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Importance of Societal Values Webinar Slides

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"Everything I Have Learned About Values" is now available for purchase! The book summarizes Richard Barrett's 30-year journey to understand how values shape our decision-making. In celebration of its release, we created a three-part webinar series to explore the importance of values.

To watch a recording of this webinar, please use this link:
https://youtu.be/7yKNU_sWOZo

This webinar focuses on the role values play in society. Richard will share insights on:
-Which are the most conscious nations on the planet?
-What is the worldview of your nation?
-What is your worldview?

For more information please visit our website:
https://valuescentre.com

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Importance of Societal Values Webinar Slides

  1. 1. Copyright 2018 by Barrett Values Centre®. Permission granted to reproduce for personal and educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is prohibited.
  2. 2. Topics for today 1. Which are the most conscious nations on the planet? 2. What is the worldview of your nation? 3. What is your worldview?
  3. 3. STAGES, LEVELS AND WORLD VIEWS Every human being grows in stages of psychological development, operates at levels of consciousness and lives inside a worldview which reflects the stage of collective psychological development that the community/nation they were born into (and live in) has reached.
  4. 4. * All cosmologies are transcendent except the “scientific” cosmology. BELIEF SYSTEM CONTEXT TIME FRAME COSMOLOGY CULTURAL PERSONAL Transcendent* Social Emotional Eternal Day-to-day Moment-to- moment We can divide our human belief systems into three types. Each belief system applies to a particular context of our lives and covers a particular time frame. A cosmology A cultural belief system A personal belief system
  5. 5. Our three belief systems, taken together, constitute what is known as our worldview. WORLDVIEW Personal beliefs Cosmological beliefs Cultural beliefs
  6. 6. A worldview is a set of lenses (beliefs) which we use to interpret what is happening in the world around us and how we believe we should respond in order to get our needs met. In other words, we use our worldview for meaning-making and decision-making. WORLDVIEW Personal beliefs Cosmological beliefs Cultural beliefs
  7. 7. Our worldviews include aspects of all three of our belief systems. We normally use the belief system which is most pertinent to the situation we are experiencing to interpret and respond to what is happening. For example, if someone we are close to dies, we will turn to our cosmological belief system If we have to vote in an election, we will turn to our cultural belief system If we are in a difficult relationship, we will turn to our personal belief system WORLDVIEW Personal beliefs Cosmological beliefs Cultural beliefs
  8. 8. If their personal belief system is dominant, they will tend to interpret everything that is happening to them through a personal lens— they will take everything personally. PERSONAL BELIEF SYSTEM COSMOLOGICAL BELIEF SYSTEM If their cosmological belief system is dominant, they will tend interpret everything that is happening to them through a religious, spiritual or scientific lens—they will seek to find a deeper meaning to what is happening. CULTURAL BELIEF SYSTEM If their cultural beliefs system is dominant, they will tend to interpret everything that is happening to them through a socio-political lens—they will evaluate the impact of what is happening on how it affects their community. WORLDVIEW BIAS Many peoples worldview is dominated by one aspect of their belief system.
  9. 9. worldview? Is it dominated by his personal belief system, his cultural belief system or his cosmology? ‘S What is
  10. 10. In the Introduction to The New Leadership Paradigm I plotted the values of several leaders based on the books they had written about leadership.
  11. 11. Disciplined Giving back Image (L) Loyalty Passion Profit Reciprocity Revenge (L) Ruthless (L) Winning A toxic mixture of values 2010 Unmet needs Service Making a difference Internal cohesion Transformation Self-esteem Relationships Survival
  12. 12. The reason your worldview becomes dominated by your personal belief system is because your fears about not having enough to survive (or being abandoned), not being loved enough to feel safe, and not be recognized or respected enough to feel secure, become “hard-wired” into your mind/brain while it is growing and developing.
  13. 13. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com The evolution of WORLDVIEWS
  14. 14. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com A worldview is a set of beliefs which enables us to interpret (give meaning to) what is happening in the world around us. Based on the meaning we give, we make a decision which we believe will enable us to get our needs met within the physical and cultural framework of our existence.
  15. 15. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com The worldviews that people use to interpret what is happening to them are determined by their sense of identity.
