Category Archives: August 2006

Coda: Clare W. Graves (2005) The Never Ending Quest Christopher C. Cowan and Natasha Todorovic, eds. Santa Barbara, C A: ECLET Press

Coda / August 2006

Cowan and Todorovic

The editors have taken scraps of material and the products of extensive search efforts to assemble the pieces of this approximation of Clare Graves’ “last work.” Graves was injured in an accident and because of additional complications failed to finish the book. Working with a table of contents, Graves’ hand written notes and other material in the Graves archives, they have pieced together a presentation of Graves’ work that is superb and, much of it, fascinating reading.

Since I have …

Coda, Integral Leadership Review , August 2006

Coda / August 2006

Spiral Dynamics provides a developmental perspective that, when applied with an understanding of other variables, can be very, very useful. The problem is that, like any model or approach, it has been adapted or rigidified or just simply misunderstood. Below are descriptions of two invaluable tools for comprehending this useful perspective, this useful theory. Taken together they provide a solid foundation that is even more valuable than the original Spiral Dynamics book.

Don BeckDon Beck, PhD, Spiral Dynamics Integral: Learn to …

Dialogue: Integral Theory into Integral Action , Part 1

Dialogue / August 2006

Mark Edwards

Russ VolckmannThe following material is the beginning of a dialogue between Mark Edwards and Russ Volckmann about integral theory, maps, models and their applications. The focus will be on concepts and relationships among concepts and the like. However, this discussion takes place with the hope of making two contributions. The first is to the development and evolution of integral theory, particularly as it applies to the subject of leadership. The second is in comprehending how to use integral theory as an …

Leadership Coaching Tip

Leadership Coaching Tips / August 2006


I recently read somewhere (the source has momentarily escaped me – but the quote rangers are on the hunt already) that top executives make sure to include time for reflection in their daily activities. That reflection takes many forms: alone time to read, write, journal and the like; meditation; walking a golf course or other exercise with time to think; and the like. Coaches bring a partnership in reflection. Sometimes they are referred to as strategic thinking partners, etc. …


Letters / August 2006


Hi Russ.

I have just read your web site and recent interview with the authors of Leadership Agility. A Conversation with Bill Joiner and Steve Joseph. I really enjoyed it and kept wondering of course if I had attained their ultimate level of leadership Agility…(It’s now 5am here in Sydney and my birthday June 8-turn 55 today…I guess i will have to wait until Oct and find out!).

Have been coaching and leadership training, facilitating etc for a few …


Announcements / August 2006

Integral Notes

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In the current issue of this newsletter is an interview with Alan Mulally, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Subscriptions to this newsletter are also available.

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Book Review: Clearings in the Forest: On the Study of Leadership

Book Reviews / August 2006


806harterimageNathan Harter, Clearings in the Forest: On the Study of Leadership. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.

Books on the study of leadership, rather than advice to those who want to be leaders, are rare. To find one that is aware of the multiple aspects of the study and practice of leadership is also rare. The work of Zacarro on executive leadership and a few others are exceptions.

While not integrally informed or build on integral theory, it is …

Feature Article: Why Spiritual Intelligence Is Essential to Mature Leadership

Feature Articles / August 2006

Cindy WigglesworthThe life conditions and problems we face as a species, as countries, as organizations and as individuals demand increasing complex/elegant solutions. The type of mature leader who can respond to such situations is a “Tier 2” leader—embodying an advanced stage of personal development. These high levels of adult development are inseparably linked to spiritual intelligence. Thus, mature leadership requires spiritual intelligence development. The result is a leader who leads from the inside out: who she is, is how she leads.

Leading Comments

Leading Comments / August 2006

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Leadership Quote

Leadership Quote / August 2006

“The interaction between leaders and followers does not take place in a vacuum. It is embedded in a historical or cultural context. It has an institutional setting. And these surrounding circumstances substantially affect not only the nature of the interaction but also the leadership attributes that are effective.” ~James W. Gardner (1990). On Leadership. New York: Free Press.