The following Papers offer inquiries from trusted thinkers for your review and examination. 

Tell Me More – On The Art of Fine Listening

By Brenda Ueland

A class and valuable paper that develops the Deep Listening process.

Action Logics – A Leadership Perspective

By Bill Torbert and David Rooke

This powerful and well-researched methodology links individual performance to what the authors refer to as “Action Logics.”This papers offers a framework for considering leadership styles and outcomes.

You Are What You Say

By Matthew Budd, M.D. and Larry Rothstein, ED.D.

Your words play a critical role in determining your moods, health and happiness. Here’s how to get a better grip on language. This article explores the work by Fernando Flores.

Accomplishment in Language

By Peter J. Denning

Language-action philosophy reveals the properties of effective coordination and accomplishment.

The 10 Challenges of Change

by Peter M. Senge

Grouped into three categories — challenges of initiating change, challenges of sustaining momentum, and challenges of system wide redesign and rethinking — these 10 items amount to what the authors call “the conditions of the environment that regulate growth.”

Dr. Senge and Dr. Wheatley — Changing How We Work Together

Interview by Melvin McLeod

Peter Senge and Margaret Wheatley are renowned organizational theorists, yet their agenda is surprisingly spiritual. Anyone who cares about the quality of our lives at work will find what they say important and inspiring.

The Evolutionary Vision of Dee Hock: From Chaos to Chaords

by Bonnie Durrance

Dee Hock — thinker, rancher, organizational visionary, founder and CEO Emeritus of VISA — explores organizational chaos as leverage.

Good to Great Organizations

by James Collins

Start with 1,435 good companies. Examine their performance over 40 years. Find the 11 companies that became great. Now, here’s how you can do it too. Now you are in James Collins’ world where leadership matters.

Leadership – Ben Zander

by Polly Labarra

Ben Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, teaches us how to dream big and lead big.

Find your Strength

by Kevin Fong

Kevin Fong has developed “Working in the Hyphen,” a system of organizational design and leadership development that combines the East Asian theory of the Five Elements with Western concepts of leadership.

An Introduction to Zen Thought

by Lorna Gentry

This article provides learners with a flash of insight into the basics of Zen thought and practice.

A Leader’s Journey: A Journey of Emotional intelligence 

by Pamela Kruger

Paul Wieand went on a quest for power and became one of the banking industry’s youngest-ever CEOs. Then his world collapsed, and he went on a painful search for the real meaning of leadership. Now he helps other leaders on their journeys.

Handout: 3-2-1 Process for the Shadow

By Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute have created a module in their Integral Life Practice program that deals specifically with the Shadow. They recommend a simple technique called the 3-2-1 Process that you can do on your own as often as you like to help you manage your own Shadow tendencies. Remember that the purpose of Shadow work is to incorporate a disowned part of yourself (an “it” into a recognized component of self (an “I”.)

Handout: 4 Neural Systems of self processing (“selfing”)

By Dr. David Vago

This handout by Dr. Vago, illustrates the 4 Neural Systems of Self Processing (“Selfing”) modulated by mindfulness-based meditation practice.

The Myth of the Hero-CEO

By Peter Senge, Ph.D.

This is an article by Peter Senge on the Myth of the Hero CEO that gets to the heart of the Hero Leader. Senge believes it is one of the biggest “constraints” to a learning organization.

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