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Levels of Existence

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What do the pairs of letters (AN, BO, CP, etc.) mean?  The letter pairs were Dr. Graves’s original terminology. His double-helix notion included conditions for existence in the milieu (life conditions in the Spiral Dynamics book) as the first letter—A, B, C, D, E, F, G (or A’), H (or B’), etc. The second letter—N, O, P, Q, R, S, T (or […]

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Caveats and Concerns

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Might the models in SPIRAL DYNAMICS®, used as a view of human cultures, contribute to the disintegration of indigenous cultures and languages and therefore of ethnic identity? We’ve had some conversations around the question and obviously hope the implied hypothesis is unfounded. Although Graves proposed that the psychology of the individual corresponds with the psychology of the group, the spiral may […]

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Systems in us, not types of us

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“The spiral” isn’t a typological model; it’s a way of thinking. The “types of people” school continues to promote this theory as a way to sort everyone into over-simplified categories and rigid boxes: “3s do this and 6s do that.” Even worse, a few then offer ways to manipulate people based on those false assumptions. Whether maneuvering people for ostensibly positive […]

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Meet Dr. Graves

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NVCC’s SPIRAL DYNAMICS® programs are based on the theories, models, and work of Dr. Graves. The following encapsulates our approach: “The psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiraling process marked by progressive subordination of older, lower-order behavior systems to newer, higher-order systems as man’s existential problems change,” according to Dr. Clare W. Graves. Clare W. Graves, Ph.D, […]

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Six areas for applying Spiral Dynamics

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Organizational realignment and restructuring The success or failure of any organization depends on its ability to meet the challenges of growth and change. NVCC helps organizations assess who they are and whom they serve, who their major competitors are, and the opportunities and threats that are on the horizon with unique values-based measures. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able […]

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