Category Archives: October 2006

Feature Article: Integral Leadership as Supporting Epistemic Sophistication in Knowledge-Building Communities

Feature Articles / October 2006

Tom MurrayIntroduction

In a general sense leaders “lead, inspire, and/or organize” people to form beliefs or take actions and theories of leadership cover a wide range of concerns, including management, organizational transformation, character development and psycho-social motivation. For this article I take a particular meaning or slice within the numerous goals and skill sets entailed by “leadership,” i.e., leadership as supporting knowledge-building, new mental models and meaning generation. These three facets of leadership are closely intertwined.

Leaders advocate particular models of, …

Leadership Quote

Leadership Quote / October 2006

At one time I got interested in trying to understand how great leaders created enormous social change – take Christ, take Muhammad, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther King, Jr. When you look back at their history, almost without exception they were nobodies. Nobody! Gandhi was just a mediocre attorney who got thrown off a train into the dust by the British because he was Indian. Mother Teresa – just an ordinary nun. And so I studied –

Coda: Keith E. Rice

Coda / October 2006

CODA: Keith E. Rice, Knowing Me, Knowing You:
An Integrated SocioPsychology Guide to Personal Fulfillment & Better Relationships, Trafford Publishing, 2006

Here is a highly professional treatment of an approach to understanding ourselves and other people. The use of the term “SocioPsychology” serves as a clue that the author integrates the work of Clare Graves, Don Beck and Chris Cowan into his approach. So here we have a serious approach to integrating Spiral Dynamics with Neuro-Linguistic Programming, the work of …

Dialogur: Integral Theory into Integral Action, Part 2

Dialogue / October 2006

(Click here for Part 1)

Mark EdwardsRuss Volckmann

Russ: There were a couple of themes in your closing statement in Part 1 that I would like to return to before we begin exploring mapping and applications (of course there may arise a variety of themes that we will want to explore before, during and after the more “practical” aspects of our conversation). The first of these themes was spirituality. It seems to me that the place of spirituality in theory, methodology and practice …

Feature Article: Silverbacks, Connectors, and Hybrids: Understanding the Psychology of Network Development

Feature Articles / October 2006

Max Klau

By Max Klau, Ed.D., Senior Researcher for Leadership and Evaluation. City Year, Inc.
Contact Information: 10 Craigie St. Apt. 5, Somerville, MA 02143 Phone: (617) 413-6316

What is the connection between individual development and macro-level social system change?  This article presents an answer to this question by integrating the fields of developmental psychology and complex systems. The result is a model of psychological transformation that preserves a dual focus on macro-level and micro-level development. Drawing upon both visual


Announcements / October 2006

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Integral for the Masses: “ Myth and the Integral Leader”

Integral for the Masses / October 2006

Keith BellamyA fundamental tenet of Integral Theory places the role of myth at an early stage of development both individually and collectively.  Those who allow myths to dictate and dominate their lives are deemed to be operating at a pre-rational level of cognition.  One of the major criticisms of the New Age Movement is that it has resurrected the myths of ancient times and posited them as being the answer to all that ails us in these post-modern times and beyond. 

Coda: Brad Reynolds

Coda / October 2006

CODA: Brad Reynolds, Where’s Wilber At?
Ken Wilber’s Integral Vision in the New Millenium
St. Paul, MN, USA: Paragon House, 2006.

Whether in conversations with individuals or in groups the question often arises as to whether there is one book that someone can read to get started understanding Ken Wilber’s work. I have heard people suggest Ken Wilber’s Theory of Everything: “It is a good summary of what Wilber is about.” Other’s have suggested Frank Vissar’s Ken Wilber: Thought as …

Feature Article: Integral Leader – Follower Relationships: Options in 4-D

Feature Articles / October 2006


Robert Johnston One way or another, we are all both leaders and followers. The value of an integral understanding of leaders and followers seems to have become heightened commensurate with a dramatic increase in the uncertainty and complexity involved in doing business throughout the world, especially since 9/11. To complicate matters further and create even more stress in our organizations, our workers are better-educated and consequently less amenable to top-down one-way direction, unless, perhaps, in emergency situations. Most people want to

Leadership Emerging

Leadership Emerging / October 2006

Summary “Ideas as Art”

The HBR Interview with James G. March, Harvard Business Review, 84, 10, October 2006, pp. 83-89.

When I was a graduate student at Berkeley during the 1960s among the names of important contributors to organization theory was James G. March, along with others such as Peter Drucker, Herbert A. Simon, Wes Churchman and a few others. He has published a number of significant books beginning with Organizations (co-authored with Herbert A Simon) and A Behavioral Theory …