Mitchell Rabin Interviews Dr. Don Beck on Spiraldynamics & World-Changing Projects

hubbard american-Visionary-wideWed.., April 24, 6pm EDT: World-renowned philosopher, futurist, evolutionary leader, teacher and author Barbara Marx Hubbard transitioned just two weeks ago with blessings given from around the world to her as she embarks upon the next steps of her profound journey.  Barbara has been a guest on A Better World Radio & TV a number of times over the years starting in her own living room in Santa Barbara around 10 years ago and her presence will be greatly missed.

Until her recent passing, Barbara was working with Don Beck, Ph.D. of Spiraldynamics fame on a series of global initiatives through the House of Lords, the United Nations and elsewhere.  To discuss these joint projects as well as his work-at-large, Don will be joining Mitchell in this week’s show.

beck donConceived and led by Dr. Don Beck, a leading global authority on value systems, societal change, and stratified democracy, SDi is an advanced extension and elaboration of the bio-psychosocial systems concept originated by the late Dr. Clare W. Graves of Union College, New York, and later developed as Spiral Dynamics – a model that Canada’s Maclean’s Magazine rather grandly dubbed  “The Theory that Explains Everything.”

Don has been developing, implementing, and teaching the evolutionary theory of Spiral Dynamics for more than three decades. Beck has elaborated upon the work of his spiralmentor, Clare Graves, to develop a multidimensional model for understanding the evolutionary transformation of human values and cultures. As cofounder of the National Values Center in Denton, Texas, and CEO of the Spiral Dynamics Group, Inc., Beck is employing the Spiral Dynamics model to effect large-scale systems change in and among various sectors and societies of the world. He is the author of Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership & Change, written with Christopher Cowan in 1996. Beck’s long consulting career has taken him to such diverse settings as 10 Downing Street to consult with Tony Blair’s Policy Unit; the south side of Chicago to address the problems faced by inner-city schools; the World Bank to consider the future of Afghanistan; and the boardrooms of major banks, energy companies, airlines, and government agencies. In his 63 trips to South Africa between 1981 and 1988, he had significant impact on political leaders, the business sector, religious leadership, and the general public in order to help bring about the peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy.

Out of his experiences there, Beck wrote The Crucible: Forging South Africa’s Future (1991) with Graham Linscott. Before his work in South Africa, Beck taught for twenty years at the University of North Texas. There he was named Outstanding Professor in 1978, named Honor Professor in 1979, and listed as an “Outstanding Educator in America”in 1980. Beck has also been the team psychologist for The South African Springboks, winners of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and has been associated with the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, the Texas Rangers (baseball), and the U.S. Olympic Committee for Men’s Track and Field. He writes a “sports values”column for the Dallas Morning News. He makes his home in Denton, Texas.

 

Mitchell Rabin is the Founder, President and CEO of A Better World Foundation & Media, with a background in psychology  stress management,IMG_9599 acupuncture and social entrepreneurship. He is a counselor, and executive coach all as a means of educating and inspiring clients and students alike to leading others by modeling humane, eco-sensitive values.  He has been a consultant to business leaders and CEOs of green and health-oriented start-ups over the past  25 years. He is an impassioned environmentalist and social entrepreneur using media & business as agents for change. www.abetterworld.tv    www.mitchellrabin.com

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