What is Global Intelligence? Find out on Connections Radio as hosts Dr Jordan Paul and Cynthia James chat with Mark Gerzon about his how Global Intelligence can resolve world issues…
Mark Gerzon is renowned for the conflict resolution skills he brings to hot spots around the world. From these experiences comes his idea of Global Intelligence (GQ). As distinct from Emotional Intelligence (EQ) or Intellectual Intelligence (IQ), GQ is the intelligence we need to manage our planet. Mark believes that because we’re all connected, striving for a sense of global oneness, or global connection, needs the same universal set of principles such as compassion and caring, that we feel for our own family and community members. He cautions us, “I’m all in favor of spiritual and philosophical statements of oneness but unless we transform how we deal with conflict, oneness comes to a screeching halt as soon as we come up against differences of opinion.”
Mark Gerzon is Founder and President of Mediators Foundation, an institution that is designed for learning the skills to bridge differences and creating oneness. Mark is also a UN mediator and leadership trainer who has worked all over the world in areas of conflict. In the United States, he is a pioneer in designing and facilitating Democratic-Republican dialogues, and was chief facilitator of the first two Bipartisan Congressional Retreats for the US House of Representatives. Mark’s most recent work is chronicled in,Leading Through Conflict (Harvard Business School Press) and American Citizen, Global Citizen: How expanding our identities can make us safer, wiser, healthier – and builds a better world (SpiritScope Publications).
Everyday Hero: Asha Williams is a Social Protection Consultant with the World Bank where she supports projects and activities to improve social safety nets, particularly cash transfers, targeted to the poor in the Latin America and the Caribbean.
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