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Imagine you are looking through this window which has four panes of glass. If you look through each one of the panes, you see just 25% of the reality beyond the window. Through each of the four panes, you see only part of reality. Sometimes, we view life in an extremely self-centred way, or through the lens of our community, family and circles of trust, or through our facts, results and deeds, or through our pattern of life, meaning of life, system or process of life.
“What if we took literally everything that all the various cultures have to tell us about human potential – about spiritual growth, psychological growth, social growth – and put it all on the table? What if we attempted, based on extensive cross-cultural study, to use all of the world’s great traditions to create a composite map, a comprehensive map, an all-inclusive or integral map that included the best elements from all of them?”—Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision, Shambhala Publications, Inc., p. 16
The four panes are just a metaphor for the integrality of nature, as nature may be understood only by looking at it integrally. Otherwise, we just continue to disregard environmental issues or our impact on our environment or the impact of the environment on us and so on (as we see only parts of the full spectrum).
CREATIVITY IS INTEGRAL
It is the same with creativity. Creativity is integral, as creativity is part of nature, which is integral. You have no chance to produce the greatest ideas if you disregard the integral soil of creativity.
When Ken Wilber was no more than 23 years old, he theorized the AQAL, and now we have this concept and may operate with it. AQAL stands for ‘all quadrants all levels’, but equally connotes ‘all lines’, ‘all states’ and ‘all types’. An account or theory is said to be AQAL, and thus integral, if it accounts for or makes reference to all four quadrants and four major levels in Wilber’s quadrants, described below.
The entire AQAL system is a lot more complicated, but for our endeavour it is enough to say that creativity is integral.
How does this influence corporate innovations? The vast majority of corporations will continue to be run by hierarchical-pyramidal achievement-oriented mechanisms. But these mechanisms will have to borrow more and more the features of organic corporations, of the naturally fractal innovation cultures. They have to let in the clients, suppliers and employees, their families, their real needs, their preferences, their visions. And the leaders of the future are the kind of men and women able to negotiate all these factors into a single river of progress, at all times and in each moment.
What will you receive in the video course
This course is about this kind of innovation, integral: the one starting from an organic, complete and integral understanding of the human being and of nature itself.
So, let’s begin.
In Part 1 you will understand what Integral Innovation is.
In Part 2 we will start exploring what innovation is and how to lead it from the 1st quadrant – the Upper Left Quadrant – Inner Creativity of the employees.
Neurobiology of innovation
In the next Part (3) you will understand what Upper Right Quadrant Innovation is and how to lead it in a company.
Systems of innovation
In this next Part (4) we end up explaining what integral innovation from a systemic point of view (Lower Right Quadrant).
Now, we finally get to the Social Pollination aspect of business innovation and how to lead it. (last Part, 4 – Lower Left Quadrant)