December 21, 2014 Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Seven (77) in the Series

77montageDecember 21, 2014 Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Seven (77) in the Series

Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Seven (77) in the Series featuring Richard Barrett FRSA Chairman Barrett Values Centre and Dr. Zachary Stein Academic Director Center for Integral Wisdom & Core Faculty Meridian University (USA)

Richard Barrett (FRSA) is an author, speaker and social commentator on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre and an internationally recognized thought leader on values, culture and leadership. He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, Member of the Wisdom Council of the Centre for World Spirituality, Honorary Board Member of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) which have been used to support more than 5,000 organizations in 60 different countries on their transformational journeys. To date, more than 4,000 change agents and consultants have been trained by the Barrett Values Centre to use the Cultural Transformation Tools in over 50 countries. Over the past ten years, Richard Barrett has been called upon to support the leaders of major national and multinational organisations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, UK, USA and Sweden. The focus of this work has been on helping the leaders of these organisations to improve the performance of their organisations by building values-driven cultures.

From 2007, up to the present, Richard has spearheaded the Barrett Values Centre’s work in mapping the values of over twenty nations. These include: Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. Richard has been a visiting lecturer at the Consulting and Coaching for Change, leadership course run by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and HEC in Paris. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University, Institute for Values-based Leadership, and a visiting lecturer at the One Planet MBA at Exeter University.


Richard Barrett is the author of The Values-Driven Organisation: Unleashing Human Potential for Performance and Profit (2013), What My Soul Told Me: A Practical Guide to Soul Activation (2012), Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations: The Impact of the Evolution of Human Consciousness on World Affairs (2011), The New Leadership Paradigm (2010), Building a Values-Driven Organization: A Whole System Approach to Cultural Transformation (2006), Liberating the Corporate Soul: Building a Visionary Organization (1998), A Guide to Liberating Your Soul (1995), and he is a contributing author to Psychometrics in Coaching (2012).

Dr. Zachary Stein

Social Justice & Education

Human Development & Integral MetaTheory

Stein’s work focuses on social justice and education through the lenses of developmental psychology and integral metatheories. He studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University. Stein was a co-founder of Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business. He has been published in a wide range of outlets including American Psychologist, New Ideas in Psychology, Mind, Brain, and Education, Integral Review, and the Journal of Philosophy of Education. He is also the Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom, and Core Faculty at Meridian University.

Current Projects

Stein is currently working on four book projects:

Tipping the scales: social justice and educational measurement

This is an extension of his dissertation: Stein, Z. (2014). Tipping the scales: social justice and educational measurement. (doctoral dissertation). Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Cambridge, MA.

He is in talks with Harvard University Press and Routledge about publishing it as a book.

Recreating humanity: a thought experiment in the philosophy of education

The MetaIntegral Foundation has provided some support for this project, which will creatively transform some 200 pages of previously published material into a book on the philosophy of education and a critique of educational technology.

Schooling in Late-Capitalist America (with Hans Despain)

Hans Despain and Stein address issues in contemporary education from the perspective of Dialectal Critical Realism and Integral Theory.

Evolutionary love: towards an new image of humanity (with Marc Gafni)

Working with Rabbi Marc Gafni, they address philosophical issues in evolutionary theory and advance an emancipatory metatheory of evolution, best described as acosmic humanism. This is a new image of humanity’s place in the universe and an ontology of the concrete singular individual, or the Unique Self. This book is being written with the Support of the Center for Integral Wisdom.

(Misty morning, Hammond Pond)

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