Category Archives: April-June 2017

4/22 – Consider again that dot.

Leadership Quote / April-June 2017

Sagan, C. (1994) Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space. New York: Random House.

Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer …

4/22 – In Honor of Earth Day

Leading Comments / April-June 2017

I am pleased to present to you the first release of our April-June 2017 Issue of ILR. We are releasing this issue today, April 22nd, in honor of Earth Day. The human condition, by definition, engenders conflict. Conflict between the inside and out, between self and other, in groups, between tribes and nations, across generations, and in the infinite unique ways in which each of us makes meaning out of the world. This issue is dedicated to finding mutually beneficial …

4/22 – Integral Thinking in Society As a Development Path for Humanity

Notes from the Field / April-June 2017

Aleksandr Drobiazko

“Only the whole makes sense” – G.W.F. Hegel

As it has been pointed out by Ken Wilber in his work “Introduction to Integral Theory and Practice”, over the last three decades we have witnessed a situation that is unprecedented in history: from now on we have access to all the cultures of the world. In the past, if you were born, say, in China, you were likely to be destined to spend your whole life within one culture, …

4/22 – Proactive emotional management through the integral perspective

Notes from the Field / April-June 2017

Galina Svirina (Susloparova), Ph.D.

What can be more important than harmony in personal and working relationships? Yet, it seems that this area of our life tends to be challenging, even for the most successful people. Many thinkers, psychologists, religious and spiritual leaders, have been trying to find a philosopher stone, one secret element necessary for achieving harmony. The initial meaning of the very word “harmony” is an integral unity of all parts, which suggests using an integral approach to finding …

4/22 – Jeannie Carlisle with Marilyn Hamilton: Integral City, Inquiry & Action

Integral Publishers' Bookshelf / April-June 2017

ILR’s Jeannie Carlisle interviews Marilyn Hamilton, author of the new work, Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive

JC: Hello Marilyn, and welcome! In a few sentences, please describe the premise of this important new book for our readers.

MH: Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive is a guidebook for placecaring and placemaking. It offers urban planners the complementary steps to the technology offered by Smart Cities and the necessary consciousness …

4/22 – Emotional Maturity with Diane Musho Hamilton

Fresh Perspective / April-June 2017

Lauren Tenney

In this interview with Diane Musho Hamilton, we explore the territory of emotional maturity, and how it underpins and amplifies our efficacy and contribution to the world. Diane Musho Hamilton is the author of The Zen of You and Me, just released from Shambhala Publications, and is the co-founder and lead trainer of Integral Facilitator programs. Diane’s newest online course with Ten Directions, Willing to Feel: Essential Skills for Emotional Maturity, begins on April 25th. Diane was

4/22 – Don’t make vertical growth your biggest completion project

Leadership Coaching Tips / April-June 2017

Rob McNamara & Lauren Tenney

Adulthood is often marked by the drive toward “completion projects”—those big endeavors that compel us, often in unseen ways, and define the horizon of who we understand ourselves to be. It might be completing a new professional program, getting a degree, landing a new job, or being chosen for a key promotion. When we achieve a big aim like this, there’s a sense of greater wholeness. We’ve finished something that has been challenging us in

4/22 – A Critical Review of Pre-Engagement Organizational Consulting Diagnosis Methods

Emerging Scholars / April-June 2017

Todd Hatley


While there’s uncertainty regarding the success rate of organizational change and improvement efforts, many reports show failure rates of 60-70%. Decker and his colleagues (2012) suggest that change and improvement efforts can be improved by appropriately diagnosing what changes are needed and the organization’s readiness to change. My reading in the areas of organizational development, integral theory, and adult constructive development led me to question the completeness of current approaches to pre-engagement organizational diagnosis methods (PEODM). In …