Hilary Bradbury & Bill Torbert: Eros/Power

In this conversation, we explore how people deal with power, and the goal of mutuality in relationships. This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript.

hilary bradbury

Hilary Bradbury is a scholar-practitioner focused on the human and organizational dimensions of creating healthy communities. A professor of organization studies since 1998 (Case Western, USC and OHSU), she is editor-in-chief of the international peer reviewed Action Research Journal (Sage Publications). She was named 2018 Jubilee Professor at Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden. Hilary was born and bred in Dublin, Ireland and educated at Trinity College after which she attended the Divinity Schools at Harvard and University of Chicago. Her PhD from Boston College focused on organizational change and transformation toward a more sustainable world. Her latest books include Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry (Integral Publishers, 2016, with Bill Torbert) and Cooking with Action Research (2017, with AR+ Associates). Hilary, who has served as a member of the teaching circle at Zen Center of Portland, brings an eye to integrating Eastern meditation with the work of sustainable social transformation.

bill torbert

Having received both his BA and his PhD in Individual and Organizational Behavior from Yale, Bill Torbert served as Director of both the War on Poverty Yale Upward Bound Program and the Theatre of Inquiry. He also taught leadership at Southern Methodist University, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and then, from 1978-2008 at the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College, winning local and national teaching awards. At BC he served as Graduate Dean (the MBA program rising from below the top 100 to #25 during his tenure). He consulted to dozens of companies, not-for-profits, and governmental agencies and has served on numerous Boards. He has also published widely, based in part on the Global Leadership Profile psychometric measure of leadership development, and articulated the Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry paradigm of social science. In 2014 he received the Chris Argyris Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management.

Published January 2018.