April-June 2014
Table of Contents
April – June 2014

Leading Comments
4/1 – April-June 2014 Issue
Mark McCaslin
Mark McCaslin Editor, Integral Leadership Review Welcome to the April – June 2014 issue of the Integral Leadership Review. We are pleased by the responses we have received stemming from the new format of continuous publication of new Feature Articles, contributions from our wonderful Columnists, Coaching Tips, Book Reviews, Notes from the Field, Leadership Emerging, […]
Leadership Quote
4/1 Leadership Quote – Warren Buffett
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett
Leadership Coaching Tips
4/1 – Leaders Who Can Be Led, Truly Lead
Rajkumari Neogy
Rajkumari Neogy For me, change is always about unwrapping your inner package. When you know what’s inside and can read the owner’s manual, you’re better equipped to navigate your control panel. Events, also known as experiences, are catalysts to change. If you choose to view life through that lens, your experiences can become your own […]
Fresh Perspective
6/26 Language and Thought: An Interview with Lera Boroditsky
Russ Volckmann
Lera Boroditsky, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at UCSD and Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Cultural Psychology. She studies language and cognition, specifically focusing on interactions between language, cognition, and perception. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her research combines insights and methods from […]
4/29 – Ralph Kilmann and the Courageous Mosaic
Russ Volckmann
Ralph Kilmann and the Courageous Mosaic An Interview with Russ Volckmann Russ: This is the second interview that I’ve had an opportunity to do with Ralph Kilmann. The first was in relation to his book, Quantum Organizations, which at that time, ten years ago or so, represented probably one of the most out there books […]
4/1 – Reflections on the Complexity of Integral Theorizing: Towards an Agenda for Self-reflection
Alfonso Montuori
Alfonso Montuori In August of 2013 I had the pleasure of attending the Integral Theory conference in the Bay Area. I was delighted to see the spirit of openness, inquiry, curiosity, as well as the warmth and collegiality of the event. I confess that I am generally not much of a conference goer. As we […]
Feature Articles
6/26 India at an Inflexion Point
Ashok Malhotra & Raghu Ananthanarayanan
 The Election and the Indian Psyche Ashok Malhotra & Raghu Ananthanarayanan India is at an inflexion point. An old civilization is coming to terms with modernity. At Sumedhas Academy for Human Context (www.sumedhas.org) we have been examining the nature and processes of the Indian Psyche with deep interest. As India takes steps towards development, it […]
4/29 – A NEW MODEL OF THE FIRM: Sustainable Business as Transformation of Management, Organization, Economics, Science, and Morality
Paul Hess
Paul Hess The modern corporation has many demands placed upon it by various stakeholders: investors, customers, employees, communities, government, representatives of the natural environment, etc. How should corporations respond to these stakeholders? There are three major possibilities: to prioritize one stakeholder, to address all stakeholders separately, or to serve all stakeholders as part of a […]
4/29 – Cui Bono Integral: Whose Side Does Integral Vision Take?
Eugene Pustoshkin
Eugene Pustoshkin We live in truly interesting and turbulent times, as the events of 2014 show us. Geopolitical and sociocultural landscapes, gigantic tectonic plates of meanings and socioeconomic factors begin to move, bringing forth noticeable shifts and re-distributions of power relations. It is extraordinarily difficult to orient in the sequence of sociopolitical earthquakes and hurricanes, […]
4/29 – The Role and Power of Mental Models
Mino Dallosto
Mino Dallosto The mastery of mental models, the ability to identify, test and change the images of the world that we carry within us promise to be one of the most spectacular progress of the learning organizations. – Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline What are MM, what are they made of, how many types of […]
4/29 – Between Non- and Post-Disciplinarity ?!
Wendelin Küpers
Perspectives on Integral Inter- and Trans-Disciplinary Re-Search  Wendelin Küpers “Your planet is very beautiful,” [said the little prince]. “Has it any oceans?” “I couldn’t tell you,” said the geographer… “But you are a geographer!” “Exactly,” the geographer said. “But I am not an explorer. I haven’t a single explorer on my planet. It is not […]
4/1 – Insights on 3-D Leadership Development and Enactment
Anouk Brack
Anouk Brack Are you missing out on 75% of professional leadership potential? Deploy the 3-D developmental strategy and transcend the limits of competence-based leadership development. This article will describe what the next level in leadership development is and how to access it. Firstly, the strengths and limitations of the concept of competence building are explained. […]
4/1 – The Transdisciplinary Meme
Sue L. T. McGregor
Sue L.T. McGregor This article introduces the idea of creating and spreading a transdisciplinarity meme (herein called the TDMeme). After defining meme, an overview of a recent attempt to meme map climate change will be shared (Karafiath & Brewer, 2013). Then, the model emerging from this memeatic strategy will be used to introduce the idea […]
4/1 – Foundation For Integral Self-Management: A ‘Working Hypothesis’
Robert Wayne Johnston
Robert Wayne Johnston In an Integral Leadership Review article I articulated the importance of becoming a proficient integral self-manager as a prerequisite to effective integral leadership (Johnston 2010).  After much reflection about providing readers a theoretical foundation for integral self-management I decided on telling an original allegory (story) which would depict my foundational ‘working hypothesis’ […]
4/1 – Leadership and Complexity
Mike Kitson
Mike Kitson Introduction “IT is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife;” so writes Jane Austin at the start of Pride and Prejudice.  In 1813 when this was first published there were many “truths” that would have been “universally acknowledged” as […]
Forthcoming: Ed Kelly on Warren Buffett, Part 3
Edward Kelly
