Category Archives: January-February 2014

2/23 – Transformational Leadership, Bangladesh

Notes from the Field / January-February 2014

Transformational Leadership: Tapping into Your Personal DNA – An Executive Education program facilitated by Prasad Kaipa in Bangladesh.

Every now and then I encounter something that surprises me or deepens my thinking about it. Usually I notice that I have not been aware of an assumption or perspective I hold. This experience opens the door to a new dimension of awareness. That is what I experienced when I heard about a program Prasad Kaipa has done in Bangladesh.
Why should

2/23 – Ed Kelly’s Third Act Workshop

Notes from the Field / January-February 2014

Ed Kelly’s Third Act Workshop, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland, January 24 – 26, 2014

Nick Owen

An e-mail arrived about a week before the programme started. It said something like: Bring a bottle of wine or maybe a cake. Even better bring an anecdote, a story, a song or a poem to share after dinner. Think of this more as a house party than a workshop. In the event, it proved to be both with each element contributing significantly to …

2/23 – E.S. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur. Global Business Leadership

Leadership Emerging / January-February 2014


E.S. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur. Global Business Leadership (2nd Edition). NY: Routledge, 2014.

With a foreword by Warren Bennis, this second edition of Global Business Leadership offers a thoughtful look at intercultural leadership in a “flat world,” and the imperative of informed and culturally sensitive leadership responsive to the dynamics of globalization. The authors propose seven points of development determined from their 2005 research study with intercultural leadership specialists. These include: care, communication, consciousness, contrasts, context, change, and capability. …

2/23 – A Case for Integral Developmental Psychology in Leadership Education: Perspectives from Teaching Integral and Transpersonal Psychologies on the Doctoral Programme of a Premiere African Business School

Feature Articles / January-February 2014

David Lipchitz and Paul Freinkel


Africa is experiencing unprecedented economic growth, and is gaining attention as an opportunity for international investment. At the same time brutal war, genocide, famine, rampant corruption, and ethnic violence remain fresh in African memories and current affairs. Understanding and navigating this complex business environment falls on business leaders who are often ill equipped to deal with, transcend, and heal trauma and ethnic conflict on personal and societal levels. Applied Personal Transformation (APT) was an

1/23 – Integral Leadership Reading List

Notes from the Field / January-February 2014

Russ Volckmann

The following is the current list of resource material for the advanced PhD seminar in integral leadership that I am teaching at Saybrook University (online discussion/presentations) beginning the first week of February 2014, This list is growing and does not inlcude, for example, material from the last year of Integral Leadership Review.

If you would like to suggest additions to this list, email them to me:

I will post sets of additions periodically, if that …

1/22 – Du Plessis, Sehume and Martin. (2013). The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research

Book Reviews / January-February 2014

Hester Du Plessis, Jeffery Sehume and Leonard Martin. (2013). The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research. Johannesburg, South Africa: Real African Publishers.

Sue L.T. McGregor

TransdisciplinaryIn March 2011, the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) was launched in South Africa, It is an independent research institute (a think tank) that takes a long-term view on the strategic challenges facing South Africa. In case you were wondering, Mapungubwe was a pre-colonial, ancient Southern African Kingdom (circa

1/20 – Said Dawlabani, MEMEnomics

Book Reviews / January-February 2014

coverSaid E. Dawlabani. MEMEnomics: The Next Generation Economic System. New York: Select Books, 2013.

Laura Frey Horn

In MEMEnomics: The Next Generation Economic System Said Dawlabani presents a holistic approach to understanding the history and future of U.S. economics that goes well beyond money and finances. He embraces a whole systems philosophy that includes developing an understanding of history and economics as they align and integrate with complex human development theory. (This theory, based upon the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Double Helix Model …

1/20 –Education as Development – Integral Transformative Vision for Africa

Feature Articles / January-February 2014

Oliver Ngodo 


Africa’s problems keep mounting, assuming greater complexity by day. Concerned individuals and groups seek solutions in their different areas of interest or specialization, thus being partial ab initio, with the result that their different perspectives are everything except holistic. Solutions proffered consequently differ greatly among scholars and practitioners on even the basic definition of what these problems are.

All around the continent, people look up to leadership for comfort, but this does not seem to be …

1/20 – Nelson Mandela – A Tribute

Feature Articles / January-February 2014

Chief Emeka Anyaoku

In the gallery of world statesmen of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela occupies an exceptional position. His name will be forever linked with the struggle of the South African people to end apartheid, the coping stone of the racism and the injustices to which they had been subjected for so long.  However, this is not the heart of the matter. What sets Mandela apart in world history is the charity with which he led the struggle against …

1/20 – What I Have Learned from Madiba

Feature Articles / January-February 2014

A Distinction Between the Best Leader Versus the Great Leader

Yene Assegid

Many of us are familiar with Lao Tzu’s quote: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” And yes, in ordinary situations, the best leader may well be the one that is barely visible on the stage. The best leader might be one that is in the background, supporting …