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 take Time to Rest, Reflect and Play

By | August 30th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 11 I imagine a world in which we take time to rest, reflect and play. So that... we are able to bring our best to our work when we are with family and the people in our lives that are important to us, we can be present. our learning about past actions can inform future actions. we enjoy this one wild and precious life to the fullest extent possible. In our modern world, work is prioritised over everything else. And when we get to the end of our life we wonder why we spent so much time working. Children learn that [...]

Humans Treat Eachother with Respect

By | August 29th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 10 I imagine a world in which Human beings treat eachother with respect So that... Compassion is common. Incarceration is abolished as an archaic and ineffective practice. Restorative justice is regular practice. The need for police is drastically reduced. Non-violent communication techniques are taught in schools. Conflict resolution tools are commonly used to resolves disputes promptly and effectively. Families deal with issues to avoid the risk of weakening social bonds. Neighbours know and trust each other. Today, the daily news is filled with stories that represent deep disrespect for eachother. Conflict is the central core that our world seems to revolve around. [...]

Learning is Lifelong and Encouraged at all Ages.

By | August 28th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 9 I imagine a world in which learning is lifelong and encouraged at all ages. So that: Schools welcome teachers and learners of all ages, Communities have a reciprocal teaching and learning ethos. Society develops with technological change and integrates greater levels of understanding our humanity. Our current thinking about learning is that it’s primarily the formal kind. The kind that involves sitting in a classroom using informative learning. This style confines us to the idea that learning comes from outside of us, from other’s who know more. In general, it negates our life experience [...]

Governments are adequately funded to deliver public value

By | August 27th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Future, Leadership|

ReWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 8 I imagine a world in which governments are adequately funded to deliver public value So that... • Hospitals can treat people when they need to be treated. • Health care systems focus on building relationships, strong communities and are an integrated system founded in social determinants of health • Prevention programs reduce the demand for acute care. • Public services roles such as teachers and police officers are paid in a way that reflects the benefit to society and attracts bright minds and caring professionals.  • Tax-payer funded services that we all rely on are provided in a way that we can [...]