Category Archives: May 2004


Announcements / May 2004

Integral Organizational Leadership

Here is the workshop many of you may have been waiting for. Here is Integral Leadership as applied to organizational life in our times. The faculty is a solid in-crowd from the Integral Institute and all of them are active in applying integral concepts in consulting, training, coaching, and/or executive education. If there is any place in the world where the best of Integral Leadership and organizational thinking should be brought together in a meaningful way it

Feature Article: Integral Leadership: The Case of Mother Teresa

Feature Articles / May 2004

The reality of Integral Leadership has been exemplified by leaders such as Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Rachel Carson or Mohandas Gandhi. Mother Teresa is another example on which this article is based. These leaders are perceived today not only as some of the most ethical of the 20 th and 21 st centuries, but also as some of the most efficient, having tackled the deepest scars of our world. These leaders have not only

Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership

Book Reviews / May 2004

Offers a powerful method that leaders in organizations of all types can use to increase the timeliness and effectiveness of their actions.
Provides numerous real-world examples of action inquiry in action
Includes exercises individuals and organizations can use to begin practicing action inquiry
“A book for managers and students of management who are serious about exploring in depth how leaders and organizations can develop the capacity to continually learn and transform themselves.”

> Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline…

Leadership Quote

Leadership Quote / May 2004

Leaders are not born ~ they are self-created.
Leadership is not a heavy, difficult and isolating experience ~ it is rich with the joy of collaborating with others to create the newest new.
Leadership does not mean you’ll be the first to be judged and persecuted when the results come in ~ it means you lead the wave of excitement of discovery for all to find true richness and meaning in their lives.
Leadership is not getting others to do

Leadership Coaching Tip: Being in the Tsunami

Leadership Coaching Tips / May 2004

The sources of business tsunamis are manifold. Just in the last few days I have had executive clients bring their tsunami’s to our coaching conversations. One example is an individual who is purchasing an entertainment company that includes a radio station. The financing for this effort must be available within a two-business-day window following an FCC license approval. Just a week prior to this time, the bank said it would need an appraisal of the radio station, despite secured guarantees

Feature Article: The Tsunami of Integral Leadership Development

Feature Articles / May 2004

Have you ever had a Tsunami? No, I don’t mean:

“A tsunami (pronounced tsoo-nah-mee) is a wave train, or series of waves, generated in a body of water by an impulsive disturbance that vertically displaces the water column. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, explosions, and even the impact of cosmic bodies, such as meteorites, can generate tsunamis. Tsunamis can savagely attack coastlines, causing devastating property damage and loss of life.”


I mean the alcoholic beverage sometimes called a tsunami. …


Coda / May 2004

The 100 book project on Integral Leadership

A Call for Contribution
Thierry C. Pauchant

Abraham Lincoln defined leadership as a growth process – a course of development and maturation – which encourages people to act from “the better angels of their nature”. Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Mohandas Gandhi, Rachel Carson and many others demonstrated the power of such leadership. In the process, they changed the world around them. Imagine what could …

Leading Comments

Leading Comments / May 2004

I am grateful to the more than 820 subscribers to Integral Leadership Review. Your continuing support means that we can move closer to a way of viewing and being in the world that is integrative, generative and supportive of our evolving integrity––learning to align our theory and our action, our values and assumptions with achieving what is important to us. Also, I am grateful to the many kindnesses, suggestions and offers of support we have received.

The mission of this …

A Fresh Perspective: Another Phoenix Rising Excerpt from a Conversation with Sara Ross

Fresh Perspective / May 2004

Another Phoenix Rising, Sara RossThis interview with Sara Ross took place about a year ago. At the time she was engaged in an exchange with Dr. Don Beck on the subject of critical inquiry in the integral community. This is her abstract of a paper she offered to the Integral Leadership and organization development listserve.

“The purpose of this conversational ‘letter’ is to catalyze a transformation of the culture that characterizes much of the community networked by the work of Ken Wilber and his