Category Archives: November 2007

Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates

Leadership Cartoon / November 2007

Bill Bates Cartoon

California Newspaper Publishers Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize Nominee Bill Bates produces weekly cartoons for the Carmel Pine Cone and political cartoons for the Monterey County Herald. Five-thousnd of his pen and ink drawings from 133 countries have been published in 28 Cruise Sketchbooks that include 14 Around The World Cruises. His latest book of cartoons, Bates On Bush, will be published this year. For more information he can be be reached at


Challenge the cartoonist! …

Feature Article: Leadership and the Interpenetration of Structure and State Stages: A Subjective Exposé

Feature Articles / November 2007

So much of my own experience of myself is that of intellectual epiphany, not necessarily always correct, but often self-satisfying. I feel like a 10-year-old, or a teenager – certain of my own absolute truth and intelligence with an ego-centered disregard for the wisdom of others in the face of my own. (Participant in the GTC Program)

Terri O'FallonThis quote is one of several I have placed in this paper. Each one represents a space of illumination related to a particular …

Notes from the Field: Tryggare och Mänskligare Göteborg: An Interview with Borghild Håkansson

Notes from the Field / November 2007

Goteberg Sweden

Tryggare och Mänskligare Göteborg—A safer and more humane Göteborg—is an innovative approach to urban crime prevention and safety promotion. The authorities in the city of Göteborg established a council for this project in 2001, designed to govern and support the activities of the secretariat, an office of seven staff members with different types of expertise. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and interview the executive director of the secretariat, Borghild Håkansson, in her office in Göteborg. With the

Leadership Coaching Tip: Organizational Challenges in Leadership –Defensive Routines

Leadership Coaching Tips / November 2007

“When you stand up for what you believe is right, you must have the courage to acknowledge your actions and face the consequences.”~ Mahatma K. Gandhi

Micki McMillanAs a 21st Century Leader, you encounter defensive routines in organizational settings every minute of every day. The trick is not to try to eliminate them, rather to discover how you skillfully work with them. Defensive routines can defeat even the best leadership practices unless they are named and directly addressed. But when faced

Book Review: Theory U: Leading From the Future as it Emerges—The Social Technology of Presencing

Book Reviews / November 2007

Matthew KalmanTheory U CoverC. Otto Scharmer, Theory U: Leading From the Future as it Emerges—The Social Technology of Presencing. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Society for Organizational Learning, 2007, xxiv, 533 pages.

Scharmer’s book on the ‘U process’ comes across as part theory, part manifesto for social change and part personal odyssey. And the new ‘social leadership technology’ he offers also comes highly recommended: Ken Wilber calls it “a brilliant, provocative, and important book on the leading edge of the ‘next big thing’: integral thought”.…

Feature Article: A Meditation On Leadership Thinking Surprising Places to Look For—and At—Leadership— And by the by, a case for Integral Leadership Theory

Feature Articles / November 2007

Barbara Mossberg

Is Sex Necessary?—James Thurber

Dedicated to the James McGregor Burns Academy of Leadership

The following essay considers useful wisdom and knowledge for the practice, development, and study of leadership. Based on a conviction of the relevance of emergent science and classical humanities as well as ancient teachings, this meditation appreciates Integral Leadership theory as a model that celebrates theory—and, perhaps, helps redeem academe from the Humpty Dumpty reputation which does not do justice to the real-world intelligence and care

Feature Article: Leadership as Opening Space

Feature Articles / November 2007

jonathan reamsIntroduction

I have always been interested in the intangible, even ineffable aspects of life. This interest has guided a number of areas in my life, including my inquiries into leadership. I have sought to understand leadership from a view that focuses on the sense of space that some people are able to create and maintain, regardless of their formal role or position. From this, I will propose a definition of leadership as the act of opening space.

In order to …

Notes from the Field: History of Radical Organisational Design Notes From London Integral Circle Salon Meeting 3rd Oct 07 Presentation of Research Material And Participants’ Comments

Notes from the Field / November 2007
John OliverOriginal Introduction: **A History of Radical Organisations – through the lenses of the AQAL model**

“The session’s goal is to introduce Organisational Design as a specific discipline for looking at the structures that define our working lives.

Ken Wilber’s’All Quadrants, All Levels’ map, including the dynamics of social holons, will provide the structure of the discussion.

A summary of unusual company case studies will be used (including Semco Brazil/Ricardo Semler—author of ‘Maverick’; Visa International—see Dee Hock’s’Birth of the Chaordic

Leading Comments

Leading Comments / November 2007

As a member of the International Leadership Association, one of the benefits is free online access to Leadership Excellence, a publication that seems to be endorsed by Warren Bennis. Recently, I downloaded the current issue and shared it with the Integral Leadership Review’s Management Review Board. I appended the question, “Competition?” One of the responses I got included the following from Keith Bellamy (Integral for the Masses):

I liked the format…initially, but found that it became repetitious …


Announcements / November 2007

January 2008 Issue of Integral Leadership Review

Integral Leadership in the Netherlands
This issue will feature and almost completely Dutch issue with articles and interviews all focused on integral and developmental approaches and perspectives from the Netherlands.
Alain Volz, Co-director of the Center for Human Emergence in the Netherlands, is our guest editor.
Stay tuned!!!
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Integral Development Bulletin

Integral Development (ID) is a Western Australian company offering a comprehensive range of leadership and organisational development services founded on …