Part I Root Attitudes and Beliefs

Global settings create specific requirements for personal, organizational, cultural values. In general, there are no limits to the attitudes people hold.

Attitudes are learned throughout life and are embodied within our socialization process. In the global setting, some atti­tudes may be central to us – a core construct – which may be highly resistant to any change (perhaps a religious belief); whereas other, more peripheral atti­tudes, may change with new information or personal experiences.

A person should be a proactive, which means to be response to change creating new knowledge and finding methods of problem-solving. Reactive person cannot be creative which limits its opportunities and prevents from personal growth (Oden, 1997).

In the workplace, there should be full and genuine participation of staff concerned as early as possible, preferably well before the actual introduction of new equipment or systems.

A person should concentrate on the roots of the problem in order to remove doubt and indecision. It involves having an objec­tive to achieve and the tests of whether that objective is being achieved or not form the control criteria. Decisions involve the future and involve choice therefore they can be wrong (Cowen, 2002).

2. Achieving personal significance is another factor which ensures personal development and growth. Every person is unique personality (Hill, Levenhagen, 1995).

For instance, from early years many entrepreneurs and creative people, artists and musicians reveal creative skills in different aspects of life. On the other hand, researchers underline that these skills can be trained and developed in many people in spite of their sets of genes and nature. If a person understands his uniqueness, it creates new opportunities for companies. In global settings, it is crucial to find the essence and meaning of life.

Most people not only believe that worrying about difficulties becomes a way not to worry (or even think about) other pressing issues; people also believe that many common Amer­ican concerns about stress are misplaced. If a person understands his “divine role” and accepts his destiny, he becomes patient to other people trying to apply universal wisdom to life (Fitzsimmons, 1997).

3. To discard the negatives, every person should develop unique interpretation of “a self” and “the essence of life” based universal values and laws. All actions of people are aimed toward the positive, and purpose is in nature. This life philosophy frees people from worries (Gesteland, 1999).

The conditions of possibility, in which such a life can be attempted to be lived, take the view that the institutions of the modern state, as these are developing in the advanced societies, do have the potential for accommodating a range of spheres of life such as private morality and economic activity within which individualism could flour­ish, but which at the same time are held within a set of political institutions capable of securing.