7 03, 2017

Adapt: Re-calibrate. Re-story. Re-work. Re-act. Swarm

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:15+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Building - Structures, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

If the first injunction of aliveness is to survive, the second is to “connect with my environment”. Survival may seem like a one-person job, but that is mere illusion – for I survive in an ecology of relationships, actions, structures and infrastructures and nature herself. This “I/me/mine” depends on right behaviours, responding to cultures and [...]

16 12, 2016

Enjoy Your Facilitator Role and Relationships

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 December 16th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Learning Lhabitat, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation The ninth and final class of the course focused on enjoying our roles as facilitators. We started with a reminder that facilitators do well to consider the old wisdom that [...]

14 12, 2016

Give and Receive Feedback

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 14th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inner, Inquiry, Master Intelligence, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation skills taught by Diane Musho Hamilton and Ten Directions. In the seventh module of the course we out of the “refiner’s fire” of conflict into the opportunity to give and [...]

14 12, 2016

Leverage Conflict Through Shared Intention

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 14th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM|0 Comments

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation skills taught by Diane Musho Hamilton and Ten Directions. In the sixth module of the course we gathered our learnings from transmuting emotions, embracing questions, recognizing points of view at [...]

12 12, 2016

Embrace Feeling & Emotion to Transmute Negatives into Positives

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 12th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, Inner, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM|2 Comments

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation skills taught by Diane Musho Hamilton and Ten Directions. In the sixth module of the course we stepped back from the art of questioning and [...]

23 08, 2016

Building a [City] Bridge Without Walking on It

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM|3 Comments

China has built a string of new cities, ostensibly to house the rural poor who will be moved into cities in the next decade. Photo by Caemmerer Not waiting for those people to over-populate and add to the slums of existing cities, China has taken a preventative measure of building whole new cities to [...]

28 06, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ June 2016: Catalysts for Change in a VUCA World

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 June 28th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Newsletter|0 Comments

This newsletter is published quarterly using a cycle of perspectives on the Integral City viewed from: Planet, People, Place and Power. The theme of this issue is People.. With all the stress, tension and terrorism in the world, it is ironic to consider that cities could not exist if some minimum level of acceptance or [...]

8 04, 2015

Integral City Intelligences Build on Generative Change

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00 April 8th, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inner, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

When Integral City is asked to work with cities, inevitably the invitation comes from leaders who have in mind the wellbeing of their city. Integral City Compass Tam Lundy’s leadership tip (offered in Integral Leadership Review – Canada Issue offered a Leadership Tip on Generative Change) explains this impulse in terms of the desire of [...]

6 11, 2014

Remembering the Harms

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:23+00:00 November 6th, 2014|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Inner, Navigating - IVSM, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|5 Comments

When I think about harm, I am generally trying to ward off the harm others or circumstances might do to me.   World Peace Flame The human species has evolved through a continuous onslaught of external threats from the natural world that have taught us to avoid, remove, reduce or prevent harm in [...]

16 09, 2014

Organic Strategies Reinvent Integral Cities

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:24+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM, Voices|1 Comment

Eleven organizations contributed to the research behind the book Reinventing Organizations, by author Frederic Laloux.  If so few organizations passed the filter of Tier 2 qualifications will we have to wait centuries for enough organizations to mature to this stage before we can reinvent our cities? That is a sobering thought – and one that [...]