Publications—Organizational

This page contains descriptions of and links to PDF versions of publications related to organizations, organizational health and organizational development. There is a separate page containing articles related to somatic learning, the Feldenkrais Method and the Anat Baniel Method for Children.
Embodied Leadership—Coherent Leadership:
Developing Wise Leaders (4 pages).
This is a working paper that describes how my thinking evolved while writing Inner Peace—Global Impact and "From the Ground Up". It depicts a model for conceptualizing the contribution of somatic and spiritual awareness to developing wise leaders.
From the Ground Up: Revisioning Sources and Methods of Leadership Development.
In Melina, L. (Ed.) (2013). The Embodiment of Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey Bass/Wiley.
Mindfulness practice and a particular form of embodied learning (the Feldenkrais Method) can be sources for new perspectives on leadership development. These two areas offer deep ways to connect to the ground, both physically and in terms of the fundamental ground of being—something that leaders rarely receive in today’s forms of management education. This chapter provides an introduction to both the Feldenkrais Method and mindfulness as methods relevant to leadership education, based in the author’s experience as a teacher of Feldenkrais and years of study and practice of mindfulness.
Inner Peace—Global Impact
 Tibetan Buddhism, Leadership, and Work
Information Age Publishing [IAP] scheduled for release August, 2012
This book describes underlying principles of Tibetan wisdom traditions relevant for successful leadership in the 21st century. Rich with vivid pictures of deep personal experience. Long-time Western Tibetan Buddhist practitioners describe how their practice is influenced in fields as diverse as scientific research, social work, art, dance, and university teaching.

It has a section on leadership (focusing on the Dalai Lama as a leader and the feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism,) a section about westerners' personal experiences bringing their practice into their work lives, a section on the largest global Tibetan Buddhist organizations, a section of research studies, and a closing section with comments by a 10th generation Tibetan yogi on teaching wisdom culture in the West and reflections by noted social scientists on the importance of contemplative practice for leaders.

See InnerPeace-GlobalIimpact.com/ to download the preface.

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Increasing Leadership Integrity through Mind Training and Embodied Learning.Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 2010, 1, 21–38. © 2010 American Psychological Association, DOI: 10.1037/a0018081. (18 pages)
Published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, this article offers foundations for an integrated approach to leadership integrity consultation, using both somatic learning methods and practices for training the mind, known as lojong in Tibetan Buddhism. As the abstract states: "Embodied learning and mind training are grounded in similar perceptions about the importance of attention and awareness for developing effective, powerful action in the world. ... The paper describes these methods, identifies how they have been addressed in research, shows how each has been used in consulting, and suggests that they may be used together synergistically within processes of leadership development."
Being a bodhisattva at work: Perspectives on the influence of Buddhist practices in entrepreneurial organizations. Journal of Human Values, 2007, 13(1), 41-58. (excerpted, 5 pages)
Written for a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, this article describes research on entrepreneurs who are practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism and discusses the underlying concepts. (Excerpt only, as permitted by copyright law).
The Possibility of Healthy Organizations: Thoughts toward a New Framework for Organizational Theory and Practice. Journal of Applied Sociology/Sociological Practice, 2004, 21(2)/6(2), 57-79. (23 pages)
This article, written for a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, describes the intellectual influences on Dr. Goldman Schuyler that led her to develop her approach to organizational health.
Practitioner - heal thyself: Challenges in enabling organizational health. Organization Management Journal, 2004, 1(1), 28-37.
Scholarly piece on organizational health that is also personal, describing how Dr. Goldman Schuyler's experiences are similar to those researched about how one's own health may be impacted by the roles one takes in organizations.
Invoking New Mindsets for Peace -The Kalachakra as a Transformational Practice. Sociological Practice Newsletter, American Sociological Association, Summer 2004. (2 pages)
Written for sociologists, this article describes Dr. Goldman Schuyler's experiences at the Kalachakra Ceremony for world peace, given by the Dalai Lama in Toronto, Canada, 2004.
The Power Line: A Model for Generating a Systemic Focus on Organizational Health. Sociological Practice. (2003) 5, 77-88. (12 pages)
Dr. Goldman Schuyler developed the Power Line Model in the early 1990s to support leaders in taking a systemic view of organizational change. While it is increasingly accepted that organizational development is built upon attention to issues at the individual, group, and systemwide levels, we lack theoretically-grounded yet practical tools to help leaders to identify and encourage holistic approaches to organizational change that integrate work across these levels.
Awareness Through Movement Lessons as a Catalyst for Change.The Feldenkrais Journal, Winter, 2003, pp. 39-46. (6 pages)
Dr. Goldman Schuyler developed and taught a graduate course in "The Art of Change" that introduced students to using Feldenkrais principles as a source of change in both their personal and work lives
What Kind of Change Enables Transformation? Sociological Practice Newsletter, American Sociological Association. Winter, 2002. (3 pages)
Dr. Goldman Schuyler presents her thoughts on how the Feldenkrais Method can be used to create a vivid experience of significant change via our bodies and somatic learning. This article, written for sociologists, discusses the possibility that if we enable people to experience and sense that they can change habits and patterns that seemed immutable, we can teach them how to generate their own simple and highly effective mental models for change leadership.
Reflections from the Mountain— Paradigms for Change. OD Practitioner, Organization Development Network. 30(1), 18-26. (9 pages)

A severe skiing accident catalyzes new perceptions about the relationship between how people learn through movement and how change occurs in organizations.


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