Category Archives: April- June 2014

4/29 – Cui Bono Integral: Whose Side Does Integral Vision Take?

Feature Articles / April- June 2014

Eugene Pustoshkin

We live in truly interesting and turbulent times, as the events of 2014 show us. Geopolitical and sociocultural landscapes, gigantic tectonic plates of meanings and socioeconomic factors begin to move, bringing forth noticeable shifts and re-distributions of power relations. It is extraordinarily difficult to orient in the sequence of sociopolitical earthquakes and hurricanes, for the complexity of the situation beats all records and demands a truly panoramic vision. The panoramic vision itself, holistic vision, Integral vision cannot be …

4/29 – The Society For The Anthropology of Consciousness

Notes from the Field / April- June 2014

34th Annual Conference – From Margins to Center: Bringing Consciousness Forward

Tom Christensen

From Wednesday until late on Saturday, 27-30 March, 2014, at a beautiful, bucolic, and art filled setting in Portland, Oregon a group of 60-80 people gathered to share an inquiry into the nature of human consciousness. Some of these folk have been attending for over 13 years and the ties that bind all the returning participants were almost visible and were extended warmly and without hesitation …

4/29 – John Bunzi, Global Domestic Politics

Leadership Emerging / April- June 2014

Bunzi, John M. GLOBAL DOMESTIC POLITICS: A Citizen’s Guide to Running a Diverse Planet. London: International Simultaneous Policy Organisation,  2013 113pp.


This is a serious book about the problems of our world and the utilization of domestic politics to make running it more effective. The author, the founder of SIMPOL, the international simultaneous policy organization, proffers an answer to these problems through binding global governance that doesn’t force nations to surrender their sovereignty. Thus, SIMPOL is a world centric …

4/29 – The Role and Power of Mental Models

Feature Articles / April- June 2014

Mino Dallosto

The mastery of mental models, the ability to identify, test and change the images of the world that we carry within us promise to be one of the most spectacular progress of the learning organizations.
– Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline

What are MM, what are they made of, how many types of MM exist and what is the role they play and the power they exert?

A MM is an undistinguished blend (mix) of facts and …

4/29 – Between Non- and Post-Disciplinarity ?!

Feature Articles / April- June 2014

Perspectives on Integral Inter- and Trans-Disciplinary Re-Search

 Wendelin Küpers

“Your planet is very beautiful,” [said the little prince]. “Has it any oceans?”
“I couldn’t tell you,” said the geographer…
“But you are a geographer!”
“Exactly,” the geographer said. “But I am not an explorer. I haven’t a single
explorer on my planet. It is not the geographer who goes out to count the towns, the
rivers, the mountains, the seas, the oceans, and the deserts. The geographer is much

4/29 – Ralph Kilmann and the Courageous Mosaic

Fresh Perspective / April- June 2014

Ralph Kilmann and the Courageous Mosaic An Interview with Russ Volckmann

Russ: This is the second interview that I’ve had an opportunity to do with Ralph Kilmann. The first was in relation to his book, Quantum Organizations, which at that time, ten years ago or so, represented probably one of the most out there books that I had seen on organization change. Ralph, of course, is best known for his Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument that I worked with when I …

4/1 – Reflections on the Complexity of Integral Theorizing: Towards an Agenda for Self-reflection

Column / April- June 2014

Alfonso Montuori

In August of 2013 I had the pleasure of attending the Integral Theory conference in the Bay Area. I was delighted to see the spirit of openness, inquiry, curiosity, as well as the warmth and collegiality of the event. I confess that I am generally not much of a conference goer. As we all know, academic conferences can be deadly dull and are often rather closed to diverse perspectives. The focus can be hyper-specialized and hyper-disciplinary, drilling deeper …

4/1 – Dana Ardi, The Fall of the Alphas

Leadership Emerging / April- June 2014

CoverArdi, Dana. The Fall of the Alphas: The New Beta way to Connect, Collaborate, Influence – and Lead.  NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2013

Carol Burbank

Consultant Dana Ardi wants to change the world, one company at a time. She calls herself a “corporate anthropologist,” studying the culture of corporations, “how they grow and develop, and how the people in them shape their communities.” Ardi proposes a transformation from a competitive business world dominated by Alpha males and top-down hierarchies to …

4/1 – Insights on 3-D Leadership Development and Enactment

Feature Articles / April- June 2014

Anouk Brack

Are you missing out on 75% of professional leadership potential?

Deploy the 3-D developmental strategy and transcend the limits of competence-based leadership development.

This article will describe what the next level in leadership development is and how to access it. Firstly, the strengths and limitations of the concept of competence building are explained. Then the two missing dimensions of leadership development are highlighted. This offers a 3-D view of the leaders’ developmental axes and unveils the larger unexpected …