May 2018
Table of Contents
05/31 – Cover
Eric Reynolds
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Letters to Russ
05/31 – Natasha Mantler
Natasha Mantler
It has been just over nine months since Russ passed. There is an immense hole in our lives. At his ocean ceremony in Monterrey California, I expressed how Russ helped me believe in humanity again. The absolute joy and love on his face when he looked at Jeannie, the love and kindness in his eyes […]
05/31 – Edward Kelly
Edward Kelly
I wanted to add a short message of appreciation to those many others who have already expressed their deep regard for Russ. In my case it was his ongoing encouragement to write; initially three articles for The Integral Leadership Review and then later to sign a book contract with him. I was delighted to complete […]
Leading Comments
05/31 – We are back!
Eric Reynolds
Thank you for joining me for the first issue of ILR for 2018. Many people have expressed their concern to me in the past seven months that our last issue would be the final issue. Here is my answer. Welcome to another great issue of ILR!  
Leadership Quote
05/31 – Volckmann
Russ Volckmann
“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, […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
05/31 – Leadership: Why the Body Matters
Jon Love
Jon Love Leadership lives in the body. What I will attempt to lay out in this short piece is the notion that our access to producing the phenomenon recognized as “leadership” is first and foremost an embodied “way of being” that can be developed with practice. So let’s start with a common understanding of what […]
Fresh Perspective
05/31 – Interview with Otto Laske!
Robin Wood
Robin Lincoln-Wood with Otto Laske RLW: Good evening, Otto wonderful to finally meet you, even if it’s across the internet. This is Robin Wood interviewing Otto Laske about his work, and in particular, his deep-thinking framework and all the other manifestations of that work that we’ll be discussing in a minute. But before we start, […]
Feature Articles
05/31 – The Assessment and Development of Analytical and Systems Thinking Skills in the Work Environment
Maretha Prinsloo and Riana Prinsloo
Maretha Prinsloo & Riana Prinsloo Introduction Human survival is premised on the capacity to continuously ascribe meaning to stimuli and acting on these perspectives in order to achieve certain goals. This involves a full range of integrated cognitive processes referred to as, inter alia, thinking skills, intellectual functioning, reasoning, problem solving, perceptual frameworks, creativity and […]
05/31 – Complexity: Identifying and Releasing Unnecessary Complexity in Next Generation Infrastructure Development
Bonnitta Roy
Bonnitta Roy The ability to understand how complexity creeps into infrastructure development processes, enables leaders to identify, anticipate and avoid “solutions” that escalate systemic complexity and thereby increase systemic risk. Systemic risk in infrastructure development has local, regional and global impact that shows up as lack of accountability, skyrocketing costs, political instability, operational fragility, and […]
05/31 – Toward a Creative Criticality: Revisiting Critical Thinking
Tracy Cooper
Tracy Cooper “It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. Obviously those two modes of thought are in some tension. But if you […]
05/31 – Dynamic Collaboration: Strengthening Self-Organization and Collaborative Intelligence in Teams
Otto Laske and Jan De Visch
Otto Laske & Jan De Visch Introduction Dynamic collaboration between members of a team is impossible without self-management. Self-management plays an increasingly important role also in society. Civic Movements are good examples of efficient groups without proclaimed leadership. Companies, too, increasingly tend to strive towards self-organization which, ultimately, is based on self-management. For them, decisions […]
05/31 – Authenticity and Integrity in Evolutionary Leadership: A Mexican Woman’s View from the Field
Kathia Laszlo
Kathia Castro Laszlo For the last 20 years, my work has been focused on developing individual and collective capacities for social change. Systems and complexity thinking have been the theoretical foundation for my work on evolutionary learning communities (Laszlo, 2000) and evolutionary leadership (Laszlo, 2012). In my practice, I began to notice that the ability […]
Notes from the Field
05/31 – Mindfulness Plus: Practices for Developing Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action
Jane Allen and Heidi Gutekunst
Jane Allen & Heidi Gutekunst “We experience a world with great beauty and potential yet with too much stumbling and misuse of power, a world dominated by dysfunctional structures, fear and foregone potential.”  (Allen and Gutekunst 12)   We need new ways of thinking, being and acting to deal with the opportunities and challenges we […]
05/31 – Third Act In Life
Edward Kelly
Edward J Kelly  “When the facts change, I change my mind; what do you do sir”? John Milton Keynes It is self-evident that each one of us is an individual and that as individuals we are impacted, directly or indirectly, by the organisations we are associated with. In turn, organisations and individuals are all enmeshed in […]
Book Reviews
05/31 – Colin Wilson: Collected Essays on Philosophers
Eugene Pustoshkin
Eugene Pustoshkin In Colin Wilson: Collected Essays on Philosophers, edited by Colin Stanley, with an introduction by John Shand, meaning perception, existential intensity, and overcoming our alienation from power consciousness, Colin Wilson’s optimistic existentialism, an integrally-informed view is explored. Man is alienated from the consciousness of his own power, and this alienation makes him sick, […]