Systems thinking at the highest level and notions of responsible leadership are required that most political and business leaders are not capable of
It’s been called the perfect storm. Population grows; wealth creates exponential resource depletion; and our asocial economic model relies on growth, resource exploitation and money as the root, rather than the servant, of all wealth creation; and our banks and corporate entities are the dominant institutions alongside necessary but outmoded nation-states. The greatest challenges to change are the current economic system, nationalism, tribalism (in which is included religious fundamentalist churches) and misogyny.
The clash of civilisations is between those who understand that we have one world, finite resources, limited lifespans and a beautiful world, and those who believe in the infinite exploitation of people, planet and resources for personal, national or tribal gain. For some, this situation is best summed up as an Earth- and human-centric model of political economy versus neoliberal economics.
In my book, I discuss the age of globality and Earth awareness, where interdependence is the natural modus operandi, and I discuss the fact that peace is breaking out. Both of these major social systems changes in the history of humanity require three things to happen: individuals to act as local and global citizens; new global governance institutions; and new management skills and expertise to be taught in...