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MSR Big Questions Webinar - January 16th

  • 1.  MSR Big Questions Webinar - January 16th

    Posted 01-08-2019 17:53
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    Dear MSR Community,

    The MSR Flamekeepers Committee invites you to join us for the MSR Big Questions Webinar. I hope you will join us.  Here is the invitation:

     

    Hosts: MSR Flamekeepers Committee

    Date:  January 16, 2019,

    9:30 – 10:30am Pacific,

    10:30-11:30am Mountain

    11:30am – 12:30pm Central

    12:30 – 1:30pm Eastern

    5:30 – 6:30pm London

    Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/287304956

     

     

    The MSR Flamekeepers Committee invites you to join the founders and early leaders of MSR  for the first "MSR Big Questions Webinar." The Flamekeepers Committee has been meeting for two years and we realize that the MSR leadership needs to focus their attention on the annual conference and on Academy of Management requirements such as the AOM Five Year Review.  We believe we can serve an important function as founders and elders by posing big questions, questions without answers, for dialogue in our MSR community that get at the heart of the purpose of MSR.  The world is changing rapidly and we face many challenges such as increasing polarization, violence, and authoritarianism. We see the rise of strong man leaders and challenges to democracy and the rule of law in several parts of the world.  We see devastating effects of climate change in the face of climate deniers and leaders who denigrate science. These are big problems and we wonder what role the research, teaching and practice of the MSR field can play.

     

    We believe MSR can have a bigger impact on AOM and the management field. Chris Laszlo, the newest member of the Flamekeeper Committee, suggests that the larger issue might be related to the rapid growth in Positive Organizational Scholarship and Appreciative Inquiry and strength-based approaches in the last 18-19 years, together with developments in the natural sciences that suggest ontologically that our world is much more connected than we ever thought it was. In fact, it's almost 180 degrees opposite the Enlightenment, Newtonian, Cartesian, neo-classical version of reality. There's a convergence between what the new sciences are saying and what Perennial spiritual insights have, not just about the nature of human beings and the nature of the world, but what it means to live a full life, and what it means to be a responsible citizen in the world. So we're bringing together science and ancient wisdom.  In the last 15, 20, 40 years, advances in science – the natural sciences and the social sciences in particular – and the rapid growth of interest in mindfulness practices – are converging to create a new kind of reality in the management world.  None of this is new, but it's the speed of convergence that's meaningful.  The point is are we reaching a critical level now where we have an opportunity to move the needle in the theory and practice of management.

     

    The goal of this webinar is not to provide definitive answers to the Big Questions but to provoke new ideas for MSR research, teaching, and practice. This is the first in a series of Big Questions Webinars and this dialogue will help us select topics for future calls.

     

    Flamekeeper Big Questions:

     

    • What research methodologies exist beyond the traditional quantitative and qualitative methods – research methods based on expanded levels of consciousness or "other ways of knowing"? - Judi Neal
    • What practices or wisdom from spiritual and religious traditions could be useful to business students learning how to deal with real world organizational issues? – Richard Peregoy
    • Polarization, tribalism, identity politics is a serious and divisive force in the world. How can MSR research and theories help address this challenge and reduce the underlying suffering that leads to polarization? – Lee Robbins
    • How can the growing convergence of science and spirituality―on an interconnected view of reality―inform MSR research and practice? What are its implications for leadership and the role of business in society? -- Chris Laszlo

     

     

    Outline of Session:

     

    1. Each Flamekeeper presents a Big Question.
    2. 30 minutes Flamekeeper discussion.
    3. 20 minutes participant involvement.
    4. One sentence closing from each Flamekeeper.
    5. Plans for next Big Question webinar.

     

    The Purpose of the Flamekeeper Committee:

     

    In 2016, at the invitation of Jim Stoner, the Chair of the Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) Interest Group, Judi Neal created the MSR Flamekeepers Committee. The purpose of the Flamekeepers Committee is to recognize and honor long-time members of the MSR Special Interest Group who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management, spirituality and religion, and to the leadership of MSR. The Flamekeepers Committee also provides opportunities for deep relational connection among the MSR elders, in support of the founding vision of MSR. Members of the Flamekeepers Committee include the three founders – Lee Robbins, Jerry Biberman, and Judi Neal, as well as two early members – Richard Peregoy and Yochanan Altman. Chris Laszlo just joined the Flamekeepers Committee to serve as a bridge from the past to the future.

