. Organizational • 7 Levels Value • Networks Creation -Business Sustainability Drives Strategy Value Creation B 2 B Currency Raise consciousness of leaders: existing and emerging Social Innovation- Self-Actualized Environmental Leaders Stewardship • Societal & • Whole Scale Community Redesign-Shift Initiatives Consciousness http://www.sourcemap.org/ Transparent supply chainsConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  48. 48. Inspired Innovation-Leveraging Partnerships A soccer ball that stores and generates power. North- South http://youtu.be/u5gqoYkL8To The Power of Ecopreneurism: Entrepreneurial/Consumer http://www.management- issues.com/2011/5/10/podcast/the-power-of-eco- preneurism.asp Unilever: Cleaning up the Brantas River with Partners- Corporate/Community http://www.unilever- fwa.com/sustainability/casestudies/economic- development/cleaning-up-the-brantas-river.aspxConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  49. 49. Societal Power-Collective Consciousness Sectoral Non-profit Societal - Citizen lead Action Cooperation Government Estimated # of voluntary social-non-profit orgs dedicated to societal/environmental action=1 million (Laszlo)Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  50. 50. Nations – 7th Level of Consciousness ―Work with other nations to build regional and global alliances that support humanity and the planet by focusing on human rights, social justice, future generations, the global environment and the Earth‘s ecology. ― Build constructive relationships that support sustainable objectives. Source: Richard Barrett-7 Levels of Consciousness www.ValueCentre.comConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  51. 51. Goal: Eliminate the Gap between Rich & Poor Wealth-Abundance for All Profit as the Sole AspirationConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  52. 52. Water, Energy, Food, Diversity: 10 Rules of Complex Mature Systems  Use waste as a resource: Novo Nordisk, Canon, BMW,  Diversify and cooperate to fully use the habitat  Gather and use energy efficiently: Energy 4th Revolution  Optimize rather than maximize  Use materials sparingly  Dont foul their nests: Waste management  Dont draw down on resources: Alternative fuel-food prod  Remain in balance with the biosphere: support biodiversity  Run on information: Stay open to changing conditions  Shop locally. Source: (Janine Benyus-Biomimicry)Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  53. 53. Biomimicry: What would Nature do? Purifying Waste Water, Efficient buildings, Stewarding Oceans Energy Alternatives: How do leaves generate power? Food: Agriculture: from mono to diversity. Manufacturing systems: Mimic nature‘s technology. Community: cooperation & collaboration. Frugality-Respect for Resources. Restoration-Remediation Flow of services (P.Hawkens)Connecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  54. 54. The Bridge from Here to a New World ―The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths in ways that make the system‘s weaknesses irrelevant.‖ – Peter Drucker Global Leadership=Rapid, gentl er, peaceful transformationConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  55. 55. The Vision Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. – EinsteinConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  56. 56. Credit to: Dr. Bruce Lipton: www.brucelipton.com Dr. Rollin McCraty: www.heartmath.com Joseph (Jay) Bragdon: www.lampindex.com Chris Laszlo: www.EmbeddedSustainability.com Bernard Lietaer: www.lietaer.com Richard Barrett: www.valuescentre.com Anne Murray Allen-Dennis Sandow-Nick Zeniuk Dr. Carl Calleman: www.calleman.com And many others on http://Management- Issues.com/provocateur.aspConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.
  57. 57. From Insight to Action …. ©2011 Dawna Jones: Change Maker (Biz-Personal) Expert With gratitude to the Linkedin Systems Thinking Group for inspiration/instigation www.FromInsightToAction.com http://Management-Issues.com/provocateur.asp Contact re: speaking, workshops or collaborating. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjonesConnecting personal decisions to planetary stewardship.

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