Category Archives: October 2008


Announcements / October 2008

European Conference on Developmental Psychology

ECDP will be held in Vilnius,Lithuania, August 18th to 22nd, 2009,with pre-Conference workshops
focused on recent methodological advances on August 17th and 18th. Abstracts for presentations must be submitted by December 15th, 2008. Notifications of acceptance will be received by March 15, 2009.

Reviewers on the Scientific Committee will be alert to submissions they deem worthy of further development for publication, especially in theEuropean Journal of Developmental Psychology, the highly selective peer-reviewed publication …

Leadership Coaching Tip: Brutal Facts Plus Positive Emotion

Leadership Coaching Tips / October 2008

Amiel HandelsmanLately, I’ve been wondering what kind of leadership this moment in history is calling for. The short answer is second-tier leadership, defined as that which promotes the health of the entire spiral. I am impressed by the work of Don Beck and others in describing the dimensions of this, like searching for the underlying cultural DNA, conducting vital signs monitors, facilitating the various waves of emergence, and creating win/win/wins. To this list, I would add the following equation:

Brutal facts …

Global Values Update: Developing a Sustainable Democracy in South Africa? How Understanding Different Values Can Shape Democracy

Global Values Update / October 2008

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Alan TonkinThe recalling of Thabo Mbeki the President of South Africa by the ANC National Executive marks a possible key turning point in the development of a flourishing democracy in South Africa. Although Mbeki, who was educated in the UK, has been seen as a supporter of policies supporting the development of a strong economy he has also been strongly criticised for his views on AIDS as well as his “quiet diplomacy” in Zimbabwe. He was also seen as aloof and

Feature Article: Myth Busting and Metric Making: Refashioning the Discourse about Development

Feature Articles / October 2008

zack steinExecutive summary: This paper is about the use we make of developmental metrics and models in the Integral Community. Motivated by broad concerns about growing markets for psychological technologies I propose the need for discourse about quality control parameters, focusing on the construction and deployment of developmental assessment systems. When it comes to developmental metrics and models I suggest that two myths loom large and that they need to be busted if we want to move forward responsibly. The big

Notes From the Field: Integrative Leadership Conference, University of Minnesota

Notes from the Field / October 2008

Yung-Pin LuThe Integrative Leadership Conference was held at the Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota, on October 5th to 7th 2008. This conference focused on leadership by leading across boundaries for the common good. The Center of Integrative Leadership seeks to examine and advance a new vision for a cross-sector leadership, integrative leadership. The vision of integrative leadership is to influence, leverage, and resource collective actions toward people’s common concerns to create the interconnection and interrelationship with the processes of

Coda: Daniel Goleman in Dialogues on Social intelligence, More Than Sound Productions (7 CDs),(

Coda / October 2008

Paul Ekman and Daniel Goleman, Knowing our Emotions, Improving Our World

Facial Action Coding System is a computer automated research tool for studying facial expressions and emotions. It is being deployed against terrorism in health care and a wide variety of other contexts, particularly through the identification of emotions related to lying. Six emotions have unique signatures. For example, anger and fear, each lead to blood flow and voice quality with the result that you can see them on the …

Feature Article: Learning Integral the Hard Way: An Autobiographical Account of Martial Arts, Peace and the Pieces of the Puzzle

Feature Articles / October 2008

Ken Bloody Wilber

Mark WalshIntegral theory irritates the hell out of me because I didn’t find it sooner and I had to make up a sketchy version of it myself. This article isn’t about all the great ways I use the Integral map now, but how I learnt what it was the hard way, out there in the big bad, non-theoretical world. Eggheads beware this is one messy omelette.

Before I knew what integral was I was interested in balance. I …

Feature Article: The LEADERSHIP of the HEART: Eagle’s flight through life experiences in the awakening of Integral Spain

Feature Articles / October 2008

Raquel TorrentAmong the styles of guiding or directing people since the existence of humankind—and no matter whether we talk of political, academic or business leadership styles—we may find a very simple division or classification: Hard and Soft Leadership. I want to share in this space the journey of my own life, having in mind these two simple styles. One is the authority of the mind and the other is the leading of the heart.

My mother used to wake me up …

Feature Article: Towards an Ideal of Global Leadership

Feature Articles / October 2008

He is quick, thinking in clear images;
I am slow, thinking in broken images.
He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images;
I become sharp, mistrusting my broken images,
Trusting his images, he assumes their relevance;
Mistrusting my images, I question their relevance.
Assuming their relevance, he assumes the fact,
Questioning their relevance, I question the fact.
When the fact fails him, he questions his senses;
When the fact fails me, I approve my senses.
He continues quick and dull

Feature Article: Business Leadership for an Evolving Planet: The Need for Transformational Thinking in Intercultural and International Environments

Feature Articles / October 2008

Only those who continue to change remain my kin. ~J. W. Goethe

Sunil Ahuja, Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Jon Ebersole, Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland; Otto Laske, Medford, MA, USA; Pia Neiwert, Berlin, Germany; Mirna Perez, Mexico City, Mexico; Ron Stewart, Portland, OR, USA.
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This paper discusses a new approach to leadership education based on studies in the development of adult thinking. The paper emphasizes the benefit of transformational thinking for creating cultures of collaboration, …