Alain Gauthier was interviewed on December 22nd by Patricia Albere, founder of the Evolutionary Collective in New York and San Francisco, on the subject of his Ebook Actualizing Evolutionary Co-Leadership – To Evolve a Creative and Responsible Society. You can listen to the entire interview at Evolutionary Collective and the book is available on Amazon-Kindle.
The English version of my book on Evolutionary Co-Leadership is now available at smashwords.com. Its full title is: Actualizing Evolutionary Co-Leadership – To Evolve a Creative and Responsible Society.
Alain Gauthier will present at the Integral Leadership in Action Conference in Santa Cruz, CA, on September 28. The theme of the conference is Co-emergence: Leading from the edge of possibility and the title of his presentation is Embodying evolutionary co-leadership to catalyze an emerging co-creative society
Alain Gauthier’s paper Integral development of evolutionary co-leadership submitted at the Integral Theory Conference 2013
Alain Gauthier’s powerpoint presentation Integral development of evolutionary co-leadership at the Integral Theory Conference on July 20, 2013
(Published in World Futures, The Journal of Global Education – December 2012)
The purpose here is to explore why and how to develop an emerging form of integral leadership – called evolutionary co-leadership – that is responsibly dedicated to the co-evolution of life and humanity on Planet Earth. After offering some fresh distinctions about leadership, this article calls for a shift to a radically new development paradigm, and identifies key qualities and practices of evolutionary co-leadership. It then shares some views on the multiplying effects of an integral approach to co-leadership development – in the context of transforming education – and conclude with some avenues to disseminate this emerging leadership form, mainly to deal constructively with what Barbara Marx Hubbard 1 calls the current “birthing pains” of a new civilization.
(Article published in Presidency Key Brief – Summer 2012 issue)
We are witnessing, as some have identified it, “the end of a world” – as three great waves are now ending simultaneously: 1) A 30-year wave of ultra-capitalism and hyper-consumption that has been characterized by damaging economic excesses at the expense of social and environmental well-being of countless people, as well as the mindless pillage of the earth. 2) A 300-year wave of modernity that has brought multiple freedoms and human/social rights, but also an objectification of nature and humans, including new forms of inhumanity. 3) A 3000-year “mental age” – that has resulted in an imbalance between mental intelligence and body-heart intelligence. The conjunction of these three cycles has produced leadership forms that have inhibited the development of individuals, their communities, their harmonious relationships with nature and the meaning of their life. Continue reading
(Published in the Integral Leadership Review  – October 21, 2011)
My intention in this article is to explore emerging concepts and forms of integral leadership, pursuing how they can be scaled up to bring humanity – across the planet – onto an evolutionary and sustainable course. After offering some fresh distinctions about leadership, the article calls for a shift to a radically innovative development model and points to key qualities and practices of evolutionary leadership. I then share some views on the multiplying effects of an integral approach to leadership development – in the context of a transformation of education – and conclude with some avenues to disseminate these emerging leadership forms, so as to deal constructively with what Barbara Marx Hubbard 1 calls the current “birthing pains” of a new civilization. Continue reading