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Business Solves Today’s Problems

By | September 9th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

I imagine a world in which business solves today’s problems. So that... We use some of the significant wealth and resources in the business world to address issues like poverty and inequality, environmental degradation, and enables conflict resolution to prevent wars. The demonisation of business is replaced with respect because industry has earned the public's trust back. Today, business is seen as running in spite of people’s needs and oblivious to the limits of natural resources, with no regard to long-term sustainability. Commercial institutions are regarded as short-sighted, and uncaring entities that flog their widgets regardless of if they are actually needed or useful for [...]

Empathy is Ubiquitous

By | September 8th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership|

reWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 20 I imagine a world in which empathy is ubiquitous so that... Emotions are met with openness, curiosity and compassion. Concerns and misgivings are aired and dealt with in an openhearted manner. Edge dwellers are accepted for their eccentricity without judgement or social isolation. Today we judge before seeking to understand. Many of our emotions go unexpressed and are associated with shame and fear. Our emotionally phobic culture validates our tendency to squelch our emotions and perpetuates social isolation, enforcing a rigid scope of 'normalcy'.  Our frayed social fabric is marked by disconnection. [...]

Creative Expression brings Everyday Inspiration

By | September 7th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

reWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 19 I imagine a world in which creative expression brings everyday inspiration. So that... Children keep their creativity after age 12 and into the rest of their lives. Those of us who live outside the lines or on the edges of ‘normal’ can live long, healthy, happy and fulfilling lives. The arts are valued for the important role they play in society and our artists are thriving members of our communities. Today, between age 9 and 12 children begin to loose touch with their creative selves and learn to conform and ‘fit in’ to society. This is a tragic loss of creativity [...]

Personal Responsibility is Common Practice

By | September 6th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

reWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 18 I imagine a world in which personal responsibility is common practice, so that... Integrity is routine and a choice rather than an obligation Transgressions are fleeting because they’re dealt with promptly Parliamentary sessions discuss political matters respectfully and gain a deeper understanding of issues Today our culture is rife with finger pointing, blame and deflection of responsibility. Our political leaders, celebrities and even our justice system have questionable morality the way 'being responsible' is modelled for society. According to Billboard Magazine, “It wasn’t me” by Shaggy was the first #1 song of [...]

Technology is Designed with the Big Picture in Mind

By | September 5th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 17 I imagine a world in which technology is designed with the big picture in mind. So that... Excitement is more present than fear when people think about technology and the future. Products are produced with users at the core of their design. Resources used in technological innovations are oriented around best use and least waste.   Current state example. Today we see a lot of our products end up in landfill after a single use, we seem to have a love-hate relationship with technology. E-waste is a huge issue, often the result of [...]

We Learn to Ride the Wave of Disruptive Innovation

By | September 4th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

reWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 16 I imagine a world in which we learn to ride the wave of disruptive innovation. So that... We start to catch up with technological change and innovation. Technological change becomes driven by social and ecological values. We own our unique human qualities while embracing the role of technology in our society. Currently there is a lot of fear about technological change. We forget that it’s humans that are creators of the change. We are the innovators yet the advances in technology seem to be based on what can be done without much regard for [...]

People Listen for Understanding before Agreement

By | September 3rd, 2016|Future, Leadership|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 15 I imagine a world in which people listen for understanding before agreement. So that... We take time to hear more fully to what’s being said, rather than thinking about if we agree or not. Conversations are enjoyable and considerate, discussions are responsive to both the words and the unspoken. Relationships focus on understanding and communities emphasise mutual respect. Most of the time, in conversation we are thinking about if we agree and how we’ll respond rather than listening deeply. Rarely to we focus on if we understand fully before responding. Conversations are [...]

We feel Safe to Express our Whole Selves

By | September 2nd, 2016|Blog Challenge, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Self-Awareness|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 14 I imagine a world in which we feel safe to express our whole selves. So that... Emotions are ok to express, valued, learned from and moved through rapidly. Our silly side is welcomed and seen as appropriate in more circumstances. Creativity is unleashed in every aspect of life. Our current work culture is about bringing our professional selves to work at the expense of the rest of ourselves. This means our creativity, fun, and emotions are often put aside in favour of technical expertise. When we go outside the narrow band of acceptable expression our sanity is questioned. If we’re too happy we must be on drugs. [...]

All Genders Feel Safe in Public Toilets

By | September 1st, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 13 I imagine a world in which all genders feel safe in public toilets. So that... Women know that public toilets are a safe place for them to be. Men know it’s safe to use public toilets.  Transgendered people aren’t questioned when they use public toilets.  Gender diverse people are as safe as anyone else when they use public toilets.  In March 2016 North Carolina passed a law requiring people to use public toilets that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate, this caused an uproar that brought discrimination toward transgendered and [...]

We use our Capacity to Know Beyond our Intellect

By | August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 12 I imagine a world in which we use our capacity to know beyond our intellect So that... We incorporate our intuition, emotional intelligence and somatic wisdom into how we know what we know. Humans make wise decisions based on integrating all these ways of knowing. We develop our capacity to cultivate collective intelligence. Today we prize our brain as the ultimate source of knowing what we know. Recent research has shown that our hearts and abdomen have neural networks that ultimately constitute a second and third ‘brain’. We have been taught to distrust our emotions and even ‘emotional intelligence’ theory focuses on the [...]