4/1 – The Adventures of Integral Consciousness in Russia: An Interview with Eugene Pustoshkin
Eugene Pustoshkin
Translated by Eugene Pustoshkin Eugene Pustoshkin lives in St. Petersburg, Russia. He currently serves as the Chief Editor of Eros and Kosmos (see: http://eroskosmos.org/english), a recently founded Russian online magazine; he is also the Bureau Chief / Associate Editor for Russia at Integral Leadership Review. A few years ago he graduated as clinical psychologist from […]
Learner Papers
6/26 Correlations Between Crisis Management and Innovation
Christine Haskell
Christine Haskell Abstract Corporate leaders focus primarily on growing their businesses. They should also focus on mitigating potential setbacks (crises). Innovation (in its many forms) is a guided exploration of purposeful uncertainty. A company knows they want to grow but are generally unsure how. Customer-centric approaches such as participatory innovation are a recent focus for […]
Notes from the Field
4/29 – The Society For The Anthropology of Consciousness
Tom Christensen
34th Annual Conference – From Margins to Center: Bringing Consciousness Forward Tom Christensen From Wednesday until late on Saturday, 27-30 March, 2014, at a beautiful, bucolic, and art filled setting in Portland, Oregon a group of 60-80 people gathered to share an inquiry into the nature of human consciousness. Some of these folk have been […]
4/1 – Tim Winton’s PatternDynamics
Alia Aurami, Laurel Johnson and Amanda Suutari
Tim Winton’s PatternDynamics™ Level One Training, Bellingham, Washington, USA, January 26, 2014 Alia Aurami, Laurel Johnson, Amanda Suutari Alia Aurami’s Review Note: Most of my text below is close paraphrase or near-quotation, and except as otherwise noted, “I” is Tim. Reflections and comments by this author, and “I” as this author, should be clear in […]
Leadership Emerging
6/26 Integral Development by Alexander Schieffer and Ronnie Lessem.
Alexander Schieffer and Ronnie Lessem.  Integral Development. Burlington, VT: Gower Publishing, 2014. Schieffer and Lessem introduce a ground-breaking development framework and process to address the most burning issues that humanity faces. While conventional top-down, outside-in development has reached a cul-de-sac, a new, integral form of development is emerging around the world. Integral Development uniquely articulates […]
5/9 – Trompenaars and Voerman. Servant Leadership Across Cultures
David C. Wigglesworth
Trompenaars, Fons and Ed Voerman. Servant Leadership Across Cultures – Harnessing the Strength of the World’s Most Powerful Management Philosophy. Infinite Ideas Ltd, Oxford, UK:2009. 190 pp. David C. Wigglesworth A quotation on the back cover of this book from Herman Whijffels of the World Bank, Washington,DC and Director of the Board for the Greenleaf […]
5/9 – Giannantonion and Hurley-Hanson (Eds). Extreme Leadership
David C. Wigglesworth
Giannantonion, Christina M. and Aky E. Hurley-Hanson (Eds). Extreme Leadership – Leaders, Teams and Situations Outside the Norm. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK-Northampton, MA, USA. 2013. David C. Wigglesworth This is a collection of articles, as the title implies, that focus on “extreme leadership” – extreme   from obviously very different definitions since the leaders runs the […]
5/9 – Vielmetter and Sell, Leadership 2030
David C. Wigglesworth
Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell. Leadership 2030: The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future. AMACOM: New York, 244 pp. David C. Wigglesworth This is a two part book. The first part addresses the six megatrends that they see the world is facing and the place of leadership in […]
4/29 – John Bunzi, Global Domestic Politics
David C. Wigglesworth
Bunzi, John M. GLOBAL DOMESTIC POLITICS: A Citizen’s Guide to Running a Diverse Planet. London: International Simultaneous Policy Organisation,  2013 113pp. This is a serious book about the problems of our world and the utilization of domestic politics to make running it more effective. The author, the founder of SIMPOL, the international simultaneous policy organization, […]
4/1 – Dana Ardi, The Fall of the Alphas
Carol Burbank
Ardi, Dana. The Fall of the Alphas: The New Beta way to Connect, Collaborate, Influence – and Lead.  NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2013 Carol Burbank Consultant Dana Ardi wants to change the world, one company at a time. She calls herself a “corporate anthropologist,” studying the culture of corporations, “how they grow and develop, and […]
4/1 – Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis Fish Can’t See Water: How National Cultures can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy.
David C. Wigglesworth
Hammerich, Kai and Richard D. Lewis Fish Can’t See Water: How National Cultures can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, UK 297pp. . David C. Wigglesworth This book seems to be an amalgam in which the authors have great difficulty in making the parts stick together. The parts that […]
Book Reviews
5/16 – Mark Gilbert, Our Spiritual Evolution: Transcending the Third Dimension
Robert Brzezinski
Mark Gilbert, Our Spiritual Evolution: Transcending the Third Dimension. Conscious Bridge Publishing, 2014. Robert Brzezinski Mark Gilbert creates an easy to follow and comprehend experience of understanding our personal worldview and how that fulfills our mission on the planet. He states his premise quite clearly when he writes, “You and I are on a journey. […]
5/12 – Jeremy Rifkin. The Zero Marginal Cost Society
Bruce Gibb
Jeremy Rifkin. The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014. Bruce Gibb My intention in this review is to show relevance of the book to Spiral Dynamics Integral. In summary, Rifkin uses a similar conceptual framework and his analysis proceeds from a […]
4/1, 4/14—Coming Events
If you would like your announcements to appear in The Integral Leadership Review, send brief copy and general contact information to Mark McCaslin: potentiatingarts@gmail.com. International Leadership Association Call for Chapters Leadership 2050: Contextualizing Global Leadership Processes for the Future   The 2015 Volume in the ILA Building Leadership Bridges (BLB) Series Call for Chapter Proposals […]