Category Archives: August 2009

Book Reviews: Immunity to Change

Book Reviews / August 2009

Review: How We Get Stuck, and How We Get Unstuck:
A Review and Muse
A Review of Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey’s Immunity to Change, Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009

immunity to changeatwoodYou will be glad to realize that you already know exactly when to apply the “learning platform” that Kegan and Lahey have presented in this book.

I’ve been a Marriage and Family Therapist for thirty-five years and I’ve bumped up against “stuck” more times than I’ll ever remember. “Stuck” …

Leadership Cartoon: Mark Hill

Leadership Cartoon / August 2009

leadership cartoon

Mark Hill

mark hilll am a cartoonist whose cartoons have been published in over 100 magazines and newspapers, including Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

My specialty is cartoons and humorous illustration for advertising, business and publishing. Fortune 500 clients with national advertising campaigns are among my repeat customers…as well as start-up businesses with smaller budgets. 95% of my clients are outside of my home state of Colorado…so I can create something for you, no matter where …

Leading Comments: This Issue and More

Leading Comments / August 2009

First, allow me to offer thanks to the interns who have contributed so much to the Integral Leadership Review for this and the previous four issues:Kathy E. McKenzie-Mitiku, North Carolina A & T State University; Yung-Pin Lu, Marian University; and Ryan Schoenbeck, The University of Texas at Austin. Their contributions have been of considerable value and I hope we see them in the pages of ILR in the future.

This also provides me with the opportunity to welcome three interns, …

Notes from the Field: The Center for Human Emergence, UK

Notes from the Field / August 2009

Integral Brittania

keith riceThe Centre for Human Emergence UK (CHE-UK) was born on 26 June 2009 in a basement room of the Holiday Inn, Oxford Circus, London. It was formally launched the next day at the ‘Regent’s Summit on the Future of the UK’, a 2-day event (27-28 June) at Regent’s College. This is the story of that Summit.

CHE-UK is an umbrella entity that sponsors what are known as MeshWORKS solutions, a process that enables a grouping of people to tap into …

CODA: Integral Thinking

Coda / August 2009

Recently, John Rowan posted a piece of his on dialectical thinking on the London integral listserve, apiece he had published as “Dialectical Thinking and Humanistic Psychology,” Practical Philosophy, 3/2, July 2000, pp. 18-21. It would probably not be appropriate for me to reproduce that post here, but here are some highlights that include some of my reflections:

➢ Dialectical thinking emphasizes change, and therefore, on process. This seems an important point because one of the difficult things to get one’s …

Dialogue: Integral Leadership, Wendelin Kupers and Russ Volckmann, Part I

Dialogue / August 2009

kupersvolckmannRuss: Wendelin, I am delighted to have the opportunity to explore, clarify and develop the application of integral theory to the complex phenomenon of leadership. I hope this dialogue will be useful to the readers of Integral Leadership Review and far beyond.

To begin with, I feel a deep sense of responsibility in entering this dialogue with you. For one, I have great respect for your work and the degree that you almost uniquely have been able to crack the …

Feature Article: Integral Music: Evolution in Action

Feature Articles / August 2009

Integral Music: Evolution in Action
Jessica Roemischer


jessica RoemischerMusic is arguably a more essential means of human expression than language. Over the course of history music has evolved to communicate an increasingly wide spectrum of experience: isolation, fear of death, dreams of paradise, religious devotion, unrequited love, spiritual yearning, romantic fulfillment, national pride, mystical union, calls to battle, personal desperation, the longing for freedom, counterculture revolt, the steadfastness of tradition, the joy of belonging.

This article is based on recent …

Feature Article: Learning the Lessons of Systems Thinking: Exploring the Gap between Thinking and Leadership

Feature Articles / August 2009

peter jonesWeatherhead School of Management professor, Fred Collopy, penned a provocative piece in June 2009’s Fast Companyblog; an article that deserves a wider hearing and response. In today’s fragmentation of venues for committed discourse, I see a fascinating paradox of too many places (blogs) chasing too few great ideas (original thinking, not just the cut-and-paste of most blogs). Ideas as timely as Fred’s may not be developed, or even applicable, to scholarly journals, yet the blog genre seems a little insignificant

Notes from the Field: The Power of Vision for Leadership: Open Day at the European Leadership Academy, Berlin

Notes from the Field / August 2009

Anja SchmidtIn June the European Leadership Academy invited guests, partners and friends to its first Open Day. This is a report from Anja Schmidt, Head of Marketing and Customer Services at the European Leadership Academy.

What is the European Leadership Academy?

It is “A place for leadership. A place where people are given the opportunity to learn about, train and experience effective and good leadership. It offers a leadership that is inspired by core values in European society such as democracy, …

Leadership Quote: Charles M. Johnston

Leadership Quote / August 2009

Leading from a more integral place is not something one can just choose to do. One can grow more sensitive to what is involved, but ultimately it is predicted on finding a newly integral relationship to authority in oneself. This is not easy business. It asks a major kind of growing up. ~Charles M. Johnston, Necessary Wisdom: Meeting the Challenge of a New Cultural Maturity. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1991.