Organization and Education Development combines reflective thinking and practice, action research living theory, and organization development to explore the self-discovery of meaning and purpose. It charts a journey undertaken by the author in pursuit of professional development through self-awareness and self-change as a fully integrated person and a better professor.

This book is about an individual's integrative journey of self-discovery. The author’s narrative includes values and organizational development concepts and theories shared with fellow travelers, including supervisors, friends, and students. He shares invaluable insights and examples with the reader, using a model of a six-spoke wheel of final discovery and the MICAI intersection model. These integrative guides provide examples on how to search for what is best in everyday life and what gives us true meaning, encouraging personal reflection and ways of nurturing appreciation for our own lives.

This multidisciplinary book combines western and eastern models and philosophies and draws from organization development, positive psychology, and education development. It will be ideal reading for students, researchers, and academics in the fields of organizational development, organizational psychology, social psychology, and education. It will appeal to any reader interested in learning about self-development.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter 1|10 pages


Why the journey, the itinerary, and the fellow travelers?
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chapter 2|20 pages

Essential items packed for the journey

OD theories and concepts with accompanying studies and literature
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chapter 3|7 pages

All aboard

My journey travelers who helped me in navigating my route
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chapter 4|27 pages

The journey

What I learned from my initial fellow travelers and myself in relation to the values of integrity, professionalism, and spirituality
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chapter 5|20 pages

The journey continues

What I learned from my additional fellow travelers and myself on my top three discoveries and on my final model
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chapter 6|21 pages

Completing the journey

The final OD model, the lessons learned, the MICAI intersection model, summaries of reflective practices, and does the journey really end?
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chapter 7|25 pages

Postscript from my journey

Covid-19, the new normal, and ways of rediscovering oneself
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