Category Archives: August 2007

Leadership Coaching Tip: Steve March We Are Hardwired to Take Our Eye Off the Ball

Leadership Coaching Tips / August 2007

In the Summer 2007 issue of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the Dalai Lama, spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people, wrote about eight core concerns that we all have as human beings.

The Eight Worldly Concerns
Wanting to be praised …and not wanting to be criticized.
Wanting happiness …and not wanting suffering.
Wanting gain …and not wanting loss.
Wanting fame and approval …and not wanting rejection and disgrace.

These concerns are an inheritance of sorts from our families …

Fresh Perspective: Leadership and Archetypes: A Conversation with Carol S. Pearson

Fresh Perspective / August 2007

Carol S. PearsonRuss VolckmannQ: Carol, it’s a great pleasure to talk to you. I know of you primarily as the Director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland and have discovered that you have a very rich background in a wide variety of areas that I think are highly relevant to the study of leadership. I look forward to talking to you about that. Your Ph.D. is in what field?

A: My Ph.D. is in English.


Notes from the Field: Leadership Studies at USD gets a BIG boost!

Notes from the Field / August 2007

Cheryl GetzThe Leadership Studies program (one of the oldest Leadership programs in the nation) is on the move! Two years ago, the president at the University of San Diego (USD) agreed with School of Education Dean Paula Cordeiro that the name “School of Education” did not accurately represent the totality of the work being accomplished across all programs in the school. After many conversations and some angst, the school was renamed “School of Leadership and Education Sciences,” or SOLES. This change

Feature Article: The Integral 360° Leadership and Management Profile: An Extra-ordinary Approach for Leadership Development

Feature Articles / August 2007

Ron CacioppeIntroduction: A 360° Profile to Develop Integral Leadership

“There is clear evidence of a radical paradigm shift in the practice of management development—from the dominant emphasis on the superficial level of behavioural skills to the deeper and more powerful level of developing consciousness.”
>H. Harung, D. Heaton and C. Alexander

The development of leadership skills is an important part of the success of every organisation in the current rapidly changing economic, technical and social environment. Leadership helps organisations navigate through …

Leadership Emerging

Leadership Emerging / August 2007

Reflections on LeadershipReflections on Leadership. Richard A. Couto, ed. Lanham: University Press of America, Inc., 2007.

James MacGregor Burns published his major work, Leadership, in 1978. Probably more than any other individual work, this book birthed the field of leadership studies, particular in the area of politics and community. In the business sector, the subject was a subset of management. In the years to follow, the fact that there were at least two distinct subsets of leadership studies has led to proliferation …


Coda / August 2007

Riane Eisler, The Real Wealth of Nations, San Francisco, Berrett-Koehler, 2007Riane Eisler, The Real Wealth of Nations, San Francisco, Berrett-Koehler, 2007.

If you are not familiar with Riane Eisler’s work and her contrasting dominator with partnership models you could go back to her original work, The Chalice and the Blade, or to her books on Partnering. However, it you are interested in a system-level application of the principles of her approach, this is the book to read. Her message is clear: “I have called this book The Real Wealth of …

Leading Comments: Defining our Terms

Leading Comments / August 2007

In recent months there was a renewed discussion of the value of definition in relation to leadership with some arguing for the need for definition and some suggesting that definition would emerge from research. There have been for a long time those who take positions on the need for distinguishing between leadership and management. While I am not going to use this space to recap all of this, I am going to come down on the side of those seeking

Book Review: Organization Design, Levels of Work & Human Capability – Executive Guide

Book Reviews / August 2007

Global Organization Design SocietyKen Shepard (Series Editor), Jerry L.Gray, James G. (Jerry) Hunt and Sarah McArthur (Editors), and E. Forrest Christian (Writing Consultant), Organization Design, Levels of Work & Human Capability – Executive Guide. (Ontario: Global Organization Design Society, 2007)

Matthew KalmanTo say that Elliott Jaques’s 50 years of organisational and leadership/management research and practice is ‘controversial’ is an understatement. His central idea that the growth curve of a leader’s—or anybody else’s—ability to handle complexity is inborn led some critics to believe he must …

Feature Article: Unintended Leadership

Feature Articles / August 2007

Drew Bishop, MSODIn leadership forums, like the Integral Leadership Review, discussions about how leadership develops are a core topic. There are the ongoing debates about born leaders vs. trained leaders, environment vs. hereditary. Each side supports their opinion with valid observations, good research and persuasive discussions. And the reality of the matter is there are leaders who fit all along the continuum of this subject. But there is a segment of leaders that rarely merits discussion, let alone mention. It is what

Notes From the Field: Integral Education Seminar Reflections

Notes from the Field / August 2007

This presentation is focused on integral education. While the content of Jonathan’s report may be focused on education in the classroom andoutside of it, for children and adults, I see in it challenges to leadership education and leadership development. Jonathan, himself, teaches at the university level, so this connection seems obvious. But how can these ideas and perspectives enrich our approaches to leader and leadership development? As you read his report, see what comes up for you.

— Russ Volckmann…