August-November 2013
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Leadership Cartoon
08/15 – Followership Challenged
Russ Volckmann
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 publish- ing. Fortune 500 clients with national advertising campaigns are among my repeat custom- ers…as well […]
Leading Comments
11/27 – Final Release for This Issue
Russ Volckmann
I would like to welcome Sue L. T. McGregor, PhD, as Editor for Transdisciplinarity. Sue has published her own work in this filed in Integral Leadership Review and is co-author with me of Transversity: Transdisciplinary Approaches in Higher Education (Integral Publishers, 2011). She is a Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and […]
08/15 – New Directions
Mark McCaslin and Russ Volckmann
Welcome to the latest edition of the Integral Leadership Review. In addition, we would like to reveal our new format that is sure to please both our readers and authors alike. With the new format we are moving to a continuous publication venue. We will basically be dividing the year into three phases. Interviews, articles […]
Leadership Quote
11/27 – Charles Duhigg
Movements don’t emerge because everyone suddenly decides to face the same direction at once. They rely on social patterns that begin as the habits of friendship, grow through the habits of communities (power of weak ties) and are sustained by new habits that change participants’ sense of self. – Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit
08/15 – G.K. Chesterton
“If a rhinoceros were to enter this restaurant now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I should be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatever.” — G.K. Chesterton to Alexander Woollcott
Leadership Coaching Tips
11/27 – Finding Common Ground between Business Goals and Human Potential
Kirstin McGuire
Kirstin McGuire Steve’s Story of Disengagement “You there?” This is the message that awaits my friend Steve via instant messaging every single morning at exactly 8:00am at the office. It’s from his manager, Olivia, who also happens to be the owner of the company where Steve works as a salesperson. Without fail for eight months […]
08/15 – The Four Rs of Alethic Coaching- The Heart of Alethic Coaching
Gary Hawke
Gary Hawke Critical Realism is a project of emancipation, as Bhaskar has stated, “a total project to demolish the ideologies standing in the way of human freedom”. If this is the project of Critical Realism, then it is also a search for truth or a search for the Alethic truth, again Bhasker, “This is the […]
Fresh Perspective
11/27 – Danah Zohar: Quantum Leadership
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann In the late 1970s and into the 1990s it seemed that more and more people were being drawn to some study of physics, quantum mechanics, chaos and complexity theories. We were reading The Tao of Physics. This led us to David Bohm (with and without Krishnamurti), Niels Bohr, Heisenberg, Feynman, Glick, Sheldrake and […]
10/13 – Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges
Russ Volckmann
Russ:  I have the pleasure of introducing Otto Scharmer, who is Senior Lecturer at MIT and founding chair of the Presencing Institute, he also is well known as an author of what I can only describe as a major work – Theory U. He is also co-authored the books Presence, with Peter Senge, Joe Jaworski and […]
08/15 – Lisa Chacon: Integral Innovation
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann Russ: I’ve never met Lisa Chacon, but I’ve heard about some of the work she’s been doing in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was delighted to discover that she has quite an extraordinary integral background. But when I learned about the work that Lisa and others are doing in Oakland, California, it […]
10/13 – Transdisciplinary Reflections
Alfonso Montouri
History is not an outdated Operating System. Or, why those who ignore history are doomed to reinvent the wheel (and make me cranky). Alfonso Montuori A colleague and I were recently discussing texts for an upcoming course. Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein’s Sparks of genius: The thirteen thinking tools of the world’s most creative people came […]
09/3 – Integral Design Leadership: An Ecological Gateway to 21st Century Co-Development
Lisa Norton
Lisa Norton “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” – Robert L. Peters in Berman Design thinking methods and approaches are gaining credibility in mainstream corporate, nonprofit and educational contexts.  But what exactly is design thinking and how can it serve integrally informed change work? As with any left quadrant form of expertise, […]
08/15 – Entering the Flow: Exploring A Model of Integral Leadership
Scott Pochron
Scott Pochron “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” — Heraclitus Note to Readers: As a new contributor to Integral Leadership Review, I thought it appropriate to share some of my personal journey that has shaped my understanding of leadership. I […]
Feature Articles
11/27 – Metaphorical Knowing: Creating New Understandings and New Realities
Kim Hermanson
Kim Hermanson Rumi wrote, “Don’t look for me in a human shape.
