Episode 38: The future potential of leadership is already expressing itself

In this three-way conversation I have the delight of connecting with Barrett C. Brown Ph.D and Jonathan Reams Ph.D as we explore the intriguing topic of late stage leadership development. Barrett has recently written a thesis with the following title: “Conscious Leadership for Sustainability: How leaders with late-stage actions logics design and engage in sustainability initiatives“. Jonathan is actively pursuing some of the same topics, but in the context of teaching a MA course in Counseling. In addition they both have experience from developing leadership capacities through working with different corporations and NGO´s. During the conversation they tease out some of the essential aspects of post-conventional meaning-making. They also describe these higher stages of human development through the concept of action logics, and point to how complex ways of ordering meaning show up in the different ways that leaders relate to themselves, the people they work with and the world they find themselves amidst. Further on they address the ways in which we can design liberating structures that can support the ongoing development of these transformative ways of leading and acting in the world.

If you feel inspired or provoked by our conversation feel free to add your comments after the interview. You can also send in a written piece of work and get it published together with this episode. Further details can be found here.

Episode links:

Barrett C. Brown
Jonathan Reams
MetaIntegral
Dialogue between Barrett C. Brown and Ken Wilber (IntegralLife.com)
5-day seminar in Norway, 24th-29th of June

Articles:
Essentials of applying complexity thinking for sustainability leadershipBarrett C. Brown
Empirical study of sustainability leaders who hold postconventional consciousnessBarrett C. Brown
Illuminating the Blind Spot: An Overview and Response to Theory UJonathan Reams

James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (33) er lærer og arbeider ved Åsvang Skole i Trondheim. Han har i tillegg en variert opplæring innenfor dialogbasert prosessledelse, nærværstrening og konflikthåndtering. I fritiden trener og instruerer han aikido. Han er oppvokst i Oslo, men har studert og arbeidet i Trondheim siden 2005. Ta kontakt med James på følgende adresse: james.arnfinsen @ gmail.com
James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (33) is a teacher, his subjects being geography, religious studies and sports science. He is currently working as a teacher in primary school. In his free time he practices Aikido, a Japanese martial art that in it´s essence is about creating a healing relationship towards oneself and others. James lives in Trondheim, Norway.
  • Anders

    Veldig spennende! Takker så mye!

    • James Arnfinsen

      Og takk til deg Anders for en herlig samtale i forlengelse av hva som fremkom i intervjuet. Ser spesielt frem til å lære mer om “Focusing”, og da gjerne i relasjon til lederutvikling og transformasjonsperspektivet generelt.