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Our Philosophy

We live in exciting times of change and upheaval, great transformation and confusion. Globalization moving towards decentralization and localization, fundamentalism and ethnic polarization to pluralism, peak oil moving the economy towards renewable energy, shift from western medicine to holistic health and well-being, from materialism to spirituality.  This shift will have winners and losers, as such this is time for inspiration to manage this transformation to keep our planet in balance.

Media and people movement has more and more cultures interacting with each other, creating a need to honour Pluralism.  Inspiring leaders of sustainable organizations value diversity and form alliances based on openness and understanding towards other cultures their values and faiths.
Sage Ontario for Mindful Leadership work on the premise that each culture has something of value to offer to another culture and equally importantly something of value to learn and imbibe from another culture.   Also a mixture of cultures is more likely to lead to an enrichment of one’s intellectual, emotional, artistic, spiritual, humanitarian and moral visions.
Bill Torbert, Professor Emeritus in Leadership at the Boston College, USA coined the term Power of Balance to mean self-balancing, increasing personal integrity, increasing institutional efficacy, and increasing social justice.
At Sage Ontario, we believe that this Power of Balance will arise from re-converging mind and matter which parted 700 years ago with Bacon and then Descarte promoting the science to separate from the humanities.  Since then, science has been driven in the West through a culture of cognition and materialism where as the East has held onto emotionality and spiritualism.    
Western culture has brought us the technology driven world we live in.  It has given us wealth, comforts and longevity which impacts on the sustainability of the environment and human society.   
We at Sage Ontario believe that then East and West can converge again to create a world with a better balance – hence, the Power of Balance.

All our consulting and training interventions are founded on bridging the gap between these two cultures to create the Power of Balance, so organizations can become powerful agents of change to make the world more sustainable for our future generations.

WESTERN CULTURES

EASTERN CULTURES

Individualism
Communalism
Cognition
Emotionality
Free Will
Determinism
Materialism
Spiritualism

Reference: Pittu Laungani, Ph.D.

Lalith Gunaratne
CET, Dip Mech Eng (ON)
Dip Mkt (CIM), MSc (Bath)
 
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Who is Lalith Gunaratne

Lalith Gunaratne is an avid student of human behaviour.He is constantly seeking the answers to the Socratic question of "what makes a meaningful life?".He is a product of both the East and the West, which allows him to transcend cultures and understand the nature of people and relationships in a host of situations in both professional and personal settings.

His educational background covers diverse disciplines including Engineering, Marketing, Leadership and Responsible Business (CSR) and is complemented by his personal research and inquiry into the humanities covering religion,spirituality,
psychologypsychotherapy,biology,
sociology,anthropology
neuroscience and history.This affords him a unique perspective of the human condition and in particular how people endure in a competitive world of suffering and challenge.He celebrates the human spirit and its endeavour to overcome life's challenges and live a life of balance in the middle path. He is a proponent of the Power of Balance.

Lalith is a successful entrepreneur who brings both practical experience and a diverse worldview to the arena of organizational consulting, coaching, training, facilitation and corporate social responsibility. He pioneered a solar energy venture in the late 1980's which was subsequently soldto Shell Renewables International in 1999 and has intimate knowledge of setting-up and running a business.Read More

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