Category Archives: August 2011

08/15 – Thinking About Integral

Feature Articles / August 2011

Gary Hawke

As I have been developing the Integral Alive model, it appears that I am spending time feeling into the inquiry of —what does Integral mean. The more I have pursued this question, the more I began to realise that if I want to use the word Integral, then I better understand, not just what it means, but also in what circumstances I am using Integral.

In the past, I held with the idea that my Integral work sits …

Associate Editor

August 2011

Mark McCaslin

Mark McCaslin, PhD, is a career educator with a rich history of teaching, educational programming, and administration. His personal and professional interests flow around the development of philosophies, principles, and practices dedicated to the full actualization of human potential. The focus of his research has centered upon organizational leadership and educational approaches that foster a more holistic approach towards the actualization of that potential. At the apex of his current teaching, writing, and research is the emergence of …

Feature Article: Transdisciplinary Axiology: To Be or Not to Be?

Feature Articles / August 2011

Sue L. T. McGregor

Transdisciplinarity (TD) is fast becoming a global philosophical movement. This paper is concerned with transdisciplinary axiology, especially with the ongoing conversation aboutwhether or not this particular axiom (pillar) is needed in conjunction with the three other transdisciplinary axioms: epistemology, logic and ontology. After providing an overview of the concepts of axioms and axiology (regardless of which methodology is in question), the paper elaborates on transdisciplinary axiology as an emerging concept, addresses the role of values in …

Feature Article: Precession and Integral Leadership

Feature Articles / August 2011

Christine McDougall

Precession in this article is based on the principle of precession as defined by R. Buckminster Fuller —the effect of bodies in motion on other bodies in motion.

 The Sun and the Earth are both bodies in motion. Despite the 180 degree gravitational pull of the in-motion Sun upon the in-motion Earth, precession makes Earth orbit around the Sun in a direction that is at ninety degrees- i.e., at a right angle-to the direction of the Sun’s gravitational

Feature Article: The Psychosocial Change in Leadership in Italy

Feature Articles / August 2011

Massimo Bellotto

1. The Context of Change

The so-called cold war between the two super powers which maintained leadership of the most developed countries took place for forty years in an implicit way, due to the mutual deterrence of atomic weapons that was based on the competing accumulation of scientific and technological know-how, on persuasion and building consensus. At the end of the 80s, with the waning of communist power and the prevalence of capitalistic-democratic power, world tensions shifted away …

Feature Article: Leading the 21st Century : The Conception-Aware, Object-Oriented Organization

Feature Articles / August 2011

­­­­(A New View of Organizations & Human Action)

Bonnitta Roy and Jean Trudel

Part I:

Conception Aware The Relevant Situation: The 21st Century’s Double Bind

A decade ago, Stuart Kaufmann (2000) made a bold claim for the 21st century mindset, “The universe and the biosphere keep advancing into a persistent adjacent possible” (p 84).  For most of our human existence, the rate of advance was so slow that the concept of stability, rather than change, informed our …

Leading Comments: Conference Time and Deadlines

Leading Comments / August 2011

Russ Volckmann

You have been receiving a great number of emails from us recently, a highly unusual situation. The Integral Leadership Collaborative Conference beginning August 15 with over 300 participants is a most unusual and international event. Unfortunately, if you have not registered by the time you are seeing this, then access to the content of over 40 keynotes, panels and roundtables is highly questionable at this point. I do hope we can make this content available in the future …

Book Review: The Postconventional Personality: Assessing, Researching, and Theorizing Higher Development

Book Reviews / August 2011

Book Review: The Postconventional Personality: Assessing, Researching, and Theorizing Higher Development

Angela Pfaffenberger, Paul Marko, and Allan Combs (Editors). The Postconventional Personality: Assessing, Researching, and Theorizing Higher Development. Albany, New York State University Press, 2011.

Glen Rogers

Religion is poetry that we believe in – Santayana

This edited book on the farthest reaches of adult holistic development includes a brief introduction and 13 diverse and separately authored chapters. These are of digestible length and comprise the 232 pages of

Feature Article: Thinking about Integral

Feature Articles / August 2011

Gary Hawke

As I have been developing the Integral Alive model, it appears that I am spending time feeling into the inquiry of—what does Integral mean. The more I have pursued this question, the more I began to realise that if I want to use the word Integral, then I better understand, not just what it means, but also in what circumstances I am using Integral.

In the past, I held with the idea that my Integral work sits in …

Learner Papers: How Organizational Archetypes Manifest at Each Level of the Gravesian Value Systems

Learner Papers / August 2011

How Organizational Archetypes Manifest at Each Level of the Gravesian Value Systems

Jorge Taborga

Abstract

Organizational culture provides the impetus for the behaviors in an organization which work to fulfill its mission or work against it. Schein (2010) stratifies culture into artifacts, values and beliefs, and underlying assumptions. The latter are the deeper and unexamined values that contain the models of behavior resulting from the shared experiences of the organization as it solves problems and which are taught to all …