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Richard Barrett - The Evolution of Global Consciousness Next Steps

  1. 1. THE EVOLUTION OF GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS NEXT STEPS September 2012
  2. 2. THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY, individuals and societieshave always focused their energies consciously orsubconsciously on a central key idea that could, ifsufficient energy and effort were devoted to it, helpthem move towards a more idealized future—afuture that would in some way make theirindividual and collective life experience better andassuage their fears. www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 2
  3. 3. Evolution of the Concept of Development Development as The Evolution of Human Consciousness Development as Human Well Being Development as Democracy Development as Economic Growth Development as Righteousness Development as Power Development as Safety Development as Survival www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 3
  4. 4. Development as Economic Growth Current Culture Current Culture ICELAND USA 2008 2010 Cultural Cultural Entropy Entropy 53% 58% PV-CC = 0 Materialistic PV-CC = 0 Bureaucracy CC-DC = 0 Short-term focus CC-DC = 0 Corruption Educational opportunities Blame Uuncertainty about the future Uncertainty about the future Corruption Wasted resources Elitism Materialistic Material needs Crime violence Wasted resources Unemployment Gender discrimination Conflict/aggression Blame Military strength www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 4
  5. 5. Development as Evolution of Human Consciousness Current Culture Bhutan 2008 Cultural Entropy 4% PV-CC = 1 Continuous improvement CC-DC = 6 Environmental protection Strict moral/religious codes Political rights Education Nature conservancy Shared vision Information availability Shared values Contentment Social justice www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 5
  6. 6. Cultural Entropy in Nations 60% 57% 56% 54% 54% 53% 51% 50% 48% 44% 43% 42% 40% 32% 31% 30% 26% 22% 20% 10% 4% 0% www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 6
  7. 7. THE CONTINUED PROGRESS of 14 billion years ofevolution is now dependent on the evolution ofhuman consciousness. If we want consciousness tocontinue to evolve, we need to shift from a state ofunconscious evolution to a state of consciousevolution. We must start assessing how well we aredoing by measuring ourselves against the fullspectrum of human needs. www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 7
  8. 8. First, Some Important Questions 1. What is consciousness? 2. What is evolution? www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 8
  9. 9. What is Consciousness? Consciousness is the mechanism that is used by atoms, cells and creatures to maintain their existence in the physical world. Consciousness is: “Awareness with a purpose” The Purpose of every entity is always the same: “To attain, maintain or enhance internal stability and external equilibrium” www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 9
  10. 10. What is Evolution? Based on the definition of consciousness we can define evolution as: “The unfolding ability of physical entities and their group structures to attain, maintain, and enhance internal stability and external equilibrium in increasingly complex environments.” OR “The unfolding ability of consciousness to unify itself in the physical world.” www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 10
  11. 11. The Universal Stages of EvolutionFrom the Big Bang … to the Present Day Stage 3 And as life conditions become even more complex, group structures then cooperate with each other to form a higher order entity. Stage 2 Evolution As life conditions become more complex, entities bond with each other to create viable independent group structures. Stage 1 Entities learn how to become viable and independent in their frameworks of existence. Energy Atoms Molecules Cells Organisms Creatures Homo sapiens www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 11
  12. 12. Stages in the Evolution of Individual Consciousness Stage 3: Serving Cooperating to create a higher order entity Integrating Stage 2: Self- Bonding to form a actualizing Evolution group structure Individuating Stage 1: Differentiating Becoming viable and independent Conforming Surviving Time www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 12
  13. 13. Stages in the Evolution of Societal Consciousness Stage 3: Global Serving Cooperating to create Grouping a higher order entity Regional Integrating Groupings Stage 2: Cohesive Self-actualizing Bonding to form a Nations Evolution group structure Nations Individuating Stage 1: States Differentiating Becoming viable and independent Tribes Conforming Bands Surviving Time www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 13
  14. 14. Stage in the Evolution of Consciousness Stage 3: Cooperating to create a higher order entity Stage 2: Bonding to form a group structure Stage 1: Becoming viable and independent www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 14
  15. 15. Primary Emotional Experiences Bliss Love Serenity Reverence Understanding Forgiveness Optimism Trust Trust Affirmation Hate Anxiety Fear Despair Blame Humiliation www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 15
