Category Archives: June 2008

Global Values Update

Global Values Update / June 2008

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“Values in Our Global Village – Different Values – Different Stages of Democracy”

Alan TonkinIn looking at our “Global Village” from a systems perspective it is often unclear why different countries behave in different ways. This is particularly the case in the developed Western democracies who often believe that the majority of the population of our “Global Village” should share the same set of values as themselves.

However, the reality is that nothing could be further from the truth as the …

Book Review: The Transpersonal in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling

Book Reviews / June 2008

Andrew Shorrock. The Transpersonal in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Shorrock coverMatthew KalmanAndrew Shorrock offers us a brief—somewhat over 200 pages—yet informative canter through the highways and byways of transpersonal psychology, Ken Wilber’s intellectual home until he launched his own ‘Integral’ movement in the mid- to late-90s (though Ken backdates his actual exit from the transpersonal scene to 1983).

So we have major early figures, including William James, Richard Maurice Bucke— author of Cosmic Consciousness—and Everlyn …

Notes from the Field: The Leadership Circle Comes to Europe!

Notes from the Field / June 2008

Jonathan ReamsMay 12-14th saw the first certification training in Europe for Bob Anderson’s Leadership Circle (TLC – Paul Matthews and his wife Sara are taking on the challenge of opening up a franchise for the UK as TLC begins to expand worldwide. (There are also franchises opening in Australia and South Africa). This will bring access to an integrally designed 360 leadership assessment tool to a new audience here in Europe.

The challenges of educating coaches in the value …

Fresh Perspectives: The Energy Industry and Integrative Leadership, Interviews with Rick and Lillas Hatala

Fresh Perspective / June 2008

The work of Rick and Lillas Hatala is a source of fascination for all who are interested in more integral, developmental and transdisciplinary approaches to leadership. Their focus is on the development of the individual leader, yet their work in applying their approaches addresses whole organizations and industries. Theirs is a dual approach to company building and training and development.

Rick Hatala has, as you will read, three decades of experience in the energy industry, including being CEO of three …

Integral for the Masses: Life at the Spear-Point of Evolution Take 2

Feature Articles / June 2008

in Conversation with Robb Smith–CEO Integral Institute, Chairman & CEO Integral Life

Robb SmithKeith BellamyJust over a year ago I was given the opportunity to interview Robb Smith, the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Integral Institute. When I heard on the grapevine that Robb was making a flying visit to New York City, I thought that it would be a good time to catch up and to see how things are progressing at Integral Institute. My request for a meeting, in …

Leadership Quote

Leadership Quote / June 2008

Leadership in complex systems “takes place during interactions among agents when those interactions lead to changes in the way agents expect to relate to one another in the future.”
Source: Hazy, J. K., Goldstein, J. & Lichtenstein, B. B. (2007). Complex systems leadership theory: An introduction. In J. K. Hazy, J.Goldstein, & B. B. Lichtenstein (Eds.), Complex systems leadership theory (pp. 1-17). Mansfield, M A: ISCE Publishing Company

> James Hazy, Jeffrey Goldstein, and Benyamin Lichtenstein…

Dialogue: Integral Theory into Integral Action: Part 10

Dialogue / June 2008

Mark Edwards

Russ VolckmannMark closed the last installment of this dialogue with something of an extraordinary burst of light in the integral heavens—Table 9.2: Integral Lenses and Theories of Radical Change Leadership. This extraordinary presentation summarizes twenty-four theoretical lenses and our understanding of leaders. Please be sure to review Table 9.2 before continuing in Part 10.

Russ: Mark, you’ve done it again. Allow me to stand in awe for a millisecond or two…

Or forge ahead and let the devil take the hindmost!…

Feature Article: Integrative Leadership: Observations from a University of Minnesota Seminar Series

Feature Articles / June 2008


Barbara CrosbyJay KiedrowskiThe University of Minnesota created a new all-university, interdisciplinary Center for Integrative Leadership in the summer of 2006. Co-sponsored by the Carlson School of Management and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, the center defined integrative leadership as “fostering collective action across boundaries to advance the common good.”

During the 2006-7 academic year, the center held a series of seminars to discover common aspects of integrative leadership aimed at complex regional, national and global problems. Learnings from …

Notes from the Field: “CLIC” for a Change! Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India

Notes from the Field / June 2008

Prasad KaipaWhat is CLIC?

  • CLIC is an acronym for Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Change management.
  • It is the fifth centre of excellence in the highly rated Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India and started in 2008.
  • It’s purpose is developing global leaders based on an integral approach—marrying lessons from wisdom traditions with management and scientific traditions.
  • Our vision is to be the premier destination for knowledge creation and dissemination in the areas of leadership, innovation, and change management for India,


Announcements / June 2008

First Biennial Integral Theory Conference, Concord, California, USA – SOLD OUT!!!

The European membership of the European Society for Research in Adult Development

Spiral Dynamics integralTrain-the-Trainer Auditions, British Columbia, Canada, October 2008

Australia, Integral Training & Development Programs Launch

VI Integral Conference in Spain, 17th and 18th of October, 2008

Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota, USA,Call for Proposals for The Study and Demonstration of Integrative Leadership, October 5, 2008

The Integral Heart: Relationship as Spiritual Dance: An …