Spiral Dynamics

Mastering Values, Leadership and Change

Author: Don Edward Beck,Christopher Cowan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118779150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Spiral Dynamics introduces a new model for plotting the enormous economic and commercial shifts that are making contemporary business practice so complex and apparently fragmented. Focusing on cutting-edge leadership, management systems, processes, procedures, and techniques, the authors synthesize changes such as: Increasing cultural diversity. Powerful new social responsibility initiatives. The arrival of a truly global marketplace. This is an inspiring book for managers, consultants, strategists, and leaders planning for success in the business world in the 21st century.

Spiral Dynamics

Mastering Values, Leadership and Change

Author: Don Edward Beck,Christopher Cowan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470763179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Spiral Dynamics:Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change

Author: Don Edward Beck,Christopher Cowan

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781557869401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

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Spiral Dynamics introduces a new model for plotting the enormous economic and commercial shifts that are making contemporary business practice so complex and apparently fragmented. Focusing on cutting-edge leadership, management systems, processes, procedures, and techniques, the authors synthesize changes such as: Increasing cultural diversity. Powerful new social responsibility initiatives. The arrival of a truly global marketplace. This is an inspiring book for managers, consultants, strategists, and leaders planning for success in the business world in the 21st century.

Spiral Dynamics in Action

Humanity's Master Code

Author: Prof. Don Edward Beck,Prof. Teddy Hebo Larsen,Prof. Sergey Solonin,Dr. Rica Viljoen,Dr. Thomas Q. Johns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119387213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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A more effective leadership model for the new business environment. Spiral Dynamics in Action explores the evolution of modern business, and provides a model for moving forward amidst ever-increasing complexity and change. Only by truly understanding other people's perspectives can you bring them together to achieve the extraordinary, and this book provides a field guide to the different motivations, behaviours and talents in your team to help you lead diverse groups more effectively. Focused on action over theory, the Spiral Dynamics model includes cutting-edge leadership practices, management systems, processes, procedures and techniques to help you bring about real-world results. The nature of change is consistent, but that doesn't make it any less enormous or complex to deal with. As a business leader, you are tasked with not only navigating change yourself, but also guiding others through the maze successfully. This book shows you how to shift your perspective, hone your focus and deliver what your people need by: Understanding the reasoning behind different perspectives. Helping people play off one another's strengths to achieve a shared goal. Adopting cutting-edge practices, processes and procedures for improvement. Taking action to re-connect an increasingly fragmented environment. The marketplace has gone truly global, workforces are increasingly diverse and companies are taking on powerful new social responsibilities. It's a lot to take in, let alone manage, but the responsibility of leadership is to gather disparate parts and make them into a whole. It's your job to turn anchors into rocket fuel, and motivate and inspire your team to the top. By digging to the core of each person, each culture and each problem, you uncover a roadmap to high performance; Spiral Dynamics in Action shows you how to guide your people through any changes and emerge stronger than before.

Memenomics

The Next Generation Economic System

Author: Said Dawlabani

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1590791312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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MEMEnomics -- \MEE – MEH –nomics\ -noun A new branch of social science that studies patterns of economic policies and practices by taking an integral, whole-systems approach to economic sustainability. The term “vMEME” (the superscript “v” is for “value”) refers to a core value system expressed through a culture’s memes, i.e., its ideas, habits, and cultural preferences and practices that spread from person to person. In MEMEnomics Said E. Dawlabani reframes our economic history and the future of capitalism through the unique prism of a culture’s value systems. Focusing on the long-term effects of economic policies on society, he expands psychologist Clare W. Graves’ concepts of the hierarchical nature of human development and the theories of value systems of Beck and Cowan’s Spiral Dynamics. He presents our economic history in terms of the hierarchy of five of the eight value-systems or vMEMEs of human existence that we can now identify. These new value preferences emerge as people interact with their environment to solve the problems of their “life conditions.” The author believes that the pattern of economic cycles resulting from cultural value systems is critical to understanding the evolution of the meme of laissez-faire capitalism. By demonstrating predictable cycles of our economic history through the spiral of evolving levels of cultural value systems, he argues for the need to change the course of failures inherent in our current system. Mr. Dawlabani then offers a solution to the viability of capitalism—the formation of a “smart model” of government designed from the values of the currently emerging seventh-level value system. Mr. Dawlabani calls on business leaders to evolve their values to the higher seventh-level system detailed in his “platform of functional capitalism.” In this evolution of business consciousness, humanity moves from the myopic ethic of “subsistence” to a new frontier that champions the emerging ethic of the “magnificence of existence”—where we will all blend as part of a larger, compassionate whole.

