Category Archives: June 2013

Exploring the Pathways to Postconventional Personality Development

Feature Articles / June 2013

Angela H. Pfaffenberger


Abraham Maslow originated the notion of self-actualization over 50 years ago. However, very little research has emerged addressing the question of how individuals can progress to advanced stages of development. Past research has shown that the majority of adults fail to achieve the most advanced stages of personality development and that such development remains rare in contemporary cultures. This article presents the results of a grounded theory study that enrolled 22 international participants who had reached

The Power of Disbelief

Leadership Coaching Tips / June 2013

Darius Srebalius

Darius Srebalius

There has been an overwhelming amount of books and articles dedicated to the power of belief.  Indeed, belief has a crucial power on personal and organizational development. But what about disbelief? There is a tendency to admit that disbelief is void, which is actually not, as it is of a negative form. “I don’t believe” means “I believe I cannot do it, I believe it is not part of me, I believe this is not possible” and so …

From Paris: Modes of Explanation, “A Discussion Conference”

Notes from the Field / June 2013

Brian Van der Horst

Modes of Explanation, “A Discussion Conference” was held here in Paris—the perfect venue for a post, postmodern gathering of cognitive scientists– on May 21-25.

Some 50 participants from around the world included experts in neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory, theoretical computer science, anthropology, cybernetics, sustainability, complexity, philosophy of science, creativity, art and managing, polyphony (organization studies) and performance studies (culture & organization), perceptual psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, industrial design, human–computer interaction (HCI), interaction …

Integral Design Leadership: Collective Designing in the Anthropocene

Column / June 2013

Lisa Norton

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― Richard Buckminster Fuller

What is the role of design in change work today and how can integral approaches to designing enhance distribution of social benefits? What if we could imagine ways to design collectively, as a species – a human tribe of tribes – in anticipation of our collective challenges? The age of the Anthropocene …

Asking Appropriate Questions

Coda / June 2013

Mark McCaslin

“In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.”
– C. G. Jung

This much I know to be true, the easiest way to cripple a person for life is to make them blind to their greatest potentials. Without an eye held on the potentialities of those sitting before us educational pursuits will always fall short of satisfactory.  As Einstein states, “…

Transdisciplinary Reflections

Column / June 2013

Teaching an Introduction to Leadership Course When Leadership is “Dead.” (Part 1)

Alfonso Montuori

How do we teach an Introduction to leadership course when Leadership is allegedly “dead?” The discourse and practices of Leadership are undergoing dramatic changes, as we see in these pages. The heroic leadership model has been strongly challenged, not least because of the demands of the new, more collaborative, uncertain, networked distributed environment, as well as the emergence of women as both leaders and scholars of …