I am inside your looking. No need
 for form with a love this strong.” To my mind, Rumi’s lines refer to the power that metaphors have on our ability to see the world around us. Metaphors are “inside our looking.” They don’t have a […]
11/27 – Freedom to Learn: The New Meaning of American Dream
Alla Ratner
Alla Ratner Alla Ratner Introduction This article describes the benefits of spiritually empowered practice in business and beyond. Our company provides guidance to entrepreneurial leaders who come from Russia in the hopes of finding their business niche in the United States. We help these emerging Russian-American leaders to incorporate spiritual concepts in their development plans. […]
11/27 – Shifting from Knowledge Power to Generative Inquiry: Creating the Field for Transformative Learning in Healthcare and Business
Nancy L. Southern, Jorge Taborga, and Mara Zabari
Nancy L. Southern, Jorge Taborga, and Mara Zabari Abstract Our work in creating opportunities for transformative learning for individuals and organizations has surfaced a pattern that needs attention and consideration.  That pattern is an over reliance on knowledge power that keeps us focused on acquiring more information, often from experts, planning and strategizing based on […]
10/26 – Evaluating Big Data Projects – Success and Failure Using an Integral Lens
Maureen Metcalf and James Brenza
Maureen Metcalf and James Brenza Introduction This paper will evaluate “Big Data” project implementations through an integral lens and a transformation implementation lens to identify key success factors driving successful projects and also identifying what is missing in failed projects.  We selected “Big Data” projects because of their complexity and our belief that successful implementation […]
10/ 26 – The Tribal Lesson: A New Route to Effective Teamwork
Michael J McEwan
Michael J McEwan After a couple of decades building and leading high-performing teams, and finding it took between 2 and 7 months to develop this level of performance, I decided there has to be a quicker way of doing this. I wanted people to go straight from meeting each other into behaving as a high-performance […]
09/17 – Searching for an Integral Vision: Light Bearers, Freedom Fighters and Prisoners in Premodern, Modern and Postmodern Times
Gerard Bruitzman
Gerard Bruitzman God became man so that man might become God. – Saint Athanasius, Saint Augustine, Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Meister Eckhart, Jacob Boehme, and many others (W Perry, 2008, p. 23) You see yourself as the drop in the ocean, but you are also the ocean in the drop. – Rumi (online) I have […]
09/17 – Marriage of Sense and Soul: Embodying Integral Leadership in the City 2.0
Brian McConnell
Brian McConnell Abstract: Identified as a facet of psychosocial experience in something Ken Wilber has termed dissociation, this article looks at similarly related phenomenology as recounted by various others in apportioning its pathological effects across a broad swath of global consciousness.  Advocating contemplative practice as a mode for translating theory to application, the article also […]
09/17 – An Integral Catholic Leader: Father Anthony de Mello, SJ
Giorgio Piacenza Cabrera
Giorgio Piacenza Cabrera Introduction      Father Anthony de Mello SJ is considered one of the foremost mystical theologians of the late Twentieth Century. His simple and direct approach to life continues to untie all kinds of blockages preventing man’s acceptance of his spiritual nature, even decades after his unexpected death. De Mello’s radiated authenticity, love for […]
09/3 – A New Take on Leadership for the 21st Century with New Methods for Development and Transformation: LQ –Leader Intelligence and Development Dialogues
Marika Ronthy
Marika Ronthy We need a new understanding of what leadership is all about and the skills that must be developed to meet the requirements of a new world. We also need dynamic tools for development and transformation. Why do we need a new understanding? Why do we need new methods and new tools? Why can […]
09/3 – Reflections on the Ethics of Process Consultation in the 21st Century
Otto Laske
Otto Laske To memory of social critic Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) Abstract In this paper, I am taking a critical, socio-historical perspective on what is presented today as “factual” insight into the structure of the development of adults, both social-emotional and cognitive. I intend to show that the scientific construct of “adult development” is actually an […]
08/15-Tension and Compression: Pre-requisites for a Healthy Business
Christine McDougall
Christine McDougall This article has been written after years of working with businesses and leaders within business. The examples of businesses that work well with tension and compression are rare. Most of the businesses that get this right are small and agile. They have unquestioned clarity around the service their business provides and they hold […]
08/15 – Joyful Work: Re-imagining Engagement, Creativity and Performance
Kirstin McGuire
Kirstin McGuire The depth and breadth of unrealized human potential currently lying dormant in our Eco is more than a match for any personal, local, societal, global, economical or ecological problem we face. The full actualization of these potentials through constructing a creative and transformative educational and leadership effort is our opportunity. (McCaslin, 2013, p. […]
Emerging Scholars
11/27 – Connections: The Invisible Dynamics of Leadership
Sherill Lambruschini
Sherill Lambruschini Abstract This article is a review of the literature and serves as a theoretical framework that helps shed light about experiences of interpersonal connections of leaders in the workplace.  Literature from several fields within leadership that influences the area of inquiry related to interpersonal connections and emotions of leaders will be discussed.  In […]
