April-June 2017
Table of Contents
4/22 – April Cover – Earthrise
Eric Reynolds
4/22 – Cover Photo – Earthrise, December 24, 1968
[caption id="attachment_15445" align="aligncenter" width="1041"]Nasa earthrise apollo 8 1968 Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts-Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders-held a live broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. Said Lovell, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the book of Genesis. Image Credit: NASA[/caption]
Leading Comments
4/22 – In Honor of Earth Day
Eric Reynolds
I am pleased to present to you the first release of our April-June 2017 Issue of ILR. We are releasing this issue today, April 22nd, in honor of Earth Day. The human condition, by definition, engenders conflict. Conflict between the inside and out, between self and other, in groups, between tribes and nations, across generations, […]
Leadership Quote
4/22 – Consider again that dot.
Carl Sagan
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 […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
4/22 – Don’t make vertical growth your biggest completion project
Rob McNamara and Lauren Tenney
Rob McNamara & Lauren Tenney Adulthood is often marked by the drive toward “completion projects”—those big endeavors that compel us, often in unseen ways, and define the horizon of who we understand ourselves to be. It might be completing a new professional program, getting a degree, landing a new job, or being chosen for a key […]
Fresh Perspective
4/22 – Emotional Maturity with Diane Musho Hamilton
Lauren Tenney
Lauren Tenney In this interview with Diane Musho Hamilton, we explore the territory of emotional maturity, and how it underpins and amplifies our efficacy and contribution to the world. Diane Musho Hamilton is the author of The Zen of You and Me, just released from Shambhala Publications, and is the co-founder and lead trainer of Integral Facilitator programs. […]
Feature Articles
4/22 – Challenges of Transdisciplinary Collaboration: A Conceptual Literature Review
Sue L. T. McGregor
Sue L.T. McGregor The focus of this paper was transdisciplinary collaboration and what is being said in the literature about the challenges of this aspect of transdisciplinarity work. A conceptual literature review revealed four conceptual threads: (a) managing group processes, (b) reflexivity, (c) common learning process, and (d) facilitating integration and synthesis. These challenges mirror […]
4/22 – An Integrative Vision: Worldcentric Guardians Using Integrative Dynamics in Our Current Crises
Gerard Bruitzman
Gerard Bruitzman Many of us understand that humanity is living amidst an unprecedented global meta-crisis, marked by many deep, complexly interrelated, and compounding local, national and global crises: educational, ecological, economic, health, moral, political, social, technological, et al. We tend to respond with a mix of at least three ways to these crises. First, we […]
4/22 – A New Approach to Dialog: Teaching the Dialectical Thought Form Framework – Part I: Foundations of Real-World Dialog
Otto Laske
Otto Laske If a simple epigram could sum up what is essential to thinking dialectically it should be that it is the art of thinking the coincidence of distinctions and connections. Its essence is fluidity structured around the hard core of the concept of absence and the 1M-4D relations it implicates. – Roy Bhaskar (1993, p. […]
4/22 – A New Approach to Dialog: Teaching the Dialectical Thought Form Framework – Part II: Dialoging Tools of Dialectic
Otto Laske
 Otto Laske Part II: Dialoging Tools of Dialectic Using a Short Table of Thought Forms The reader now realizes that in order to understand the world around it, the thinking ego uses thought forms, and that grouped together thought forms make up a living, transformational system that increasingly develops over a person’s life time (“mind”). […]
4/22 – A New Approach to Dialog: Teaching the Dialectical Thought Form Framework – Part III: Teaching Programs for, and Applications of, Dialogical Dialectic
Otto Laske
Otto Laske   Part III: Teaching Programs for, and Applications of, Dialogical Dialectic How to Develop a Teaching Program for Dialectical Thinking Teaching dialectical thinking in a world dominated by logical thinking is a task of tall order. There is apparently no place for such thinking in a world governed by algorithms and formal- logical […]
Emerging Scholars
4/22 – A Critical Review of Pre-Engagement Organizational Consulting Diagnosis Methods
Todd Hatley
Todd Hatley Introduction While there’s uncertainty regarding the success rate of organizational change and improvement efforts, many reports show failure rates of 60-70%. Decker and his colleagues (2012) suggest that change and improvement efforts can be improved by appropriately diagnosing what changes are needed and the organization’s readiness to change. My reading in the areas […]
Notes from the Field
4/22 – Integral Thinking in Society As a Development Path for Humanity
Aleksandr Drobiazko
Aleksandr Drobiazko “Only the whole makes sense” – G.W.F. Hegel As it has been pointed out by Ken Wilber in his work “Introduction to Integral Theory and Practice”, over the last three decades we have witnessed a situation that is unprecedented in history: from now on we have access to all the cultures of the world. […]
4/22 – Proactive emotional management through the integral perspective
Galina Svirina (Susloparova), Ph.D.
Galina Svirina (Susloparova), Ph.D. What can be more important than harmony in personal and working relationships? Yet, it seems that this area of our life tends to be challenging, even for the most successful people. Many thinkers, psychologists, religious and spiritual leaders, have been trying to find a philosopher stone, one secret element necessary for […]
Integral Publishers' Bookshelf
4/22 – Jeannie Carlisle with Marilyn Hamilton: Integral City, Inquiry & Action
Jeannie Carlisle Volckmann
ILR’s Jeannie Carlisle interviews Marilyn Hamilton, author of the new work, Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive JC: Hello Marilyn, and welcome! In a few sentences, please describe the premise of this important new book for our readers. MH: Integral City Inquiry & Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive […]