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Non-academic articles by Sherryl Stalinski:
Systems View of Social Systems, Culture and Communities: The Legacy
of Bela H. Banathy
Accepted Doctoral Candidacy Essay, Saybrook Graduate School & Research Center
Leveraging Diversity: From Compliance to Performance. Journal of Quality &Participation. Winter 2004.
Small Group Design Conversation. Paper presentation: 15th Annual Asilomar Conversation Conference, International Systems Institute. Pacific Grove CA, Nov. 2004. (MSWord.doc)
ME|WE: An Exploration in Guiding Conscious Evolution toward Individual, Organizational and Global Integrity. Accepted Doctoral Candidacy Essay, Saybrook &Research Center. Sept. 2004. (MSWord.doc)
Leadership Coaching as Design Conversation. 2004. (download full journal) International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching & Mentoring. Winter 2004 (2)(1)
This paper seeks to bridge and integrate the disciplined and rigorous practice of Design Conversation with the professional practice of coaching within the organizational setting. Argument is made that coaching is uniquely positioned to serve as a tool and process for facilitating genuine and effective dialogue at the organizational level. It explores current literature, understanding and issues in the areas of organizational learning, systems research, dialogue practice in organizations, and coaching as a professional practice. In conclusion, the article suggests that a design conversation of vested stakeholders is needed to further explore and synthesize the integration of dialogue, conversation, and leadership coaching.
Intelligence: A Systems Perspective.
Stalinski, S. (2004) Organizational Development Journal (22)(2) Summer 2004: Chesterfield OH: OD Institute
*OD Network Student Paper Competition Winner, October 2004.
This paper explores the theory of Organizational Intelligence (OI) as recently proposed by Albrecht (2003), and expands the concept to a more systemic concept of cultural intelligence as an emergent property, and thus indefinable or measurable as merely a sum of individual intelligence of a groups membership. Such an understanding is proposed as useful and relevant in understanding the evolutionary capacity of culture, and for helping organizations and OD professionals evaluate the long-term systemic viability of the organization.
Role of Organizational Professionals in the Conscious Evolution of
Stalinski, S. (2003)
World Futures: Journal of General Evolution vol. 59 no. 8: Special issue on Evolutionary Development © 2003 Taylor & Francis.
This paper explores the role of organizational professionals in the evolutionary development of business. Such professionals are currently defined in the fields of human resources development, organizational development and human performance improvement as executive and strategic coaches, training professionals and consultants. Their work seeks to improve the human systems on which organizational processes depend. This paper explores a) areas of convergence and divergence among these fields; b) how these professions might contribute to the conscious evolution of humane, sustainable and viable organizational cultures; and c) the challenges and issues these professions must effectively address.
Stronger Practioner Certification in Coaching-Related Professions
Stalinski, S (2003) International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching & Mentoring. College House Press: London. vol 1, no 1, Summer
Reflections from the field of USA Coaching
Integrity Incubator: Nurturing the Emergence of a Healthy and Authentic
Entrepreneurial Culture in the Integral Age.
Stalinski, S. (2002) Proceedings: International Jean Gebser Society Conference, Santa Fe NM, Oct. 2002 (MSWord.doc)
This paper aims to focus on the economic dimension of the larger democratic societal complex in an integral age. What are the current trends? What perspectives and consciousness could model viable and sustainable systems of value exchange in the coming era? How do we resolve the modern/postmodern debate toward the a-perspective where a democratic economy is concerned? The specific focus here will be on guiding the evolution of a healthy and sustainable small-business culture in the coming age, with an emerging vision of desirable systems of influence within the societal complex. .....First, I will outline the role of economy within the larger societal and cultural complex and differentiate its role in terms of influence and importance. I then will expand on the current trends of growth in the small business sector and trends of reduction in the large multinational corporate environment and explore how the emergence of a healthy small business culture might influence the evolution of more sustainable democracies in the integral age.
a Systems (r)Evolution on the Horizon for Education?
Stalinski, S. (2000). Iowa ASCD Journal, March 2000. (MSWord.doc)
There is an increasing trend to re-evaluate and redefine our current notions of learning as a process, and education as a social system in which learning takes place. This trend is often diluted of its real meaning and erroneously articulated as a call for education reform and insistence on demanding "accountability" of our teachers and school systems. The popular media and political camps twist this appropriate reflection into a battleground of power and control and insist that one person's idea for a solution is "right" and another is "wrong." Fortunately, there are seeds of hope germinating within the often marginalized, but increasingly mainstream movement towards a more collaborative and holistic approach to real transformation in all learning environments, which can include the home, the classroom, the community and the workplace. These seeds are planted in the insights provided by the relatively new integrated discipline of the systems sciences, and practiced by "systems thinkers" who may or may not be formally aligned with the new sciences, but who intuitively understand what is needed to create peaceful, respectful and sustainable futures for all people.
in Integral Worlds
Benking H., & Stalinski, S. (2002). Journal of Culture & Consciousness. International Jean Gebser Society: Athens, OH
The paper reviews representations and signs that might help us to come to common and shared realization in an integral age. It explores how we can use models and schemas in order to share "common frames of reference." The authors explore possible ways of embodying and linking worlds or realities. These include the construction of a-perspective or extra realities that can help us to jointly create meaning and understanding beyond our directly observable meso-scale and ego-centric "environment/vicinity."
towards Unity in Diversity
Heiner Benking & Sherryl Stalinski: Unity in Diversity: Ludwig Von Bertalanffy Conference, University of Vienna, Nov. 1-4, 2001, Vienna, Austria
Reprinted in Dialogue Among Civilizations vol II
The authors seek to briefly address the persistent challenges of applying general systems principles to our human cultural systems. We identify individual and cultural worldviews which continue to cause us to resist integrating diverse human perspectives and cultural systems in relevant and meaningful relationship. We introduce dialogue methodologies which can lead to cultural praxis toward a more unified and 'whole' global humanity which not only retains our individual and cultural diversity, but celebrates and integrates this diversity into ever-increasing relevant and meaningful relationship. The authors introduce the five global ethics identified by the Institute for Global Ethics as the "centralizing influence" which can guide our inter- and intra-cultural dialogues.