June 2008
Table of Contents
Leadership Cartoon
Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates
Bill Bates
California Newspaper Publishers Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize Nominee Bill Bates produces weekly cartoons for the Carmel Pine Cone and political cartoons for the Monterey County Herald. Five-thousnd of his pen and ink drawings from 133 countries have been published in 28 Cruise Sketchbooks that include 14 Around The World Cruises. His latest book […]
Leading Comments
Leading Comments: An Introduction to this Issue
Russ Volckmann
Welcome to the June 2008 issue of Integral Leadership Review! I consider this to be an exemplary issue that is rich with material for anyone interested in the subject of leadership. Mark Edwards and I continue our dialogue on meta theory in relation to leadership. If you are interested in theory and open to Mark’s extraordinary contributions through […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quote
Leadership in complex systems “takes place during interactions among agents when those interactions lead to changes in the way agents expect to relate to one another in the future.” Source: Hazy, J. K., Goldstein, J. & Lichtenstein, B. B. (2007). Complex systems leadership theory: An introduction. In J. K. Hazy, J.Goldstein, & B. B. Lichtenstein […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip: Leadership Practices: Strengthening the Core
Lee Ann Mallory
The potential for positive impact that leaders have on our world is almost limitless. Building leaders that can take effective and grounded action in the service of a better world is a worthy cause in my reckoning. Practice is essential for any endeavor in which we wish to succeed. I have found the following practices […]
Fresh Perspective
Fresh Perspectives: The Energy Industry and Integrative Leadership, Interviews with Rick and Lillas Hatala
Russ Volckmann
The work of Rick and Lillas Hatala is a source of fascination for all who are interested in more integral, developmental and transdisciplinary approaches to leadership. Their focus is on the development of the individual leader, yet their work in applying their approaches addresses whole organizations and industries. Theirs is a dual approach to company […]
Dialogue: Integral Theory into Integral Action: Part 10
Mark Edwards and Russ Volckmann
Mark closed the last installment of this dialogue with something of an extraordinary burst of light in the integral heavens—Table 9.2: Integral Lenses and Theories of Radical Change Leadership. This extraordinary presentation summarizes twenty-four theoretical lenses and our understanding of leaders. Please be sure to review Table 9.2 before continuing in Part 10. Russ: Mark, you’ve […]
Feature Articles
Integral for the Masses: Life at the Spear-Point of Evolution Take 2
Keith Bellamy
in Conversation with Robb Smith–CEO Integral Institute, Chairman & CEO Integral Life Just over a year ago I was given the opportunity to interview Robb Smith, the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Integral Institute. When I heard on the grapevine that Robb was making a flying visit to New York City, I thought that […]
Feature Article: Integrative Leadership: Observations from a University of Minnesota Seminar Series
Barbara C. Crosby and Jay Kiedrowski
Abstract The University of Minnesota created a new all-university, interdisciplinary Center for Integrative Leadership in the summer of 2006. Co-sponsored by the Carlson School of Management and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, the center defined integrative leadership as “fostering collective action across boundaries to advance the common good.” During the 2006-7 academic […]
Feature Article: Developing Generative Change Leaders Across Sectors: An Exploration of Integral Approaches
Alain Gauthier
Abstract. This paper summarizes the key findings, interpretations and questions that result from a nine-month exploratory study of the emerging field of ‘generative change agent development’ (GCAD). The study was based on interviews with observers of the field and program directors on five continents, as well as on analyses of websites, articles, and books. It […]
Feature Article: Holding Partnership Conversations
Riane Eisler and Lucy E. Garrick
A growing awareness that humankind is facing unprecedented challenges that are is making many of us uneasy. Our dis-ease stems from increasing awareness that humanity’s bill for our impact on the health of the planet is now coming due. How we choose to proceed may determine whether we are privileged to continue to adapt physically, psychically and […]
Feature Article: Implementing Sustainable Transformation – Theory and Application
Maureen Metcalf, John Forman and Dena Paluck
In our fast changing environment, many of us are asking questions about how to implement sustainable change. Possible solutions are delivered in the many models and stories comprising numerous business books. However, finding the right one for you can be an exhausting and expensive task. To help you find the best solution, I’ve used my […]
Learner Papers
Student Paper: Integral Theory’s Contribution to Leader and Leadership Development
Laura Santana
Abstract:Increasing complexity and demands of leadership in the twenty-first century challenge leaders to find effective and meaningful ways of leading, challenge our thinking about how cultures and systems can support the emergence of leadership, and seek solutions to unexpected challenges that face our organizations and societies. Integral philosophy offers a unifying lens to advance an […]
Notes from the Field
Notes from the Field: The Leadership Circle Comes to Europe!