A Theory of Everything

An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823047

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as politics, medicine, business, education, and the environment. Wilber also discusses daily practices that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives.

Boomeritis

A Novel That Will Set You Free!

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821798

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Ken Wilber's latest book is a daring departure from his previous writings—a highly original work of fiction that combines brilliant scholarship with tongue-in-cheek storytelling to present the integral approach to human development that he expounded in more conventional terms in his recent A Theory of Everything. The story of a naïve young grad student in computer science and his quest for meaning in a fragmented world provides the setting in which Wilber contrasts the alienated "flatland" of scientific materialism with the integral vision, which embraces body, mind, soul, and spirit in self, culture, and nature. The book especially targets one of the most stubborn obstacles to realizing the integral vision: a disease of egocentrism and narcissism that Wilber calls "boomeritis" because it seems to plague the baby-boomer generation most of all. Through a series of sparkling seminar-lectures skillfully interwoven with the hero's misadventures in the realms of sex, drugs, and popular culture, all of the major tenets of extreme postmodernism are criticized—and exemplified—including the author's having a bad case of boomeritis himself. Parody, intellectual slapstick, and a mind-twisting surprise ending unite to produce a highly entertaining summary of the work of cutting-edge theorists in human development from around the world.

Integral City

Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive

Author: Marilyn Hamilton

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550923940

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Evolving city intelligences mesh, multiply and integrate all city capacities. This book makes courageous placemaking connections, opens up new relationship pathways, brings hope for solving intractable problems and shows how cities are learning. Integral City takes an evolutionary perspective for city resilience. Chapters explore: • 4 meta-maps for city wholeness • Bio-psycho-cultural-social intelligences for city change • 12 appreciative inquiries for evolutionary direction • Meshworking strategies for city learning • Integral Vital Signs Monitors for city wellbeing • 12 sets of simple rules for complex adaptiveness Integral City will appeal to anyone interested in creating conditions in which our cities can evolve intelligently beyond the challenges of the 21st century. Dr. Marilyn Hamilton is a “meshworker” and founder of Integral City, creating conditions for the evolution of healthy ecologies in people systems. She has over twenty-five years of international experience catalyzing urban community and organizational change and has written numerous books.

Emerge!

The Rise of Functional Democracy and the Future of the Middle East

Author: Elza S. Maalouf

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1590793021

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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In the Middle East, turmoil has spread quickly. Oppression, inequality, and violence have been keyed in to the very makeup of its society. But what causes a culture to emerge and prosper or stagnate and fail? How can the people take charge of their own inalienable rights to growth, freedom, and life—to keep from backsliding into the grasp of old, unhealthy ideologies and meet their need for ascendance? In Elza Maalouf’s groundbreaking new book Emerge! The Rise of Functional Democracy in the Middle East, we are introduced to a new paradigm for governance based on Clare Graves’ theory of Spiral Dynamics. Maalouf, the founder of the Center for Human Emergence and the Build Palestine Initiative, is an expert on the application of Spiral Dynamics in the Middle East. By placing democracy in an evolutionary, values-system context that is specific to unique, Middle Eastern characteristics, Emerge pioneers the foundations for necessary change. Where the West’s approach to conflict resolution has failed due to lack of memetic understanding, Maalouf’s framework for decoding the complexities of the Middle East succeeds. By weaving together the threads that make up the pattern of each culture, Emerge shows the crucial role memes play in creating a system of governance that truly fits. Not only does Emerge ask us to seek understanding before we structure and create, it shows us the necessity of teaching our youth to build their own sustainable, indigenous constructs.

