Category Archives: March 2007

Leadership Quote

Leadership Quote / March 2007

“Leadership” is a concept we often resist. It seems immodest, even self-aggrandizing, to think of ourselves as leaders. But if it is true that we are made for community, then leadership is everyone’s vocation, and it can be an evasion to insist that it is not. When we live in the close-knit ecosystem called community, everyone follows and everyone leads.” ~Palmer, Parker J. (2000). Let your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation.

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Very well said.

CODA: Complexity and Integral Theory

Coda / March 2007

Reframing Complexity imageReflections on Reframing Complexity: Perspectives from the North and South, Fritjof Capra, Alicia Juarrero, Pedro Softolong and Jacco van Uden, eds. Mansfield, M A: ISCE Publishing, 2007.

The relationship between integral theory and concepts and those found in complexity theory or other more recent applications of ideas from the quantum world is not readily apparent. A key concept from that world is the idea of complexity, an idea with at least 40 different definitions. In the world of integral theory, …

Dialogue: Integral Theory into Integral Action: Part 4

Dialogue / March 2007

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volckmann imageINTRODUCTION: This is the fourth in a series of email exchanges framed as a dialogue between Mark Edwards, an Australian PhD candidate who has written extensively about integral theory and a member of the Integral Leadership Council, and Russ Volckmann, editor and publisher of the Integral Leadership Review . Our goal is to clarify how integral theory and mapping might be helpful in comprehending the subject of leadership and guiding the construction of transdisciplinary, developmental approaches to improving practice, development

Featured Article: Integral Leadership Coaching: A Holistic Meta-Framework and Process

Feature Articles / March 2007

Raines imageNever before have coaches been faced with such a wide-open field of conversations directly relevant to the effectiveness of leaders and the stakeholders they serve. As the business world’s center of gravity moves from a traditional financial focus to one that includes environmental and social stewardship, leadership coaches now are able to scale curiosity and connections between the personal and global levels.

The Leading Edge of Business and the Future of Leadership Coaching

Climate change, more than any other phenomenon, …

Integral For the Masses: Integral Leadership Steve Frazee on The Gulf Between Theory and Practice

Integral for the Masses / March 2007

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Steve Frazee photoAs a student of Integral Leadership can you imagine how it might feel to be told that you are to be the first Chief Executive of the most prestigious integral organization on the face of the planet? More than that, can you imagine what it might feel like to be told that you are going to take on this role when you never applied for it and had not spoken to anybody about it, let alone been interviewed for the …

Book Review: Measuring Hidden Dimensions – The Art and Science of Fully Engaging Adults

Book Reviews / March 2007

Otto photoKalman photoOtto Laske. Measuring Hidden Dimensions – The Art and Science of Fully Engaging Adults. Medford, M A:Interdevelomental Institute Press, 2006.

This feels like a book of conside power, focus, honesty and splendour – and it’s also not for the faint-hearted.

It’s tempting to say, simply, that you will want to buy this book if you have any wish to learn to administer and interpret the ‘Subject-Object Interview’ (SOI) developed by Integral Institute founder member Prof. Robert Kegan and his …