Jonathan Reams
May 12-14th saw the first certification training in Europe for Bob Anderson’s Leadership Circle (TLC –http://www.theleadershipcircle.com/index.html). Paul Matthews and his wife Sara are taking on the challenge of opening up a franchise for the UK as TLC begins to expand worldwide. (There are also franchises opening in Australia and South Africa). This will bring access […]
Notes from the Field: “CLIC” for a Change! Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
Prasad Kaipa
What is CLIC? CLIC is an acronym for Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Change management. It is the fifth centre of excellence in the highly rated Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India and started in 2008. It’s purpose is developing global leaders based on an integral approach—marrying lessons from wisdom traditions with management and scientific […]
Notes from the Field: Let’s Meet in Istanbul
Yene Assegid
SubSaharan Africa Bureau Chief, Integral Leadership Review “When you reach the Hagia Sofia, go towards the Blue Mosque and take a left – there we will be.” After a long journey from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Istanbul, Turkey, through Casablanca, Morocco, I arrived in Istanbul and fumbled across this new place to find my little […]
Notes from the Field: Natural Design Solutions for Indigenous Cultures ~ The Next Frontier in Geo-Political Strategy
Said E. Dawlabani
“The FBI will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and I would have to say that the interview with Saddam Hussein is one of the top accomplishments in our agency’s history.” ~FBI Assistant Director Joe Persichini This statement was made to the CBS news program 60 minutes about the work of one George Piro, a young […]
Notes From the Field: Integral Coaching Canada, May 12-16 2008, Washington D.C.
Robin Reinach
Integral Coaching Canada Inc., currently the only coaching training program officially partnered by Integral Institute, offered their first US training in Washington DC this May. I attended the five day seminar that kicks off Module 1: Foundation and Apprenticeship and was instantly impressed with this embodied, nuts and bolts application of AQAL theory to the […]
Leadership Emerging
Leadership Emerging
Russ Volckmann
Robert H. Thompson The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable, Forward by Jim Kouzes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. A student and now associate of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of The Leadership Challenge and several other books, Robert H. Thompson has produced another of those books about leadership in business that uses the fictional story format to make its points. […]
Book Reviews
Book Review: The Transpersonal in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling
Matthew Kalman
Andrew Shorrock. The Transpersonal in Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Andrew Shorrock offers us a brief—somewhat over 200 pages—yet informative canter through the highways and byways of transpersonal psychology, Ken Wilber’s intellectual home until he launched his own ‘Integral’ movement in the mid- to late-90s (though Ken backdates his actual exit from […]
Feature Article: The Nature of Transpersonal Leadership: Building Potentiating Relationships
Mark McCaslin
The gift we hold within is for the others we meet without. Introduction This much I know to be true, the easiest way to cripple a person for life is to make them blind to their greatest potentials. And regrettably, the easiest way to become this crippling force is to neglect your own emerging potential. […]
Steve McIntosh Responds to Kalman’s Critiques
Steve McIntosh
The last issue of Integral Leadership Review contained a review of my book, Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution, by Matthew Kalman. Although Mr. Kalman had a variety of complimentary things to say about my work, towards the end of the review he became quite negative and even cynical. Interestingly, I expected that my entry […]
Russ Volckmann
First Biennial Integral Theory Conference, Concord, California, USA – SOLD OUT!!! The European membership of the European Society for Research in Adult Development Spiral Dynamics integralTrain-the-Trainer Auditions, British Columbia, Canada, October 2008 Australia, Integral Training & Development Programs Launch VI Integral Conference in Spain, 17th and 18th of October, 2008 Center for Integrative Leadership, University of […]
CODA: Wilber’s Kosmos 2 Excerpts
Russ Volckmann
It is with extreme humility that I undertake the following comments on Ken Wilber’s excerpts for Kosmos 2, the next volume in his trilogy, that can be found at http://wilber.shambhala.com/: Introduction to Excerpts from Volume 2 of the Kosmos Trilogy; Excerpt A: “An Integral Age at the Leading Edge”; Excerpt B: The Many Ways We Touch: Three Principles […]
Global Values Update
Global Values Update
Alan Tonkin
“Values in Our Global Village – Different Values – Different Stages of Democracy” In looking at our “Global Village” from a systems perspective it is often unclear why different countries behave in different ways. This is particularly the case in the developed Western democracies who often believe that the majority of the population of our […]