June 2012
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Leading Comments
Leading Comments
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann Recently, I had a phone conversation with a colleague who has contributed to ILR in the past and who is in what Barbara Kellerman, Harvard Professor and author of the new book, The End of Leadership (see interview in this issue – a must read!) calls the “leadership industry.” That she is a part […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip
Eric Reynolds
Be Open to Outcomes Eric Reynolds Most of my clients are individuals and small organizations that come to me because they are at a major transition in their lives. They come to me with life goals they want to reach, a professional change they are trying to make, or because they are at a major […]
Fresh Perspective
Leadership and Sustainability with Barrett C. Brown
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann Russ: Barrett, your name is probably very familiar to a lot of people in the core integral group. Integral Leadership Review has many subscribers who are outside those boundaries. So they probably don’t  know a lot about you, even though you have shown up in the pages of Integral Leadership Review before with […]
Fresh Perspective: Barbara Kellerman and the Leadership Industry
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann Russ:I would like to welcome Barbara Kellerman who is known for a couple of reasons. One is her scholarship in the field of leadership that has connected beyond the notion of the heroic leader into the that of the relationship between leader and follower. More recently her work extends beyond that—and we will […]
Sustainability and Conscious Leadership
Ken Wilber and Barrett C. Brown
An Interview of Barrett Brown by Ken Wilber Topic: Barrett’s Ph.D. research on how leaders with post-conventional consciousness design and engage in complex change initiatives, specifically in the field of sustainability. Interview Date: August, 2011; Available to public: March-April, 2012; Transcribed: May, 2012 An audio version of the interview can be found on the Integral […]
Transdisciplinary Reflections
Alfonso Montuori
 A Personal Introduction Alfonso Montuori The networked society, with the amazing power of new technology, gives us access to more information than ever before. The problem now is not access to information. It’s how to organize that information, turn it into knowledge, and use that knowledge wisely. This is the challenge of Transdisciplinarity. I want […]
Integral North
Mark McCaslin
Leading at the Intersection Mark McCaslin Our future, in a global sense of the term, seems to consistently emerge from Intersections of Potential. In addition, it seems quite clear that new knowledge is very often born to the world at the Intersections of Disciplines. Taken together these two intersections would seem to have an evolving […]
The Master Code: Spiral Dynamics integral
Don Beck
The Integral Dance: How a Master Code Pollinates and Preserves the Culture of Bumblebees Don Beck If anyone ever reminded me of a human bumblebee at buzz in the world, it would be the author Howard Bloom in his creative nest in Brooklyn, New York. Actually, his nest is on the second floor of one […]
Feature Articles
Consciousness Models in Action: Comparisons
Maretha Prinsloo
 Maretha Prinsloo Abstract This paper discusses various theoretical models of the evolution of consciousness as well as critically evaluates and integrates the models into a single organising framework, which is then applied to leadership theory. The construct of consciousness as described by the Spiral Dynamics (SD) model of Clare Graves is linked to the work […]
Leadership and the Horse
Bonnitta Roy and George Herget
Bonnita Roy and George Herget This exploration between George and me came about as a result of a conversation between George and Russ Volckmann. Russ could see a special kind of wisdom in George’s stories of the way people and horses can team up to deliver exceptional performance. I have been working with horses and […]
From Freedom to Awareness: Towards Personal Leadership
Arthur ten Wolde
An Essay about Yin, Yang and Thinking Styles Arthur ten Wolde A hopeful trend in these turbulent times is that more and more people are becoming aware of their own motives. They are identifying, on the one hand, what really matters to them like family, justice, and social success and/or the environment. On the other […]
Integral Leadership and Diversity—Definitions, Distinctions and Implications
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann Abstract The terms integral, leadership and diversity are explored with the purpose of showing how it is useful to consider them in relation to each other. Such consideration is significantly impacted by how we understand these and other terms that will be introduced. It is essential for us to appreciate how our approaches […]
Microcredit at a Crossroads: A Question of Principled Leadership
Wali I. Mondal and Mark R. Peters
Wali I. Mondal and Mark R. Peters The Bold Promise of Microcredit: Creating a World without Poverty In is 2006 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Muhammad Yunus set forth a vision for creating a world without poverty, a world where people would need to go to a museum to experience what poverty was like (Yunus, 1). […]
Capital in Love – When Investors Attract Eros and Wealth
Patricia von Papstein
Patricia von Papstein For M. Abstract: Capital is a great material to work with. It immediately responds to the energy you charge it with. A new league of investment talents now discovers money as a tool for sensual wealth creation. They direct their capital into Eros Impact. Investments with an Eros Impact manifest the satisfaction […]
Notes from the Field
Stuart Davis and Integral New York – An Intimate Dialogue
Robin Reinach