Notes from the Field
11/27 – Building an Integral Culture
Eugene Pustoshkin
Eugene Pustoshkin I went to sleep and woke up thinking about something Ken Wilber said in the previous day’s talk at the Integral Center (Boulder, Colorado, USA)—an important talk which I recommend all to watch. At some point in the talk Wilber spoke about the differences between translation and transformation (I partially touched this issue […]
10/26 – ILiA 2013
Michael McElhenie
The Online Conference: Co-Emergence: Leading from the Edge of Possibility Michael McElhenie For Integral Leadership in Action, our 2013 conference was a grand and periodically terrifying experiment. Our organizing group had prepared for an in-person conference in Santa Cruz, yet economic and logistical considerations influenced us to switch gears to an interactive, online format. With […]
10/26 – Shift New Orleans and Tulane School of Social Work
Don Beck
Dr. Don E. Beck Julianna D. Padgett, Ph.D., LCSW, Assistant Dean of the School of Social Work at Tulane University led the organization of a presentation and a meetings/trainings between Don Beck, students and faculty with Dr. Laura Horn and Darrell Gooden participating in support. In total, 210 people attended. Additional trainings are scheduled for […]
09/17 – The 2013 Integral Theory Conference: Connecting The Integral Kosmopolitan
Eric Reynolds
Eric Reynolds Introduction Integral Theory, as I understand it, is a developmental framework for integrating all kinds of knowledge. It is a transdisciplinary space, a sort of memetic scaffolding where the complex, emergent reality that IS can be mapped, navigated, and ultimately consciously co-created by interested parties coming from a multitude of different perspectives. In […]
08/15 – The Next Stage Facilitation
Chela Davison
Chela Davison I want to be better. Call it an evolutionary impulse or compulsive addiction to seeking adequacy or something else all together. Whatever this is, it has me continually seeking out the very things that bring me to my edge, and propel me into, or through it. It’s this hungry seeker within that has […]
08/15 – ITC Perspectives: A Giant Leap Forward or a Bridge Too Far?
Jonathan Reams
Jonathan Reams I attended the 2013 Integral Theory Conference with my usual tendency to sit somewhat on the margins and observe the gathering with a mix of appreciative and critical eyes. One part of me is grateful for all the work to enable a gathering of people who have a diverse commonality in that they […]
08/15 – Rosace: A New French Approach Aimed at Getting Work for Integral PhDs
Bruno Roussel and Brian Van der Horst
Bruno Roussel and Brian Van der Horst At the Unversity of Toulouse in the South of France, a new organization called Rosace  (the French word for those huge rose-shaped stained-glass windows in cathedrals) has been founded to consult and orient those earning integral doctorates to actually finding gainful employment in the real world. In […]
08/15 – A (Relative) Newcomer’s Practical Take on the ITC 2013
Mundy Viar
Mundy Viar As a relative newcomer to the world of integral, this was my first ITC. It was with both excitement and reticence that I ventured into the dense integral sea in Burlingame. Sessions led by seasoned thought leaders, as well as some lesser known at this time, provided ample opportunity to further explore theories […]
08/15 – Permeability Outside-In and Inside-Out: ITC 2013
Lisa Norton
Lisa Norton I attended the ITC for the first time in glorious San Francisco in July as a volunteer. I learned a great deal and gained real appreciation for the dedicated co-organizing group comprised of Jeff Bellsey, Valerie Beltran and Lisa Celentano and their generous volunteer team. I hope the following first-person impressions of ITC 2013 […]
Leadership Emerging
08/15 – Lois Melina et al, eds.The Embodiment of Leadership
Lois Ruskadai Melina, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman, and Antonio Marturano, eds. The Embodiment of Leadership:A Volume in the International Leadership Association Series, Building Leadership Bridges. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013. One of the Editors, Antonio Marturano, is the Integral Leadership Review Associate Editor and Bureau Chief for Italy. He also guest edited the special […]
08/15 – Greg Park, Collaborative Wisdom: From Pervasive Logic to Effective Operational Leadership
Greg Park, Collaborative Wisdom: From Pervasive Logic to Effective Operational Leadership. Burlington, VT: Gower, 2013. It seems relatively rare to come across a truly thoughtful work on operational leadership. It seems that most writers romanticize leadership as something that occurs at the top of a team, an organization, a company, a country, any human system. […]
08/26 – MiniTrends 2013
MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility Conference October 2-3, 2013, Holiday Inn Town Lake, Austin, TX For 20% off registration fee, use Discount Code ILR2013 (Code goes just above large, green Eventbrite “Register” button.) (Government/Academic/Student rates available) Minitrends—emerging trends that will soon become important but not yet widely recognized–offer attractive business opportunities […]
08/15 – Forthcoming Events: CHE, ILiA
Notice: If you want your conference or other event included in ILR Announcements, send a request through Contact Us on the ILR Welcome Page. Announcements will be deleted as the event dates occur. _____________________________________________________ The 3rd Coast Center for Human Emergence Presents INAUGURAL WEEK with SPIRAL DYNAMICS and MEMENOMICS TRAINING HOUSTON, TEXAS, 9/20-24 Dr. Don […]