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Who are you, where are you from and do you do in your professional life?
I am Manuel Manga, I live in the San Francisco Bay area of USA and also in Brasilia, Brasil. I was born in Colombia and moved to USA when I was 13 years old. I grew up in New York City, I studied architecture ( the power of Design), and also psychology ( Curious about human nature, the mind, and our human potential).
I studied humanistic psychology and social psychology. My learning goals were to understand how to help human beings and social systems bring out the best in human beings.
I became a leadership and organizational consultant and coach. I have worked with leaders in all types of organizations around the world.
I am the director of the Center for Evolutionary Leadership. I designed this type of leadership to help human beings design a better world that is more just, partnership, sustainable and flourishing.
I teach evolutionary leadership in organizations, communities, universities, schools, and in open seminars. I also mentor people in becoming evolutionary leaders.

 

 

How have you collaborated with Kaospilot?
I met Peter Sims in Bogota , Colombia, I offered to teach an evolutionary leadership seminar to team 17 in Colombia. It was a great experience to meet so many positive oriented and intelligent students. The next year I went to Aarhus, and presented a second seminar on Evolutionary leadership, and it was a wonderful experience, and was impressed with the curriculum of the school and the quality of the students.
I also had the opportunity to develop mentoring relationship with several students.
I also had the pleasure to have several students visit the San Francisco area, Ylwa, Hazel, Frederick, and exchange many good times and conversations.
This year was my third time lecturing at Kaospilot on Evolutionary leadership, and found the students very engaging, I was impressed by their projects, and the learning desire.  I like doing the Ontological Designing seminar where they get to design future cultures, organizations, eco systems, etc.

 

 

How have you experienced your time at Kaospilot?
I Have experienced a good time at Kaospilot, it is a pleasure to lecture to a fantastic group of students, who ask very profound questions, and seem eager to make a difference in the world. I enjoy going to lunch and dinners with them, and when they ask me to mentor them, I am happy to do that for a few of them.
What questions would you ask, as the most important for your self and your work?
Some of the questions that I ask myself and my work are : How can we develop more leaders that can contribute toward a conscious social evolution for humanity. How can we wake up more people to become aware of the evolutionary crisis facing humanity and the need to redesign our world so that it becomes more just, sustainable, and flourishing for everyone.  How can we teach/ educate more people to assume a leadership role for human evolution ?

 

 

What inspires you in your work?
I find inspiration in people all over the world, who are awakened , eager to learn, people who want to make a difference, people who want to contribute toward a better world. People who see opportunities for social innovation, for social evolution, and students that when asked to redesign a society in a couple of hours, can do it. So I am inspired by human intelligence, and human desire for learning and making a better world.

 

 

What inspiration would you offer to young, aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs that want to make a positive change in the world?
I would offer them to create a powerful vision of a better world in their minds, to evolve their minds, beyond the tribal socio centric mind, to develop an evolutionary and global mind. I would encourage them to create a life purpose that is good for all humanity. I would encourage them to learn for the rest of their lives, to travel, to enjoy this beautiful planet. I would offer them to become evolutionary leaders, and to create projects, and partnerships, that can contribute toward a just, partnership, sustainable , and flourishing world.
I would offer them to study the works of other evolutionary thinkers, like Jonas Salk, Riane Eisler, Bucky Fuller,
Edgar Morin, Erich Fromm, and others, and stand on the shoulders of giants, and have fun too.