  16. 16. The Role of FearTHE EVOLUTION OF GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS NEXT STEPS
  17. 17. WE GROW AND EVOLVE inconsciousness, individually and collectively, tothe extent that we are able to remove fear fromour lives. Fear prevents individuation and self-actualization and keeps us focused on ourdeficiency needs. www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 17
  18. 18. Four Types of Fear 1. Personal Conscious and Subconscious Fears 2. Cultural “DNA” Fear 3. Regime Fear 4. Situational Fear www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 18
  19. 19. Personal Fears Personal Fears: The conscious and subconscious fear-based beliefs we learn during childhood about satisfying our physical and emotional needs (increasing pleasure and avoiding physical and emotional pain) in our family environment. “Early Maladaptive Schemas [beliefs] seem to be the result of dysfunctional experiences with parents, siblings, and peers during the first few years of an individual’s life. Most schemas [beliefs] are caused by ongoing everyday noxious experiences with family members and peers which cumulatively strengthen the schema [belief].” Jeffrey Young, Founder and Director of the Cognitive Therapy Centres of New York and Fairfield County (Connecticut) www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 19
  20. 20. Cultural Fears Cultural “DNA” Fear The fears that are based on the historical journey of an ethnic group that is passed from one generation to the next about meeting its deficiency needs. Regime Fear The fears that are generated in totalitarian or authoritarian regimes that prevent people speaking the truth as they see it, and expressing a voice of dissention. Situational Fear The fears that are generated by citizen’s reactions to events that destabilize the internal instability and external disequilibrium of the nation. www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 20
  21. 21. Cultural “DNA” Fear Calculating Cultural DNA Fear: Starting Point: Hofstede’s Four Cultural Dimensions for 50 nations • Power/Distance (PDI value 11-104) • Collectivism versus Individualism (IDV value 6-91) • Femininity versus Masculinity (MAS value 5-95) • Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI value 8-112) www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 21
  22. 22. Levels of Cultural (DNA) FearItaly 216 Indonesia 255 People in theseIran 216 Turkey 256India 222 Pakistan 258 countries are primarilyFrance 223 Uruguay 260 focused on attemptingCosta Rica 224 Arab Countries 260Hong Kong 226 Malaysia 261 to meet theirEast Africa 227 South Korea 263 deficiency needsSpain 231 Philippines 267Belgium 235 Portugal 268Thailand 239 Peru 274Argentina 242 Salvador 278Yugoslavia 245 Greece 291Chile 251 Japan 292Taiwan 252 Colombia 295 Stage 1:Brazil 253 Ecuador 297 Becoming viableWest Africa 254 Mexico 299 Panama 311 and independent www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 22
  23. 23. Levels of Cultural (DNA) Fear Great Britain 142 New Zealand 147 Finland 152 USA 154 Canada 155 Australia 155 Stage 2: Ireland 158 Bonding to form a Jamaica 184 Israel 184 cohesive group structure Switzerland 191 South Africa 193 Germany FR 198 Singapore 201 People in these Austria 202 countries are attempting to individuate and self- actualize www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 23
  24. 24. Levels of Cultural (DNA) Fear Stage 3: Cooperating to create Denmark 81 a higher order entity Sweden 92 Norway 117 Netherlands 132 People in these countries are attempting to meet their higher order growth needs www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 24
  25. 25. Relationship between Fear and Democracy Level Authoritarian Pseudo- Electoral Liberal Regime Democracy Democracy Democracy 350 300 250 Level of Fear 200 150 100 50 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Democracy Index www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 25
  26. 26. Democracy Index According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) out of 167 countries surveyed in 2010, only 26 nations could be classified as full democracies—nations that have fulfilled the EIU’s operational requirements for democracy. There were 53 flawed democracies; 33 hybrid regimes; and 55 authoritarian regimes. • Full democracies attained a score between 8.00 and 10 (Liberal Democracies) • Flawed democracies scored between 6.00 and 7.90 (Electoral Democracies) • Hybrid regimes scored between 4.00 and 5.90 (Pseudo Democracies) • Authoritarian regimes scored below 4.00. www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 26
  27. 27. Fear vs. Democracy Index (Liberal Democracies) 350 300 250 Level of Fear 200 150 100 50 0 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 Democracy IndexDenmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, NewZealand, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, USA, UK, Greece,France, Portugal. www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 27
  28. 28. Fear vs. HDI (Liberal Democracies) 300 250 200 Level of Fear 150 100 50 0 0.7 0.72 0.74 0.76 0.78 0.8 0.82 0.84 0.86 0.88 Human Development Index www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 28
