Method / Leadership

Luis A. Marrero , Consultant, United States

Logoteleology is the Science of Meaningful Purpose, a branch of Logotherapy and the brainshild of Luis A. Marrero

"Logoteleology" comes from the Greek's "logo" for meaning, and "telos" for purpose. Thus, the science of meaningful purpose. The brainchild of Luis A. Marrero, M.A., RODP, Logoteleology is a science and method developed to help individuals, teams and organizations create and experience the benefits of meaning-based intentions. The science is psychologically grounded and should not be confused with philosophical or theological teleology. The assumption is that human beings are both purpose-driven (teleological) and meaning-making in nature.
Since the late 80's Luis' has been researching the psychology of human direction as influenced by conscious and unconscious logoteleological mental operations. He has been an avid student of Vicktor Frankl's logotherapy. His research includes discovering what role purpose and meaning play -- both at the conscious and unconcious levels -- on motivation, the quality of experiences, and final results. Logoteleology assumes that the answers for a fulfilling life are available to human kind. Yet, despite the fact that there are answers to life's challenges, many individuals, groups and organizations do not learn and apply them to their benefit. Luis also studies positive deviants -- individuals and organizations who appear to purpose a meaningful win-win approach to life and business, respectively.
Concerning businesses, he tracks the long-term financial performance of organizations to correlate between financial success and logoteleological practices. Concerning individuals, he studies exceptional individuals with a clear and meaningful life purpose.
Luis distinguishes and contrasts purpose from meaning. He claims that many assume that they are one and the same. He explains in his method how they differ and why they should be treated as different psychological functions when coaching, consulting, and leading. For Luis, purpose precedes and can intend to achieve meaningful ends. Intentions can be meaningful or meaningless. Human beings are designed to purpose; and they long and are driven to take actions that yield meaningful results and feelings for them and others. When individuals, groups or organizations suffer of meaning disorders, the symptoms demand (purpose) the finding of a new meaning.
Logoteleology characterizes two types of meaning disorders: hyperlogo (meaning inflation) and hypologo (meaning implosion). The science also distinguishes two types of purpose disorders: hypertelos (purpose confusion.) and hypotelos (lack of purpose or a lack of a clear purpose. Also known as telosclerosis).
Luis will be publishing his first book from a planned anthology on meaningful purpose in the near future.

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