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.
Alain Gauthier presented on the triple impact of evolutionary co-leadership at the 2015 Integral Theory Conference in Sonoma on Saturday, July 18, 11:30-12:30. For more information on 2015 ITC and a full schedule of presentations, go to MetaIntegral Foundation.
The article submitted before the presentation was published in the August issue of the Integral Leadership Review.
The slidedeck used for the presentation is available below.
Alain Gauthier will deliver a keynote and facilitate a learnshop at the EBBF Forum on May 29 in Lisbon, Portugal, on the theme: Evolutionary co-leadership: The next stage in leadership and organizational development?
In the Keynote, I will highlight the key changes in the environment and the aspirations of the younger generations that call for new forms of organizational leadership which enable people to be co-creative in influencing the system they work in. Building on the key concepts and practices presented in my book that are relevant in the European context, I will show how evolutionary co-leadership responds to these new needs.
In the Learnshop, I will engage participants in an experiential exploration of the characteristics and practices of evolutionary co-leadership. We will first explore in further depth the leadership implications of the profound shifts that are occurring across all sectors of society. We will then identify specific conditions and experience integral practices for developing and nurturing the qualities and competencies of evolutionary coleadership – at the personal, interpersonal, and systemic levels. In conclusion, we will examine how to scale up evolutionary co-leadership. The target audience is actors of transformation from all sectors – particularly those who want to deepen their understanding of the “evolutionary call” and are experiencing the limits of focusing mainly on individual leadership development.
The learnshop will be structured around four key questions:
- Why is co-leadership needed in meeting our evolutionary challenges?
- What new forms and qualities of leadership are emerging at this time?
- What perspectives, agreements, and practices generate a shift to evolutionary co-leadership?
I am happy to let you know I will facilitate an evening “learnshop” on Evolutionary Co-leadership: The Next stage in Leadership Development on April 7th from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Rudramandir in Berkeley. It may be of interest to you and to some of your friends, colleagues, or acquaintances.
It is sponsored by Bay Area Integral, an association dear to me that is giving me a second chance to have a dialogue on this subject – after I had to cancel a session last Spring due to the state of my health at the time. I will share my inquiry in progress since early 2014, when my book Actualizing Evolutionary Co-leadership – to Evolve a Creative and Responsible Society was published by Amazon-Kindle.
You will find more information about the evening by clicking the link below and I look forward to seeing you there, if it is possible for you to join us. http://www.bayareaintegral.com/alain-gauthier-apr7
UPDATE: Download the PDF presentation from the event.
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