  29. 29. Conclusions The nations with the lowest levels of Cultural DNA fear are: a) Rich—they have achieved a level of per capita income that allows people to satisfy their physiological and emotional deficiency needs b) Egalitarian—the people pay very little attention to race, gender or class divisions c) The people feel cared for and safe—they trust that things will work out and are therefore at ease with uncertainty. www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 29
  30. 30. Conclusions The nations with the highest levels of Cultural DNA fear are: a) Poor—they have not achieved a level of per capita income that allows people to satisfy their physiological deficiency needs b) Unequal—there are significant inequalities and discrimination between people of different race, gender, religion, and class c) The people feel uncared for and unsafe—they cling together in their racial, ethnic or religious groups for protection and safety www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 30
  31. 31. Conclusions Reducing the Level of Cultural DNA Fear in high Authoritarian Pseudo- Electoral Liberal fear nations Regime Democracy Democracy Democracy USD 60,000 There is a close correlation USD 50,000 between the underlying level of Cultural DNA fear in GNI per Capita USD 40,000 a nation, the level Income per capita and the level of USD 30,000 democracy. As people are increasingly able to meet USD 20,000 their deficiency needs, the USD 10,000 level of fear declines and the demand for USD 0 individuation and self- 0 2 4 6 8 10 actualization triggering a Democracy Index shift to democracy. www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 31
  32. 32. Conclusions Authoritaria Pseudo- Electoral Liberal Reducing the Level of n Regime Democracy Democracy Democracy Cultural DNA Fear in low 350 fear nations 300 There is a close correlation between the underlying 250 Level of Fear level of Cultural DNA fear in 200 a nation, and the level of democracy. As the quality of 150 democracy increases, the 100 level of fear decreases because people have the 50 freedom and opportunities to individuate and self- 0 actualize. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Democracy Index www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 32
  33. 33. Building DemocracyTHE EVOLUTION OF GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS NEXT STEPS
  34. 34. Moving from Freedom to Trust The ultimate measure of the quality of a democracy is the level of trust (internal cohesion) that can be found in a nation and that the level of trust is inversely proportional to the level of cultural fear. 350 10 300 9.5 250 Democracy Index 200 9Level of Fear 150 8.5 100 8 50 0 7.5 0 20 40 60 80 0 20 40 60 80 Most People can be trusted (% agreeing) Most People can be trusted (% agreeing) www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 34
  35. 35. Moving from Freedom to Trust Trust Transparency Liberal Democracy Openness Stage 2:Evolution Fairness Bonding to form a cohesive group structure Accountability Electoral Democracy Equality Pseudo-democracy Authoritarian Regime Freedom www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 35
  36. 36. Democracy in UK, US and Sweden 10 9.17 9 8.5 8.07 8 7.18 7.28 7.18 7.02 6.86 7 6.68 6.38 6.04 5.86 6 5.63 5.29 5 4.96 4.85 5 4.43 3.95 4.07 3.82 4 3 2 1 0 Freedom Equality Accountability Fairness Openness Transparency Trust US UK Sweden www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 36
  37. 37. Democracy in UK, US and Sweden Cultural Entropy Democracy Index Level of Fear (2009) (2010) Sweden 92 31% 9.50 (4th) UK 142 43% 8.16 (18th) US 154 52% 8.18 (16th) www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 37
  38. 38. Freedom and Equality It is important to remember that the primary reason democracy came into existence was to curb the domination, power and excesses of the ruling/governing elites. If we fail to be vigilant on this matter; if we fail to institutionalise the value of equality, we will not see democracy flourish. We will slow down both the spread and progress of democracy, and revert back to authoritarian governance—at best through benevolent authoritarian elites; at worst through imperialistic authoritarian elites. Low Equality High Equality High Freedom Anarchy Democracy Low Freedom Elites Rule Communism www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 38
  39. 39. 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” • A shift from being the “best in the world” to the “best for the world” www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 39
  40. 40. We Need a New Way of Understanding Ourselves • A shift from “Ego” to “Soul” • Learning how to lead a “values-driven” life • Learning how to lead a “purpose-driven” life www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 40
  41. 41. Questions: Question 1: What can I do (or my company) to promote the evolution of human consciousness? www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 41
  42. 42. Questions: Question 2: What can we do (CTT Network) to promote the evolution of human consciousness? www.valuescentre.com Powerful metrics that enable leaders to measure and manage cultures. 42

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