Entries by Michael Soulé

Love and its Meaning in the World, A lecture by Rudolf Steiner, Dec 1912

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS The following lecture was given by Rudolf Steiner to an audience familiar with the general background of his anthroposophical teachings. He constantly emphasized the distinction between his written works and reports of lectures which were given as oral communications and were not originally intended for print. It should also be remembered that certain […]

The Threefold Social Organism and Collaborative Leadership

Threefold Social Organism in Organizations: The Responsibilities of Collaborative Leadership Jessica Heffernan Ziegler 2017 AWSNA Conference June 27, 2017 What I would like to do this morning is offer a framework for understanding and working collaboratively within our organizations. I will not be proposing any specific leadership model or structure per se – each school […]

Highlight 2, 8-25-2014 The Phases of Development in Spiritual Organizations

Dear Colleagues What are the natural developmental phases of spiritually based communities and organizations? Bernard Lievegoed, one of the leaders of organizational development work and long-time Director of the Anthroposophical Training Organization, NPI, in Holland, wrote “ The Developing Organization" in 1973. In 1988 he offered a new booklet to clarify his thoughts about the […]

Highlight 17, Enlivening Spaces

Dear Friends, When I get going too fast at work (every May in fact!), it becomes difficult to keep my desk and the spaces around me tidy. Things piles up faster than I can put them into their place, or create new places for ones that need places. I am aware of an increasing tension […]

A New Image of Waldorf School Organization – M Soule

A new imagination of organizational form and function in a Waldorf school Summary After years of working in and with Waldorf schools, I have found that the imaginative thinking about the governance and organizational structure of a school is key to the school having a wholeness. Since each school is independent and unique, and is […]

Where the Spirit Leads – the Evolution of Waldorf School Administration

Social Development Insights of Rudolf Steiner in Waldorf School Administration and the new Leading with Spirit Training program starting this summer. (In this essay, Michael Soule and his colleagues in the Leading with Spirit training program, discuss the evolution of both the role of the administrator and Rudolf Steiner’s social ideas in Waldorf School’s in […]