January-February 2014
Table of Contents
Leading Comments
1/20 – Special Issue: Sub-Sahara Africa
Here are a few morsels to whet your appetite for more information about if an how adult development, integral, complexity and other perspectives are being used to understand leadership in this widely diverse region of the world. Our first installment includes an interview with Don Beck about his recent trip to South Africa. We hope […]
Leadership Quote
1/20 – Nelson Mandela
“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” – Nelson Mandela
Leadership Coaching Tips
1/20 – Ambition and Leading
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann Assessments are used in many ways in individual development, whether through direct feedback from others, questionnaires, etc. Each individual, each assessment, is based on a set of values that shape criteria. When someone identifies a set of criteria or offers learning from experience, these can be a good place to start in gaining […]
Fresh Perspective
1/20 – Don Beck: Back from South Africa
Russ Volckmann
Russ: Welcome back to the Integral Leadership Review, Don. You’re one of the important guiding lights for the very existence of this publication. The work that you and your colleagues have done around the world, has been noted to some degree at least. I’m not sure if there ever can be enough in the pages […]
1/20 – Integral Design Leadership: “Designing Criteria for Happiness”
Lisa Norton
Lisa Norton  “The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression” – Steve Keil Lisa Norton I recently had the chance to learn more about the work of Philipp Guzenuk, the creator of “Happiness in Action: energy sources for peak performance” an innovative approach to leader and organizational development when I […]
Feature Articles
2/23 – A Case for Integral Developmental Psychology in Leadership Education: Perspectives from Teaching Integral and Transpersonal Psychologies on the Doctoral Programme of a Premiere African Business School
David Lipchitz and Paul Freinkel
David Lipchitz and Paul Freinkel Abstract Africa is experiencing unprecedented economic growth, and is gaining attention as an opportunity for international investment. At the same time brutal war, genocide, famine, rampant corruption, and ethnic violence remain fresh in African memories and current affairs. Understanding and navigating this complex business environment falls on business leaders who […]
1/20 –Education as Development – Integral Transformative Vision for Africa
Oliver Ngodo
Oliver Ngodo  Introduction Africa’s problems keep mounting, assuming greater complexity by day. Concerned individuals and groups seek solutions in their different areas of interest or specialization, thus being partial ab initio, with the result that their different perspectives are everything except holistic. Solutions proffered consequently differ greatly among scholars and practitioners on even the basic […]
1/20 – Nelson Mandela – A Tribute
Chief Emeka Anyaoku
Chief Emeka Anyaoku In the gallery of world statesmen of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela occupies an exceptional position. His name will be forever linked with the struggle of the South African people to end apartheid, the coping stone of the racism and the injustices to which they had been subjected for so long.  However, […]
1/20 – What I Have Learned from Madiba
Yene Assegid
A Distinction Between the Best Leader Versus the Great Leader Yene Assegid Many of us are familiar with Lao Tzu’s quote: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” And yes, in ordinary situations, the best leader may […]
1/20 – Leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Development Process
Israel R. Kabashiki
Israel R. Kabashiki Abstract Purpose – This paper intends to explore leadership in sub-Saharan Africa. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on ideas developed from reading editorials and articles on leadership in several journals. The study is also based on discoveries from a survey administered to some Africans to gather their perception about leadership in […]
Notes from the Field
2/23 – Transformational Leadership, Bangladesh
Transformational Leadership: Tapping into Your Personal DNA – An Executive Education program facilitated by Prasad Kaipa in Bangladesh. Every now and then I encounter something that surprises me or deepens my thinking about it. Usually I notice that I have not been aware of an assumption or perspective I hold. This experience opens the door […]
2/23 – Ed Kelly’s Third Act Workshop
Nick Owen
Ed Kelly’s Third Act Workshop, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland, January 24 – 26, 2014 Nick Owen An e-mail arrived about a week before the programme started. It said something like: Bring a bottle of wine or maybe a cake. Even better bring an anecdote, a story, a song or a poem to share after dinner. […]
1/23 – Integral Leadership Reading List
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann The following is the current list of resource material for the advanced PhD seminar in integral leadership that I am teaching at Saybrook University (online discussion/presentations) beginning the first week of February 2014, This list is growing and does not inlcude, for example, material from the last year of Integral Leadership Review. If […]
1/20 – The Integral Living Room, Boulder, Colorado, USA October 31 – November 3, 2013
Alia Aurami
Alia Aurami Leadership on the Bleeding Edge of Humanity’s Evolution  All event photos courtesy Alyssa Morin, used by permission.[i] Most challenges for Integrally-oriented leaders stem from working with people/situations primarily at First Tier consciousness. If you’re interested in the following entirely different kinds of leadership challenges, you would have loved the 2013 “Integral Living Room” […]
1/20 – The Program – The Development of Meta-Systemic Cognition
Mark Roddam
Mark Roddam Like I am sure many other readers of the Integral Leadership Review, I have a deep appreciation of the need for humanity to take a giant leap in consciousness if we are to successfully tackle the collective challenges we face. Humanity is edging ever closer to crisis. The old ways of doing things […]
1/20 – Grace & Grit Stage Play and Integral Recovery in Russia
Eugene Pustoshkin
Eugene Pustoshkin November and December 2013 were rich on Integral events in Russia. In November, the Russians finally saw the fruits of literally a few years of publishing endeavors. The long-awaited Ken Wilber’s works Integral Spirituality and Boomeritis were released as ebooks; and Moscow-based Postum Publishers printed Wilber’s A Theory of Everything. Now a team […]
Leadership Emerging
2/23 – E.S. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur. Global Business Leadership
Carol Burbank
E.S. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur. Global Business Leadership (2nd Edition). NY: Routledge, 2014. With a foreword by Warren Bennis, this second edition of Global Business Leadership offers a thoughtful look at intercultural leadership in a “flat world,” and the imperative of informed and culturally sensitive leadership responsive to the dynamics of globalization. The authors propose […]
Book Reviews
1/22 – Du Plessis, Sehume and Martin. (2013). The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research
Sue L. T. McGregor
Hester Du Plessis, Jeffery Sehume and Leonard Martin. (2013). The Concept and Application of Transdisciplinarity in Intellectual Discourse and Research. Johannesburg, South Africa: Real African Publishers. Sue L.T. McGregor In March 2011, the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) was launched in South Africa, www.mistra.org.za It is an independent research institute (a think tank) that […]
1/20 – Said Dawlabani, MEMEnomics
Laura Frey Horn
Said E. Dawlabani. MEMEnomics: The Next Generation Economic System. New York: Select Books, 2013. Laura Frey Horn In MEMEnomics: The Next Generation Economic System Said Dawlabani presents a holistic approach to understanding the history and future of U.S. economics that goes well beyond money and finances. He embraces a whole systems philosophy that includes developing […]
Coming Soon!
Danah Zohar, “SQ and Quantum Leadership” Oxford, UK, February 16-21 (http://danahzohar.com/www2/?page_id=142 ) WHAT the Course Covers: teaching, dialogue, exercises, and course materials to guide participants in enhancing their own and their clients’ vision, values, motivations, sense of purpose and vocation, adding value to their personal lives and enabling them to become high SQ and Quantum […]