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.
Essentials of applying complexity thinking for sustainability leadership – Barrett C. Brown
Empirical study of sustainability leaders who hold postconventional consciousness – Barrett C. Brown
Illuminating the Blind Spot: An Overview and Response to Theory U – Jonathan Reams