Rand Stagen and Brett Thomas are significant innovators in the application of integral perspectives and approaches to organizations and leadership. I have wanted to interview them for some time, particularly since interviewing two of their clients. Here is an update on their innovative activities.
Russ: I welcome this wonderful opportunity to talk with two business partners whom I’ve known now for a number of years. They’ve been important supporters of Integral Leadership Review—Rand Stagen and Brett Thomas, thank you very …
Nick Owen’s Salmon of Knowledge
All it takes are six little words to catch and hold an individual’s attention. “Let me tell you a story.”
No matter our age, from infant to nonagenarian, the thought of hearing or telling a story acts at the deepest level of our neural structures and prepares us for a shift in consciousness – sometimes slight, sometimes profound. Telling and listening to stories are acts that define and distinguish us from most of the animal …
State of the World Forum
We want to inform you that the upcoming State of the World Forum has been rescheduled from November 12-14, 2009 to February 28 – March 3, 2010. This has come about due to the extraordinary success of our endeavors and the fact that what was originally an intent to convene a conference has morphed into a global strategy to develop a 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign.
The 4th Annual Integral Leadership in Action (ILiA)
Kelly McInnes, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
The purpose of this paper is to review the evolution of leadership and the evolution of mentorship as it has occurred over the last 34 years and provide speculation about the next phase of mentorship in relation to the evolution of leadership.
Both leadership and mentorship are constructs that have been around for a very long time. Mentorship can be traced back to the figure portrayed in Homer’s Odyssey (Kram, 1988; Ragins & …
In The Evolutionary Outrider: The Impact of the Human Agent on Evolution, in 1998 I introduced the concept of the evolutionary outrider. The term was meant to capture the situation of those who boldly scout on ahead of us to explore potentially revolutionary as well as evolutionary prospects for a better future. These evolutionary outriders, I see now, are of two kinds.
One set is of the theorists, who seek to better understand, and teach, and thereby help guide evolution …
“Your values become your destiny.”
The 2009 State of the World Forum is being held in Washington, D.C. early next year (2010). This momentous event is using an integral framework to bring together the different aspects of how we evaluate information and make decisions. The website states that these aspects fall into four quadrants:
- our personal values,
- our cultural values,
- our personal actions, and
- our collective actions.
The State of the World Forum site continues: These four aspects …