Surviving and thriving through change

The most profound, impactful and sustainable way to change the thinking is to change the layer from where thought arises: awareness. Every movement is your decision, and harmony comes from being intelligently aware of your, your partners’, and the music’s desire to unfold. When the spirit of the music intuits your individual and collaborative intention to the imagination that the music is just perfectly reflecting the vibes of melted body and soul, Awareness Intelligence has come to play.

How poorly do we understand animal-human (dis-)similarity?

Having said that animals and humans are different, (for example as related to free will, human consciousness), when it comes to emotions, and especially pain and suffering, we should be careful.The question of animal-human similarity is indeed essential to decide whether animals should be treated alike and whether animals possess rights. What characteristic determines a … Continue reading How poorly do we understand animal-human (dis-)similarity?

“Nature or Nurture” approach to psychology (debate)

NatureBecause we inherit genes from our parents, we are born with a certain set of physical and personality characteristics.  NurtureThe environment around us impacts the way our personalities and preferences develop. *Cultural, social (parents, teachers, friends), technology, etc. General intelligence is considered to be significantly influenced by genetic disposition as well. There is agreement though, … Continue reading “Nature or Nurture” approach to psychology (debate)

Overjustification effect: Consequences in education & workplace

Findings from the Lepper et al.’s (1973) study suggest that presenting extrinsic rewards poses central problems in the schooling system in that it fails to preserve the intrinsic interest in learning and exploration that a child may seem to possess during his initial phase in school. This also has severe ramifications on the education system, … Continue reading Overjustification effect: Consequences in education & workplace

Constructivist Knowledge Sharing (and holistic human development)

Context sensitive (cultural aspect as well)Education should be fostered by a culture that is allowing for collaboration and emotional participation in the learning process and by not leveling out differences but integrating differences that are providing for rich learning opportunities [8]. Diversity may also support demanding enough circumstances favorable for learning in the ZPD [9].[8] … Continue reading Constructivist Knowledge Sharing (and holistic human development)

Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and Scaffolding

Lev Vygotsky was born in 1896 in Russia. He studied psychology, medicine, law and history at Moscow University and became a teacher in his hometown of Gomel.A Marxist, Vygotsky’s believed in the importance of a person’s social environment and background in relation to production. He strongly believed that an individual’s community played a major role … Continue reading Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and Scaffolding

80% is Psychology (Webinar) page

Welcome to ‘80% is Psychology!Your Unique Program for Individual Thriving, Organizational Performance, and the Common Good across Culturesarrow-down Get Your WEBINAR Seats in the 3 CoursesReserve your seat in any of the 18 Live Webinars now.Always on Thursdays, August 1st – December 19th, 2019**except the following Thursdays: Sept. 12th, Oct. 31st, and Nov. 7th, 20197:30 am … Continue reading 80% is Psychology (Webinar) page

80% is Psychology (Onsite) page

Welcome to ‘80% is Psychology!’Your Unique Program for Individual Thriving, Organizational Performance, and the Common Good across Culturesarrow-down Get Your ONSITE Seats in the 3 Unique CoursesReserve your seat in any of the next ‘80% is Psychology’ sessions now.Always on Tuesdays, July 30th – December 17th, 2019*from (19:00) 19:30 – ca. 21:00 in Pune (see … Continue reading 80% is Psychology (Onsite) page

The Intra-past

You come from what you were part of even before your birth. Each of us is one specific human-type cell of the whole cosmic energy body. It’s impossible that you are not of your origin. If you got this, you’ve established the foundations of intra-past awareness.

The difference between Awareness Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence

Without a more complete socio-temporal scope, people across different realities of societies, cultures, and eras are continuing to insist on which would be the most likely illusion of their places and times.

Expanding the here and now

What if you lived your conscious life confined to an inner shrinkage of the like of a so-called Matryoshka, a ‘Russian Doll,’ not realizing that you could be the whole and therefore missing even the prospect of ever seeing the world’s bright shining as it can only be experienced from the outermost layer? It’s up to us on which level our awareness resides.

Broadening the social scope

Today, geographical barriers across the globe dissolve, yet our thinking remains lacking global reach. Indeed, humanity so far did not keep mentally up with the speed of globalization. It has not developed a responding mindset that embraces an equally global world view from a humanistic perspective. This leads to sympathy without empathy, which is out of sync with reality and has severe implications.

Awareness as the hinge between consciousness and thought

Without consciousness, we cannot think any thought. Without awareness, we cannot create meaning from our thoughts. Non-aware thinking is random, often problematically emotion-driven, and potentially confusing. Awareness Intelligence is about the intelligence of creating meaning in one’s mentalizing and about the intelligence of self-generating useful thinking through awareness.

Strategic and Systems Thinking & Global Talent Management Strategies

Strategic thinking involves SYSTEM THINKING, reframing (e.g., positive thinking), and reflection (e.g., evaluating one’s reasoning). Strategic thinking is best enabled in unforceful leadership communities and has positive effects on information seeking behavior (Pisapia, J., 2006) A system thinker (as compared to a linear thinker) is able to improve the performance of a whole by not … Continue reading Strategic and Systems Thinking & Global Talent Management Strategies

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

The Meaning of Work (and Cultural Considerations at the Example of Japan)

  Introduction Definition of meaning Although ‘meaning’ isn’t reducible to a state-like single factor [1], the meaning of a concept (i.e., work) is related to how an individual does experience the significance of a situation that causes related inferential intentions to behave in a certain way [2]. While for many people the primary meaning of … Continue reading The Meaning of Work (and Cultural Considerations at the Example of Japan)

80% is Psychology: The History & Philosophy of Learning for Life

Public Event · Hosted by Mathias Sager – School & Advisory and J-Global Inc., Tokyo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/296127901169930/ Meetup (Ticket): https://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Self-Leadership-Meetup/ Hello and welcome! Whether in a few or many single sessions picked according to your interest, or be it by attending the whole certificate courses, you will learn, reflect upon, discuss and start to apply: How … Continue reading 80% is Psychology: The History & Philosophy of Learning for Life

80% is Psychology

School brochure download   Courses Tailored to Your Needs All courses are based on latest research and consistently assume a cross-cultural and cooperative perspective. The courses aim to equip the participants with practical tools for personal and career success and can be tailored to your needs, on-site and through eLearning. For increased Self-Efficacy Creativity Innovation … Continue reading 80% is Psychology

DEVELOPING HUMAN CAPITAL, CULTURAL AGILITY, AND GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT

Objectives To develop an understanding of the psychological aspects around human capital development, cultural agility, and the impact and effectiveness of different global talent management strategies. Description This course explores the interaction between personality, leadership types, and individual learning styles. Course participants will evaluate the psychological concept of talent and study the criteria for attracting, … Continue reading DEVELOPING HUMAN CAPITAL, CULTURAL AGILITY, AND GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT

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School brochure download   Courses Tailored to Your Needs All courses are based on latest research and consistently assume a cross-cultural and cooperative perspective. The courses aim to equip the participants with practical tools for personal and career success and can be tailored to your needs, on-site and through eLearning. For increased Self-Efficacy Creativity Innovation … Continue reading School