Category Archives: March 2007

Feature Article: Palestine Speaks in Colors: Unraveling the Deep Cultural Codes and Designing Integral Solutions.

Feature Articles / March 2007

elza photoUsing his ground breaking experience in South Africa and his practical knowledge in dealing with the different mindsets in cultures, Dr. Don Beck offered a fresh start to the Palestinians and they responded with an overwhelming enthusiasm on our third trip to the region. Many of our contacts told me that Dr. Beck’s work in South Africa with political and community leaders sparked their initial attraction tohis work. Now that they have a deeper grasp of the SDi approach (see

Leadership Emerging

Leadership Emerging / March 2007

This section of Integral Leadership Review is provided to inform readers about current publications about leadership.— Russ Volckmann

In this issue we take a look at a new book by Porras et al. and some recent articles in Harvard Business Review.

Jerry Porras, Steward Emery and Mark Thompson,

Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters.

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Publishing (Pearson Education, Inc.), 2007.

built to last coverSUCCESS built to last! Think about it. Why do you

Feature Article: A Meta-Perspective on Leadership

Feature Articles / March 2007

stech imageWhy a Meta-Perspective?

Any attempt at developing a comprehensive or general theory of leadership must deal with a wide variety of factors, contexts, variables, and conditions. Development of more limited theories should include an understanding of the place such theories take in a broader context. Further, efforts at developing and implementing research programs on leadership must take into account those same factors, contexts, variables, and conditions even though the research might address only one, two, or a few of them. …

Leadership Coaching Tip: From an Adult-Developmental Perspective

Leadership Coaching Tips / March 2007

Interdevelopmental Institute (IDM),

Laske imageI understand “Coaching Tips” as highly generic suggestions thought to apply to all kinds of clients. From an adult-developmental perspective, such suggestions should be specific to different levels of social-emotional and cognitive maturity, measured by semi-structured interview (Laske, 2006). The notion is that generic coaching tips need to be customized to the developmental “size of person” of the client.

Below, I am taking a stab at formulating some developmental Coaching Tips specifically geared to “leadership coaching,” …

Feature Article: Leadership and Worldview: What in the World is a Worldview?

Feature Articles / March 2007

A Summary of “The Psychology of Worldviews”

Mark Koltko-Rivera
Review of General Psychology, 2004, 8(1), pp. 3-58

rubinKoltko-Rivera imageIn our approaches to exploring the multi-faceted aspects of the subject of leadership, an important developmental concept is that of worldview. This paper seeks to introduce a cogent exploration of this important topic and recommend key questions related to the subject of leadership. When guiding groups toward goals, leaders deal with issues not only of competence, but also personalities and group dynamics. An …

Fresh Perspective: Creativity and Leadership: Sir Ken Robinson in Conversation with Russ Volckmann

Fresh Perspective / March 2007

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. He is in wide demand as an inspirational speaker with a unique talent for conveying profoundly serious messages with enormous humour, passion and wit. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the changing needs

Feature Article: Marsilio Ficino: Magnus of the Renaissance, Shaper of Leaders

Feature Articles / March 2007


Ron CacioppeThis article summarizes the life of Marsilio Ficino, a philosopher, priest and scholar, and his profound influence on the Renaissance. The major events and achievements of Ficino’s work are described along with his physical characteristics, personality and life style. Marsilio Ficino translated the major works of Plato and other ancient philosophers and convinced the leading thinkers of the Catholic church to modify their view of the relationship of reason to belief. He also helped redefine the ‘human being’ in …

Leading Comments: Integral Leadership Review and You

Leading Comments / March 2007


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Volckmann imageAre you really paying serious attention to what this is all about? Maybe not, because I have not always been clear about that in my own mind and behavior, much less in my words to you.

First, let me say that it is extremely gratifying that we have over 1675 subscribers in more than thirty countries. The support shown for this project is encouraging. In addition to subscribers we have the support of a growing number of leaders in …

Feature Article: Reframing Leadership for a Postmodern Age

Feature Articles / March 2007

McCrimmon photoLeadership needs to be reframed for a digital, postmodern age. The world is losing its static and hierarchical character. Life is now more dynamic, chaotic; final authorities have vanished. Leadership used to be hierarchical, associated with the power to dominate a group. This is biologically primitive because it occurs throughout much of the higher animal world. Our conventional image of leadership is also riddled with paternalism. A good leader, someone who protects, develops and inspires us is essentially a father


Announcements / March 2007

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Adizes Institute

The 29th International Adizes Convention

July 1 to July 3 (closed session for qualified and certified associates)

July 3rd (opening dinner) until July 5 night (open convention to all.)

July 6 and 7, we will have an open, post-convention visit to …