Modes of Progression

René Girard developed a theory called mimetic desire. I would like to address part of this theory here and set it in a bigger arena. People are masters of imitation. As much as we often have the desire to be self-governed and independent, we learn most by imitating others. That is part of mimetic desire.… Continue reading Modes of Progression

Soft Skills, Spiral Dynamics, CliftonStrengths and more

First, we probably have to define what soft skills are: Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. They include how you interact with colleagues, how you solve problems, and how you manage your work. As a start, let me give you some examples for soft skills. This is a rather long… Continue reading Soft Skills, Spiral Dynamics, CliftonStrengths and more

Vertical and horizontal Assessments

There are many psychometric assessments on the market today. Let’s name a few of the more famous ones: Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI, based on Carl Gustav Jung’s typology, with 16 types along the dichotomies of introversion vs. extraversion intuition vs. sensory thinking vs. feeling perceiving vs. judging The Enneagram, based of the work of… Continue reading Vertical and horizontal Assessments

Spiral Dynamics vmemes

First, a definition. What do I mean by vMeme? A meme, plural memes, is some content of consciousness, e.g. a thought. More broadly, it is “an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.” After “Memes in digital culture” by Limor Shifman, and… Continue reading Spiral Dynamics vmemes