The Indigo Quadrant is where —
- Innovations are most needed to address pressing world problems of peace (see “War: Consequence of Negative Relationship Capital”);
- The $50 trillion losses in stakeholder capital from the recent global financial crisis is located (see “Q22- $8.3 Trillion: Cost to Americans of Disinvestment in Trust” and “A Value Driver behind Relationship Capital”);
- The foundation as well as gap of currient scientific practice lies (see “A Paradox of 20th Century Scientific Practice”);
- The convergence of two long-term societal megatrends are located; it is the direction of innovation and change for the planet (see “Q27- Combining Megatrends #1 and #2: the Next Societal Innovations?” and “Evolving Forms of Governance”)
- Weaknesses in KM initiatives lie (see “Tacit-Group Processes in KM”) and why change management often accompanies successful KM (see click “Change Management must accompany KM” in the CCLFI opening page).
This series of blogs is a contribution to the shaping of new “Indigo Practices” — the survival skills we inhabitants of Planet Earth need to learn if we are to “pull through” despite the global environmental, political and religious-civilizational crises we ourselves have unwittingly created.
The communication intents behind Indigo Learning Practices are simple but challenging: to be able to understand ourselves and each other so that we can learn and build together as a group, despite our cultural, political, religious and other differences.
Towards this end, we need new and different but more workable tools for —
- Self-understanding (see “L15- Double-Loop Learning”) and self-management (all blog posts from L11 to L26);
- Upgrading our mundane, ordinary but extremely difficult skills of listening (see “L12- Listening” and “L22- 200% Listening”) and voicing (see “L14- Voicing”);
- Learning among equals (see “12 Types of Learning”) as well as learning among people of unequal power (see “Q24- KM and Power: Constant Bed Fellows”);
- Learning how to learn as well as learning how to unlearn.
Here is my first-pass mind map of skills and tools for Indigo Learning Practices. It is an evolving mind map: I change and improve it from feedback from colleagues like you and as my concurrent personal experiences guide me as the blog series gets written one post at a time.
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