April-June 2015
Table of Contents
Leading Comments
6/16 – June Release
Eric Reynolds
Dear readers, I am pleased to present the June release of the April-June issue of the ILR. We have a delectable offering for you to enjoy. This month, Edward Kelly Interviews Charles Handy Michael Schwartz offers a tribute to Roy Bhaskar Sahlan Momo explores language and universe Jordan Luftig gives us a peak into ITC 2015 […]
4/7 – Bridging Integral
Eric Reynolds
With much pleasure I present the first release of the April/June 2015 Issue of the ILR! We have some exciting new changes to share and of course, great content! This issue emerged with a theme of “bridging”, reflective of the intent of the journal and the nature of transdisciplinary and integral approaches. I have the […]
Leadership Quote
4/7 – Stewart D. Friedman
Stakeholder dialogues will propel you to the next step, designing experiments that will benefit not just you but all the important people in your life. This is, after all, the leadership challenge: to choose a meaningful direction, based on knowing yourself and your people, and then to gain commitment to its vigorous pursuit. Stewart D. […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
6/16 – Flow-Based Leadership
Judith L. Glick-Smith
Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D. Have you ever worked in an environment where everyone is happy and productive, where everyone is actually having fun doing what they do. No one complains about [the boss / a co-worker / the project / upper management / etc.]. The organization is innovative, creative, and profitable. The workplace fosters a […]
4/7 – Leading the life you want: Bridging work, family, community, and self!
Natasha Mantler
Natasha Mantler Work/life balance has run its course… Over the past two decades, there have been a plethora of work/life policies and programs designed to ensure men and women lead more productive lives (Greenhaus, 2000). The result? People are feeling even more stressed about not achieving, never mind maintaining, balance in their lives. When the […]
Fresh Perspective
6/16 – Charles Handy and the Curves of Life
Edward Kelly
Edward J. Kelly Edward: Charles could we start by talking about your latest book The Second Curve and how you came up with the concept? Charles: It has been around in my mind for quite a long time and I wrote about it originally 20 years ago. I was always intrigued by the first curve, […]
4/7 – A Conversation Gone MetaIntegral
Eric Reynolds
Eric Reynolds Eric: I’m here with Sean Esbjörn-Hargens. Thank you for joining me today. Sean: Yeah. Definitely. Thanks, Eric. It is good to connect and I’m looking forward to chatting with you today. Eric: I’m here to talk to you about MetaIntegral, the state of Integral Theory and the upcoming Integral Theory Conference. I’m wondering, […]
6/16 – Integral Design Leadership: “Be(com)ing Nonviolent Design”
Lisa Norton
Lisa Norton “ How can one design or manufacture in a way that loves all of the children, of all species, for all time?” William McDonough and Michael Braungart To understand the consciousness of violent designing, walk through any dollar store anywhere on the planet. Here, productive forces, harnessed for the sake of production itself, […]
4/7 – The Perils of Pernicious Polarities: Contemplating Creativity, Collaboration, and Complexity.
Alfonso Montuori
Alfonso Montuori Back in the late 80s and 90s I ranted and raved in print and off about the fact that our understanding of creativity in the US was focused exclusively on individuals—inevitably the lone male genius–and there was no recognition of creative interactions, of musical groups, theater productions, movie making, and the performing arts […]
Feature Articles
6/16 – The Role of Language in Writing the Universe – Tentative Thoughts on Leadership*
Sahlan Momo
Sahlan Momo Bombastic! These are not thoughts these are stones, milestone of a human condition in which the self is both in itself and in the other. The other and the I, the eternal contenders turning partners to bear witness to a recovered unity. No longer the I and the Other, the other and the […]
6/16 – On Bhaskarian and Laskean Dialectics
Michael Schwartz
(In Memory of Roy Bhaskar 1944-2014) Michael Schwartz Roy Bhaskar, who passed away last fall, was a leading philosopher and meta-disciplinarian who founded the school of Critical Realism, an international academic movement encompassing many research domains, including an annual international conference, a peer-reviewed journal, and four active book series on Routledge press. Bhaskar himself wrote […]
4/7 – An Integral Perspective of Peace Leadership
Whitney McIntyre Miller and Zachary Gabriel Green
Whitney McIntyre Miller and Zachary Gabriel Green Peace leadership is the mobilization of action for just change. When people are motivated to act individually and function collectively for the benefit of humanity and the planet, peace leadership is present. Central to peace leadership is a desire for inclusion and cohesion whereby individuals are enabled to live in liberty […]
Peer Reviewed Articles
6/16 – The Nicolescuian and Zurich Approaches to Transdisciplinarity
Sue L. T. McGregor
Sue L. T. McGregor PhD Professor Emerita (MSVU) Introduction Despite a “plurality of transdisciplinary models” (Nicolescu, 2008c, p. 13), the full range of transdisciplinarity has not yet been fully grasped and tabulated (du Plessis, Sehume, & Martin, 2013; Jahn, 2012). However, two approaches to transdisciplinary tend to prevail: (a) the Nicolescuian approach and (b) the Zurich […]
4/7 – Integral Leadership Peer Review
Mark McCaslin
Mark McCaslin The Integral Leadership Review is the world’s premier publication of integrated approaches to leading and leadership. It is a bridging publication that links authors and readers across cultures around the world. It serves leaders, professionals and academics engaged in the practice, development and theory of leadership. It bridges multiple perspectives by drawing on […]
4/7 – Scholarly Leadership Considered – A Call for Papers
Mark McCaslin
Mark McCaslin “Faculty are losing out, too. Research and publications have become the primary means by which most professors achieve academic status, and yet many academics are, in fact, drawn to the profession precisely because of their love for teaching or service—even for making the world a better place.” (Boyer, 1990, p. xii)  Twenty-five years […]
Learner Papers
4/7 – The Generational Shift in the Workplace: Are WE Ready?
