August 2009
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Leadership Cartoon
Leadership Cartoon: Mark Hill
Mark Hill
Mark Hill l am a cartoonist whose cartoons have been published in over 100 magazines and newspapers, including Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. My specialty is cartoons and humorous illustration for advertising, business and publishing. Fortune 500 clients with national advertising campaigns are among my repeat customers…as well as start-up […]
Leading Comments
Leading Comments: This Issue and More
Russ Volckmann
First, allow me to offer thanks to the interns who have contributed so much to the Integral Leadership Review for this and the previous four issues:Kathy E. McKenzie-Mitiku, North Carolina A & T State University; Yung-Pin Lu, Marian University; and Ryan Schoenbeck, The University of Texas at Austin. Their contributions have been of considerable value and I […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quote: Charles M. Johnston
Charles M. Johnston
Leading from a more integral place is not something one can just choose to do. One can grow more sensitive to what is involved, but ultimately it is predicted on finding a newly integral relationship to authority in oneself. This is not easy business. It asks a major kind of growing up. ~Charles M. Johnston, Necessary […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip: You Are Your Most Important Tool
Kristoffer Nelson
As leaders, coaches, and change agents each of us have so much to give and offer. It seems from the desire to give, the fear of not knowing, and the push for a result we can so easily loose ourselves in the process. I’ve certainly found myself so lost in trying to solve someone’s problem […]
Fresh Perspective
Fresh Perspectives: Integral Leadership and Business: An Interview with Rand Stagen and Brett Thomas
Russ Volckmann
Rand Stagen and Brett Thomas are significant innovators in the application of integral perspectives and approaches to organizations and leadership. I have wanted to interview them for some time, particularly since interviewing two of their clients. Here is an update on their innovative activities. Russ: I welcome this wonderful opportunity to talk with two business partners whom […]
Dialogue: Integral Leadership, Wendelin Kupers and Russ Volckmann, Part I
Wendelin Kupers and Russ Volckmann
Russ: Wendelin, I am delighted to have the opportunity to explore, clarify and develop the application of integral theory to the complex phenomenon of leadership. I hope this dialogue will be useful to the readers of Integral Leadership Review and far beyond. To begin with, I feel a deep sense of responsibility in entering this dialogue with you. […]
Feature Articles
Feature Article: Going Nowhere Fast? Simulations and the Future of Leadership Development
John P. Dentico
Leadership development is going nowhere fast is the chief finding of Development Dimensions International (DDI) 2008/2009 Global Leadership Forecast where 1493 HR professionals and 12,208 international leaders from 76 countries were interviewed. The two most cited reasons for why leaders fail were leadership and interpersonal skills 19% and strategic visionary skills 19%. What makes this […]
Feature Article: The Evolutionary Outrider
David Loye
In The Evolutionary Outrider: The Impact of the Human Agent on Evolution, in 1998 I introduced the concept of the evolutionary outrider. The term was meant to capture the situation of those who boldly scout on ahead of us to explore potentially revolutionary as well as evolutionary prospects for a better future. These evolutionary outriders, I […]
Featured Article: Releasing the Potential of Integral Values
Mick Quinn
“Your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi The 2009 State of the World Forum is being held in Washington, D.C. early next year (2010). This momentous event is using an integral framework to bring together the different aspects of how we evaluate information and make decisions. The website states that these aspects fall into four […]
Feature Article: Integral Music: Evolution in Action
Jessica Roemischer
Integral Music: Evolution in Action Jessica Roemischer Introduction Music is arguably a more essential means of human expression than language. Over the course of history music has evolved to communicate an increasingly wide spectrum of experience: isolation, fear of death, dreams of paradise, religious devotion, unrequited love, spiritual yearning, romantic fulfillment, national pride, mystical union, […]
Feature Article: Learning the Lessons of Systems Thinking: Exploring the Gap between Thinking and Leadership
Peter H. Jones
