The authors criticize all institutions for either solving the wrong problem unintentionally, or worse, intentionally tackling the right problem in the wrong way. They claim government is particularly prone to doing both.
Luís Cochofel's insight:
Interesting discussion upon the power of questions and the big problems we face when we have to address one...
Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. How can a country successfully move its young people from education to employment?
"Publicly stating core values and beliefs requires courage because that declaration creates an expectation of specific behavior. Following through with that behavior over time requires commitment. However, if groups or individuals do not examine their values and work to achieve alignment, agreement and acceptance, they have no clear direction. A values statement is a means to that end."
"Developing a values statement is relatively easy; living those values is not."
Instead of trying to change your feelings (as cognitive therapy attempts to do), change how you choose to view your thoughts. Practicing this way, we can notice what's without immediately reacting, thus become better to choose how we want to react.
Luís Cochofel's insight:
Now that you know this, what will your mood be like...?
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This is so very important - so that you see an OPTION that may allow you to turn your own knowledge into what you meant the moment you've decided to invest on such a career: supporting individuals and business on their efforts to build a better, thoughtful and more sustainable future - that I guess you would not want to miss it!
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