With this release we offer the final five articles of 2016. They are:
Otto Laske’s How Roy Bhaskar Expanded and Deepened the Notion of Adult Cognitive Development: A Succinct History of the DialecticalThought Form Framework (DTF).
Jim Ritchie-Dunham and Maureen Metcalf’s Co-hosting: Creating Optimal Experience for Team Interactions.
Eugene Pustoshkin’s Transformations on the Path to Really Teal & Turquoise Organizations.
Alexander Malakhov’s The Truth, the Goodness, and the Beauty: Integral Essence of Russian Philosophy and Integral Essence of Russian …
“The major problems in the world (today) are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.” – Gregory Bateson
“Logic merely defines how the world must be if we are to successfully apply certain techniques.” – Roy Bhaskar
This article explains in the most simple terms possible how Roy Bhaskar, in his book on Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom (1993), simultaneously deepened and expanded the notion of adult cognitive development, going far …
Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait, 1963
“A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.”
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
“Unity has never meant uniformity.”
“Find a voice in a whisper.”
Jim Ritchie-Dunham and Maureen Metcalf
This paper provides a high-level framework for leaders to refine their approach to increasing team effectiveness by leveraging the concept of “room to roam.” Room to roam looks at five key variables we believe are foundation when looking at leadership successful performance in groups. For people working in groups, we have often seen the group perform to the level of the lowest common denominator.
This article explores the idea that groups can leverage the skills …
The idea of “teal organizations” described in Frederick Laloux’s book Reinventing Organizations is gaining popularity today both globally and in Russia.
Hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders in various companies—from IT to banks—are seeking new forms of self-organizing. They’re tired of the limitations that are inherent in classical hierarchical subdivisions, their low efficiency and effectiveness and incapacity to flexibly adapt to the VUCA world (that is, our world now characterized by volatility, uncertainty, change, ambiguity, fluidity, chaos, instability, …
Translated from Russian by Eugene Pustoshkin
Those philosophers, who disagreed with the new regime but stayed in the country, suffered tragic fate. One characteristic example of that is Pavel Florenskiy (1882–1937), who was known as “the Russian Leonardo da Vinci.” His first book The Pillar and Ground of the Truth, written when he was 26, made him one of the leading thinkers of Russia. He was a man with an encyclopedic scope of knowledge; he received education …
Translated from Russian by Eugene Pustoshkin
The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and, in many ways, contemporary Russia have been uniquely distinctive spaces, only partially included into other civilizational projects. The collective spirit of these spaces is rarely understood by foreigners and, in fact, not always grasped by the very inhabitants of these territories. Intellectually, spiritually, and in part physically, this is still an undescribed land, terra incognita, which is often seen both as a holy …
It has been a joy putting together this issue, not the least of which has to do with working side by side with my partner and wife, associate editor Natasha Mantler. Plus, we have an extra full issue for you to mark the end of the summer, not to mention a number of offerings from the 2016 Integral European Conference.
To start, our four feature articles alone cover a lot of ground. Mark Davenport begins with new beginnings, …
Dennis Wittrock, M.A. (philosophy), partner at encode.org, founder of Integral Europe, director of the Integral European Conference, certified Holacracy® Facilitator, MeetingDoctor consultant, served 5 years as CEO and board member of Integrales Forum and the Integral Academy in Germany. His purpose is to create spaces for the emergence of integral consciousness. www.integral-con-text.de
Eric: Hi there Dennis! I wanted to connect and talk to you by first introducing you to our readers a little bit …
Lynn Harrison, PhD
This is a story about how coaching based on integral leadership concepts helped bring about the successful transformation of a leader formerly viewed by coworkers as highly abrasive. For deep and sustained change to occur, the work needed to explore not only externally visible behaviors and practices, but the powerful inner values, attitudes, and beliefs held by the individual and the organization. In the end, the results were indeed impressive.
Here is the story
During my 20 …