Author of fifteen books, namely Frames of Mind, Creating Minds, and Leading Minds, famous Harvard Psychologist Gardner transformed how we think about intelligence, creativity, and leadership. Disciplined, synthesising, creating, respectful, and ethical are Gardner’s five mindset. They are not personality types, but rather ways of thinking that anyone can create if they put in the time and effort. Without these “minds,” people will be weak against unforeseen forces, confused by information, unable to succeed at work, and unable to make wise evaluations their behaviour in both personal and professional situations.
Gardner, who is well known for his theories of intelligence, expands that idea in this book. Five Minds for the Future is an approachable book that will encourage readers to continue learning throughout their lives and offer insightful advice to those responsible for developing leaders of the present and the future. So though each individual may succeed in one or more areas, we should all work to achieve a balance among the five minds.
Whatever their historical importance, these five minds will likely be essential in a world dominated by Science and Technology, global information transfer, computer-assisted routine tasks, and growing intercultural interaction.