Changing on the Job

Developing Leaders for a Complex World

Author: Jennifer Garvey Berger

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804782865

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Listen to people in every field and you'll hear a call for more sophisticated leadership—for leaders who can solve more complex problems than the human race has ever faced. But these leaders won't simply come to the fore; we have to develop them, and we must cultivate them as quickly as is humanly possible. Changing on the Job is a means to this end. As opposed to showing readers how to play the role of a leader in a "paint by numbers" fashion, Changing on the Job builds on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals, capable of leading in any scenario. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, and employing real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers a set of building blocks to help cultivate an agile workforce while improving performance. Coaches, HR professionals, thoughtful leaders, and anyone who wants to flourish on the job will find this book a vital resource for developing their own capacities and those of the talent that they support.

Action Inquiry

The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership

Author: William R. Torbert,Susanne R. Cook-Greuter

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 157675264X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Action Inquiry introduces readers to "action inquiry"--a type of disciplined leadership practice that increases the timeliness of one's actions Timely leadership action helps teams, organizations, and still larger institutions become more creative, more aware, more just, and more capable of self-transformation as warranted. The book's appendix describes the scholarly basis for the book's claims, as well as how the practice of action inquiry transforms social science itself.

Adult Personality Development

Volume 1: Theories and Concepts

Author: Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320066

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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These stimulating companion volumes reflect an expansion of the coverage of Wrightsman's earlier book Personality Development in Adulthood. They encourage readers to look at the evolving nature of their own lives, and include case studies throughout to illustrate concepts in a thought-provoking, non-technical manner.

Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change of Spiral Dynamics

Author: Venkateswara Rao

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329170253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Spiral Dynamics introduces a new model for plotting the enormous economic and commercial shifts that are making contemporary business practice so complex and apparently fragmented. Focusing on cutting-edge leadership, management systems, processes, procedures, and techniques, the authors synthesize changes such as: Increasing cultural diversity. Powerful new social responsibility initiatives. The arrival of a truly global marketplace. This is an inspiring book for managers, consultants, strategists, and leaders planning for success in the business world in the 21st century.

More Magic of Metaphor

Stories for leaders, influencers, motivators and spiral dynamics wizards

Author: Nick Owen

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845903455

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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More Magic of Metaphor explores the notion of leadership in its widest sense. Whether you lead in business, education, coaching, sports, health, parenting, or any other context this book offers insights into the many aspects of this complex, fascinating, and demanding role that we are all, from time to time, called upon to fulfil.

Integral Meditation

Mindfulness as a Way to Grow Up, Wake Up, and Show Up in Your Life

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834802864

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Prepare to encounter your mind in a radically new way as Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a meditative approach based on Integral Theory and Practice. This leading-edge technique combines, for the first time in history, the ancient paths of meditation and mindfulness—or Waking Up—with modern research into psychological development and human evolution—Growing Up—resulting in a complete and powerfully effective method of personal transformation. Integral Meditation focuses attention on the inner "maps" we use to navigate life—in relationships, at work and study, in play, in just about everything we do. Mindfulness is used to unearth these unconscious maps, then uproot them so that we can substitute happier and healthier perspectives. With experiential exercises, guided meditation instructions, and tools to identify the individual’s own greatest potential, this book points the way to realizing our Supreme Identity—and to finding the reason why each of us has come into being: to embody and express in the world our unique perspective of Spirit.

Weird Church: Welcome to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Paul Nixon,Beth Ann Estock

Publisher: Pilgrim Press

ISBN: 9780829820348

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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A wake-up call to anyone who still thinks church revitalization is simply a matter of doing better the things that used to come so easily. However, for the innovators whose ministries cannot fully be measured or understood by the old paradigms of members and money, Weird Church offers compelling vindication and encouragement that may cause them to stand and cheer!