This portion of TLO's Worldview and Mindset Resources site is designed to profile practitioners who are using what they know about worldviews and mindsets with their coaching and consulting clients. It will highlight leading practitioners who can help you to better understand how to think about the complex nature of a civilization's, a society's, or an individual's worldview. It will also feature practitioners who help clients in specific professions or disciplines -- for example, leaders, learners, or change consultants -- enhance their awareness of the presence and power of their implicit habits of mind. Finally, it will also feature practitioners working in the real world who encourage their clients to apply progressive worldview ideas an frameworks, including neurobiological principles, tenets, and practices in their efforts to expand and strengthen their personal habits of mind and modes of thinking.
Dr. Annick de Witt
There aren't many people who know much about worldviews who, in practical ways, help individuals, teams, and organizations understand the historical and the contemporary nature of worldviews. There are even fewer who are interested in helping individuals understand their own personal own worldviews, including the ways in which these worldviews are impacting and directing their lives.
Actually, we know of only one -- Dr. Annick de Witt -- who is currently doing original research while also working as an thought leader highlighting for interested individuals and groups the connections between our current worldviews and the critical issues of today. The only one I can find who's helping interested individuals and organizational leaders find effective ways of expanding their mindsets as a way to improve their thinking and their actions.
One of the most interesting and useful ways that Dr. de Witt is helping us, as individuals, is through her Worldview Awareness Test. Actually, we discovered Dr. de Witt through her Worldview Awareness Test. When we first used it, this test did three important things for us. First, the results this test provided confirmed our sense of our own personal worldview. Second, the side-by-side nature of the worldview descriptions that Annick provided with her assessment results helped us better understand the differences between each of the four alternative worldviews that she's identified. And finally, but most importantly, thinking about our test results, especially and the portraits provided, helped us recognize, for the very first time, what we'd clearly not realized until then: Each of Dr. de Witt's four Universal Worldviews -- i.e., Traditional, Modern, Postmodern, and Integrative -- is a worldview that's alive and active in today's world.
Overall, the key insight to be gained from taking Dr. de Witt's Worldview Awareness Test is a real appreciation for the fact that all four of the worldviews that she describes are active in the world today, and that the people who are holding each of these worldviews are holding them as "sacred truths." Which, all too often, means that their worldview is what's driving them to struggle and compete with other worldviews for dominance. This insight alone made it clear that it's actually incumbent on each of us to be aware of these truths, and to invest some time and energy in making them meaningful.
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