Robin Reinach Stuart Davis shared himself, his art, and his thoughts about the Integral Movement with members of Integral New York. On April 20, we met at the TAI center— located at 150 West 30th Street—a new venue for Integral events in NYC. The room was lovely in its starkness, the walls were black, and […]
Integral Alignment Series, New York City: Patten, Ucik and Hübl
Julia Fischer
Julia Fischer Terry Patten On the weekend of March 3rd and 4th, 2012, I attended the first in the series of workshops, Encountering the Beloved, with Terry Patten (and Deborah Boyar). When I arrived, Michael Pergola – whose Integral Alignment organization put on the workshop series – was speaking in a visionary tone. He said […]
ILiA 2012
Mark McCaslin
Evolving Leadership for an Awakening World: Transforming Leadership through Theory, Action and Application Mark McCaslin I had the opportunity to travel to Santa Cruz, California to attend the Integral Leadership in Action conference. With my increasing involvement with the Integral Leadership Review I was very excited about the opportunity to learn more about this emerging […]
Integral Leadership Collaborative Call with Ken Wilber
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann Brett Thomas arranged a conference call for people in the Integral Leadership Collaborative and future conference calls with thought leaders. For example, a recently hosted call featured Maureen Metcalf and Mark Palmer, authors of the Innovative Leadership Fieldbook. This initial call included a presentation by Ken Wilber and participation by Brett, Jeff Salzman, Willow […]
Leadership Emerging
Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Renee Snow
Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. Renee Snow The opening quote of Multipliers summarizes the grand tour theory that those who are Multipliers make those they encounter feel like the smartest people in the room, while Diminishers suck the brainpower out of others by […]
Nick Petrie, Future Trends in Leadership Development: A White Paper.
Nick Petrie (December 2011). Future Trends in Leadership Development: A White Paper. Greensborough, North Carolina: Center for Creative Leadership.   Many of the ideas associated with integral leadership are beginning to show up in the mainstream business and organizational literature. Note, for example, the leader-follower-context model of Barbara Kellerman discussed in Russ Volckmann’s interview with […]
Jennifer Garvey Berger, Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World
Jennifer Garvey Berger. Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World. Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books, 2012. It is unusual to find an integrally informed author showing up in a university press, aside from SUNY and their integral series. Berger lives in a small seaside village in New Zealand, but her background is […]
Marjolein Klips-Wiersma and Lani Morris. The Map of Meaning: A Guide to Sustaining Our Humanity in the World of Work
Marjolein Klips-Wiersma and Lani Morris. The Map of Meaning: A Guide to Sustaining Our Humanity in the World of Work. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publications, 2011. This book is exactly the kind of thing we should be looking forward to as a result of our efforts to meet the complexity facing us head on and in […]
Micha Popper. Fact and Fantasy About Leadership
Micha Popper. Fact and Fantasy About Leadership. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2012. Here is a book aligned with some of the thinking of folks like Barbara Kellerman and others who see the leader-follower relationship as essential to understanding either. The author states, [W]e can visualize leadership as fire — a metaphor borrowed from the researchers […]
Susan Cain. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Susan Cain. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. New York: Crown Publishing, 2012. Okay, I’m an introvert. Or am I? Am I centered in a Green or an Individualist level of development. Am I an Enneagram 7? So many categories. So many boxes. So many ways of practicing a […]
Richard Barrett. The New Leadership Paradigm: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading an Organization, Leading in Society
Richard Barrett. The New Leadership Paradigm: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading an Organization, Leading in Society. The Values Center, 2010. If you are truly interested in adult development and/or integral leadership and organizations, the odds are you have already heard about this book, although it is self-published. Barrett is a highly respected consultant who has […]
Book Reviews
Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
Bruce Gibb
Haidt, Jonathan, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. (New York: Pantheon), 2012. Bruce L. Gibb The Righteous Mind is clear, accessible, and interesting. Haidt breaks the “third wall” and relates his own personal journey of developing awareness and understanding. This journey is an engaging way to do the expected […]
The New “Little Red Book”
Russ Volckmann
Russ Volckmann Stephane Hessel and Edgar Morin.s The Path of Hope, foreword by Jeff Madrick. New York: Other Press, 2012. It is an election year in Algeria, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, the US, Israel, Russia, and elsewhere. Do you think that is a reason for so much interest in integral circles in politics and action? […]
CODA: Saturn, Death and Integral
Russ Volckmann
I think we all get that we are but miniscule elements in a vast universe, perhaps but one universe among many. Perhaps this sense of awe underlies much of spiritual and religious practices around the world. I was recently reminded of this provoker of humility by this photograph.  Source: Nasa  http://www.acienciasgalilei.com/program/fondosescrt/saturno4-cassini-800.htm If you look very, […]