Integral Theory

  1. Dinner at Marmalade
    There is nothing new about suggesting that eating can be the subject of spiritual practice.
  2. There is a level of human development which some call "integral" at which we can embrace others whose center of gravity is at a different -- perhaps earlier -- level of development than our own in a way that we cannot at earlier levels of our own development. Before we reach this level, other pre-integral levels of development appear to us to be alien.  This is true even though we have ourselves experienced those other levels of...
  3. A member of the Management, Spirituality, and Religion listserve posted a question this week about group processes around varied perspectives. After my short response about what I've done (in collaboration with Michelle James and others), other members of the listserve asked for more detail. So, I recorded the following two videos, of around 5-6 minutes each.
  4. In what will be absolutely no surprise to practitioners of mindfulness in all traditions, researchers have found evidence that meditation may be able to increase one's compassion. While meditators have reported this for several millenia, what makes it interesting is that the study is focusing on the neuroscientific aspects of the phenomenon, or what Integral Theorists might call the "upper-right quadrant". Like it or not,...
  5. As even Snow White knew, good moods in the workplace are to be encouraged.  It is not news, either to Walt Disney or to organizational psychologists, that positive moods not only feel good, but also improve task performance.  What is not fully understood is why that is so.  Why is it that positive mood generally improves performance?  Tsai, Chen, and Lieu think that it is a combination factors both intrapersonal (motivational) and...
  6. These posts reference research addressing the role of sex-based types (or stereotypes) in the lives of organizations and the people in those organizations.
  7. Behind the hyperlinks listed below, you'll find blogs addressing organizational research that has implications for the "All States" dimension of Integral Theory. Blogs that clearly fit into any one of the states will be found behind the hyperlink bearing that state's name, while blogs that consciously cross state boundaries will be found behind the hyperlink named "Integral".
    Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago
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  8. Behind the hyperlinks listed below, you'll find blogs addressing organizational research that has implications for the "All Types" dimension of Integral Theory. Blogs that clearly fit into any one of the types will be found behind the hyperlink bearing that type's name, while blogs that consciously cross type boundaries will be found behind the hyperlink named "Integral".
    Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago
    Read more about "Types"
  9. Behind the hyperlinks listed below, you'll find blogs addressing organizational research that has implications for the "All Lines" dimension of Integral Theory. Blogs that clearly fit into any one of the lines will be found behind the hyperlink bearing that line's name, while blogs that consciously cross line boundaries will be found behind the hyperlink named "Integral".
    Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago
    Read more about "Lines"
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