This 'body, mind, spirit' phrase is a common and classical refrain.

Integral theories have gotten more precise and probably nuanced about fitness, as with, for example, the injunction for attention to gross, subtle, and causal bodies and realms.

But for the common world of specialization, as with "warriors", sometimes in the west, training seems to be mainly about body fitness. Then, the mind is recognized in various ways. Spirit usually comes as a complement, a gesture towards wholeness, or even just an after-thought.

I give a few kudos for mentioning these different aspects. If a fitness training specialization gives some recognition to integral theories, I get curious. As complexity is mentioned, one of my favorite realities (for me, paired with simplicity), I can feel the beginnings of being a little impressed.

The professional networking "social media" platform LinkedIN sent out a blurb that was keyed to Sean Esbjorn-Hargens. I usually quickly trash these and other social media announcements that show up on my handheld - since Sean is one of my faves, and the word complexity was included, one of my fave recognitions and principles, I opened the link to "Sealfit."

First quoted is the lead-in. Second comes three paragraphs of the short article that includes "complexity gap" and "VUCA."

If you go to the url, also click on "about", if you are curious as to more of what they do. It looks very intense - not for me at my 'age and stage (stage not meant as integral parlance).'

A younger and younger-feeling person, however - gnargnar.

http://sealfit.com/the-mark-divine-blog-leading-in-a-vuca-world/
"According to my friend Sean Esbjörn-Hargens of MetaIntegral Associates, Inc, this is called “The Complexity Gap.” The complexity gap exists when the complexity of a situation exceeds a leader’s cognitive and emotional ability to process the information, exceeds their capacity to ..."

"VUCA was coined in part to describe the modern battlefield in a post-cold war era but now looks very much like the world we all face day in and day out. The recent event in Orlando is a testament to that, an early warning shot in the migration of the so-called war on terror to our homeland. VUCA stands for “Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous,” which all characterize the evolving conditions around the world.

As leaders we need to learn how to navigate and lead in a VUCA world, to become “VUCA leaders.” Continuing to rely on the same strategies and tactics that worked in the past will yield poor results, further increasing personal and organizational stress. According to my friend Sean Esbjörn-Hargens of MetaIntegral Associates, Inc, this is called “The Complexity Gap.”

The complexity gap exists when the complexity of a situation exceeds a leader’s cognitive and emotional ability to process the information, exceeds their capacity to coordinate the many essential perspectives involved, and overwhelms their process of meaning making and thus short circuits their ability to act with power, presence, and agility. The gap appears to be accelerating because leaders continue to rely on “horizontal” learning as their primary developmental tool. Thus they have few arrows in their quiver, and the arrows they do have are old and not very pointy."

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