Five Minds for the Future

Howard Gardner


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We live in a time of relentless change. The only thing that?s certain is that new challenges and opportunities will emerge that are virtually unimaginable today. How can we know which skills will be required to succeed?

In Five Minds for the Future, bestselling author Howard Gardner shows how we will each need to master "five minds" that the fast-paced future will demand:

· The disciplined mind, to learn at least one profession, as well as the major thinking (science, math, history, etc.) behind it

· The synthesizing mind, to organize the massive amounts of information and communicate effectively to others

· The creating mind, to revel in unasked questions - and uncover new phenomena and insightful apt answers

· The respectful mind, to appreciate the differences between human beings - and understand and work with all persons

· The ethical mind, to fulfill one's responsibilities as both a worker and a citizen

Without these "minds," we risk being overwhelmed by information, unable to succeed in the workplace, and incapable of the judgment needed to thrive both personally and professionally.

Complete with a substantial new introduction, Five Minds for the Future provides valuable tools for those looking ahead to the next generation of leaders - and for all of us striving to excel in a complex world.

Howard Gardner cited by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the one hundred most influential public intellectuals in the world, and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Disciplinary Mind: The ability to think deeply within a specific discipline or field, mastering its concepts, methods, and tools for problem-solving.

  2. Synthesizing Mind: The capacity to integrate ideas from diverse disciplines and sources, creating new insights and innovative solutions.

  3. Creating Mind: Encouraging creativity and originality to produce new concepts, inventions, and works of art across various domains.

  4. Respectful Mind: Cultivating an appreciation and understanding of diverse perspectives, fostering empathy and respect for others' cultures and beliefs.

  5. Ethical Mind: Developing a moral compass and ethical reasoning to make principled decisions and actions in complex situations.

  6. Foresightful Mind: The ability to anticipate and prepare for future challenges, leveraging insights and planning ahead effectively.

  7. Systems Thinking: Emphasizing the importance of understanding complex systems, their interconnections, and implications for decision-making.

  8. Emotional Intelligence: Integrating emotional awareness and regulation into cognitive abilities for effective interpersonal interactions and leadership.

  9. Adaptive Learning: Promoting a mindset of continuous learning, adaptability, and flexibility to thrive in changing environments.

  10. Global Awareness and Responsibility: Encouraging a global perspective and a sense of responsibility towards global issues, fostering collaboration and problem-solving on a global scale.

Language English
ISBN-10 9781422145357
ISBN-13 9781422145357
No of pages 224
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Book Publisher Harvard Business Press
Published Date 01 Feb 2009

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