A selection of books, articles and videos that inspire my work.

Table of contents

  1. Circling & Surrendered Leadership
  2. Nonviolent Communication
  3. Meditation
  4. Theory U
  5. Teal Organizations
  6. Deliberately Developmental Organizations
  7. Developmental Psychology
  8. Integral Theory
  9. Therapy & Coaching
  10. Organization Development
  11. Management & Business Strategy

Agile, Scrum and Lean

Circling & Surrendered Leadership

Circling is an intersubjective meditation practice where you share with each other what’s happening right here, right now. It fosters presence, aliveness and connection and is an integral container for transformative personal growth.

Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication is a communication model and way of life developed by Marshall Rosenberg. It teaches a compassionate perspective that transforms the relation with yourself and others. It is applied in prisons, schools, business and personal life to increase emotional intelligence, improve relationship, create connection and resolve conflict.

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Meditation is a wide range of mental exercises that train attention, feeling and body awareness. Meditation has many benefits, such as increased concentration, clarity, compassion and emotional resilience.

  • The Mind Illuminated
  • Shinzen Young
  • Manual of Insight
  • 10-day vipassana retreat
  • Wake Up

Theory U

Theory U describes leadership capacities and processes for transformational organizational and societal change. The process works with the awareness or consciousness of the participants. It facilitating a letting go of old habits and dynamics to create space for something truely new and creative to emerge.

Teal Organizations

As humans develop over time, so do the organizations we create. A Teal Organization is a new management paradigm that is emerging in the world. This new paradigm is based on three breakthroughs. In the words of Frederic Laloux:

  • Self-management: “Teal Organizations have found the key to upgrading their structures from hierarchical, bureaucratic pyramids to powerful and fluid systems of distributed authority and collective intelligence.”
  • Wholeness: “Organizations have always been places that encourage people to show up with a narrow professional self. Teal Organizations have developed a consistent set of practices that invite us to drop the mask, reclaim our inner wholeness, and bring all of who we are to work.”
  • Evolutionary purpose: “Teal Organizations are seen as having a life and sense of direction of their own. Instead of trying to predict and control the future, members of the organizations are invited to listen and understand what the organization is drawn to become, where it naturally wants to go.”

While working at YouBeDo, we’ve transitioned to a Teal Organization. This experience has been tremendously exciting, rewarding, insightful and powerful.

Deliberately Developmental Organizations

Can you create culture and practices that embed personal growth in daily work? Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey researched companies that did just that and have distilled the key ingredients. When personal and organizational development are skillfully interweaved, they result in a thriving business, satisfied employees and meaningful work.

Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology researches how human beings grow over time, covering aspects such as effectiveness, leadership, morality, emotional intelligence, cognition, identity and meaning making. Both Reinventing Organizations and Delibrately Developmental Organizations ground themselves in adult developmental theory. Developmental Psychology provides key insights that can be used for personal and spiritual growth.

Integral Theory

Integral Theory is a way to integrate multiple perspectives. It describes how theories relate to each other and can be combined. Working with groups, this allows me to invite and integrate the unique wisdom and perspective of every participant. Integral Theory also provides a comprehensive map of human consciousness (states) and development (stages).

Therapy & Coaching

Organization Development

  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Action Inquiry
  • Art of Hosting
  • Tobert’s Action Logics of leaders

Management & Business Strategy

  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum
  • Lean Startup
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Design Sprint

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- Mark