I asked him when this “leap” would actually happen. He cleared his throat
and responded, “I don’t know the exact date, but you will know when it
happens.” One could detect a twinkle in his eyes as if he was gently
warning that we would have quite a challenge with this “leap.”
I believe it is happening now. I sense we are witnessing the “perfect storm”
- those moments when major inflection points appear to converge, and our
historical clocks are set on a new epoch, a sea change, a transformation
that cuts across so many domains, even cultures and continents.
When the United States inaugurated a new president on Tuesday, it was
not simply the typical ceremony in Washington, DC, nor were its
implications restricted to just a swearing in of a new leader.
The multiple millions who braved the freezing weather in Washington
came from around the world. Others were tuned in on CNN,
or various Internet news sources. One could detect pixie dust
on the whole magical scene, as if we were about to rescued by a
human who appears to transcends mere mortals, a gift from the gods.
On Wednesday morning we all woke up to our realities, problems, and
challenges, and we all know what they are. No need to repeat them here.
Clearly, “we are the people” and “this is the time.” But, to do what?
How can 21st Century problems be addressed with 21st Century Solutions?
The presidential campaign and victory were about “change.”
Here we ask, change FROM what and TO what ?
We plan to address these matters during 2009 with a new
conceptual model – Psychology at the Large Scale.
Spiral Dynamics is a worldview of worldviews
You will be introduced to MeshWORKS Solutions (MWS) that design and
implement Functional Flows. You will learn how to create Transpartisan
Processes (TPP) that mobilise all stakeholders and resources and bring
them to bear on our complex problems. Just as the US Air passenger plane
was recently able to crash land on the Hudson and instantly mobilize all of
the factors that made survival possible, it will take the same collaborative
effort to deal with our challenges and threats. This is not a call for naïve
“come together” sessions that only foster limited views, good-feeling
experiences, or consensus-driven, superficial solutions.
Something new will be required, as we align technology with
human systems, and levels of development with appropriate
and tailored packages, for the benefit of the whole.