In her Relational Leadership Summit presentation, Austin and Bay Area authentic relating facilitator Heather McClellan shares her thoughts and research on some of the most common ways that authentic relating practices and communities go awry.
The word Authenticity gets thrown around a lot these days. While it speaks to the heart of what so many people are longing for, it also carries its share of (often annoying) baggage. What are the pitfalls of emphasizing practices on authenticity? How many people have a clear understanding of the term? In his Relational Leadership Summit presentation, Integral […]
Are you daring to start a revolution, and would like to make it to the other side relatively un-scathed? Here are some things to consider… Robert Kandell has been on the front-lines of progressive community organization in some pretty edgy territory. Fortunately he has survived with stories to share for our benefit. His presentation from […]
“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” – Martin Luther King Jr Are we really one human family, all in this together — as brothers and sisters? How do we become truly Global Citizens, and step into our civic power? It often seems hard enough to get […]
Part 1: Why Have Explicit Agreements in Your Community, and Some (misadventurous) History Jason Digges and Robert MacNaughton talk about the value of explicit agreements in a community, and share where and how the Integral Center agreements arose. Particularly, Robert describes the “Game of Intimacy” which is an edgy set of agreements that was explored […]
In today’s age where more people are comfortable texting than deeply looking each other in the eye, connection has become a lost art – leading to increased disconnection and loneliness. And yet, there is a path to connection that’s easy to find – and which also allows you to deepen your connection with yourself. Could […]
By: Jess Nichol As Senior Course Leaders at the IC, and being a couple, Josh and I often get asked if Circling shows up in our relationship. The answer is a big, resounding YES. We tell our T3 students that, while we obvious love Circling as a formal practice, the biggest payoff for us doesn’t […]
Of all the speakers and presenters at the 2016 Relational Leadership Summit, Brooke McNamara’s presentation delivered a poignant and pointed transmission for creative leaders. What are the words that spark inspiration in us when we are teaching others, and how does the aliveness of language become a strong carrier of our leadership?
Authenticity as a practice has limitations and blindspots. After all, it is only one perspective and one practice. Rob McNamara and Maria Bailey offer a beautiful critique of relational practice and illuminate some of the deeper currents that can help integrate and guide the application of Relational Leadership.
Foster your own practice by holding space for others. Robert speaks with Bu Nan Michael Brown who (along with the IC’s affiliated sanghas) holds monthly daylong Integral Practice retreats, including zen meditation, some yoga, and integral circling. Check our calendar to stay abreast of these events, and make sure you’re getting our weekly email updates […]
What keeps us happy and healthy throughout life, according to the most rigorous research? Robert Waldinger is the current director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, considered the longest study of human development ever done. Spanning over 75 years of comprehensive observation of over 700 people, their data has yielded compelling conclusions. They’ve discerned […]
Yoga Union Director Erin Keeley and Robert discuss our experiments with the yoga industry where we’re weaving world-class teachers with authentic relating.
Here’s a short (9min) video with IC member and collaborator Derrick Yoder, and Robert MacNaughton. We’re briefly talking about Action Research, and how our personal work lends itself to collective and systemic growth and maturity. We’re incubating some new experiments that we’ll share with you as soon as they hit the ground! Catalyzing Action Research. […]
“A rare genius. Whatever you do, don’t miss his work or his performances.” -Ken Wilber Episode 2 records live on February 26th, reserve your tickets below. Written and hosted by Stuart Davis, ART PARTY is a variety-format podcast, recorded before a live studio audience, featuring original comedy, story-telling, sketches, music, and interviews with artists. Read […]