Category Archives: June 2008

Leadership Emerging

Leadership Emerging / June 2008

The Offsite coverRobert H. Thompson The Offsite: Leadership Challenge Fable, Forward by Jim Kouzes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

A student and now associate of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of The Leadership Challenge and several other books, Robert H. Thompson has produced another of those books about leadership in business that uses the fictional story format to make its points. This is one of two genres of business books designed to sell in the highly competitive business book field. …

Feature Article: The Nature of Transpersonal Leadership: Building Potentiating Relationships

Book Reviews / June 2008

The gift we hold within is for the others we meet without.


Mark McCaslinThis much I know to be true, the easiest way to cripple a person for life is to make them blind to their greatest potentials. And regrettably, the easiest way to become this crippling force is to neglect your own emerging potential. Without an intention aimed at the full actualization of our own potential and the potentials of those we would lead leadership pursuits will always fall

Steve McIntosh Responds to Kalman’s Critiques

Book Reviews / June 2008

Steve McIntoshThe last issue of Integral Leadership Review contained a review of my book, Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution, by Matthew Kalman. Although Mr. Kalman had a variety of complimentary things to say about my work, towards the end of the review he became quite negative and even cynical. Interestingly, I expected that my entry into the marketplace of ideas would be a bruising experience, but except for Mr. Kalman’s, all of my reviews have been extremely positive.

Student Paper: Integral Theory’s Contribution to Leader and Leadership Development

Learner Papers / June 2008

Laura SantanaAbstract:Increasing complexity and demands of leadership in the twenty-first century challenge leaders to find effective and meaningful ways of leading, challenge our thinking about how cultures and systems can support the emergence of leadership, and seek solutions to unexpected challenges that face our organizations and societies. Integral philosophy offers a unifying lens to advance an understanding of leadership by including the complexity of individual and collective considerations of interior and exterior realms. A theory at the leading edge of

CODA: Wilber’s Kosmos 2 Excerpts

Coda / June 2008

It is with extreme humility that I undertake the following comments on Ken Wilber’s excerpts for Kosmos 2, the next volume in his trilogy, that can be found at

  • Introduction to Excerpts from Volume 2 of the Kosmos Trilogy;
  • Excerpt A: “An Integral Age at the Leading Edge”;
  • Excerpt B: The Many Ways We Touch: Three Principles Helpful for Any Integrative Approach;
  • Excerpt C: The Ways We Are in This Together: Intersubjectivity and Interobjectivity in the Holonic Kosmos;

Notes from the Field: Let’s Meet in Istanbul

Notes from the Field / June 2008

SubSaharan Africa Bureau Chief, Integral Leadership Review

Yene Assegid“When you reach the Hagia Sofia, go towards the Blue Mosque and take a left – there we will be.”

After a long journey from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Istanbul, Turkey, through Casablanca, Morocco, I arrived in Istanbul and fumbled across this new place to find my little hotel. It had been a little over 30 hours of travel and by the time I reached my bed, I could only collapse into sleep. …

Leadership Coaching Tip: Leadership Practices: Strengthening the Core

Leadership Coaching Tips / June 2008

Lee Ann MalloryThe potential for positive impact that leaders have on our world is almost limitless. Building leaders that can take effective and grounded action in the service of a better world is a worthy cause in my reckoning. Practice is essential for any endeavor in which we wish to succeed. I have found the following practices to be foundational in developing Integral Leadership capabilities:

Clarify and commit to a vision: Know what juices you, what is worth running full speed …

Feature Article: Developing Generative Change Leaders Across Sectors: An Exploration of Integral Approaches

Feature Articles / June 2008

Alain GautierAbstract. This paper summarizes the key findings, interpretations and questions that result from a nine-month exploratory study of the emerging field of ‘generative change agent development’ (GCAD). The study was based on interviews with observers of the field and program directors on five continents, as well as on analyses of websites, articles, and books. It benefits from the extensive experience that the research team gathered in decades of founding and leading diverse leadership networks as well as educational and …

Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates

Leadership Cartoon / June 2008

bates cartoon

California Newspaper Publishers Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize Nominee Bill Bates produces weekly cartoons for the Carmel Pine Cone and political cartoons for the Monterey County Herald. Five-thousnd of his pen and ink drawings from 133 countries have been published in 28 Cruise Sketchbooks that include 14 Around The World Cruises. His latest book of cartoons, Bates On Bush, has been published! For more information he can be be reached at

bates on bush


Challenge the cartoonist! Send your …

Notes from the Field: Natural Design Solutions for Indigenous Cultures ~ The Next Frontier in Geo-Political Strategy

Notes from the Field / June 2008

“The FBI will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and I would have to say that the interview with Saddam Hussein is one of the top accomplishments in our agency’s history.” ~
FBI Assistant Director Joe Persichini

Dalawi 1This statement was made to the CBS news program 60 minutes about the work of one George Piro, a young FBI agent who had Saddam in a few short months after his capture divulging the secrets of his rein of terror. From …