Olen Gunnlaugson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in leadership and organizational development within the Department of Management at Université Laval, in Quebec City, Canada. Among other current projects, he is co-developing an MBA micro program in Complexity Studies, Consciousness and Leadership with colleagues and is chief editor of an upcoming business book, Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field. This anthology is comprised of research, reflections and practical applications by 25 faculty members and associates from organizational contexts in North America and Europe who are currently working with Otto Scharmer's Theory U.
Olen increasingly brings a multidisciplinary background to his work, which has been published across peer-reviewed academic journals and presented at numerous international conferences. Currently one of his main research interests focuses on collective intelligence approaches to leadership or what is sometimes referred to as the "we-space" in integral contexts. Part of this inquiry connects to the question of what individual, group and community-based methodologies are useful in bringing about transformative experiences of coming together for evolutionary and organizational learning purposes? Other related questions leading his work presently include: what embodied practices of awareness and being facilitate significant intersubjective shifts in groups? How do groups and individuals access deeper states for the purposes of engaging in collective intelligence processes of bringing forth new knowledge, insight and change?
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Real Reasons for the Pay and Gender Gap Part I
Written by Rochelle FairfieldHow including cultural construct, biological differences, and power dynamics in our understanding of gender pay gaps allows us to chart a better work world for both men and women.19 comments Read more...
The Enneagram and Developmental Psychology - How the Levels Cross
Written by TJ DaweA black diamond examination of the intersection of these two systems.19 comments Read more...
To no end save beauty: An Ode to Sport
Written by Andrew BaxterSports are often dismissed as frivolous and unimportant. This meandering journey through the mind of a thoughtful sports fan, attempts to challenge this belief.18 comments Read more...
Collective Intimations of the Future: A Recent Inquiry
Written by Olen GunnlaugsonOlen Gunnlaugson, Bruce Sanguin, and Thomas Hubl trialog on the nature of future and collective inquiry.17 comments Read more...
Real Reasons for the Pay and Gender Gap Part II
Written by Rochelle FairfieldHow including cultural construct, biological differences, and power dynamics in our understanding of gender pay gaps allows us to chart a better work world for both men and women.16 comments Read more...
What is Evolutionary Christianity?
Written by Bruce SanguinOne congregations expression of an evolving Christian faith.16 comments Read more...
Debt Trapped: Exploring Monetary Futures
Written by Daniel O'ConnorThe US economy is caught in a system-wide debt trap rooted in the design of its currency. Its economic future depends upon the current policy decisions of US monetary authorities and their international counterparts. The stakes, as they say, are high.15 comments Read more...