Organization Development 2.0 (OD2.0): A Case Study

© 2018. By Luis A. Marrero, M.A. RODP, LLP CEO Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose February 27, 2018. Updated on April 11, 2018 Abstract Second Wave Organization Development or OD2.0 has been described in current literature (Marrero 6 May 2016; Marrero 15 Feb. 2018). The OD2.0 brand stands on two legs: (1) people first and…

Organization Development 2.0: Antecedents, Theory, and Practice

© 2018. By Luis A. Marrero, M.A. RODP, LLP CEO Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose February 13, 2018 (Updated July 11, 2019) 2016 International Network on Personal Meaning Conference Proceeding, Toronto, Canada How can we explain the sobering existential problems humanity faces while inundated with knowledge and solutions; and particularly as these problems show up…

Blocks to Meaning: The Calcification of Awareness

Leveraging Logoteleology’s Meaning Antecedent Analysis Luis A. Marrero, M.A. RODP, LLP CEO, Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose The Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose trains, certifies, and licenses coaches, therapists, and consultants around the world on Meaningful Purpose Psychology or Logoteleology (or its cut version, Logotelogy) methodology. This article, even though directed to our student cohort…

Differentiating Between Meaning and Purpose, And Why It Matters

Authored  by: Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, LLP Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement…

Symposium: Engagement is dead! Long Live Engagement!

International Meaning Conference Joining Forces in Practice and Research 30 June – 2 July 2017 University of Roehampton, Center for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation   Symposium: Engagement is dead! Long Live Engagement! Applying Meaning – & Purpose-Centered Interventions to Enhance Employee Engagement and Organizational Effectiveness Panelists: Ken Howard, Alice Ballantine Dykes, Sharon Mccormick,…

Workshop: Coaching for a Meaningful Meaning

INTERNATIONAL MEANING CONFERENCE London, UK, 30 June – 2 July 2017 Facilitator: Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, LLP; CEO Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose It is encouraging to know that various schools of psychology have leveraged existing counseling and therapeutic methods to coaching (Wong, 2011;[i] Cox & Bachkirova, 2014[ii]; Grant, 2015[iii]).; including existential philosophy (Van…

Engagement: Test Question

Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, LLP CEO Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose If you have been reading my articles these past years, you are fully aware how Meaningful Purpose Psychology (logoteleology) came into being. It came to life through a paradox. Stated as questions, the paradox asks, “How come there is so much knowledge and…

The Role of Meanings in Individual, Group and Organizational Health and Productivity: Logoteleological Interventions

Reprint from the December 3, 2015 International Positive Psychology Association Work & Organization Division Newsletter   Luis A. Marrero, MA, RODP, LLC Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose   Meaningful Purpose Psychology (MPP) or Logoteleology examines the meanings that successful people, groups, and organizations apply in order to thrive and succeed. This paper gives a brief…

Je Suis Quoi?

  There you go again. Ronald Reagan The news from Paris is shocking, and the killing of unarmed civilians inexcusable. Much is being said about who is right and what is right and wrong about the Je Suis Charlie tragedy. Passions are high, indignation abounds. The TV and radio waves are filled with diverse points of view, depending on…

Managing as if Leading

By Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, CEO Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose Author of The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology “A winning culture is one of engagement and individual contribution to an important mission and purpose. Human beings are not looking for company-bought goodies — they are looking for meaningful, fulfilling…

Allowing – A Key to Successful Living

May 31, 2014 Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, LLP Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose “When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.” ~ George Elliot I was pleased when this May 2014 I finished another successful Meaningful Purpose Psychology (Logoteleology) Laboratory; this time…

Are You Actively Engaged at Work? Willing Your Own Professional Meaning

I read with great interest an article by Adam Grant, a Wharton professor, titled, “The #1 Feature of a Meaningless Job”.[1]  Professor Grant points to research that reminds us that people want meaningful jobs that contribute to something worthwhile. Moreover, he states a well-known fact for those of us with many years of work experience…

What is Meaningful Purpose Psychology (Logoteleology)? Part 2

Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, LLP Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.” —…

What is Meaningful Purpose Psychology (Logoteleology)?

(Because this blog is read by a global audience with different backgrounds and interests, we do not cite sources with the same rigor as we would in psychological journals. For those interested on the scientific sources of logoteleology, please read “The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology“. ) Meaningful Purpose Psychology [1] (MPP)…

What it takes to Really Improve: A Meaningful Purpose Psychology Perspective

Meaningful Purpose Psychology came to being as the result of one fundamental problem:  Why is it that despite the availability of answers, humanity’s most pressing problems persist? For instance, reading the news on my mobile this morning (January 6, 2014) I read a well-written article published by Katie Zezima and Samantha Henry, from the Associated…