Author Archives: John Renesch

The Conscious Organization: Workplaces for the Self-Transcended

Feature Articles / October 2012

 John Renesch

Abraham Maslow’s famous Hierarchy of Needs defines “self-actualization” as a state sought by all human beings once we have satisfied the more basic needs of survival, sexual gratification and belonging. Carl Rogers, a colleague of Maslow’s and one of the founders of humanistic psychology, defines it as people’s tendency to actualize themselves, to become their potentialities. But there is a still higher aspiration once people access this top level of Maslow’s pyramid, a level …

Feature Article: Conscious Leadership: Transformational Approaches to a Sustainable Future

Feature Articles / October 2008

John ReneschThe state of the world is screaming for leadership! Global events of the past few years make it painfully evident we humans are at a major crossroads. We all know the list of challenges and crises awaiting future generations so there’s no need for me to cover them here. Questions looming before us include:

Do we continue trying to resolve our differences through force and incivility which further divides us, while technology makes it easier and …