Individuals and groups in different cultures face situations of change in fundamental agreements on a daily basis, addressing complex and large-scale social issues, as well as daily dysfunctional interactions. We wanted to understand and describe why people take on societal-scale transformations, what they do, and how they do it. The Institute for Strategic Clarity co-invested with […]
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The book Ecosynomics: The Science of Abundance addresses fundamental questions of the quality of the human experience—the experience you have every day, as you relate to your own self, to others, to groups, to nature, and to spirit. It turns out that there are some very fundamental agreements that we tend to unconsciously accept that have […]
Leaders face great uncertainty in addressing social change. Langer’s approach to mindfulness suggests three leverage points leaders can use to embrace this uncertainty. We use the case study method to show how these mindfulness insights were applied in four case studies of leadership. We use the mindfulness lens to diagnose each leadership situation and suggest […]
¿Qué entendemos por “liderazgo consciente” o “mindful leadership”? Liderar implica generar un sentido compartido que impulse los cambios necesarios para enfrentar problemas difíciles. La consciencia, como la definimos en nuestra investigación, consiste en detectar lo nuevo. Cuando estás consciente (mindful), buscas el cambio y lo aceptas. Tanto si lo aceptas como si no, la vida […]
What do we mean by mindful leadership? Leadership focuses on building shared meaning for the purpose of enabling change to deal with contentious problems. Mindfulness is noticing new things. When you are mindful, you are looking for change, and you embrace it. Things are always changing, whether you embrace the change or not, so you […]
Meet 250+ people living every day in high-vibrancy agreements, in a small business in North Carolina, in ISC’s 1st video case study. See the documentary on ISC’s YouTube channel at (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx8T2T1Hr90). ISC produced the documentary with White Coat Productions.
Large-scale problems require paradigm-shifting change processes. Whether facilitators are tackling climate change, organizational transformations, poverty reduction, or ecosystem degradation, they must be capable of partnering with others to lead fundamental shifts rather than simply surface-level fixes. For more than a decade, I have worked with and studied the capacities required for leading this kind of […]
Abundance – more than you can use – provides ample direct benefits to any organization. This abundance already exists in the potential and development of your strategic resources, in the unfulfilled possibilities in your organizational structures and processes, and in your stakeholders’ perceived value of the relationship with you. Abundance is a desired state for […]
ISC President Jim Ritchie-Dunham was interviewed on the radio today about the harmonic vibrancy survey research by John Schmidt, of the Global Transforming Ensemble. You can download the 57-minute interview from John’s Internet-radio talk show ZOOM’D Leadership at (http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/52588/harmonic-vibrancy).
Ecosynomics and Harmonic Vibrancy John Schmidt interviewed ISC President Jim Ritchie-Dunham on March 14, 2011 about the emergence in business and communities of ecosynomics, harmonic vibrancy, and presence-centered evolutionary leadership on this radio show. Click here to listen to that 57-minute show (http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/52588/harmonic-vibrancy).