Category Archives: August-November 2015

11/30 – MetaIntegral announces the 2016 grant finalists!!

Announcements / August-November 2015

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Dear MetaIntegral Community,

The moment many of you have been waiting for… The announcement of our next round of grant finalists.

But first, let me just say a few words about the process.  We received a wide range of amazing proposals (24 to be exact) led by some incredible integral thinkers. As part of our selection process, these projects were presented to our F(o)unders Circle members where they were ranked.  Then, they were vetted through a special seven-member grant selection …

11/30 – “Reinventing Organisations” and the Teal impulse

Feature Articles / August-November 2015

Jon Freeman

So what’s this “Teal” organisations thing?

There has been some major buzz generating about “Teal” organisations.  It started with Frederic Laloux’s book “Reinventing Organizations”.  There are some good videos on YouTube of Frederic talking about it and if you haven’t read it, you can easily get an overview.  The buzz has been amplified by other conversations.  One of the example organisations, the Dutch healthcare company Buurtzorg, has particularly inspired people in Europe. Founder / CEO Jos de Blok …

11/30 – May WE-volution continue!

Leading Comments / August-November 2015

Welcome to the 3rd and final release of the August-November 2015 Issue of Integral Leadership Review. As this WE-volutionary edition comes to a close, I would like to say thank you to all who contribute to the Integral field. In a time of chaotic global transition, your attention and intention are especially needed.

Rounding out this robust issue, I am specifically thankful for the following contributions! The release begins with an exhortation by Rob McNamara to Stop being authentic, …

11/30 – Leveraging Integral Leadership to Shift Sustainability Mindsets into a ThriveAbility Paradigm

Notes from the Field / August-November 2015

Bill Baue and Robin Wood

To achieve sustainability, we need to transcend the sustainability paradigm – a limiting mindset that (counter-intuitively) has only succeeded in solidifying unsustainability. We need to transcend and include sustainability by integrating it into a new meta-paradigm that spawns systems designed to thrive, sustainably. To get from here to there, integral leadership turns out to be a key that unlocks the conundrum of how to shift mindsets from wherever they are now (indeed, many leaders are …

11/30 – Parker Palmer

Leadership Quote / August-November 2015

ahiddenwholeness“Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Knowing this gives me hope that human wholeness – mine, yours, ours – need not be a utopian dream, if we can use devastation as a seedbed for new life.”
Palmer, Parker J. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life : Welcoming the Soul and Weaving Community in a Wounded World. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2008. Print.

11/30 – ILR at the ILA

Notes from the Field / August-November 2015

Mark McCaslin

Recently, I had the pleasure of representing Integral Leadership Review and the School for Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, at the International Leadership Associations’ annual conference.  Being involved as I am with the Integral Leadership Review I am often questioned by the affiliates of the Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research, the Center I lead, about the purposes and intentions as well as the meaning of integral leadership. These questions set me to considering not only the …

11/30 – The Amara Adventure: Bringing Transformation to Life in Organizations

Notes from the Field / August-November 2015

Assembled & edited by Jane Allen and Nick Owen

Snapshots of a transformational leadership conference with inputs from

Bill Torbert & Frederic Laloux

Amara is a collaboration of likeminded leadership practitioners formed earlier this year with the stated purpose of doubling the number of leaders with transformational leadership capacity worldwide within 25 years. The founders are Heidi Gutekunst (Finland), Irena Pranskeviciute (Lithuania), Jane Allen (UK), and Bill Torbert (USA). The Amara Collaboration, as it is formally known, already has several …

11/30 – Stop being authentic. Get awkward. Be creative.

Leadership Coaching Tips / August-November 2015

Rob McNamara

Authenticity is often highly valued by our clients and ourselves as coaches. We like feeling authentic. We enjoy discovering our own integrity. And we soak up the power we get when we are being “true to ourselves.”

Authenticity is an intoxicating idea. It’s an even more intoxicating experience. For a self, there’s nothing more alluring than the pursuit of being ourselves, our “real” selves.

While the pursuit of authenticity may be a worthy aim in early adulthood, by

11/30 – Social Acupuncture: Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk and The Memnosyne Institute

Fresh Perspective / August-November 2015

When Russ Volkmann suggested that Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, the co-founder/president of The Memnosyne Institute, be interviewed for ILR, it seemed easy enough. But then, that was before catching her on Facebook revealed that she and her husband, Joshua Raymond Frenk, President of The Club of Budapest Americas and VP of Memnosyne, are often in multiple locations within a few weeks’ time. However, the reasons why simply added to the mystery as to how a young woman has become close friends …