FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE / VON BEWUSSTSEIN ZU BEWUSSTSEINSINTELLIGENZ

An electrical device neither contains nor produces electricity itself nor is our body the source of life energy. Instead, a body only comes to life and a brain becomes conscious when it is connected to life energy. Next: Control is required. While consciousness turns on the power supply, intelligent awareness controls activities and behavior (e.g. … Continue reading FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE / VON BEWUSSTSEIN ZU BEWUSSTSEINSINTELLIGENZ

LET YOURSELF OFFEND. The benefits of letting you get offended.

You get an understanding and compassionate ear here, but the most significant benefit lies in permitting me to offend you. First of all, if I didn’t dare to offend, I couldn’t be honest. Being offended offers a real-world check outside of one’s comfort zone. Second, if I solely entertained you, I’d waste your time distracting … Continue reading LET YOURSELF OFFEND. The benefits of letting you get offended.

Hierarchy of Needs

Five levels of needs, or motivators, that humans experienceAs levels of needs are met, humans will be motivated to achieve the next level of needs-Abraham Maslow Was an American professor of psychology, working throughout his career at Brandeis College, Brooklyn College, and Columbia University. Born in Brooklyn, New York, into a large family of seven … Continue reading Hierarchy of Needs

Happiness can be learned

Genetic influenceThere are some genetically different preconditions of individual mood levels. However, as long as not a disease, within the genetic range of possibilities we can develop our mental condition very much towards a bright and positive mind. Fulfilling the human needs related to personal development and self-determination are essential to that.Economic situationIf you have … Continue reading Happiness can be learned

Leadership, (Cultural) Threats, and Change

Strong culture – weak culture A strong organizational culture helps leadership and motivation, but it risks to become too rigid and inflexible. A leader needs to balance the inflexibility of a strong organizational culture with resistance to change from a too weak organizational culture. Creating the need for change A leader is analyzing and realizing … Continue reading Leadership, (Cultural) Threats, and Change

Global Mindset in Japan: A Critical Evaluation

Summary. This article critically sheds light on current socio-economic challenges for Japan and the need for developing a global mindset for companies in a globalizing world. With little chance for getting a management position before the age of 40 and confronted with dominating domestic demand for a monolingual male workforce, Japan’s youth gets blamed for … Continue reading Global Mindset in Japan: A Critical Evaluation

Developing Distributed Leadership (DL) for Social Change

(1) Distinct Co-operative Governance Challenges, (2) Distributed Leadership (DL), Self-awareness, Servant Leadership, and Safe Learning Spaces, (3) Empowerment for Service, Democracy, and Value-based Management, (4) Accountability for Strategic Leadership Processes: “Leading is a function, not a status.” Distinct Co-operative Governance Challenges Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and Co-operatives that are run according to cooperative principles, face distinct … Continue reading Developing Distributed Leadership (DL) for Social Change

Cooperatives in Japan (Article Series): Part 4/4 – Overview of the Japanese Cooperative sector

Overview and Conclusion article for Part 1 – Part 4, please see here. In this article, several Japanese co-operatives of different types and from various sectors are briefly introduced. The goal is not to create a directory in the sense of a comprehensive list, but rather to distill essential characteristics of the co-operative sector and the … Continue reading Cooperatives in Japan (Article Series): Part 4/4 – Overview of the Japanese Cooperative sector

Attachment and Moral Development Theory

Summary This essay evaluates whether “the fundamental problem of social psychology is the moralization of the individual by the society” (McDougall, 1908 as cited in [1], p.8). Also, how does attachment theory permeate aspects of human (and ecological) relationships [2], and how are emotional, moral, and identity development and personality theory aspects intertwined? Finally, implications … Continue reading Attachment and Moral Development Theory

Relational aggression in the form of maternal gatekeeping

Relational aggression Human aggressive behavior is any intentional causation of harm to others, and increasingly severe acts of aggression can represent even violence (Anderson & Bushman, 2002). Anderson and Bushman (2002) distinguish between instrumental and hostile aggression, the former being a means to reach a goal and the latter being a reactive impulse to harm … Continue reading Relational aggression in the form of maternal gatekeeping

Factors that affect happiness and the risks for suicide

Unhappiness causes increased risk for suicide. Cultural and economic factors matter. Modernization, social integration, and psychological factors matter too. Many individuals who display a strong desire to die also have a strong desire to live and may decide to do so as long as the necessary support can be obtained. To understand and provide the environment that … Continue reading Factors that affect happiness and the risks for suicide