Logoteleology’s Social Stages: A Path to Intimacy

“Every human being strives for significance, but people always make mistakes if they do not recognize that their significance lies in their contribution to the lives of others.” Alfred Adler Luis A. Marrero, Written: August 2019: Published August 17, 2020 One of the most eluded and misunderstood feelings is intimacy. For that reason, I have…

Introduction to Meaningful Purpose Psychology

Join us for a free webinar on Jun 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT. Register now! Based on the Award-Winning book, The Path to a Meaningful Purpose: Psychological Foundations of Logoteleology, this free 60-minute interactive webinar will help you: Find out what Meaningful Purpose Psychology is. Experience simple yet powerful models to diagnose and improve…

Meaning, Values, and Human Dignity in Times of Crisis

A Time for Reflection on What Matters By Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, MLP. April 19, 2020 Listening and reading the news, as a student of history and psychology, I am concerned. I read and hear politicians, business leaders, and broadcasters downplay and dismiss the deaths of countless during the coronavirus pandemic with a callousness…

The Meaningful Purpose Couple

This laboratory is designed for couples who wish to define, plan, build, commit, and succeed in their meaningful purpose. Better known as “The Love Lab”, this experiential learning is designed for couples committed to elevate their relationship to a higher level of love and meaning. It is a hands-on learning experience where couples practice relationship…

Self-Imposed ‘Ignorance’: Motivation, Consequences, and Solutions

Series: Blocks to Meaning: Leveraging Logoteleology’s Identity Model Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, LLP (© 2019) December 2018 The Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose trains, certifies, and licenses coaches, therapists, counselors and consultants around the world on Meaningful Purpose Psychology or Logoteleology (or its cut version, Logotelogy) methodology. This article, even though directed to our…

Motivation: Why are you trying so hard?

Luis A. Marrero has been invited to facilitate a workshop on motivation through the lens of Meaningful Purpose Psychology or Logoteleology. You are invited to participate by attending the Contact Center and Customer Engagement Best Practices Conference, June 20, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Key macro indicators pertaining employee engagement, trust in leadership, and happiness at work…

Organization Development Symposium: Meaning-Centered Organization Development Practices

International Network on Personal Meaning 10th Biennial International Meaning Conference, in Vancouver, Canada. August 2-5, 2018 Key macro indicators pertaining employee engagement (Gallup), trust in leadership (Edelman), and happiness at work (Dr. Barry Schwartz; United Nations Happiness Report) remain stubbornly in negative terrain. There is a growing recognition in the field of organizational development (OD)…

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…

Symposium: Positive and Meaning Work Perspectives: Charting New Paths in Research and Practice

Dear Meaningful Purpose Psychology and Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose friends and colleagues: Over the last decades, the positive and meaning-centered psychology perspective has inspired a fresh approach to the study of organizational phenomena, and spurred a plethora of new scientific thought, research and practice. As this perspective has gained momentum, some of the most…

Diagnosing Organizations’ Cultural Meanings: A Logoteleological Approach

Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, LLC will be facilitating the Diagnosing Organizations’ Cultural Meanings: A Logoteleological Approach workshop during the 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference in Toronto, Canada, July 28-31, 2016. He will be joining leading psychologists from around the world in exploring meaning-centered approaches to questions of spiritual meaning, human flourishing , and social…

Abridged Article: OD2.0

By Luis A. Marrero, M.A. RODP, LLP CEO Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose May 11, 2016 We are happy to offer this abridged format for those who requested a shorter version of OD2.0. Thanks to our readers from around the world for the overwhelming positive response to the longer version of this article. ~ Luis…

Second Wave Organization Development

By Luis A. Marrero, M.A. RODP, LLP CEO Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose International Network on Personal Meaning: Pre-conference Paper May 1, 2016 “We increasingly understand that we need a very different model of humanity….” 2013 United Nations World Happiness Report We live in a time of paradoxes. On the one hand, there are emerging…

The 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference

The 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference Spirituality, Self-Transcendence, & Second Wave Positive Psychology July 28-31, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada The premiere second wave positive psychology conference  across APA divisions & academic disciplines Embracing the dark side of life Empowering humanistic values Cultivating meaning, virtue & happiness Transcending suffering & terror Keynotes: A. Batthyany, W. S.…

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…

Suffering in Meaningful Purpose Psychology

Reprint (with updates) from The International Network for Personal Meaning Newsletter, November 2015 Despair is suffering without meaning. ~ Viktor Frankl LUIS A. MARRERO, MA, RODP, LLP CEO, Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose; Deputy Chairman, Board of Directors of the International Network for Personal Meaning; Chair, Partnership and Membership Committee, Work & Organization Division, International…

Monitoring and Improving the Impact of Your Leadership

© 2015. Luis A. Marrero, MA, RODP, LLP Boston Institute for Meaningful Purpose October 21, 2015 How do you know you are making the right decisions and influencing others in a way that inspires genuine follower-ship? What can you do to avoid demanding compliance, which ultimately encourages disengagement? I offer two ideas. First, know what you…