     

    Inspirational Quote:

     "In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves."  ~ Angeles Arrien in the forward to Gabrielle Roth. Maps to Ecstasy: The Healing Power of Movement. (New World Library, 1998.) pages xv-xvi

     

     Warm Blessings,



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    Judi Neal Ph.D.
    Researcher
    Edgewalkers International
    Fayetteville AR
    JudithJudith
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  • 2.  RE: MSR Big Questions Webinar - January 16th

    Posted 01-09-2019 11:57
    Thank you, Judi, for the invitation to the MSR Big Questions Webinar.
    Re: the inspirational quote, I loved what Angeles Arrien says about dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence being four universal healing salves. Yesterday a colleague in Sweden asked if they could offer a MSR PDW based on dance meditation. Sounds like a great idea, right? It's "another way of knowing" in a research context...

    Warm wishes to One and All for a flourishing 2019.
    Chris

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    Chris Laszlo
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland OH
    (703) 759-2744
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  • 3.  RE: MSR Big Questions Webinar - January 16th

    Posted 01-09-2019 15:28
    Thank you Judi and Chris,

    I was also struck by that inspirational quote that Judi ended her post with.   I shared it with my daughters yesterday and certainly felt gratitude for Angeles Arriens words of inspiration.

    And Chris - YES - I would feel it is fitting and exciting to have the chance to learn more deeply about dance meditation in a PDW session!  Connecting this study and practice to our own work as teachers, researchers and change agents in or with organizations would be a great gift  to participants.

    Is there anything the organizers and presenters in the MSR webinar on January 16 would like to share with participants : to read,  to listen to or to watch before we meet on the MSR webinar and :Flamekeeper Big Questions:

    1·      What research methodologies exist beyond the traditional quantitative and qualitative methods – research methods based on expanded levels of consciousness or "other ways of knowing"?  - Judi Neal
    2·      What practices or wisdom from spiritual and religious traditions could be useful to business students learning how to deal with real world organizational issues? – Richard Peregoy
    3·      Polarization, tribalism, identity politics is a serious and divisive force in the world. How can MSR research and theories help address this challenge and reduce the underlying suffering that leads to polarization? – Lee Robbins
    4.       How can the growing convergence of science and spirituality―on an interconnected view of reality―inform MSR research and practice? What are its implications for leadership and the role of business in society? -- Chris Laszlo

    Thanks for planning this upcoming webinar.
    I am excited to join MSR members who also plan to participate in the Wednesday - Jan 16 -  ZOOM - MSR Webinar

    Warm wishes from the Columbus Ohio -

    Mary Finney

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    Hosts: MSR Flamekeepers Committee Webinar for All MSR Members and Friends:

    Date:  January 16, 2019,
    9:30 – 10:30am Pacific,
    10:30-11:30am Mountain
    11:30am – 12:30pm Central
    12:30 – 1:30pm Eastern
    5:30 – 6:30pm London

    Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/287304956     click or paste into your browser


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    MaryFinney
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  • 4.  RE: MSR Big Questions Webinar - January 16th

    Posted 01-15-2019 22:12
    Dear MSR and Friends, this is just a quick reminder about the MSR Big Questions Webinar tomorrow - January 16th.  Please join us!

    Hosts: MSR Flamekeepers Committee Webinar for All MSR Members and Friends:

    Date:  January 16, 2019,
    9:30 – 10:30am Pacific,
    10:30-11:30am Mountain
    11:30am – 12:30pm Central
    12:30 – 1:30pm Eastern
    5:30 – 6:30pm London

    Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/287304956     click or paste into your browser

    We will begin the session with brief discussions of Big Questions from the Flamekeepers, and then open it up for discussion.

    ·      How do our own preconceptions and biases (both positive and negative) influence our choice of research questions that we ask and the ways in which we ask them? Is there a dark side that we want to avoid falling in to, and, if so, how (what practices, teaching research methods, etc.) can we use to avoid being "seduced by the dark side". – Jerry Biberman

    ·      What research methodologies exist beyond the traditional quantitative and qualitative methods – research methods based on expanded levels of consciousness or "other ways of knowing"?  - Judi Neal

    ·      What practices or wisdom from spiritual and religious traditions could be useful to business students learning how to deal with real world organizational issues? – Richard Peregoy

    ·      Polarity is a serious force in the world. How can MSR research and theories help address this challenge and reduce the underlying suffering that leads to polarization? – Lee Robbins

    ·      How can leading edge findings in science support emerging new MSR findings in organizational practices? -  Chris Laszlo

     Warm Blessings, Judi

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    Judi Neal Ph.D.
    Researcher
    Edgewalkers International
    Fayetteville AR
    JudithJudith
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  • 5.  RE: MSR Big Questions Webinar - January 16th

    Posted 01-19-2019 16:49
    Dear all,

    I apologize. I totally misread the date and have been waiting for the seminar to start just now.
    Is there a video of it?

    Thanks and best,
    Michael

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  • 6.  RE: MSR Big Questions Webinar - January 16th

    Posted 01-19-2019 21:31
    Hi Michael,

    I posted the video link on AOM Connect.

    I'm sorry you missed it.  We will do more.

    Judi