  16. 16. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Survival through sharing and reciprocity 1. CLAN AWARENESS ❖ People live in small family groups and survive by hunting and gathering. ❖ They regard their physical environment as their home. The Earth is their “mother”, the world they live in is their “classroom” and nature is their “teacher”.
  17. 17. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com ❖ Men and women participate equally in making decisions. There is a common understanding about the spheres of activity of men and women. ❖ There are no formal rules. There are common understandings about how people should be treated. Behaviours are controlled through social pressure. 1. CLAN AWARENESS Survival through sharing and reciprocity
  18. 18. The Aboriginal people of Australia, people living in the remote parts of the Amazon basin and also in Papua New Guinea. Clan Awareness can still be found in:
  19. 19. when nomadic hunter/gatherers settled in one place and started horticulture and farming. The plentiful supply of food caused clans to expand into tribes. Clan Awareness transiti ned to Tribal Awareness
  20. 20. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Safety through belonging and loyalty 2. TRIBE AWARENESS ❖ Blood ties and family, together with loyalty and conforming (to the rules of the tribe), are extremely important. ❖ Many aspects of this worldview show up in our modern world in the form of dress codes, rituals, superstitions, sports teams and family run businesses.
  21. 21. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Safety through belonging and loyalty ❖ Men and women participate in decision-making. ❖ What belongs to you belongs to the “family.” ❖ Suppression of ego expression. ❖ Separation shows up in the form of ethnic identity and territoriality. 2. TRIBE AWARENESS
  22. 22. Most of the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indigenous groups of North and South America and in the Caribbean Islands The worldview of Tribe Awareness can still be found as a strong subculture in:
  23. 23. when tribes expanded— created towns and cities— and started competing for resources and territories. Tribe Awareness transiti ned to State Awareness
  24. 24. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Security through power and strength 3. STATE AWARENESS ❖ This worldview represents male domination. ❖ Women are not respected. They tend to be treated as sexual objects. Homophobia is rampant. LGBT not tolerated. ❖ Leaders operating from State Awareness will lie, cheat and manipulate to get what they want.
  25. 25. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Security through power and strength ❖ Leaders often have a series of “trophy” wives to whom they are seldom faithful. They take pride in displays of military strength and physical and sexual accomplishment. ❖ This is the worldview of dictators and all those who use fear to manipulate others to gain power—mafia, drug lords, unscrupulous politicians. 3. STATE AWARENESS
  26. 26. Nations were the worldview of State Awareness is dominant include: 33. Poland 34. Slovakia 35. Czech R. 36. Panama 37. S. Korea 38. Latvia 39. UAE 47. Hungary 49. Brazil 55. S. Africa 83. Saudi 92. Morocco 93. Turkey 94. China 104. Russia 158. Chad 160. Iraq 164. R. Congo 165. Sudan 167. Eritrea 168. Syria 40. Argentina 41. Trinidad 42. Malaysia 43. Lithuania 44. Qatar 45. Greece 46. Jamaica Emerging into Nation Awareness Strong subculture of Tribe Awareness
  27. 27. State Awareness transiti ned to Nation Awareness when states became unmanageable—when political infighting created chaos and disorder. Every one suffered, especially the people.
  28. 28. Nation Awareness brought order to the chaos through strong leadership and adherence to moral precepts. Law and order are emphasized in Nation Awareness.
  29. 29. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Security through authority and religion 4. NATION AWARENESS ❖ The worldview associated with Nation Awareness tends to be found in nations that are strongly religious. ❖ Strict laws, rules and codes of conduct are established based on moral authority (usually monotheistic religions). ❖ Elites dominate. Citizens are divided into upper, middle and lower classes. Women are regarded as second-class citizens with very few rights.
  30. 30. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Security through authority and religion ❖ Leaders in this worldview regard themselves as the ultimate authority. There is only one right way. ❖ Leaders influence and meddle with the affairs of state and the justice system. ❖ The union in marriage of men and women from different ethnic or religious groups is frowned upon. Source: Ku Klux Klan Image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ku_Klux_Klan_ceremony_in_London,_Ontario.jpg 4. NATION AWARENESS
  31. 31. Nations were the worldview of Nation Awareness is dominant include: 17. USA 18. Slovenia 19. Singapore 20. France 21. Spain 22. Malta 23. Portugal 24. Japan 25. Uruguay 26. Hong Kong 27. Costa Rica 28. Chile 29. Estonia 30. Italy 31. Cyprus 32. Mauritius Emerging into World Awareness Subculture of State Awareness