Weatherhead School of Management professor, Fred Collopy, penned a provocative piece in June 2009’s Fast Companyblog; an article that deserves a wider hearing and response. In today’s fragmentation of venues for committed discourse, I see a fascinating paradox of too many places (blogs) chasing too few great ideas (original thinking, not just the cut-and-paste of most […]
Economic Policy and Global Value Systems
Said E. Dawlabani
Said E. Dawlabani Introduction The current global economic crisis has humbled the field of economics as a science for its systemic failure to foresee the global danger signs. Even the best and the brightest in President Obama’s elite and highly credentialed team of experts are quickly finding that the largest economic stimulus in history will […]
Integral for the Masses
Integral for the Masses: A fresh Perspective on Technology and Its Role in Furthering Integral Leadership
Keith Bellamy
First an apology to anybody who was expecting to see the second part of my article on the work that we did on the State of the Integral Spirituality Movement at the Integral New York City Salon (iNYCS) earlier this year. It was always my intention to present the conclusions that we arrived at in […]
Learner Papers
Learner Paper: The Evolution of Leadership and Mentorship from 1975 – Present
Kelly McInnes
Kelly McInnes, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Introduction The purpose of this paper is to review the evolution of leadership and the evolution of mentorship as it has occurred over the last 34 years and provide speculation about the next phase of mentorship in relation to the evolution of leadership. Both leadership and mentorship are constructs […]
Notes from the Field
Notes from the Field: Orchestrating a New Meshwork for Mexico: a Natural Designs Approach
Roberto Bonilla N.
Since January 2007 when formally we started the Integral Mexico Project, we focused on identify key leaders both in government and Mexican NGO’s. What we have found in the case of government leaders, is their focus in the next election, rather in the next generation (at least!). On the other hand, the NGO’s leaders are […]
Notes from the Field: The Center for Human Emergence, UK
Keith Rice
The Centre for Human Emergence UK (CHE-UK) was born on 26 June 2009 in a basement room of the Holiday Inn, Oxford Circus, London. It was formally launched the next day at the ‘Regent’s Summit on the Future of the UK’, a 2-day event (27-28 June) at Regent’s College. This is the story of that […]
Notes from the Field: The Power of Vision for Leadership: Open Day at the European Leadership Academy, Berlin
Anja Schmidt
In June the European Leadership Academy invited guests, partners and friends to its first Open Day. This is a report from Anja Schmidt, Head of Marketing and Customer Services at the European Leadership Academy. What is the European Leadership Academy? It is “A place for leadership. A place where people are given the opportunity to […]
Leadership Emerging
Leadership Emerging
Russ Volckmann
Milton Friesen. Ingenuity Arts: Adaptive Leadership and the New Science. Airdrie, Alberta, Canada: Ingenuity Arts, 2009. Friesen models his topic by integrating a variety of topics into a perspective on leadership. Essentially drawing on complexity theory his focus is on approaches to organizational leadership that goes beyond theories and models and has relevance as well in […]
Book Reviews
Book Review: Salmon of Knowledge
Keith Bellamy
Nick Owen’s Salmon of Knowledge All it takes are six little words to catch and hold an individual’s attention. “Let me tell you a story.” No matter our age, from infant to nonagenarian, the thought of hearing or telling a story acts at the deepest level of our neural structures and prepares us for a […]
Book Reviews: Immunity to Change
Andrew D. Atwood
Review: How We Get Stuck, and How We Get Unstuck: A Review and Muse A Review of Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey’s Immunity to Change, Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009 You will be glad to realize that you already know exactly when to apply the “learning platform” that Kegan and Lahey have presented in […]
Russ Volckmann
State of the World Forum We want to inform you that the upcoming State of the World Forum has been rescheduled from November 12-14, 2009 to February 28 – March 3, 2010. This has come about due to the extraordinary success of our endeavors and the fact that what was originally an intent to convene a […]
CODA: Integral Thinking
Russ Volckmann
Recently, John Rowan posted a piece of his on dialectical thinking on the London integral listserve, apiece he had published as “Dialectical Thinking and Humanistic Psychology,” Practical Philosophy, 3/2, July 2000, pp. 18-21. It would probably not be appropriate for me to reproduce that post here, but here are some highlights that include some of my […]