We’re all Minorities Now - Time for A Change in Thinking | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This thought-provoking, timely piece was written by one of my favorite people, Aaron Biebert on 8pmwarrior. Bravo, well put!


This is a must read as we usher in 2012


Here's an excerpt and what caught my attention:


The world has come to our backyard and now our race, political affiliation, language, religion, and fashion actually put us in the minority. Are you ready?


**When we swim down the stream from our little pond to the big ocean, we find out the truth. Our traditional majorities are not only meaningless,


**but they might cause us to lean on the wrong strength for a globalized world.


****Most people on Earth don’t speak a certain way, have a certain look, believe a certain thing, or act a certain way. Not even close. Anyone living in a majority mindset is living in a fantasy land as the world gets more connected.


**We won’t be able to ignore it.


**The big world out there is full of our future clients, doctors, suppliers, friends, and business partners.

So now what?


****Leaders need to change their understanding of strength and seek out opportunities to collaborate with others.


****We need more partners. We need to build more coalitions and seek more consensus when making decisions. Common ground will be more valuable than higher ground.


****The pride in any “majority” must be replaced with a newfound sense of wonder, awareness, and appreciation for others who are different.


**It’s time to focus on common ground and common problems.


Selected by Jan Gordon "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Conversations"


Read full article: [http://8pmwarrior.com/2011/12/were-all-minorities-now/]