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Abundance-based practices found in the field.

A Transformational Journey within a Corporate Ecosystem

In this case study, Annabel and Ana Claudia describe the experience of taking a group in a global financial services company on a transformational journey to the experience of a higher level of harmonic vibrancy, through the development of new, more collaborative practices.  These practices led to demonstrable improvements in performance and outcomes.  As Annabel shares, […]

Ecosynomics: The Agreements Guiding Human Interacions (free online course)

Ecosynomics (13 sessions) This course develops your awareness of and capacity to shift the fundamental agreements that most influence your daily experience and outcomes.  This course is a companion to the book Ecosynomics: The Science of Abundance.  Parts of this course are conceptual and parts are quite technical.  Through this course, you will learn how to (1) describe […]

Mindful Leadership

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 […]

El Liderazgo Consciente (Mindful Leadership)

¿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 […]

Mindful Leadership

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 […]

Managing from Clarity: Identifying, Aligning, and Leveraging Strategic Resources (free online course)

Managing from Clarity (10 sessions) This course develops your capacity to identify, align, and leverage strategic resources. This course is a companion to the book Managing from Clarity.  Parts of this course are conceptual and parts are quite technical.  Through this course, you will learn how to (1) map an organization’s strategy systemically, (2) identify strategic […]

“No Bosses” — an ISC video-case of high-vibrancy agreements at THORLO

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.

Core Resources of Paradigm-Change Facilitation

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 […]

Audio of Radio Interview

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).

THORLO: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of Sustainability

This is a story about a company whose idealistic and successful leader has long been engaged in re- inventing it as an American-based, community- rooted, profitable manufacturer and retailer. It is a case history of classic entrepreneurial skills at work, of a company that has excelled at reading changes emerging in the world and responding […]