Tag Archives: creativity

05/31 – Toward a Creative Criticality: Revisiting Critical Thinking

Feature Articles / May 2018

Tracy Cooper

It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. Obviously those two modes of thought are in some tension. But if you are able to exercise only one of these modes, whichever one it is, you’re in deep trouble” –Carl Sagan…

8/31 – What has Eros/Power got to do with Teal Organizing? Quite a lot!

Integral European Conference #IEC2016 / August-November 2016

Heidi Gutekunst, Hilary Bradbury and Dana Carman

About the Eros/Power Workshop I will use just two adjectives: shocking and revealing! Shocking because of the very loving but professional way it led me to explore deep and hidden aspects about my sexuality and sensuality, both male and female sides, with which I rarely make contact. And revealing because that exploration allowed me to understand the way these issues are at work and that the Eros/Power process is

4/7 – The Perils of Pernicious Polarities: Contemplating Creativity, Collaboration, and Complexity.

Column / April - June 2015

Alfonso Montuori

Back in the late 80s and 90s I ranted and raved in print and off about the fact that our understanding of creativity in the US was focused exclusively on individuals—inevitably the lone male genius–and there was no recognition of creative interactions, of musical groups, theater productions, movie making, and the performing arts in general, let alone women (Montuori, 1989; Montuori & Purser, 1995, 1999).  A few decades later, the trend has shifted. Collaboration …

1/15 – The Pulse of Possibility – A Retrospective Review of the Work of Bruce Sanguin

Book Reviews / January-February 2015

Trevor Malkinson

This new cosmological model called the human being comes equipped with the creative power of a supernova, the radiance of a golden spruce, the resiliency of our bacterial cousins, the determination of a spawning Coho salmon, and the heart-wisdom of Sophia. And in the “fullness of time”, Jesus emerges, a perfect reflection of the light of God. – Bruce Sanguin, Darwin, Divinity and the Dance of the Cosmos- An Ecological Christianity

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Integral North: Teaching to Potential

Column / March 2013

Creativity, Empowerment, Inspiration and other Acts of Human Courage

Mark McCaslin

…the isolation that prevails everywhere… has not fully developed, not reached its limit yet. For every one strives to keep his individuality as apart as possible, wishes to secure the greatest possible fullness of life for himself; but meantime all his efforts result not in attaining fullness of life but self-destruction, for instead of self-realisation he ends by arriving at complete solitude.

~Fyodor Dostoyevsky,

Integral Design Leadership

Column / March 2013

STEM to STEAM: Negative Capability in Service to Empowered Creative Participation

Lisa Norton

At once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously–I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties. Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. (Keats)

Often described as the fusion of art and science, design is now publicly poised at the …

Lina M. Echeverria, Idea Agent

Leadership Emerging / January 2013

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Lina M. Echeverria. Idea Agent: Leadership That Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation. New York: American Management Association, 2013.

I need to be up front about something before commenting on this book. It was recommended to me by two friends of mine who indicated the author was a friend of theirs. I did not anticipate that they would be highlighted in the Acknowledgements as inspiration and support for the book being written. Having said that, I …

Transdisciplinary Reflections: The Sound of Surprise

Column / January 2013

On Order, Disorder, Creativity, and Trust

Alfonso Montuori

History is not something ‘back there,’ something we browse through occasionally for purposes of erudition and arcane knowledge of bygone eras: history is in our flesh and bones–and in our minds. Darwin’s great revolution was to show us that we are our history (Bocchi & Ceruti, 2002). The great revolution of complexity and chaos shows us that history is not determined, that it is the contingent co-creation of …

Integral Innovation & Creativity

Feature Articles / August 2012

Tom Bruno-Magdich

Most people in business today understand that organisations must embrace change and creativity in order to stay competitive in this ever shifting, global marketplace. The good news is every company that employs human beings has all the resources they need to help them innovate.  It’s their people stupid!

Our experience working with a large number of global companies has shown us that everyone in an organisation has the ability to think creatively about common …

Transdisciplinary Reflections

Column / June 2012

 A Personal Introduction

Alfonso Montuori

The networked society, with the amazing power of new technology, gives us access to more information than ever before. The problem now is not access to information. It’s how to organize that information, turn it into knowledge, and use that knowledge wisely. This is the challenge of Transdisciplinarity.

I want to begin by giving some personal history, the roots of my quest for Transdisciplinarity. In the process I want to make …