Human Potential: One Antidote to Paris Terrorist Attacks?

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The Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential recently led a delegation that was in Paris in the immediate wake of the terrorist attacks. At their first annual fundraiser this week focused on human potential, they brought together leaders from a wide range of industries to explore how social emotional intelligence skills and other skills of understanding and conflict resolution are one possible step towards an antidote to hatred and violence, an alternative to acting out of fear of those who are different than ourselves.

“(In Paris) We realized that it’s more important now than ever that people have opportunities to fulfill their potential. Social emotional intelligence skills and other skills of understanding and conflict resolution that we teach through the foundation."

The Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential brought together leaders from a wide range of industries at their first annual fundraiser to focus on human potential. The Wright Foundation recently led a delegation that was in Paris in the immediate wake of the terrorist attacks. As Dr. Judith Wright, co-founder of the Wright Foundation shared, “(In Paris) We realized that it’s more important now than ever that people have opportunities to fulfill their potential. Social emotional intelligence skills and other skills of understanding and conflict resolution that we teach through the foundation are an antidote to hatred and violence, an alternative to acting out of fear of those who are different than ourselves, to reactive lashing out.”

The Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential is a 501(c)3 non-profit leadership institute in Chicago dedicated to designing innovative curriculum and empowering transformational leaders to help individuals bring out the best in themselves and those they lead and serve for the advancement of humanity and sustainable living on the planet. As Dr. Bob Wright, co-founder, described, “We dream of the day where we have a world that works for everyone.”

Transformational leaders from a variety of industries shared how they are working to bring emotional and social intelligence into their businesses—from education and consulting, to technology and healthcare—into their families, into their communities, and into the world.

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