  32. 32. when nations opened their doors to people from other nations—accepted and integrated people of different ethnicities and religions, and became democratic— replaced monarchs and religious leaders with elected members of communities. Nation Awareness transiti ned to World Awareness
  33. 33. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Security through wealth and science 5. WORLD AWARENESS ❖ In worldview of World Awareness governance structures are much more democratic and women, although still discriminated against, have more control over their lives. ❖ Religious and ethnic diversity are much more acceptable. Science takes over from religion as the new cosmology. ❖ The rich and powerful try to influence political decision- making through bribery and corruption.
  34. 34. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Security through wealth and science ❖ The poor and the disadvantaged, as well as the environment are disregarded. Making money is paramount. ❖ The gap between the rich and poor grows wider (inequality) because those with wealth invest their money at interest rates that are higher than the rate of increase of incomes. 5. WORLD AWARENESS
  35. 35. Nations were the worldview of World Awareness is dominant include: 7. Canada 8. Australia 9. Luxembourg 10. Ireland 11. New Zealand 12. Netherlands 13. Austria 14. Germany 15. UK 16. Belgium Emerging into People Awareness Subculture of Nation Awareness
  36. 36. World Awareness provided people with an opportunity to meet their survival, safety and security needs. In recent years this has led to an acceleration in the development of world views and opportunities for psychological development.
  37. 37. when people were given freedom to be who they are, to worship whatever religion they chose, and when values replaced beliefs as the principal mode of decision-making. World Awareness transiti ned to People Awareness
  38. 38. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Freedom through equality and fairness 6. PEOPLE AWARENESS ❖ Nations operating from the worldview of People Awareness tend to be governed by coalitions which reflect the diverse priorities of citizens. ❖ Men and women are treated equally, and people with different sexual orientations and different religions are accepted.
  39. 39. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Freedom through equality and fairness ❖ There is no discrimination of any type. Everyone’s voice and everyone’s aspirations are considered important in People Awareness. ❖ Conflicts are avoided. Decisions are made by consensus. Dialogue is considered important before reaching a decision. A focus on spiritual awareness. 6. PEOPLE AWARENESS
  40. 40. Nations were the worldview of People Awareness is dominant include: 1. Finland 2. Norway 3. Denmark 4. Switzerland 5. Sweden 6. Iceland Source: Midsummer in Sweden Image from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Årsnäs,_Midsummer_of_69_(2).JPG
  41. 41. when nations recognize that every person on the planet is a member of the human race. People Awareness will transiti n to Humanity Awareness
  42. 42. When we identify with humanity, we will care for humanity.
  43. 43. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Meaning through self-expression and creativity 7. HUMANITY AWARENESS ❖ Humanity awareness will be the first worldview that is truly systemic and integral in nature. ❖ It will take decision-making to a new level—it will looks at the big picture, considering the whole rather than the parts—it focuses on the needs of our global society. ❖ In this worldview there are no identity barriers—all peoples are seen as members of the human race.
  44. 44. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Meaning through self-expression and creativity 7. HUMANITY AWARENESS ❖ People operating from the worldview of humanity awareness see other worldviews not through the lens of competing belief structures, but through the lens of value priorities. ❖ Focus on the activation of soul consciousness.
  45. 45. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com WHAT LIES BEYOND HUMANITY AWARENESS? Earth Awareness & Unity Awareness
  46. 46. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Making a difference through connection and empathy 8. EARTH AWARENESS ❖ Connect and collaborate with all humans for the purpose of nurturing humanity and safe-guarding our physical home—the planet. ❖ We become a tribe of souls deeply connected to and caring for the energy field of the Earth which nurtures our existence.
  47. 47. Discover what truly matters. www.valuescentre.com Service through contribution and compassion 9. UNITY AWARENESS ❖ We recognize the undifferentiated wholeness of our energetic existence. ❖ We are the co-creators of the universe and our collective beliefs create our collective reality. ❖ A complete absence of all forms of separation.
  48. 48. 7 6 5 3 2 1 4 EVOLUTION OF WORLDVIEWS FIRST BEGAN TO APPEAR 1. Clan Awareness Earlier than 10,000 BCE 2. Tribe Awareness 10,000 BCE 3. State Awareness 4,000 BCE 3. Nation Awareness 6th century 3. World Awareness 16th century 4. People Awareness 19th century 5. Humanity Awareness 2000+ WORLDVIEW FIRST BEGAN TO APPEAR…
