Category Archives: October 2008

Notes From the Field: Third ILiA Collaborative: Leading from Goodness, Truth, and Beauty

Notes from the Field / October 2008

David McCallumThe third Integral Leadership in Action (ILiA) Collaborative, in partnership with Boulder Integral, took place from October 9-12th in Boulder, Colorado. Continuing to explore the line of inquiry first introduced in 2004 at the Integral Leadership Seminar, “What is Integral Leadership in Action?” ILiA 3’s inquiry was flavored by attention to three classic orienting values: Goodness, Truth, and Beauty.

First, here are a few words about my perspective and intention. As someone with an Integral way of knowing, but without …

Notes From the Field: The Hague Center for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence Getting our Act Together

Notes from the Field / October 2008


Peter MerryFor a number of years, Dr Don Beck has been coming to the Netherlands, and every time he has said that the Hague will host the next generation of the United Nations. I guess I had heard him say it so many times, that when the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs put out a call for funding proposals in May this year, I just assumed that is what it was for.

So we crystallised a funding proposal in a …

Fresh Perspectives: Integral Futures: A Conversation with Christopher Cooke

Fresh Perspective / October 2008

Christopher CookeRuss VolckmannRuss: Great to have the chance to talk with you, Chris. Where are you this week?

Chris: I’m literally 200 meters from Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. It is a country that’s having the courage to ask the hard questions about how to lead through a significant transition. I’m in a very aware and heightened state.

Russ: Other than Don Beck, I don’t know anyone who seems to be traversing the world in the name of integral and Spiral Dynamics Integral …

Leadership Emerging

Leadership Emerging / October 2008

David V. Day, Michelle M. Harrison and Stanley M. Halpin. An Integrative Approach to Leader Development: Connecting Adult Development, Identity, and Expertise. New York: Routledge, 2008.

There will be an “in depth” review of this book in the January 2009 issue of Integral Leadership Review. Here I intend only to make you aware of this recently published work that I consider to be very significant. It is one of those rare books that bring an integral perspective to the …

Leadership Cartoon: Mark Hill

Leadership Cartoon / October 2008

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Mark Hill

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

My specialty is cartoons and humorous illustration for advertising, business and publishing. Fortune 500 clients with national advertising campaigns are among my repeat customers…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 …

Integral for the Masses: Holding Leaders to Account or Allowing Them to Squirm?

Integral for the Masses / October 2008

Keith BellamyThis column comes with a health warning. Those people who are allergic to or intolerant of “vented spleen” are advised to either turn to another article in this great issue of the Integral Leadership Review, or to ensure that they are wearing the appropriate protective clothing.

I have to admit that as I sit writing today, I am angry. Actually that’s an understatement, I am furious, and I think that you should be too. For the past 18 months or …

Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates Update

Leadership Cartoon / October 2008

Bill Bates seems to be in a recovery process, but he is still in Intensive Care. Below is a recent report on him. Please continue your healing energy for Bill.

Thanks, Russ

From the Monterey Herald:

COMMUNITY TREASURE: Carmel rallies for cartoonist Bill Bates
Herald Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 10/08/2008 01:32:03 AM PDT

Bill BatesBill Bates, left, hangs up his prints in the Carmel Post Office, with…(ORVILLE MYERS/The Herald)

When friends asked the community to …

Notes From the Field: Integral Coaching in London – 8 October 2008

Notes from the Field / October 2008

Stuart BlackGenerously hosted by Indra in her home, it was literally full to the rafters at the London integral Circle’s October meeting as people sat on the staircase that leads to the roof.

Joanne Hunt and Laura Devine, the founders of Integral Coaching®, the only approach to coaching that has been accredited by the Integral Institute, were in London as part of a trip to Europe in anticipation of the beginning of their 1st European training programme, beginning in Amsterdam in …

Feature Article: Conscious Leadership: Transformational Approaches to a Sustainable Future

Feature Articles / October 2008

John ReneschThe state of the world is screaming for leadership! Global events of the past few years make it painfully evident we humans are at a major crossroads. We all know the list of challenges and crises awaiting future generations so there’s no need for me to cover them here. Questions looming before us include:

Do we continue trying to resolve our differences through force and incivility which further divides us, while technology makes it easier and easier to do lasting …

Feature Article: Open Invitations: Engaging People One Dialogue at a Time

Feature Articles / October 2008

Debbe KennedyIn every direction we look, we are reminded that we have pressing problems to solve as the pioneers of the twenty-first century. The urgency is sounding with a constant and quickening drumbeat. What we know for sure is that bombs and bluster and military might will not bring the solutions we need. As we clamor to discover the next theoretical approach or to unveil the results of still another study, or reach further than we ever imagined to weave the