Category Archives: January-February 2015

2/15 – From Totem Guides and Lock Masters to World Legacy Light

Leading Comments / January-February 2015

Marilyn Hamilton

With this second wave of the Integral Leadership Review – Canada (ILR – C) issue, I imagine, the Rideau Canal lock system symbolizing the environment where our authors interact with the leaders and leadership insights that they have contributed to this special Canada issue.

In the heart of Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, the Rideau Canal provides year round service and engagement to Canadian citizens and society[i].


Figure 1: Rideau Canal “Rideau Canal Locks” by Snowjam – Own work.

2/15 – How ARE We To Go On Together? Our Evolutionary Crossroads

Leading World / January-February 2015

Brian and Mary Nattrass

In the following article Brian and Mary Nattrass (1999, 2002) (who have been organizational change strategists teaching and consulting using The Natural Step framework for sustainability for over 20 years) walk Leaders through a path that shows how to negotiate the resistant Old Story into the life-giving New Story of sustainability in our time. At the Evolutionary Crossroads where they explore, ILR Readers are encouraged to read with open hearts/minds that consider not just the content

2/15 – Illuminating New Territory at the Bottom of the U

Leading Others / January-February 2015

Olen Gunnlaugson [i]

Engaging conversation directly from essence and source activates essential conditions for leaders to embody a creative perception and transformed way of being.  This article[ii] is written to inspire new possibilities for how existing approaches to collective presencing and conversational leadership are experienced by introducing a process-method of conversation that is activated through source directed realization, embodiment and inquiry.


At some point for presencing practitioners, whether in solitude with nature or during an immersive weekend leadership retreat, …


©2014 Aboriginal Nations Education, Greater Victoria School Board, BC, Canada
Artist Jamin Zurowski
4 Quadrant Guides: Bear/UL. Wolf /LL. Raven/UR. Salmon/LR.
This Totem is a Gift used with permission on this Canada Issue. Please do not reproduce without © Permission.

1/15 – Integral Design Leadership: Healthcare Design as Extraordinary Service: An Interview with Peter Jones

Column / January-February 2015

 Lisa Norton




Peter Jones is Associate Professor at Toronto’s OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design), an author and consultant in the emerging field of systemic design, and runs the innovation research firm Redesign Network. Peter spends his time balancing between teaching in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation graduate program in OCADU’s faculty of Design, pursuing collaborative research toward the redesign of social systems, and continues to redesign information services for medical and scientific clients.

Leveraging systems …

Association for Leadership Educators

Announcements / January-February 2015

Call for Papers

The Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) invites you to join us at our
25th annual professional conference in Washington, D.C. July 12-15, 2015.
This year’s conference theme, “The Courage to Lead” celebrates the courage
that our founding members had to create this organization, as well as the
courage that those who teach, practice and study leadership show today.

The 2015 conference Call for Proposals can be found at
[1] by clicking on the “Call for Proposals” …

1/15 – 2. What’s It Gonna Take to Stay Awake?

Poetry Gallery / January-February 2015

Tim Merry

“we wakin’” up all the time

I’m wakin’ up as I sit here and rhyme,

when i get lost in the flow of a river

feel a cold shiver

notice the clouds gather on a stormy day

feel sadness as one I love passes away

see a huge vista from a mountain top

and stop and bing!

my heart begins to sing

and I know I’m here for a reason

to ignore this inner voice is my treason…

1/15 – 4. Build the Arks (King Kong Song)

Poetry Gallery / January-February 2015

Tim Merry

I just read about the coming of the ice age

Earth’s rage

The mighty mother, the sage,

 Turning another page

Of evolution

A natural solution

The vibration

Of creation

Melting ice caps into the gulf stream flows

The European heating system blows

Beyond repair

My mother, father, sister, brother live there

Stop, bear witness, take a long good stare

Digest our reality and start to care

The planet is movin’ on

We all be livin’ in the final …

1/15 – 3. Thank You

Poetry Gallery / January-February 2015

Tim Merry

I feel that our divisions point to our unity

The pieces that we uniquely

Most search for in our lives

Are our path

Each of us seeking that which will heal us

Bring us back into wholeness

And that is different for everyone

Under the moon and the sun

That is why it has so many names

Labels and claims

In so many cultures and to so many people

The particular thirst we have for fulfillment is unique …

1/15 – 1. Forgotten Places

Poetry Gallery / January-February 2015

Tim Merry

Finding my feet

And already meeting

The slowness of this soil

This land

Which so much has passed over

A Blessing

No messin’

A Blessing

To have been bypassed

By the viral Rampage

Swallowing up my homelands

My Childhood lands

Which are wallowing in quicksands

Wild-life dissappearing

Wilderness becoming parks

Peoples wild side crushed – or called an illness

The digestion congestion

Of people, ideas, worlds

Trying to be controlled

Filling up a bottleneck

No room for breath …