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Category: Spiral Dynamics

  • Spiral Dynamics and CliftonStrengths

    In our time, all the right conditions and contradictions for the Integral value meme of Spiral Dynamics have finally emerged — a cascade of “wicked problems” that can only be fully recognized and solved from an Integral perspective. Some have been around for a while, like racism, abortion, and power, and some have risen to […]

  • Spiral Dynamics and Positive Disintegration

    We are living in chaotic times. Thanks to Steven Pinker we know that it is the most peaceful time in known human history, yet it certainly does not feel like it. Warfare is different today. More often than not it is more of a culture war, a war of different worldviews, different ways of sense-making […]

  • Modes of Progression

    René Girard developed a theory called mimetic desire. I would like to address part of this theory here and set it in a bigger arena. People are masters of imitation. As much as we often have the desire to be self-governed and independent, we learn most by imitating others. That is part of mimetic desire. […]

  • Soft Skills, Spiral Dynamics, CliftonStrengths and more

    First, we probably have to define what soft skills are: Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. They include how you interact with colleagues, how you solve problems, and how you manage your work. As a start, let me give you some examples for soft skills. This is a rather long […]

  • Vertical and horizontal Assessments

    There are many psychometric assessments on the market today. Let’s name a few of the more famous ones: Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI, based on Carl Gustav Jung’s typology, with 16 types along the dichotomies of The Enneagram, based of the work of Georges I. Gurdjieff, with 9 types along base motivations or survival strategies […]

  • Spiral Dynamics vmemes

    First, a definition. What do I mean by vMeme? A meme, plural memes, is some content of consciousness, e.g. a thought. More broadly, it is “an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.” After “Memes in digital culture” by Limor Shifman, and […]