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Breaking Out of the Domination Trance


I have been asked to tell you about the findings from my research identifying the core components of a safer, more equitable, and caring world—especially one where women and children are finally safe—a goal that is very close to my heart.

Global Citizenship | An Emerging Agenda in Education


Introduced at an early stage of child development, global citizenship education enhances mutual respect and understanding, tolerance, and cultural literacy, while substantially weakening the power of radicalized messages.

Presence at the Edge of Our Practice


Humanity is in a time of transition, one that we can navigate successfully only with a shift in consciousness. How can we wake up from the collective neuroses that have driven our civilization into decadence and decline?

Dynamic Governance


The 21st century is witnessing hundreds of millions of people caught up in cascading systemic transformation. Global society has crossed a threshold. We’ve entered the time of the Great Transition—a time when we hospice outworn ways of living that no longer serve us and the Earth, and give birth to an emergent, more compassionate, and resilient future.

Sourcing Wisdom for Just and Sustainable Results


Thoughtful people worldwide from all walks of life—civil society, media, academia, governments and business—are asking fundamental questions: Why are so […]

Redefining the Development Paradigm: Redrawing Boundaries, Deepening Responses, Transforming Lives


India’s challenge today is not one of natural resources. It is not about money, human capital, technology or legislation. It […]

Book Review: Leading from the Emerging Future


In Leading from the Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer take us on a journey from our current age of disruption to finding individual and collective ways to lead from the future as it emerges.

The Future of Leadership for Sustainability-Part Two


I recently met with the Chief Operating Officer from one of the largest environmental NGOs in the world. Their latest global strategy drives transformative change in landscapes, river networks, seascapes and policy across 30+ countries. Achieving it would mean significant steps toward global sustainability. He noted that the biggest limiting factor to executing the strategy is leader development. What kind of leaders do they need?

Standing in My Power: Becoming a Fearless Dean


The serpentine wall was built by Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia nearly two hundred years ago. Only one brick thick, it takes its resilience from the curvature of the wall, needing only one brick sitting beside and supporting one another. Resilience is essential for health care providers as well.

The Future of Leadership for Sustainability – Part One


What if we could create an unprecedented flourishing of humanity and nature? What type of leaders and change agents would we need to become in order to cultivate a world far beyond mere sustainability? In this article I report on findings that offer initial insights into the future of leadership. It’s an approach in which we learn to express powerful, latent capacities that may be crucial togetting us out of the trouble we’re in and creating a better world.