Category Archives: Leadership Quote

06/29 Gandhi

June 2019 / Leadership Quote


We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.

11/30 – Brené Brown

November 2018 / Leadership Quote

“I’m not afraid of the word revolution, I’m afraid of a world that’s becoming less courageous and authentic. I’ve always believed that in a world full of critics, cynics, and fearmongers, taking off the armor and rumbling with vulnerability, living into our values, braving trust with open hearts, and learning to rise so we can reclaim authorship of our own stories and lives is the revolution. Courage is the rebellion.”

Brené Brown, Dare to Lead (2018, p. 270)…

08/29 – Graves

August 2018 / Leadership Quote

“As man moves from the sixth or personalistic level, the level of being with self and other men, the seventh level, the cognitive level of existence, a chasm of unbelievable depth of meaning is crossed. The gap between the sixth level and the seventh level is the gap between getting and giving, taking and contributing, destroying and constructing. It is the gap between deficiency or deficit motivation and growth or abundance motivation. It is the gap between similarity to animals …

05/31 – Volckmann

Leadership Quote / May 2018

“By continuing to use terms such as leader, leading, and leadership, as though they mean the same thing, we shall continue the confusion that has existed in not only the academic view of leading–leader–leadership, but in developing individuals to perform in leader roles and in developing human systems to support effective leading for sustainability, generativity, and thriving—a transdisciplinary imperative.”

Volckmann (2014). Generativity, Transdisciplinarity, and Integral Leadership. World Futures, 70(3-4), 248-265.…

11/30 – Russ Volckmann

Leadership Quote / August-November 2017

“My aspiration is to bring the voices of integral/developmental/transdisciplinary/complexity oriented thinkers and writers to a larger audience. I seek to bridge the gaps between cultures, domains, worldviews, thinkers and doers…”

Russ Volckmann, Linked In Account…

8/31 – Nelson Mandela

Leadership Quote / August-November 2017

“A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”

Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (1994)…

4/22 – Consider again that dot.

Leadership Quote / April-June 2017

Sagan, C. (1994) Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space. New York: Random House.

Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer …

11/30 – Why We Can’t Wait: Quotes by Martin Luther King

Uncategorized / Leadership Quote / August-November 2016

Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait, 1963

“A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.”

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

“Unity has never meant uniformity.”

“Find a voice in a whisper.” 


8/31 – Anderson and Adams on Mastering Leadership and the Integral Self

Leadership Quote / August-November 2016

“The Integral Self is both fierce and compassionate. Fierce compassion heals. David Whyte says: ‘The blade is so sharp it cuts things together, not apart’ (Whyte, 1997). The inner work of the Integral transformation is shadow work – work that integrates shadow elements into a larger, more inclusion construction of the self. This ‘cutting things together, not apart’ can only happen with searing honesty, self-compassion, and forgiveness. It is just this honest compassion for the inner conflict and unresolvedness within …