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Thursday 24 April 2014

Social Emotional Resilience and the Psychology of Open Government

As any psychotherapist would say, the three leaders need to own up - and open up.

Under that shared spotlight, their political pathologies - and ideologies - will be on full display.  We'll see how they debate one another.

And how they interact with us as viewers and voters.  After all, we're also part of that group dynamic.

Sometimes, you can't but smile.

Martin Regg Cohn's article makes great points in and of itself, but there's something about it's framing that I particularly enjoy.

Dysfunctional government in need for group therapy to heal pathology/structural issues?

The notion of psychology - the study of the mind, i.e. mental health, being applied to social engagement in general and politics in particular?

And lastly, the whole idea of opening up, coming clean, being direct - and respecting each other and the public enough to maybe have an honest, rhetoric-free debate about the issues that faces us all?

How, pray tell, could such an ideal scenario be realized?

Funny you should ask, because there are people working on that right now.

You could be one of them.

To learn more about the emerging reality of mental health, resilience and productivity in the workplace, the changing (and improving) nature of communication and the massive potential of cross-sectoral, shared solution generation, stay tuned.

We've got something coming down the pipe that you're going to love.

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