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Barrett Academy for the
Advancement of Human Values

To discover, incubate and develop

ideas, concepts and practices that support

the evolution of human consciousness.

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Evolutionary Pathways
Personal Evolution
We grow in stages of psychological development; we operate at levels of consciousness, and we live inside organizational cultures and societal worldviews.  For roughly the first twenty years of our lives our development is biologically determined by the growth of our bodies, brains and minds. Thereafter, if we live in a democratic regime, evolution is a personal choice. We must let go of our parental and cultural conditioning in order to evolve. If we live inside an authoritarian regime, then individuating– finding the freedom to be who we are may present significant challenges.
Organizational Evolution
Culture has become the new arena of competitive advantage. Who you are as an organization has become just as important as what you stand for. The culture of an organization, is a reflection of the values and beliefs of the leaders. Organization’s don’t transform; people do! The most successful organizations are driven by a core purpose and have a shared set of values. More and more leaders are recognizing that success lies not in being the best in the world, but the best for the world. Furthermore, they are aligning their organizations with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Societal Evolution
Every human being makes decisions about how to get their needs met based on their worldview. In addition to having a worldview, every human being lives inside a worldview—the worldview of the community or nation to which they belong. As long as your personal worldview is closely aligned with the worldview of your community/nation you will feel a sense of alignment and inclusion—a sense of belonging. If your worldview does not align with the worldview of your community/nation you may feel a sense of exclusion. Over the past 200,000 years Homo sapiens has evolved according to six worldviews. A new worldview is now emerging.
Concepts, Applications & Resources
To gain an understanding of the Academys' orientation, review some of our fundamental concepts via the links below.
See the evolution of values in action through one of our values assessments. Choose an option below that best fits your orientation.
We have an abundance of written, audio and video content on the evolution of human values that you can browse through via the links below.
Richard Barrett
Richard Barrett is the Founder of the Barrett Values Centre (BVC) and the Founder and Director of the Academy for the Advancement of Human Values (The Barrett Academy). He is an internationally recognized thought leader in the evolution of values, culture and leadership in business and society.
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