Values & Skills
Powerful tools to bring about transformation of yourself and others through the expression of your core truth.
Seven qualities distinguish conscious from unconscious individuals. Leaders who model these constructive attitudes and behaviors create a conscious culture.
Axialent helps individuals make the shift in consciousness required to experience life from a place of greater self and other awareness.
Unconscious Culture Conscious Culture
Unconditional Blame Unconditional Responsibility
People see themselves as victims of circumstances out of their control. Focus is on what others should have done.
People see themselves as actors who choose how to respond to circumstances. Focus is on what I can do.
Ethical Shortsightedness Essential Integrity
People seek immediate gratification without considering the ethical alignment of their actions. They subordinate values to material success.
People express essential values such as responsibility, honesty and respect. They seek success only through value-based strategies.
Ontological Arrogance Ontological Humility
People believe that their opinions are the truth. They claim to know how things are, how they ought to be and what needs to be done.
People believe that their opinions are one of many possible perspectives. They are curious, inquisitive and seek to understand others´ positions.
Manipulative Communication Authentic Communication
People withhold relevant information for personal gain. They use advocacy to dominate others and they never inquire.
People maximize the flow of relevant information. They use advocacy to help others understand their reasoning and inquiry to learn about other’s reasoning.
Destructive Negotiation Constructive Negotiation
People believe negotiation is a zero-sum game: one party wins what the other loses. They compete to prove they are right (and the other is wrong).
People believe negotiation can yield mutual gains: both parties can get what they truly want. They go beyond positions to consider underlying interests.
Negligent Coordination Impeccable Coordination
People make promises without a serious commitment to honor them. They break promises without concern for the consequences to others.
People make clear requests and grounded promises. They fulfill their commitments or re-negotiate when they are at risk.
Emotional Incompetence Emotional Mastery
People suppress emotions or lash out with disastrous consequences for themselves and others. They revert to automatic patterns of flight or fight.
People maintain their equanimity even in the midst of challenging circumstances. They explore their emotions without being hijacked by them.
"Axialent brings an essential philosophy for our times. Few ideas of the industrial age have been more destructive than the fragmentation between ethical life and economic success. The time has come to repair that fracture. Axialent offers a unique combination of tools and teaching methods to integrate an ethical management style with the requirements of business organizations." Peter Senge, MIT Professor, Axialent Academic Board