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…

The Meaning Awakening

But what if humans, as a species, actually have a purpose? What if we have something distinctive to contribute – something to give rather than just take? ~ Peter Senge Are we starting to take seriously why we exist? While I have been aware since the late 80’s of a steady public interest in the…

Hanging Together or Separately

By Luis A. Marrero, author of The Path to a Meaningful Purpose April 7, 2015 We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. ~ Benjamin Franklin Reading the latest news one can easily conclude that our aspiration to form a more perfect union continues to be… well, a work…

Pace Yourself

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away…