Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
One More on Fixing Democracy, Part 3
This is the last in a series of posts on how to make our
democracy work better based on an article, The
Wisdom of Crowds, How to involve ordinary citizens in complex political
decisions, by Marco Visscher, in The Intelligent Optimist magazine
“The Danes realizing over beers in a Copenhagen café 25 years ago never imagined
their radical idea would strike such a chord.‘We usually meet skepticism in the science and industry communities, but
it fades during the process,’ says Kluver.He understands that experts tend to view social and political challenges
as technical problems, while citizens raise ethical and cultural issues. ‘The
conference usually provides a milestone for them to which they refer even years
later,’ he says.
“Satheesh believes there’s a lesson to be learned: Talk to
the people first, before you make political decisions. ‘Put all your cards down
in front of them,’ he says. ‘Don’t cheat. Don’t hide. Let them make