The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.

Stephen Covey

June Week 2: Control And Cultural Structures


Overview And Objectives

This week we will look at the different forms of control and the way in which control is set up as a cultural system. We will learn why we have it as well as the healthy and unhealthy manifestations of control in cultural systems.


Control And Culture

This video breaks down different ways people try to control and what they are trying to control.

Control, Discipline And Authoritarian Structures

Control is a challenging subject. Controlling cultural structures have been with us for a long time. This course explores them, both the upside and downside.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insights Into Controlling Structures And Their Impact On Sensitive People

Different considerations and insights about controlling organizations and cultures.

Boy Scouts Are From Mars, Girl Scouts Are From Venus

Boy Scouts is a blue organization and Girl Scouts Orange/Green. This article compares them.

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The Wise Man Of The East

Insights into the Blue Culture of Singapore

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When Nature Has to Conform To Culture: Highly Sensitive People In A Nonsensitive Culture

HSP Dr. Carrie Hersch, a cultural anthropologist,  on sensitivity and culture.

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Connecting The Dots

Questions, ideas, and insights to stimulate your thinking and to help integrate this week's information into your life.

Insight 1

Bias is not the truth. A culture that devalues sensitivity misses out on a lot of insight and wisdom.

Insight 2

It is important not to internalize the false perceptions about sensitivity promoted in the Western world.

Insight 3

Although insensitive people get a lot of acclaim, some of the best leaders are sensitive people. 

This Month's Courses

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