June 2009
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Leadership Cartoon
Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates
David Loye
Bill Bates has died. We have known for weeks now this was coming, but it’s still a jolt. To see this man, my dear friend, now gone, his most needed smile and funny story, his grace of movement and always sympathetic, caring, ready to help presence never to be felt again, is so very hard […]
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 Tribuneand 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 businesses with smaller budgets. […]
Leading Comments
Leading Comments
Russ Volckmann
I am deeply sad at the loss of Bill Bates. Please take a moment and read David Loye’s announcement of Bill’s death and what you might do to help his family. He knew of all the caring and support he had received from ILR readers around the world. Thank you. How are things going for you […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quote: Gina Hernez-Broome and Richard L. Hughes
Gina Hernez-Broome and Richard L. Hughes
“…leadership will be understood as the collective capacity of all members of an organization to accomplish such critical tasks as setting direction, creating alignment, and gaining commitment. Leadership development based on this paradigm is more difficult to design and implement than those that have been popular for the last several decades in which the focus […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip: Preparing for a Difficult Conversation
Volker Frank
All leaders find themselves in situations where they need to sit down with somebody for a difficult conversation to resolve a conflict, present a challenging position or negotiate an agreement. Often we have conversations in our head, preparing a speech or an opening statement and then responding to uneasy feelings and a vague sense of […]
Fresh Perspective
Fresh Perspective: Almost: The Interview That Will Never Air? Jim Garrison
Russ Volckmann
My intentions were good and I collaborated with my technology to make it impossible to share with you as remarkable interview with Jim Garrison. Can you imagine my pain? Can you imagine the stress management exercises I am drawing on today? Well, all is not lost. Jim graciously acceded to doing another interview and that […]
A Fresh Perspective: Integral Interventions: Oliver Triebel at McKinsey & Company
Russ Volckmann
Oliver M. Triebel is “Head of Organizational Learning,” Mindsets & Capabilities Practice, McKinsey & Company, Germany – Berlin Office Oliver started his career with McKinsey back in 1993 after having completed his Master in Public Administration at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and before that a master degree in natural sciences (cell and molecular […]
Feature Articles
Feature Article: The Corporate Quest: Attaining New Levels
Randall Benson
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Feature Article: Initiating Leadership Development in Norway Illustrated Through Theory U
Sine Bjerregård Hanssen
For some years now it seems to have been a well known truth that Einstein’s saying “we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” is quite relevant when talking about how we create and develop organizations and leaders that have the capacity to navigate the weathers […]
Featured Article: The Requisite Organization of Integral Leadership Part 1: An Integrative Approach
R. Scott Pochron
Scott Pochron In a recent article in the Integral Leadership Review, Mark Edwards (2009) suggested that Integral Leadership may be viewed from three holarchical lenses: developmental, ecological, and governance. The following paper proposes Elliott Jaques’s theory of Requisite Organization (RO) as a meta-theoretical framework for integrating these three lenses. The implications of RO as an integrative […]
Featured Article: Integral Training and Embodied Business
Mark Walsh
I run a training and coaching company that works with stress management, leadership and team building amongst other things. What we’ve discovered is that training that isn’t integral doesn’t work very well as something is left out. I like integral because it gets the job done and allows you to be a human being doing it. I […]
Integral for the Masses
Integral for the Masses: State of the Integral Spirituality Movement—Part 1
Keith Bellamy
We have been very busy little beavers here in the New York City Integral Community of late. On the surface, it might appear as if we have been continuing in our normal manner, holding meetings and discussing our future plans and generally seeking to further the cause in the Metropolis. Any casual observer probably wouldn’t […]
Notes from the Field
Notes from the Field: Catalyzing Conscious Capitalism (C3) Conference
Steve Frazee
In early November 2008 at a retreat center just outside Austin, Texas, a group of just over one hundred executives, business owners, consultants and academics answered John Mackey’s invitation to talk about serving the world through the vehicle of business. The event was called the Catalyzing Conscious Capitalism (C3) conference, and was the first public […]
Notes from the Field: Integral Sustainability 101 in Seattle
Alan Seid and Sandra Paulson
The EOS Alliance (www.eosalliance.org) hosted an introduction to Integral Sustainability on February 28, 2009. The course was co-led by Alan Seid, Director of Training and Lead Consultant for Cascadia Training & Mediation (www.cascadiatraining.com), and Sandra Poulson, Principal at RealTrust Consulting (www.realtrust.us), and Senior Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Region 10 of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. […]
Leadership Emerging
Leadership Emerging
Russ Volckmann
Joanne B. Ciulla, Ed. Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 2nd edition with a Foreword by James MacGregor Burns. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004. Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people, based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good. [xv] At the heart […]
Book Reviews
Book Review: Measuring Hidden Dimensions of Human Systems
Sara Nora Ross
Step into the Service and Challenge of Dialectical Thinking: A Brief Review of Otto Laske’s Manual of Dialectical Thought Forms How we think. For many people, this may be a mysterious black box to consider. Most of the time, most of us are so busy thinking what we think that we are not observing how […]
Book Review: Putting our Differences to Work
Russ Volckmann
Differences, Diversity and Development: A Review and Exploration An Extended Review of Debbe Kennedy’s Putting our Differences to Work Russ Volckmann Debbe Kennedy has produced a remarkable book, Putting Our Differences to Work, in which she provides a convincing case for the importance of differences at work for fostering innovation. She also offers a framework for […]
Book Review: The Quest Effect
Gayle Young
Review of Randall Benson’s The Quest Effect Benson, Randall (2009). The Quest Effect: Mastering Breakthrough in Your Organization. Who is the hero, that more-than-life-sized figure of myth and history and fairy tale; the conqueror of evil, the liberator, the rescuer of the oppressed? How terrible to think of not being the hero of one’s own life; […]
Russ Volckmann
Integral Theory Conference 2010 John F. Kennedy University Concord, California As part of its overall mission to promote mixed methods academic inquiry, the Integral Research Center hosts an Integral Research track at the biennial conference on Integral Theory. Please direct all conference inquiries to ITC@jfku.edu. Please include an email subject clearly addressing the nature of […]
Second Annual Reader’s Choice Award for Publications on Leadership
Russ Volckmann
Congratulations!!! About the first of the year, the Integral Leadership Review invited readers to submit their nominations for the best publication on leadership in the year 2008. We are pleased to announce the publication identified for the Second Annual Reader’s Choice Award. David Day, Michelle M. Harrison, and Stanley Halpin. An Integrative Approach to Leader Development: Connecting Adult […]
CODA: Pop Goes the Wilber
Russ Volckmann
Jurriaan Kamp interview Ken Wilber “Speaking in Tongues,” Ode Magazine, April 2009 Jurriaan Kamp is the editor of Ode, a magazine “for Intelligent Optimists” it proclaims on the cover. This special issue focuses on “Travel for a Small Planet,” turning tourism into life and economy enhancing activities. Structured in the mode of other popular magazines these […]
Global Values Update
Global Values Update
Alan Tonkin
The South African Elections 2009: A Values Perspective An Introduction: In analysing the recent national and provincial election in South Africa it is intended to use the “values prism” to evaluate the results. Commentators from a wide variety of viewpoints have analysed the results with the one major missing element being that of values and worldviews. Dr. […]