Category Archives: January 2008


Announcements / January 2008

Announcements related to Not-for-Profit conferences, programs and publications will be included if submitted within one week of publication in each issue. See Submission Guidelines for publication dates. Announcements of For-Profit programs and publications will be treated as promotions and advertising. Rates for this can be negotiated by

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Integral Review

Integral Review 5 published in December 2007. You can access this free online journal at

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Editorial A Time of Transition, Jonathan Reams The …

Feature Article: Celebrating Work to Get Fit for the Future

Feature Articles / January 2008

Diedrich JanseThe identity of the company unit (in the Netherlands) and individuals has been changed in order to honor commitments to anonymity and confidentiality. We anticipate, perhaps in a follow up article in Integral Leadership Review, to be able to provide more information.

This story is about the transformation of a business unit at Company X and the secrets behind its success. When he came to the business unit in October of 2004, business unit manager John Doe found a culture …

Leadership Coaching Tip: Getting to the Heart of Communication: Being with Perception

Leadership Coaching Tips / January 2008

Sabijn DullaartYou are a business leader. You want to change the culture of your company. Engaging and motivating your people is a key factor. Where do you start? What do you need? Where to go first? The answer is, start with communication. What do you need to get there? Ask your coach! First develop your own capacity to communicate and learn to perceive, to observe others.

The first step to deepen the quality of communication is to bypass the context, the …

Notes from the Field: EuroConFab 2007 September 28th-30th, Dalfsen, The Netherlands Hosted by the Dutch Node of the Center for Human Emergence(CHE)

Notes from the Field / January 2008

An in-depth follow-up on Helen Tichen Beeth’s review in November

EuroConFab 2007 LogoDouwe DronkertIntroduction

I was asked to report on this event I attended in the process of my internship—researching what it is that CHE the Netherlands actually does. I think CHE offers society invaluable insights, tools and practices that will become the transformational drivers of the 21st century. A student of religious studies and worldviews in Amsterdam myself, I write this piece from a deeply felt caring for the world. I …

Book Review:Evolutionary Leadership

Book Reviews / January 2008

“ I am the universe writing about itself. You are the universe reading about itself. ”

Evolutionary Leadership CoverHelen Tichen BeethRuss Volckmann’s request that I review Peter Merry’s Evolutionary Leadership has been a personal gift to me. It is rare to come across writing that seems interwoven with one’s own heartstrings and core concerns. As far as I am concerned, this book is such.

Outside of Ken Wilber’s own prolific body of work, integral literature is still quite rare, so every offering that comes …

Notes from the Field: From Wooden Shoes to Global Minds: The Dutch Experience

Notes from the Field / January 2008

Don BeckOn December 27, 1657, a small group of 30 Dutch immigrants to the “New World” signed what was known as the Flushing Remonstrance, a manifesto declaring, “no one shall be persecuted because of his religion.” Further, “if any said persons (meaning the Quakers who were quite disruptive at the time) come in love unto us we cannot in conscience lay violent hands on them.” Even then the Dutch were known for their unusual levels of tolerance of differences. Following the

Feature Article: A Society on the Verge of Leaping

Feature Articles / January 2008

Margot BosmanLast February—while a new Dutch government was in the making—probably one of the first attempts for integral policy making in the 21st century started to see the light of day. Under the guidance of Herman Wijffels, who is Executive Director at the World Bank and was appointed to this assignment by the Dutch Queen, three political parties designed a so-called Regeerakkoord . This agreement is a significant step in the exploration of how an integral society might emerge. This article

Leadership Emerging

Leadership Emerging / January 2008

Opposable Mind Roger Martin bookcoverRoger Martin. The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007.

University of Toronto Dean of the Rotman School of Management Martin has provided us with an overview of the model and development approaches for working with MBA students in teaching them integrative thinking. In doing so, he draws on an extensive collection of interviews that he has conducted with leaders in business and other fields to provide stories of their use …

Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates

Leadership Cartoon / January 2008

Bates Leadership Cartoon

California Newspaper Publishers Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize Nominee Bill Bates produces weekly cartoons for the Carmel Pine Cone and political cartoons for the Monterey County Herald. Five-thousnd of his pen and ink drawings from 133 countries have been published in 28 Cruise Sketchbooks that include 14 Around The World Cruises. His latest book of cartoons, Bates On Bush, has been published! For more information he can be be reached at


Challenge the cartoonist! …

Leadership For the Masses: A Summer of Integral Leadership Revelation

Integral for the Masses / January 2008

Keith BellamyThe heavens punish us by giving us what we wish for, or so the old saying goes. At a meeting of the Management Review Board for the ILR. I argued for the need to have specialized or focused editions of this august organ. Whilst I was my normal loquacious and persuasive self in the debate, I felt that my seeds of logic had fallen on stony ground; so nobody was more surprised than myself when Russ announced that this current