Category Archives: June 2012

Leadership Coaching Tip

Leadership Coaching Tips / June 2012

Be Open to Outcomes

Eric Reynolds

Most of my clients are individuals and small organizations that come to me because they are at a major transition in their lives. They come to me with life goals they want to reach, a professional change they are trying to make, or because they are at a major transition in their lives. Something needs to change, but they don’t know what. They require guidance into a new existence, which requires a different framework. …

Transdisciplinary Reflections

Column / June 2012

 A Personal Introduction

Alfonso Montuori

The networked society, with the amazing power of new technology, gives us access to more information than ever before. The problem now is not access to information. It’s how to organize that information, turn it into knowledge, and use that knowledge wisely. This is the challenge of Transdisciplinarity.

I want to begin by giving some personal history, the roots of my quest for Transdisciplinarity. In the process I want to make some connection between the …

Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Book Reviews / June 2012

Righteous MindHaidt, Jonathan, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. (New York: Pantheon), 2012.

Bruce L. Gibb

The Righteous Mind is clear, accessible, and interesting. Haidt breaks the “third wall” and relates his own personal journey of developing awareness and understanding. This journey is an engaging way to do the expected academic “literature review.” I also prefer it to the approach used by David Brooks in The Social Animal who threads scientific findings onto the life …

Consciousness Models in Action: Comparisons

Feature Articles / June 2012

 Maretha Prinsloo


This paper discusses various theoretical models of the evolution of consciousness as well as critically evaluates and integrates the models into a single organising framework, which is then applied to leadership theory.

The construct of consciousness as described by the Spiral Dynamics (SD) model of Clare Graves is linked to the work of other developmental and consciousness theorists, namely Wilber, Gebser, Piaget, May, Kohlberg, Perry, Loevinger, Maslow and Kegan. The spiritual perspectives of Wilber, Myss, Tolle, Atmananda …

Integral North

Column / June 2012

Leading at the Intersection

Mark McCaslin

Our future, in a global sense of the term, seems to consistently emerge from Intersections of Potential. In addition, it seems quite clear that new knowledge is very often born to the world at the Intersections of Disciplines. Taken together these two intersections would seem to have an evolving quality to their nature producing ascending or lifting vectors of potential while at the same time adding velocity to change dynamics. The former, …

The New “Little Red Book”

Book Reviews / June 2012

Russ Volckmann

Stephane Hessel and Edgar Morin.s The Path of Hope, foreword by Jeff Madrick. New York: Other Press, 2012.

It is an election year in Algeria, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, the US, Israel, Russia, and elsewhere. Do you think that is a reason for so much interest in integral circles in politics and action? Well, for sure the politics thing. But what about action? We are being called to occupy, to learn to lead, to take action. Some …

Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Leadership Emerging / June 2012

Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. New York: HarperCollins, 2012.

Renee Snow

The opening quote of Multipliers summarizes the grand tour theory that those who are Multipliers make those they encounter feel like the smartest people in the room, while Diminishers suck the brainpower out of others by making sure people know that they hold the exclusive rights to intelligence. Written by Wiseman, an ex-Oracle executive, and McKeown, a student in Stanford’s Graduate …

Nick Petrie, Future Trends in Leadership Development: A White Paper.

Leadership Emerging / June 2012

Future Trends in Leadership Development: A White PaperNick Petrie (December 2011). Future Trends in Leadership Development: A White Paper. Greensborough, North Carolina: Center for Creative Leadership.


Many of the ideas associated with integral leadership are beginning to show up in the mainstream business and organizational literature. Note, for example, the leader-follower-context model of Barbara Kellerman discussed in Russ Volckmann’s interview with her in this issue (June 2012) of Integral Leadership Review and Kellerman’s book, The End of Leadership. This white paper is another solid …

Jennifer Garvey Berger, Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World

Leadership Emerging / June 2012

Jennifer Garvey Berger. Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World. Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books, 2012.

It is unusual to find an integrally informed author showing up in a university press, aside from SUNY and their integral series. Berger lives in a small seaside village in New Zealand, but her background is far more cosmopolitan than that:

Formerly an associate professor at George Mason University in Virginia in the US, Jennifer learned about deep change in

Stuart Davis and Integral New York – An Intimate Dialogue

Notes from the Field / June 2012

Robin Reinach

Stuart Davis shared himself, his art, and his thoughts about the Integral Movement with members of Integral New York. On April 20, we met at the TAI center— located at 150 West 30th Street—a new venue for Integral events in NYC. The room was lovely in its starkness, the walls were black, and the audience of about 40 surrounded Stuart in wide rows of a semi-circles. Stuart sported a tee shirt that he had decided “needed to …