Category Archives: October 2012

Jeff Klein and Conscious Capitalism, Conscious Business. Conscious Leadership

Fresh Perspective / October 2012

Russ Volckmann

Russ: I want to welcome Jeff Klein who has been a light that’s been shining around the integral and the consciousness world for some time. I have had the chance to talk to Jeff a little bit before, but I have a lot to learn from him. I hope, Jeff, you will permit me to be naïve and find out more about your work around conscious capitalism, conscious leadership and the like.

Jeff:  Thank you Russ. And the …

Expanding the Boundaries of Our Capacities through Working toward Experiencing Transformative Learning in Service

Feature Articles / October 2012

Oliver Ngodo


Some people would recall that some time they simply become aware that they have gone through a ‘peak’ experience; they have reached an ecstatic moment – no, much more than just a moment, but a permanent state, resulting in greater clarity and understanding. That’s like when your consciousness expanded – and you knew it. You just see yourself as a fresh product! That’s me, coming out of some two years of situations and events that would invariably …

Leaning into Complexity: Supporting Leaders Through Transformative Learning

Feature Articles / October 2012

Nancy Southern,  Sylvia Gaffney, and Bernice Moore

Results of a qualitative study show how leaders experience complexity and how it is changing their understanding of their role and ways of engaging with and supporting others. Transformative learning theory and practice can aid leaders in shifting their meaning schemes and ways of being to enable organizational transformation.

IBM’s 2010 study of 1500 CEOs of organizations worldwide revealed that the greatest challenge facing leaders today is working in an increasingly volatile and …

Epoch of Transformation: Towards a Practice of Interpersonal Leadership: Part 2

Feature Articles / October 2012

Nick Ross

No, my heart is not asleep.
It is awake, wide awake.
Not asleep, not dreaming—
its eyes are opened wide
watching distant signals, listening
on the rim of vast silence

Antonio Machado

Here is my secret. It is very simple.
It is only with the heart that one sees clearly.
What is essential is invisible to the eye

Antoine de St Exupery


In his first paper Nick Ross presented a model of interpersonal leadership that highlighted the …

Health, Poverty and More

Coda / October 2012

The New York Times published an article on September 20, 2012, by Sabrina Tavernise:

Life Spans Shrink for Least-Educated Whites in the U.S.

The life expectancy for black women who had not graduated from high school surpassed white women of similar standing. As for the other sex, ”White men lacking a high school diploma lost three years of life. Life expectancy for both blacks and Hispanics of the same education level rose, the data showed. But blacks over all do …


Feature Articles / October 2012

Michel Saloff-Coste

After thirty glorious years crashing in the late 70s on the first oil shock, we had 30 years during which we have sunk deeper and deeper into economic, social and ecological crisis. Economic demography stumbles because we are already on the limits of the planet. We know this, in part, because social inequalities are now back to what they were in the nineteenth century. Also, the ecology has undermined biodiversity and accelerated global warming. Right in the desire …

Spiral Dynamics in Action: the Momentous Leap: The Confab 13, 9/6-9

Notes from the Field / October 2012

Russ Volckmann

It had been ten years since I attended SDi 1 and SDi 2 certifications in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Marilyn Hamilton was working with Don Beck to facilitate the sessions. If memory serves, there were about 50 people in attendance, almost all unknown to me. But these sessions were all Don. He served up his stories, accompanied by music that helped us connect to the vmemetic aspects of ourselves.

Perhaps the most valuable takeaways from this experience were …

Working with the Deeper Field of Evolutionary Potential – A Week of Events with Stephen Busby

Notes from the Field / October 2012

Michael Stern & Michael Pergola

The deeper field invites me into a more embodied experience of life, where I more fully feel ‘the whole’ – the interdependent systems of which I’m a part, and where I may choose to navigate intuitively and creatively using an inner compass. The subtle skills and sensitivities intrinsic to Whole Field work – through tools such as systemic constellations for example – are applicable at work or at home, in leadership or project management, or

Integral City EXPO & eLaboratory

Notes from the Field / October 2012

Grow Leaders ? Grow Habitat; Add Speed Bumps, Surprises and Synchronicities

Marilyn Hamilton

“Make no small plans for they do not have the power to move human’s souls.”

Create a Learning Habitat

In integral circles, when we talk about designing leadership development capacities, some of us have been known to talk about “creating habitats for leadership learning”. What on earth (or heaven?) does a habitat for learning leadership look like? Is it a bootcamp? Is it an Executive MBA with …

Leadership to the Power of 8: Leading Self, Others, Organization, System and Supra-System

Feature Articles / October 2012

Marilyn Hamilton


This article explores the qualities of leadership to the “Power of 8”. It offers a definition of leadership that can be recalibrated across a spectrum of complexity. It proposes the integral paradigm as a source for framing, measuring, mapping and tracking leadership across four levels of complexity. The article examines evidence from three sets of leaders at three progressively more complex levels of leadership, considering their capacities related to moral influence, space and time, within the contexts …