Gardner's newest book, Five Minds for the
Future outlines the specific cognitive abilities
that will be sought and cultivated by leaders
in the years ahead.
The Disciplinary Mind: the mastery of
major schools of thought, including
science, mathematics, and history, and of
at least one professional craft.
The Synthesizing Mind: the ability to
integrate ideas from different disciplines
or spheres into a coherent whole and to
communicate that integration to others.
The Creating Mind: the capacity to
uncover and clarify new problems,
questions and phenomena.
The Respectful Mind: awareness of and
appreciation for differences among
human beings and human groups.
The Ethical Mind: fulfillment of one's
responsibilities as a worker and as a
Drawing on decades of cognitive research and
rich examples from history, politics, business,
science, and the arts, Gardner writes for
professionals, teachers, parents, political
and business leaders, trainers, and all who
prize the cognitive skills at a premium for