Category Archives: January 2009

Feature Article: My Integral Change Journey

Feature Articles / January 2009


Steve McDonaldOver the past few years I’ve been engaged in an on-the-job action research project to develop an Integrally informed change management business, based in Melbourne, Australia. Like many change agents, sometimes it’s been hard for me to explain exactly what I do. That just seems to be part of the challenge when you attempt to work across all four Integral quadrants and serve a variety of clients.

The purpose of this article is to explore, from an Integral perspective, …

Fresh Perspectives: Exploring the World of Integral Leadership: A Conversation with Jay Davies

Fresh Perspective / January 2009

Russ Volckmann

Jay DaviesRuss: Jay Davies, you’re with Integral Development in Perth, Western Australia and the company is led by Ron Cacioppe and works in government, business and NGOs.

Jay: Yes, that’s right. Not for profit organizations, as well as top end businesses here in Perth, and also government organizations.

Russ: What is your role?

Jay: My role is in three parts. The most important is as the coordinator and research assistant for the Global Integral Leadership Study. The second part is facilitating …


Leading Comments / January 2009

Please note: You have an opportunity to nominate the most important publication related to Integral Leadership in 2008. See the Announcements section of this issue for information about how you can make your nomination.—RV

Ron CacioppeThis is a special issue of Integral Leadership Review that focuses on Integral Leadership in Australia. It includes a leadership quotation, an interview, two reviews of materials published by authors in Australia, and several important articles contributing to the discussion of Integral Leadership. All of …

Notes From the Field: Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change Conference Report

Notes from the Field / January 2009

 KaipaThe Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India, organized a three day conference between October 23-26, 2008. It was very well attended—150 participants, 20 sponsored delegates and about 30 volunteers and ISB community members. The conference was supported by State Bank of India (Diamond Sponsor), Andhra Bank, Aankhen, Cavera Systems and Sierra Atlantic (Silver Sponsors). Deloitte was a Knowledge Partner. About 68% of the participants were senior executives—General Managers and above—about

Announcements: 2009 Readers’ Choice Award

Announcements / January 2009

What have you read related to Integral Leadership in 2008 that you think is outstanding?

It is time once again to submit nominations for the

Integral Leadership Review’s

Readers’ Choice Award

It can be a book, an essay, an article in any publication!

Send your nominations to

2007 winners:

Bill Joiner Steve Josephs

Bill Joiner and Steve Josephs for Leadership Agility

Help us pick a 2009 winner today! Send in your nomination at

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A Eudaimonium* in The Périgord, France

Reflecting …


Coda / January 2009

Top Ten Forecasts for 2009 and Beyond, FUTURIST/topTen.htm

futurist coverEach year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURISThave selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into our annual Outlook report. Over the years, Outlook has spotlighted the emergence of such epochal developments as the Internet, virtual reality, and the end of the Cold War.

Here are the editors’ top 10 forecasts from Outlook 2009:

1. Everything you say and do will be recorded …

Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates Update

Leadership Cartoon / January 2009

Bill Bates

Bill Bates, University of Texas, Advertising Major. Illustrator-Air Training Command. Creator of comic strip “PING”. Artist -In-Residence for Royal Viking Line. To date has produced 23 Cruise sketchbooks, including eight World Cruises. Cartoonist for the Carmel Pine Cone since 1972. (17 of these cartoons permanently displayed in the Carmel U.S. Post Office.) His cartoons have also been regularly published in theMonterey County Herald. Bill has been published and those books are “Carmel By-The-Bates” and “San Francisco-The City By …

Notes From the Field: Conference Review: International Leadership Association 10th Anniversary Conference

Notes from the Field / January 2009

Yung-Pin LuThe International Leadership Association (ILA) 10th anniversary conference was held in Los Angeles, California, United States of America, on November 12-15th 2008. “Global Leadership: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future” was the topic of this conference with 900+ participants and 100+ simultaneous sessions facilitated by presenters from all around the world. Due to the size of this conference, this short review could not cover all of the sessions and events. The conference promoted a deeper understanding of leadership

Feature Article: Evolution and Integral Leadership: How the Homo Got Its Sapiens

Feature Articles / January 2009


Roger StaceWhile much is known about how biological evolution has shaped human physical traits, less is known about why human mental traits evolved. It remains an ongoing puzzle how humans could have evolved the traits that integral leaders exhibit, such as interpersonal warmth, compassion and wisdom. This paper reviews existing theories for why these human capacities evolved, and then proposes a new theory for why these beautiful and inspiring aspects of human nature are adaptive. Specifically, transcendence has been sexy …

Notes From the Field: The French Letter: Integral News, Happenings and Events in France

Notes from the Field / January 2009

Van der HorstSince this is my first report of integral news from France, I’ll make this more of a year’s summary of 2008 happenings. In future postings, I’ll check in with each issue of Integral Leadership Review.

Perhaps the most significant literary event last year was the March publication of Ken Wilber’s The Integral Vision, by the psychology division of Dunod, France’s largest publisher. Before this time, only Brief History (Quebec) and theHolographic Paradigm were available in French.

Wilber book 1 Spiral Dynamics book

Almost the …