Recently, I fulfilled a long-held dream and launched a podcast, Thinking Ahead. The weekly show explores the movements, trends, people, and ideas that are shaping our evolving world–a description that’s broad enough to encompass my many eclectic interests. As an unapologetic generalist, I love having the opportunity to interview a diverse range of thinkers, from […]
The Institute for Cultural Evolution is growing and expanding. We’re bringing on new Board Members, new funding, and now we’re recruiting an Executive Director to help run our operations. The job description for this new Executive Director position can be found at this link. If the possibility of working with ICE sounds intriguing, we encourage […]
It looks like Joe Biden has won the election. Yet America remains bitterly divided. Biden has pledged to be a unifier, but restoring the minimum social solidarity necessary for a functional democracy will be a daunting challenge. It now seems as though there’s little common ground left. So rather than searching for common ground, Biden […]
The Institute for Cultural Evolution does not officially endorse candidates for public office. But as the president of this organization I feel obligated to express my personal political opinion on the upcoming election. While I acknowledge that there are many people of good sense and good faith who continue to support Donald Trump, I cannot […]
Race, to all people who use the term correctly, is a matter of a few easily observed physiological characteristics: the color of your skin, the texture of your hair, and the shape of a few extremities . . . But there is no scientific correlation between those physical features and behavior. The only correlation comes […]
I’m excited to announce my upcoming online course titled: Cultural Intelligence: Transcending Race, Embracing Cosmos, presented through the Aligned Center. Here’s a description: Our country’s current racial and cultural crises have invoked a dire need to reexamine our understanding of race and reflect on our own blind spots. I invite you to join me virtually […]
Announcing a new book by ICE principals John Mackey, Steve McIntosh, Carter Phipps: Conscious Leadership—Elevating Humanity Through Business. Mackey is CEO of Whole Foods Market, and McIntosh and Phipps are cofounders of the Institute for Cultural Evolution. Together they explore the vision, virtues, and mindset needed for aspiring conscious leaders, providing a roadmap for innovative, […]
Here’s my latest podcast with Layman Pascal wherein we discuss the idea that value itself can be understood as a form of interior energy that influences consciousness and culture. As described in chapters 5, 6 and 7 of Developmental Politics, value serves as the motivating power that attracts human interest and generates political will. Also […]
USA Today (2.6 million daily readers) published my op-ed today: ‘Mrs. America’ Shows How Art Can Bridge Our Nation’s Cultural, Partisan Divisions In the op-ed I argue that Cate Blanchett’s performance demonstrates “cultural intelligence.”
Ever since I cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter in 1980, I’ve identified politically as a progressive. And while I continue to support many progressive political goals, the political position advocated by my new book, Developmental Politics, is best characterized as post-progressive. This emerging post-progressive perspective is not “anti-progressive,” it seeks to better integrate […]
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The Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank, where I serve as president, is recruiting an Executive Director to help run our operations. The job description for this new position can be found at this link:
It looks like Joe Biden has won the election. Yet because there’s little common ground left, we now need to find *higher ground.* Here’s my plea for higher ground: Dear Fellow Americans … https://www.culturalevolution.org/blog/staking-out-higher-ground
The appendix "On Cultivating Cultural Intelligence" is my favorite part of our Conscious Leadership book as well.
THRILLED to host Steve McIntosh @developolitics co-author of the best-selling new book #consciousleadership along with John Mackey @WholeFoods and @carter_phipps. Join us for an engaging dialogue 10/20 @ 1:30PST #consciouscapitalism #worldviews #integral #verticaldevelopment
I’ll be back at building the post-progressive political movement on Monday. But today I’m savoring our last backpacking trip of the year to Capitol Reef National Park. We hiked through the remote Halls Creek Narrows. At night the dense star cloud of the Milky Way covered the sky.