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/]