Archivados en June, 2013

Review: Power vs Force

En June 19, 2013 por Guillermo G. Garza Ph.D

In a complex world in which every day we face urgent, important and tough decisions, for our organizations, our lives and other peoples lives, having a high perspective, serenity and clarity of mind and peace in the heart become indispensable for management as leaders, coaches and contributors.

 

In his book “Power vs. Force”, David R. Hawkins displayed for the first time the different levels of human consciousness. Using clear, practical examples and anecdotes he provides an overview of how the consciousness level affects the subjectivity of individuals and groups and thus the way we perceive life and define our reality. In accordance with the uncertainty principle of quantum physics (Heisenberg) we can say that from our level of consciousness we create our reality. The level of consciousness is the cause and external reality is the effect.

 

Hawkins explains how in his Map of Consciousness ® the attitudes and positions of peace, serenity, clarity and purpose are in the middle and upper levels. This indicates that we should go up on this scale if we want to achieve those states and have them as resources to accordingly create our external reality, which we are responsible for.

 

Hawkins explains the muscle strength test, a simple but scientific tool for measuring or calibrating the consciousness levels and for detecting the level of integrity of our decisions and many other applications in all areas of life in organizations, businesses and in general.

 

Initially, only the understanding of this map of consciousness and the dynamics of subjectivity and reality creation raise the reader’s consciousness levels affecting for better on his vision, perception, decision making and creating your reality.

 

A highly recommended read for leaders and anyone interested in social and human behavior, as well as in the development of people and organizations.

 

Power vs Force
Autor: David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
ISBN: 0964326116

Book Review: Culture Clash

En June 18, 2013 por Guillermo G. Garza Ph.D

Culture Clash

Is your organization becoming multicultural?

 

 

 

Building the global competencies of your enterprise requires a relatively small, high-leverage investment, but leaders who fail to make that investment early on pay an enormouse price.
                                                                                                             T. D. Zweifel

 

 

In today’s world this question is superfluous. Without leaving our home we are already multicultural. Weather we like it or not we are in a world which the media and lightning fast speeds leads us to be citizens of a metaculture which consists of a unlimited mosaic of cultures that coexist inevitably.

The media, TV and social networks, cinema, our children’s studies, our jobs, economic, technological, market, resource and an endless etcétera, are screaming at us that “We are already multicultural!”

We exist in an inevitable multiculturality, so … why continue to behave as if only our culture exists? As if our culture was the best or the only one that should prevail over the other? Ignoring, rejecting, criticizing, minimizing and even discounting other cultures or their traits for being different, for thinking and acting in ways that are unknown, strange or different to what we consider “normal”. Paying a huge price for it.

In this excellent and practical book, Thomas D. Zweifel describes clear, simple, quick and convenient key factors that should be seriously considered if we want to succeed as global citizens within this multiculturalization of our societies, organizations and companies, personally or professionally.

In his book Zweifel shares valuable tools to ensure success or at least reduce the risks of failure in a multicultural company, including:

-The ten sins that generate the clash between cultures.

-Attitudes and practices to prevent a clash between cultures or reduce their impacts and effects.

-Four valuable tools to manage successful cultural fusions.

-And other useful elements to manage ourselves and others in multiculturalism.

 

What is shared in this book is of practical use not only with issues of countries or multinational business, but also within a single organization, society, country or even family.

Culture Clash is a necesary read for the development of citizens, entrepreneurs and global executives.

 

Culture Clash: Managing the Global High-Performance Team

Author: Thomas D. Zweifel, Ph.D.

ISBN: 1590790510