Category Archives: October 2009

Notes from the Field: Integral Leadership in Action

Notes from the Field / October 2009

Gary Hawke

Gary Hawke
The 4th Integral Leadership in Action (ILiA) conference took place from October 15th – 18th at The Crossings in Austin, Texas. Keeping connected to the inquiry of “What is Integral Leadership?” ILiA took the bold step to focus this conference on consciously leading and living through turbulence and transformation.

The Crossings was a excellent venue for the conference: situated in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve overlooking Lake Travis, The Crossings is a learning centre, a wellness centre and stunningly …

Leadership Emerging

Leadership Emerging / October 2009

Leader’s Way coverHis Holiness the Dalai Lama and Laurens Van Den Muyzenberg. The Leader’s Way. Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2009.

How could you not want to read a collaboration between the Dalai Lama and a Dutch business consultant? The intrigue is even stronger when we discover that this book was in the making for nine years (1991-2000)—years of periodic meetings and consultations! And then another seven years of creating the book!

The result is an interestingly presented set of ideas in which …

Leadership Cartoon: Mark Hill

Leadership Cartoon / October 2009

leadership cartoon

Mark Hill

mark hilll am a cartoonist whose cartoons have been published in over 100 magazines and newspapers, including Time Magazine, The 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 matter where …

CODA: Attending to the Collective

Coda / October 2009

Leadership Coaching TipMuch of the attention on integral development has the focus on individual development. We have programs and practices for attending to cognitive and emotional development, as well as attending to physical development (through variations on the martial arts and other physical activity), and meeting aspirations for spiritual development, albeit still a question of whether that is a line or stream of development, on the one hand, or is manifest in different ways by development in other streams.

That is not …

Leading Comments: This Issue and More!

Leading Comments / October 2009

Leadership Coaching TipIt seems to me that every issue of Integral Leadership Review is special. Okay! I am biased! And this issue has its special qualities. For one, notice that we do not have a column by any of our standard columnists. I know you will miss Keith Bellamy and Alan Tonkin, as do I, but alas we have an issue without them. The dialogue with Wendelin Kupers continues, though. And the Fresh Perspective this month is an interview with Annie McKee,

Leadership Coaching Tip: Responsibility, Accountability and Leadership

Leadership Coaching Tips / October 2009

Russ VolckmannTwo concepts that have been central to the conversation about management, at least since the work of Chester Barnard, are Responsibility and Accountability. But let’s consider these terms, particularly in the context of leadership coaching.

Here is one account of Peter Drucker’s treatment of these concepts:

On our return to the classroom Peter began to talk about responsibilities and accountability, not just of managers, but of employees as well. The idea, as I remember it, was that everyone is responsible …

Notes from the Field: A Gathering of Developmentalists

Notes from the Field / October 2009

Terri O’Fallon

Terri O'Fallon

The day was a bit misty, but despite the rain sixteen interested developmentalists from around the world rang the doorbell next to Bill Torbert’s front door on October 3rd, 2009 to engage in a dialogue on developmental theory and its measurement. This meeting was sparked by an article in the Integral Review, “Models, Metrics, and Measurement in Developmental Psychology” written by Zak Stein and Katie Heikkinen. The Abstract to their article began and ended with:

Developmental psychology is …

Feature Article: The Power of One: How Influential Business Executives Transform and Lead into a Sustainable Future

Feature Articles / October 2009

mariana Bozesan

mariana bozesanAbstract: This paper highlights the major collective and individual threats faced by humanity today and argues that money alone will not provide the desired relief. Instead, it contends that only sustainable solutions that consider all life perspectives and are rooted in higher levels of consciousness can succeed. After introducing Wilber’s Integral Framework as a theoretical foundation for this kind of sustainability, the paper emphasizes the importance of leaders and leadership. It presents leading edge research performed with …

Feature Article: Identifying within-level differences in leadership decision making

Feature Articles / October 2009

Theo Dawson and Katie Heikkinen

Theo DawsonKatie Heikkinen


In a previous article (Stein and Heikkinen, 2008), we described how the Lectical Assessment System (LAS) and other aspects of developmental maieutics (Dawson & Stein, 2008) relate to the integral model. Here, we describe how the LAS can be used to reveal within-level differences between persons—differences that have important implications for the kind of learning interventions that are most likely to support individual development. We argue that assessments based on independent examinations of structure …

Featured Article: What Sets True Leaders Apart?

Feature Articles / October 2009

Yene Assegid

yene assegid
Vision is part of the attributes we associate with great leaders and one of the key faculties of great leadership. It refers to the leader’s capacity to see ahead and envision what the future could potentially hold or what opportunities lay ahead and defines the reality where the leader wants to take her community. Vision allows the leader to adjust her strategies and actions, today, so that she could tap into the opportunities that she has foreseen. But, …