Category Archives: January 2011

Leadership Quote: Pulin K. Garg

Leadership Quote / January 2011

“The nature of system is certainty; the nature of structure is security; the nature of beauty is order. These define the ‘oughts’ of a good society. When the ‘oughts’ become ‘musts’, they become tools of oppression and unleash great sorrow. When that sad day arrives, the way to regenerate the society is not to defy or to deny but to define; not to resist or to desist but to persist.”~ Pulin K. Garg

Editor’s Note: The above quote comes from

Book Review: Child Man—The Selfless Narcissist

Book Reviews / January 2011

Child Man—The Selfless Narcissist by Ashok Malhotra

Arundhati Ghosh

Ashok Malhotra, graduated in Philosophy before doing a post graduation in Management. His career comprises a stint in teaching at the  Administrative Staff College, leading the HR function in Indian as well as Multinational companies. He is now a management consultant who has over two decades of experience of working with individuals, groups and organisations in the areas of personal growth and organisation development. In this interview he speaks to

Fresh Perspective: A Conversation with Om Prakash Bhatt, Chairman of the Board State Bank of India

Fresh Perspective / January 2011

Prasad Kaipa

Prasad Kaipa: This is an interview for the Integral Leadership Review. There is a special issue that is going to be published on India. We have chosen to pick one corporate leader for an interview. We think you are the right person to be interviewed. We have formulated these questions with the editor of the Integral Leadership Review and myself.

With regard to your personal history—what are some of the things that you went through, that got …

Featured Article: The Integral Self System Model and Sustainable Leadership

Feature Articles / January 2011

S. Suresh Kumar


Self system models have a great bearing on our personality, perceptions and personal leadership abilities and approaches. The usual models are contingent on subjective systems based on a localized self awareness and sense of the self as bodily consciousness with its limitations. This inevitably reflects on our leadership styles and self development and management profiles. Studies in cognitive sciences and psychology reveal that the localized self is a virtual entity formed as part of our learning …

Feature Article: Unraveling the DNA of Bharti Airtel

Feature Articles / January 2011

Anil Nayar

Editors Note: In the early nineties, India went through a liberalization of its economy. The era of government controls and large Public sector investments gave way to an encouragement of private equity and foreign investment. Bharthi Airtel is a spectacular success of this era. The reader will notice how Sunil Mittal has been able to maintain a strong red orientation to the environment, and an orange collaborative interface with vendors and partners while anchoring the internal team in

Notes from the Field: Integral New York Explores Empathy

Notes from the Field / January 2011

Robin Reinach

On the eve of winter, Integral New York examined empathy and “the miracle of we.” Gilles Herrada led twenty-four Ken Wilber Meet Up participants in exploring questions such as: How important is empathy to Integral theory? How does empathy look through the lens of the four quadrants? And how do we each experience and act (or not act) on empathy in our daily lives?

As New Yorkers, we began by acknowledging our ambivalent responses to homeless people and …

Feature Article: Exploring What Is Indian: A Parable and a Discussion

Feature Articles / January 2011

Raghu Ananthanarayanan

A Parable:

A young woman had committed suicide. She was the daughter of a respected village elder. It was an open secret that this girl was in love with a boy who belonged to a lower caste, but who was educated and lived in the “city.” He held a good job.

The village local Governing Body (Panchayat) sat together to decide what to do. The first decision they made was not to bring the Government process, i.e., …

Notes from the Field: African Integral Development Network (AIDEN) 2010 International Conference

Notes from the Field / January 2011

Oliver Ngodo

Saturday December 11, 2010, AIDEN held its first International conference in the main auditorium of One Sky, the Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living, in Calabar, the capital city of Nigeria’s South-South state of Cross River. This event elicited free-flowing expressions of joy and fulfillment from participants – the reality of AIDEN is a dream fulfilled. The conference featured opening ceremony, plenary sessions and general assembly. In attendance were top Cross River State Government and Calabar Municipal Council officials, …

Learner Paper: The Mechanisms of Social Innovation: Creating Knowledge and Developing Leadership via Process

Learner Papers / January 2011

Stacy Townsley

Introduction: Perspectives on Change

My research interest centers on how we can bridge old and new social structures in addressing societal needs. Social entrepreneurship (SE)—also referred to in this paper as social innovation—is possibly one type of ‘bridge’ social structure. The definition of social entrepreneurship varies, although all conceptions at least implicitly center on valuing creative or innovative action toward a more equitable and just society. It can broadly be viewed as a process of identifying opportunities,

Feature Article: ‘Koodam’ – Breaking Hierarchy, Building Democracy!

Feature Articles / January 2011

V. Suresh and Pradip Prabhu

The editor’s comments: The Koodam represents one of the most successful applications of second tier thinking that I have come across. The authors of this paper have worked with tribal issues in the hinterland of India. They have had to face police repression on a few occasions. The personal courage they have shown is exemplary. They are also deeply spiritual people with long years of practice in meditation. When this is combined with thought