Category Archives: January 2012

Spiritual Friendship with Thomas Hubl: A Weekend Workshop at One Spirit Learning Alliance

Notes from the Field / January 2012

(October 15-16, 2011)

Michael Stern

One of the brightest stars of the Integral spiritual scene, in my opinion, is Thomas Hubl, a young Austrian teacher who brings a clarity and depth of presence that is as profound as it is soothing. Thomas has quite a large following in Europe, but his popularity in the United States has only just begun to tap its potential. His first US tour took place in April, and he made a return visit in October. …

Leadership Wisdom and the Perspective of Time

Feature Articles / January 2012

Andrew Munro

“Decisions taken today are driven by our visions of tomorrow and based on what we learned yesterday.”
– Professor Bruce Lloyd

Executive Summary

The concept of wisdom is making a comeback (1). Following a period of business folly and fiasco, there is a growing realisation that classic competency frameworks fail to integrate fully the cognitive, affective and motivational dynamics of sustainable leadership. Abandoned some time ago as a quaint but non-scientific construct, wisdom is now regaining recognition as …

The Role of Values in Leadership: How Leaders’ Values Shape Value Creation

Feature Articles / January 2012

Scott Lichtenstein

Introduction: We’ve Been Practicing Leadership for Over 6,000 Years; What Else Do We Need to Know?

The Pharaohs leading the cadres managing the work teams that built the pyramids understood leadership (Dade 2008). The Imperial Emperors knew how to lead the Chinese civil service that held China together for thousands of years. The Moguls of India and their administrators understood how to lead. The Holy Roman Empire needed no leadership books or journal articles. Leadership as practised by …

Fresh Perspective: James O’Dea – Peace and Sanity

Fresh Perspective / January 2012

Russ Volckmann

James O’Dea is one of those people who hasn’t just talked about peace. He has had a career that has been dedicated to peace and human rights. He has a fascinating career with organizations that I’ve supported through donations and membership: Amnesty International and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He was the CEO of the Seva Foundation. He is also a member of the Evolutionary Leaders group spearheaded by Deepak Chopra. Wikipedia reports: “In August 2010 James

Leadership Coaching Tip

Leadership Coaching Tips / January 2012

The Power of Group Coaching in Developing the Self-Authoring Leader

Graham Ward

According to one theory of screenwriting, there are seven basic plots. Any book you read, play you attend or film you watch, will likely fall into one of these archetypal narratives. So what are these plots that so easily define our human condition? There are rebirth (Silas Marner), tragedy (Macbeth) and comedy (Arms and the Man), likely to be familiar to most. Slaying the monster (most James Bond …

Fresh Perspective: Anthony Grayling on Educating for Leadership

Fresh Perspective / January 2012

Nick Shannon

Anthony Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. Until 2011 he was

Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written and edited over twenty books on philosophy and other subjects; among his most recent are “The Good Book”, “Ideas That Matter”, “Liberty in the Age of Terror” and “To Set Prometheus Free”. For several years he

Perception, Reversibility, “Flesh”: Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology and Leadership as Embodied Practice

Feature Articles / January 2012

Donna Ladkin

From the end of the 1990s to the present, a growing shift can be seen in the leadership literature away from predominantly cognitively-based accounts to those which recognise the emotional (Bono & Ilies 2006), affective (Naidoo, Kohari, Lord & DuBois 2010) and aesthetic (Hansen, Ropo & Sauer 2007; Ladkin 2008) aspects of leadership. Each of these approaches is grounded in an appreciation of leadership as a phenomenon that occurs through the interactions of sensing, perceiving bodies. This article …

Epoch of Transformation: An Interpersonal Leadership Model for the 21st Century–Part 1

Feature Articles / January 2012

Nick Ross

”There is nothing in the world that does not have its decisive moment, and the masterpiece of good conduct is to see and seize this moment.” Cardinal de Retz

“Psychology must be gained for it is not given and without psychological education we do not understand ourselves and we suffer”. James Hillman 1926-2011

Acknowledgement: I would like to thank my dear friend Cam Danielson for all his help, guidance and support in bringing this model to the place …

Column: Journeys into the Integral North

Column / January 2012

Putting Wisdom to Work in the World

Adventures of Ideas

Mark McCaslin

[We are delighted to announce the beginning of a new column that will be appearing in each issue of Integral Leadership Review. Mark McCaslin is an innovator and is in passionate pursuit of learning through sense- and meaning-making. But he doesn’t stop there. For Mark learning is most meaningful when it is applied in an ongoing dance of discovery and making a difference. Welcome, Mark!

– Russ]…

Getting Back to the Body: Leadership Lessons on Power from the Martial Arts and Somatic Tradition

Feature Articles / January 2012

John Tuite

Why the Body Matters to Leadership

Some twenty plus years ago when I began training as a secondary school teacher, I had a few run-ins with a difficult class or two. There is a particularly sharp anguish that one experiences when a classroom of teenagers disintegrates beneath your hands. But it does compel a healthy desire to study good teachers handling challenging situations or tricky transitions in class. “Okay, that’s how you do it! That’s what you say!” …