  49. 49. Clan Awareness 1. SURVIVING Tribe Awareness 2. CONFORMING State Awareness 3. DIFFERENITIATING Nation Awareness 3. DIFFERENTIATING World Awareness 3. DIFFERENTIATING People Awareness 4. INDIVIDUATING Humanity Awareness 5. SELF-ACTUALIZATION WORLDVIEW STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT 7 6 5 3 2 1 4 EVOLUTION OF WORLDVIEWS CORRESPONDING STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
  50. 50. In the Spring of 2017 I decided to explore the possibility of developing a metric to measure the consciousness of nations. I call it the Global Consciousness Indicator (GCI).
  51. 51. IN 2017, I RANKED 145 NATIONS OF THE WORLD BY CONSCIOUSNESS LEVEL FOR EACH NATION I ESTABLISHED AN OVERALL ALL RANKING AND A RANKING FOR EACH LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS 7 6 5 3 2 1 4 THE GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS INDICATOR
  52. 52. I created the GCI for nations by identifying two or three existing global indicators for each of the Seven Levels of Consciousness. In total, I used 17 indicators to determine the GCI for 145 nations.
  53. 53. THE CONSRUCTION OF THE GCI 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS FOCUS OF GLOBAL INDICATOR Overall life conditions Human rights and level of life satisfaction. Environmental sustainability Health/quality of the natural environment and preservation/sustainability efforts. Internal cohesion Social cohesion and social progress with regard to the integration and tolerance of people of diversity. Freedom/ Equality Individual freedom, level of democracy, press freedom and gender equality. Security/ Self-esteem Access/quality of education, and quality of the enabling business environment. Safety/ Relationships Safety/security of citizens, and the level of peace/violence. Survival/ Health Access/quality of health services, and the level of transparency/corruption and economic performance.
  54. 54. GLOBALIZATION AND THE GCI PEOPLE AWARENESS STATE AWARENESS 1 WORLD AWARENESS STATE AWARENESS 2 NATION AWARENESS STATE AWARENESS 3 KOFGLOBALIZATIONINDEX GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS INDEX (GCI) GlobalizationIndex Global Consciousness Index (GCI) A symbiotic relationship between globalization and the consciousness of nations
  55. 55. REGIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS COMPARISONS NO OF COUNTRIES LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 5 LEVEL 6 LEVEL 7 SCORE AVERAGE RANK Australasia (2) 93.14 91.98 95.35 80.73 94.54 85.30 88.30 629.30 8.00 Europe (40) 71.15 82.34 75.34 69.63 56.50 77.28 65.20 497.45 37.60 Americas (24) 56.64 64.46 61.99 62.22 56.46 66.06 61.74 429.57 53.75 Asia (23) 56.06 63.83 62.42 42.54 40.46 47.41 47.85 359.44 79.22 MENA (19) 50.86 54.97 51.84 28.37 34.58 47.37 46.24 314.22 94.37 Africa (37) 31.73 58.25 37.53 43.56 37.61 37.58 33.19 279.45 112.30 World (145) 50.46 62.48 55.19 48.66 43.18 52.71 47.95 345.30 72.50 This conclusion aligns with the Values of Humanity previously discussed. Safety/security of citizens, and the level of peace/violence Top Priority Level of Consciousness Social cohesion and social progress with regard to the integration and tolerance of people of different ethnicities, religions or sexual orientation. Least Priority Level of Consciousness
  56. 56. THE TEN MOST CONSCIOUS NATIONS FINLAND GCI Score: 653.30 1 NORWAY GCI Score: 643.91 2 DENMARK GCI Score: 643.05 3 SWITZERLAND GCI Score: 639.70 4 SWEDEN GCI Score: 639.27 5 ICELAND GCI Score: 638.61 6 NEW ZEALAND GCI Score: 635.23 7 CANADA GCI Score: 626.94 8 AUSTRALIA GCI Score: 623.43 9 LUXEMBOURG GCI Score: 621.21 1 0
  57. 57. Happiness Index vs GCI
  58. 58. TOP HAPPINESS vs TOP CONSCIOUSNESS FINLAND NORWAY DENMARK ICELAND SWITZERLAND SWEDEN NEW ZEALAND CANADA AUSTRALIA LUXEMBOURG FINLAND NORWAY DENMARK ICELAND SWITZERLAND NETHERLANDS CANADA NEW ZEALAND SWEDEN AUSTRALIA HAPPINESS CONSCIOUSNESS
  59. 59. THE SIX MOST CONSCIOUS NATIONS ARE IN EUROPE Finland, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden and Iceland all operate from the worldview People Awareness GCI RANKING 1- 6 NORWAY DENMARK SWITZERLAND FINLAND SWEDEN ICELAND
  60. 60. Luxembourg, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, UK and Belgium all operate from the worldview World Awareness LUXEMBOURG BELGIUM NETHERLANDS GERMANY AUSTRIA UNITED KINGDOM IRELAND THE NEXT MOST CONSCIOUS NATIONS IN EUROPE GCI RANKING 10 - 16
  61. 61. THE NEXT MOST CONSCIOUS NATIONS IN EUROPE Slovenia, France, Spain, Malta, Portugal, Estonia, Italy and Cyprus all operate from the worldview Nation Awareness GCI RANKING 18 - 31 PORTUGAL SPAIN FRANCE ITALY SLOVENIA ESTONIA MALTA
  62. 62. THE LEAST CONSCIOUS NATIONS IN EUROPE Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Montenegro operate from the worldview State Awareness GCI RANKING 33 - 47 LATVIA LITHUANIA POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC SLOVAKIA HUNGARY CROATIA ROMANIA BULGARIA MONTENEGRO GREECE
  63. 63. HOW UNIFIED IS THE EUROPEAN UNION? NOT VERY UNIFIED! PEOPLE AWARENESS WORLD AWARENESS NATION AWARENESS STATE AWARENESS
  64. 64. ATLAS OF WORLDVIEWS PEOPLE AWARENESS WORLD AWARENESS NATION AWARENESS STATE AWARENESS 1 STATE AWARENESS 3STATE AWARENESS 2

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