Category Archives: September 2005

Letters to Integral Leadership Review

Letters / September 2005

Greetings Russ,

…I was a student of Joe Rost (1995-97) at USD. Joe just forwarded to me a link to your interview with him…it was great! Congrats!…

I also note in your journal, you had Denny Roberts write a nice note about Rost’s influence at the University of Miami-Ohio. I wanted you to know that my dissertation research was on Rost’s postindustrial concept (an evaluative study of its currency and praxis) and that I just recently accepted an Assistant Professor …


Book Reviews / September 2005

Journal of Organizational Change Management: Integrally informed approaches to organizational transformation, Nancy E. Landrum and Jim Paul, eds., 18, 3, 2005.

There is no way I can do justice to the material in this publication. Therefore, I will highlight a couple of interesting pieces related to Integral Leadership. Here is the articles included in this issue:

  • Thierry C. Pauchant, Integral Leadership: a research proposal
  • Ron Cacioppe and Mark G. Edwards, Adjusting blurred visions: a typology of integral approaches to organizations

Leadership Quote

Leadership Quote / September 2005

“Leadership is a practice not a position. It is a practice of building influence relationships to create a movement for transforming change. My issue with most of the leadership stuff is that the followers—more appropriate in the idea economy or society to say collaborators or partners—are not considered in the leadership dynamic. This is counter-intuitive to the notion that the level of complexity we deal with on a daily basis requires the abilities and talents of people fully committed to

Feature Article: Integral Scenarios for Leadership Development: Scenarios and Leadership Development — 4th in a Series

Feature Articles / September 2005

Russ VolckmannSo what is all of this about scenarios? For those who are tracking this series of articles the question of what has this got to do with Integral Leadership must have occurred by now. Well, I think it has a lot to do with how the individual develops and prepares for leadership roles. This involves our shifting from thinking about leadership development as something we do to individuals to something individuals engage in with the systems in which their leader

Integral for the Masses!: i-WET!

Integral for the Masses / September 2005

Keith Bellamy

Saturday, August 6th 2005

The thunderstorms that we had been promised overnight had failed to materialise, although the air most definitely felt a little cooler and less humid than we had been experiencing for the past few days. I then reminded myself that it was 7:30 in the morning as I was climbing into the car to drive into the City, and that I have no past memory of atmospheric conditions at this time of day for some considerable time. …

Feature Article: Integral Africa: How far can integral go? …transforming a continent?

Feature Articles / September 2005

Susan Cannon

Yene Assegid

At this critical evolutionary moment in Earth’s history, as the integral wave begins to coalesce, “boots on the ground” global initiatives for Integral Leadership development thankfully are emerging. One such initiative is Integral Africa, at this very moment self-organizing against the fearsome odds for which Africa is renowned. Yene Assegid, a native of Ethiopia and an emerging woman leader in her own right, was so profoundly changed by her experience in a Seattle-based Integral Leadership development program, that she is …

Leading Comments

Leading Comments / September 2005

We are in the fifth year of publication of the Integral Leadership Review. It is increasingly taking the form that I hoped, although I am sure there is still much that can be done to make this a useful document that attracts a wider audience in the fields of consulting, training and coaching, as well as among business and other organizational leaders who have a passion for leadership.

I am grateful to the 1146 subscribers to Integral Leadership Review. Your …

CODA: Colin Morley and Ken Wilber

Coda / September 2005


Ken Wiblur

On July 7th Colin Morley, a marketer, who used his experience to make a real difference in the world and who touched lives all over the world-a leader, in other words-with his involvement in the Be the Change movement and the London SDi group, was killed by a terrorist bomb while riding a tube on Edgware Road in London, England.

I have been reminded of the following section of Ken Wilber’s A Theory of Everything (and I hope Ken will …

Feature Article: An Integral Response to HIV/AIDS: The “Leadership for Results” Story

Feature Articles / September 2005

michael McElhenie


The need for leadership development to enhance an effective, coordinated response to HIV/AIDS and related issues has been gathering momentum over the past several years in many developing nations. Throughout the world, HIV/AIDS has rapidly increased the complexity of living within and managing any system, anywhere. The capacity and leadership required to respond to this complexity far exceeds existing levels in all but the most developed countries. To further heighten the challenge, millions die of AIDS every year; so-called …

Leadership Coaching Tip

Leadership Coaching Tips / September 2005

If the executive you are working with has as a developmental objective to be able to recognize and engage effectively with others who may have different world views than her own, you can use a scenario approach. You can support them in recognizing other world views by learning about their own and then reframing perspective from the point of view of other developmental perspectives that they are likely to encounter. An integral framework would support this by having them examine