Kim Arellano
Kim Arellano Ten thousand Millennials turn 21 each day (Torres, 2014, para. 5), while ten thousand Baby Boomers retire each day (Newsmax, 2010, para. 1). By 2025, the Millennials will make up 75% of the U.S. Labor Force (Tyler, 2013, para. 1). Many organizations are facing several challenges including transferring valuable knowledge to a younger […]
Notes from the Field
6/16 – Conscious Business Network Meeting – Designing Conscious Space
Therese Rowley
Therese Rowley Notes from June 10, 2015 A panel of three young, knowledgeable professionals, representing the fields of green architecture, engineering, construction and interior design spoke about how they were purpose-driven in each deciding to start their own companies. They were each determined to achieve business success (for themselves and their clients) by partnering with […]
6/16 – Crisis Management in Renton
Dena Rosko
Crisis Management Workshop: Renton Washington: April 29, 2015 – May 1, 2015 Dena Rosko I supported community engagement for the crisis management workshop and certificate program from Saybrook University. My team members included Roderick Campbell and Eric Dooley-Feldman, with faculty members Nancy Southern, Gary Metcalf, and Ian Mitroff. The workshop was distinctive because it focused […]
6/16 – Inspiring Space, Place, and U.Lab: A personal reflection on The Presencing Institute’s Foundations Program in Cape Town, South Africa
Allison Stern
Allison Stern Travel offers many opportunities, among them the chance to broaden one’s mind. As a lived experience, travel also offers access to insight through other, more holistic ways of knowing. My recent excursion to Cape Town, South Africa was just that: an integrated foray into other ways of knowing via The Presencing Institute’s in […]
Leadership Emerging
4/7 – 2nd Tier Teal Organizations: Magic, Myth or Evolutionary Step?
Eric Reynolds
“[E]very time humanity has shifted to a new stage, it has invented a new way to collaborate, a new organizational model” (Laloux, 2014, Kindle Locations 385-386). The above quote is the premise of Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations. As he points out in the book, data in this area is as yet pretty slim. That being said, […]
Book Reviews
6/16 – Paul Gibbs. Transdisciplinary professional learning and practice.
Sue L. T. McGregor
Gibbs, P. (Ed.). (2015). Transdisciplinary professional learning and practice. New York, NY: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-11589-4; eBook ISBN 978-3-319-11590-0 Sue L. T. McGregor This review profiles a recent edited collection about transdisciplinary professional learning and practice. It contains invited contributions, coordinated and edited by Dr. Paul Gibbs (Middlesex University in England). Although I wrote the first chapter, […]
4/7 – Basarab Nicolescu. From modernity to cosmodernity: Science, culture, and spirituality.
Sue L. T. McGregor
Basarab Nicolescu. (2014). From modernity to cosmodernity: Science, culture, and spirituality. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. ISBN 978-1-4384-4963-0 or Kindle version. Sue L T. McGregor I am very familiar with Basarab Nicolescu’s formulation of transdisciplinarity, having been a keen student of his approach for over a decade. I have a deep respect for the brilliance and the quantum nuances of […]
6/16 – ITC 2015: Get Ready for Four Days and Three Nights of Integral Living in California Wine Country
Jordan Luftig
Jordan Luftig With one month before the fourth Integral Theory Conference gets underway, I have to say that the public’s perception of ITC 2015 probably falls short of the amazing reality we have in store for conference participants. We don’t have the requisite marketing and social media muscle at MetaIntegral Foundation, or through our new […]
4/7 – International Leadership Association
The Pursuit of Leadership Symposium: Remembering James MacGregor Burns 2-Day Symposium with George Washington’s Mount Vernon April 9 – 10, 2015 | Fred W. Smith National Lib. for the Study of George Washington | Mt. Vernon, VA, USA Home  •  Registration  •  Program  •  Accommodations  Will You Be the Next Editor of Building Leadership Bridges? The ILA is currently seeking a lead […]
4/7 – The Third Act Conference with Charles Handy and Edward Kelly
Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street, D2 | 22 April | 9am to 1pm The Third Act refers to the final third of our lives, something that has been fundamentally changed by human longevity. We are now living 30 years longer than our great-grandparents. What was old age for them is now middle age […]
4/7 – Team Coaching from an Adult-Developmental Perspective
The Otto Laske Interdevelopmental Institute (IDM) is the world-renowned teaching and research center for adult development based on the Constructive Developmental Framework (CDF). April 29, 2015 1PM ET – 6 x 1h, weekly, with time slots for independent cohort work $625.00 In this course, team leaders and team coaches acquire new competences pertaining to working […]
4/7 – Welcome to the 2015 Integral Theory Conference! Early bird til 4/13!!
2015 Integral Theory Conference Half- and full-day pre-conference workshops: July 16, 2015 (Registration for workshops opens soon!) Main conference starts Thursday, July 16 at 6 pm and ends Sunday, July 19 at 3:30 pm Post-conference workshop: July 20, 2015 (no charge) ITC 2015, the world’s largest academic conference devoted to the field of Integral Theory […]