January 2008
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Leadership Cartoon
Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates
Bill Bates
California Newspaper Publishers Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize Nominee Bill Bates produces weekly cartoons for the Carmel Pine Cone and political cartoons for the Monterey County Herald. Five-thousnd of his pen and ink drawings from 133 countries have been published in 28 Cruise Sketchbooks that include 14 Around The World Cruises. His latest book of cartoons, Bates On […]
Leading Comments
Leading Comments: Integral Leadership in the Netherlands
Alain Volz
According to the Hungarian philosopher of science Ervin Laszlo we are on a point in history of either breakthrough or breakdown. When we look at international developments, it almost seems that we are heading towards a breakdown. International tensions, global warming, beyond peak oil and a mortgage crisis feed anxiety and the pessimist mind. But […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quotes: from the Netherlands
“De ontwikkelingsruimte van een organisatie/land wordt bepaald door het bewustzijnsveld van haar leiders, de groeisnelheid door de toewijding van haar medewerkers.” “The growth potential (in terms of quality rather than quantity) of a country or organization is determined by the level of consciousness of its leaders and the growth rate by the dedication of its […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip: Getting to the Heart of Communication: Being with Perception
Sabijn Dullaart
You are a business leader. You want to change the culture of your company. Engaging and motivating your people is a key factor. Where do you start? What do you need? Where to go first? The answer is, start with communication. What do you need to get there? Ask your coach! First develop your own […]
Fresh Perspective
Fresh Perspectives: Leadership as a System Phenomenon, An Interview with Wessel Ganzevoort
Russ Volckmann
Wessel Ganzevoort is past Chairman of KPMG Europe and is Professor of Organizational Dynamics and Innovation at the University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the Integral Leadership Review’s Integral Leadership Council and you can read more about him at http://www.integralleadershipreview.com/contributor/bio-ganzevoort-wessel.html. Russ: I know that you spent many years with KPMG in Europe. Your role evolved from consultant […]
Dialogue: Integral Theory into Integral Action: Part 8
Mark Edwards and Russ Volckmann
In the Part 7 of this dialogue, Mark pointed out the importance of including an ecological lens along with a developmental lensin redressing the imbalanced focus on developmental to the exclusion of ecological in much of the theory related to integral development.So far in our discussion we have identified several lenses that can be used in examining […]
Feature Articles
Feature Article: Celebrating Work to Get Fit for the Future
Diederick Janse
The identity of the company unit (in the Netherlands) and individuals has been changed in order to honor commitments to anonymity and confidentiality. We anticipate, perhaps in a follow up article in Integral Leadership Review, to be able to provide more information. This story is about the transformation of a business unit at Company X and […]
Feature Article: A Society on the Verge of Leaping
Margot Bosman
Last February—while a new Dutch government was in the making—probably one of the first attempts for integral policy making in the 21st century started to see the light of day. Under the guidance of Herman Wijffels, who is Executive Director at the World Bank and was appointed to this assignment by the Dutch Queen, three […]
Feature Article: Sustainable Results/Achievements Through Resilience and Leadership
Lisette Schuitemaker and Alain Volz
The challenge for leadership development is to safeguard both talent development and economic growth by: Changing work patterns and the relationship between learning, creating and producing; Steering in equal measure towards structural, cultural and personal resilience; and Using the natural ability of people that comes from their inner motivation. “The Dutch indicate that their country […]
Feature Article: Can the Evolution of a Concept Create a Tower of Babel: Distinguishing Different Types of Participation in the Netherlands through an Integral Lens
Leida Schuringa
The Confusion of Tongues by Gustav Doré (1865) Leida Schuringa 1. Introduction The Netherlands has a traditional interest in the participation of civilians, and even more is being expected from this approach as an answer to societal problems and issues since the turn of the 21st century. Including people in society is one of the main objectives […]
Integral for the Masses
Leadership For the Masses: A Summer of Integral Leadership Revelation
Keith Bellamy
The heavens punish us by giving us what we wish for, or so the old saying goes. At a meeting of the Management Review Board for the ILR. I argued for the need to have specialized or focused editions of this august organ. Whilst I was my normal loquacious and persuasive self in the debate, I […]
Notes from the Field
Notes from the Field: EuroConFab 2007 September 28th-30th, Dalfsen, The Netherlands Hosted by the Dutch Node of the Center for Human Emergence(CHE)
Douwe Dronkert
An in-depth follow-up on Helen Tichen Beeth’s review in November http://integralleadershipreview.com/archives/2007_11/2007-11-notes-beeth-helen.html Introduction I was asked to report on this event I attended in the process of my internship—researching what it is that CHE the Netherlands actually does. I think CHE offers society invaluable insights, tools and practices that will become the transformational drivers of the […]
Notes from the Field: From Wooden Shoes to Global Minds: The Dutch Experience
Don Beck
On December 27, 1657, a small group of 30 Dutch immigrants to the “New World” signed what was known as the Flushing Remonstrance, a manifesto declaring, “no one shall be persecuted because of his religion.” Further, “if any said persons (meaning the Quakers who were quite disruptive at the time) come in love unto us […]
Notes from the Field: Organising for Integral Impact Dispatches from the Frothy Frontier
Peter Merry
This piece draws on blog entries from the last couple of years, describing the journey I have been making with the Center for Human Emergence as we look to trigger the transformation into integral evolutionary consciousness, in the Netherlands, for the world. March 31st, 2006 – Klaar om te Wenden 900 people show up for […]
Leadership Emerging
Leadership Emerging
Russ Volckmann
Roger Martin. The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007. University of Toronto Dean of the Rotman School of Management Martin has provided us with an overview of the model and development approaches for working with MBA students in teaching them integrative thinking. In doing so, he draws […]
Book Reviews
Book Review:Evolutionary Leadership
Helen Titchen Beeth
“ I am the universe writing about itself. You are the universe reading about itself. ” Russ Volckmann’s request that I review Peter Merry’s Evolutionary Leadership has been a personal gift to me. It is rare to come across writing that seems interwoven with one’s own heartstrings and core concerns. As far as I am concerned, this […]
Russ Volckmann
Announcements related to Not-for-Profit conferences, programs and publications will be included if submitted toruss@integraleadershipreview.com within one week of publication in each issue. See Submission Guidelines for publication dates. Announcements of For-Profit programs and publications will be treated as promotions and advertising. Rates for this can be negotiated by contactingruss@integraleadershipreview.com. ^––––––– ^ Integral Review Integral Review 5 published […]
Russ Volckmann
Susanne Cook-Greuter, Introduction to Ego Development…a series of videos on stages of adult development, IntegralNaked,http://in.integralinstitute.org/live/view_cook-greuter.aspx There are seven segments of this presentation at an Integral Institute workshop. The opportunity to download these very well presented introductions to her highly important work on development and its applications is well worth the price of admission for a one […]