Author Archives: Roger Stace

Feature Article: Evolution and Integral Leadership: How the Homo Got Its Sapiens

January 2009 / Feature Articles


Roger StaceWhile much is known about how biological evolution has shaped human physical traits, less is known about why human mental traits evolved. It remains an ongoing puzzle how humans could have evolved the traits that integral leaders exhibit, such as interpersonal warmth, compassion and wisdom. This paper reviews existing theories for why these human capacities evolved, and then proposes a new theory for why these beautiful and inspiring aspects of human nature are adaptive. Specifically, …