Category Archives: March 2011

Book Review: Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?

Book Reviews / March 2011

Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones, Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?
What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader

Ron Cacioppe

Many companies are managed not by leaders, but by role players and boring bureaucrats. But what does it take to be a real leader—one who is confident in who she is and what she stands for, and who truly inspires people to achieve extraordinary results? In their book: Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? Rob Goffee and …

Featured Article: Provisos from a Users Guide to Integral Developmental Theories

Feature Articles / March 2011

Tom Murray

Integral theories of adult development attempt to capture, synthesize, apply, and extend the state of the art from many scholarly threads, shedding new light on our understanding of the developmental process. Yet human development is exceedingly complex and taxes our abilities to understand and model it. Is our shared understanding of development sufficient to the expectations we have of it and the tasks we apply it to? Zachary Stein notes how “complex philosophical approaches and worldviews…reach beyond the …

Featured Article: Leading in Uncertain Times: Leadership Characteristics of the Self-Transforming Mind

Feature Articles / March 2011

Camden C. Danielson

Do you know your people?  And do you love them?

Mother Teresa
Address to Indian HR Executives

The global environment is increasing the degree of complexity for organizations operating anywhere in the world. With it arises the need for a different kind of inquiry operating within our lives and organizations. The requirement for greater openness to uncertainty will challenge our sense of purpose, identity, and self-efficacy.  The founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, noted:

“The definiteness and …

Leadership Emerging: Descriptions of Books, Articles and Other Media

Leadership Emerging / March 2011

Kirsty Spence and Mark McDonald, Linking Developmental Action Logics to Transformational Leadership Behaviors, Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, December 2010.

Aside from a couple of early articles of an introductory nature and Clint Fuhs integral examination of eight leadership books, articles on leadership in JITP have been rare. This should not be too surprising in that this journal addresses every possible field to which an integral approach or perspective might be applied. There was a special issue on …

Notes from the Field: The Integral Leadership Panel at Fielding Graduate University

Notes from the Field / March 2011

The Integral Leadership Panel at Fielding Graduate University

Sergej van Middendorp

This January, at Fielding Graduate University’s winter session, Jerry Snow facilitated the integral leadership panel. In this session, a group of doctoral students and alumni gathered around Russ Volckmann, Clint Fuhs, Aliki Nicolaides, Nancy Wallis, and Anne Acosta to listen to and discuss their integral leadership research and practice.

The session started with participants thinking about their current, pressing questions with regard to integral leadership by answering what they …

Featured Article: Transcendent leadership: Pathway to global sustainability

Feature Articles / March 2011

John Jacob Zucker Gardiner

Paper presented at the first Working Collaboratively for Sustainability
International Conference,
Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, April 12, 2009.


Global sustainability – social, economic, and environmental—is best served by an emergent leadership metaphor that serves the triple bottom lines of profits, people, and planet of the 21st century global corporation: transcendent leadership. Introduced as a global imperative at the 2007 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland (Useem, 2007, pp. 1-2), transcendent leadership had been …

Feature Article: Transdisciplinarity in Higher Education, Part 5

Feature Articles / March 2011

Sustainability through Transdisciplinarity and Integrality: Institute for Sustainable Futures, the University of Technology, Sydney Australia

Russ Volckmann and Sue L.T.McGregor

We have been exploring “academic” programs in transdisciplinarity for about one year. It may be a mistake to refer to them as “academic,” because one of the features of these programs is that they are designed to transcend and include academic disciplines, as well as the university and the world around it. One of the key elements of these programs …

Notes from the Field: Integral Spiritual Experience

Notes from the Field / March 2011

Integral Spiritual Experience

Barbara Alexander

“You know an authentically pleasurable experience by its aftertaste” says my friend Marc Gafni, one of the key architects of Integral Spiritual Experience 2. He and his partners certainly produced an authentically pleasurable experience. More than two months later, the aftertaste, rich and challenging, remains with me.

Integral Spiritual Experience, (ISE 2) was a mega retreat held over New Year’s at the Asilomar Conference Center on California’s magnificent central coast. Three organizations devoted to human …

Leadership Cartoon: Mark Hill

Leadership Cartoon / March 2011

Mark Hill

l am a cartoonist whose cartoons have been published in over 100 magazines and newspapers, including Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

My specialty is cartoons and humorous illustration for advertising, business and publish- ing. Fortune 500 clients with national advertising campaigns are among my repeat custom- ers…as well as start-up businesses with smaller budgets. 95% of my clients are outside of my home state of Colorado…so I can create something for you, no …

Feature Article: An Integral Approach to Project Management

Feature Articles / March 2011

Brad McManus & Ron Cacioppe



Projects are an important management approach to improving organisational effectiveness. This paper describes how project management can contribute to achievement of an organisation’s strategy and sustainable success by adopting a more holistic, ‘integral’ approach to a project and the leadership of people during the stages of a project. An integral four quadrant framework for project management is presented that includes a practical and comprehensive approach to change management.  The levels of project excellence …