June 2013
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Leadership Cartoon
Leadership Cartoon
Mark Hill is 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 as […]
Integral Crossword
Integral Crossword
Leading Comments
Leading Comments
Mark McCaslin
Mark McCaslin What a pleasure it is to present the June issue of the Integral Leadership Review. This issue is packed with quality contributions and discussion concerning the nature of integral leadership. Be sure to check out Elza Maalouf’s and Russ Volckmann’s conversation in Fresh Perspectives. I think you will enjoy their discussion concerning Elza’s […]
Leadership Quote
Your Life is Your Message
Your life is your message. Leadership by example is not only the most pervasive but also the most enduring form of leadership. And because the world is becoming more interconnected, standards of leadership have an impact that extend around the globe. Now, as never before, a higher standard of leadership will serve us all. ~ […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
The Power of Disbelief
Darius Srebalius
Darius Srebalius There has been an overwhelming amount of books and articles dedicated to the power of belief.  Indeed, belief has a crucial power on personal and organizational development. But what about disbelief? There is a tendency to admit that disbelief is void, which is actually not, as it is of a negative form. “I […]
Fresh Perspective
Elza S. Maalouf: Spiral Dynamics and the Middle East
Russ Volckmann
Russ: Elza Maalouf, it is a great honor and privilege and pleasure to have you return to the pages of the Integral Leadership Review. Elza: It‘s always a pleasure to talk to you Russ and thank you for ILR. Russ: You’ve published material in Integral Leadership Review about some of your activities in the Middle […]
Integral Design Leadership: Collective Designing in the Anthropocene
Lisa Norton
Lisa Norton “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller What is the role of design in change work today and how can integral approaches to designing enhance distribution of social benefits? What if we could imagine ways […]
Transdisciplinary Reflections
Alfonso Montuori
Teaching an Introduction to Leadership Course When Leadership is “Dead.” (Part 1) Alfonso Montuori How do we teach an Introduction to leadership course when Leadership is allegedly “dead?” The discourse and practices of Leadership are undergoing dramatic changes, as we see in these pages. The heroic leadership model has been strongly challenged, not least because […]
Feature Articles
Self-Deception in Leadership from a Developmental Perspective
Tatiana Bachkirova and Nick Shannon
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool” – William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, Act 5 scene 1 As we ponder the possibility of a recovery from the recent economic slowdown and other political and economic uncertainties it is easy to think that this century […]
The AQAL Cube for Dummies
Lexi Neale
Lexi Neale Author’s Note: The above title is not intended to be demeaning, dear Reader, but more of an inside joke between Russ and I. Russ has twice approached me about an AQAL Cube article, and has twice shied away from what I sent him. His complaint? Too complex! So I have finally relented and […]
Tau Bada: An Agent of Change’s Story
John Quinlan
John Quinlan Over a period of seven years, John Quinlan and his wife, Fiona, traversed the rivers, valleys and mountains of Papua, New Guinea, visiting innumerable villages on a remote plateau located in the Oro Province. During this time, they generally were considered a familiar and welcome presence, greeted warmly by the region’s farmers and […]
Warren Buffet’s Transformation in Leadership: Part 2
Edward Kelly
Edward J. Kelly Abstract Despite the intuitive feel of constructive-developmental theory (Kegan, 1980; 1994; McCauley et al., 2006; Torbert, 1987, 1994, 2004), it has had very little impact on the mainstream literature in leadership development. One reason for this maybe a lack of exemplars to tell the developmental story. The findings from this research may […]
Cognition: Theory, Measurement, Implications
Maretha Prinsloo and Paul Barrett
Maretha Prinsloo and Paul Barrett Abstract Given the spectrum of consciousness as postulated by various consciousness theorists, cognition, according to Wilber’s All Quadrants All Levels (AQAL) metatheory merely represents a developmental “line” or “stream”, and does not encapsulate the essence or apex of consciousness. However, as proposed in a previous article on consciousness theory (Prinsloo, […]
Understanding Human Happiness, Its Measure and a New Leadership Role
Greg Southworth
Introduction In order to understand the role of leadership in promoting happiness, it is necessary to define happiness. A casual survey of people on the street would seem to indicate they know what makes them happy. Often these conversations will result in discussions about having enough money and resources, a nice place to live, closeness […]
Exploring the Pathways to Postconventional Personality Development
Angela H. Pfaffenberger
Angela H. Pfaffenberger Abstract Abraham Maslow originated the notion of self-actualization over 50 years ago. However, very little research has emerged addressing the question of how individuals can progress to advanced stages of development. Past research has shown that the majority of adults fail to achieve the most advanced stages of personality development and that […]
Notes from the Field
The Divine in Leadership: In Claritas Spring Retreat, Salisbury 2013
Pam Fuhrmann
Pam Fuhrmann Our relationship to the divine impacts our worldview and our orientation to self and leading others. Our notions of control and emergence; attitudes towards change; ways of relating, collaborating and creating shared meaning; and our perception of paradox are a few such examples the divine’s influence. Through one’s orientation to the divine, one […]
Vancouver, B.C., Canada: 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 […]
Notes from the Heart of Texas
Barbara N. Brown
The Austin Human Emergence Weekend Barbara N. Brown One recurring discussion at the New Year’s What Next Integral conference in Colorado was the emergence of spontaneous integral-like thinking.  Many feel the need to begin to draw these voices in from the wilderness by bringing integral ideas into the mainstream. On March 9-10, Don Beck, Spiral […]
From Paris: Modes of Explanation, “A Discussion Conference”
Brian Van der Horst
Brian Van der Horst Modes of Explanation, “A Discussion Conference” was held here in Paris—the perfect venue for a post, postmodern gathering of cognitive scientists– on May 21-25. Some 50 participants from around the world included experts in neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory, theoretical computer science, anthropology, cybernetics, sustainability, complexity, philosophy of science, creativity, […]
Leadership Emerging
John P. Forman and Laurel A. Ross. Integral Leadership: The Next Half-Step.
John P. Forman and Laurel A. Ross. Albany, NY: Excelsior Editions, SUNY, 2013. If you are looking for an introductory text that you can include in an undergraduate or Master’s course on leadership, here it is. In addition to laying out the elements of the Wilberian integral model in relation to leadership, the authors have […]
Richard Katz and Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Eds. Synergy, Healing, and Empowerment: Insights from Cultural Diversity.
Richard Katz and Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Eds. Synergy, Healing, and Empowerment: Insights from Cultural Diversity. Calgary: Brush Education, 2012. It was the cultural diversity part that drew me to this book. Richard Katz is a scholar who has done research in multiple cultures, while Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu is born of and has varied life experiences in at […]
Therese Rowley. Mapping a New Reality: Discovering intuitive intelligence
Mark Harman
Therese Rowley. Mapping a New Reality: Discovering intuitive intelligence. Author, 2012. Mark Harman As one reads the book, Mapping a New Reality by Dr. Rowley, it is quickly observed that she strives to encourage the reader to explore and find the patterns and interconnectedness among their personal experiences. Conceptually, the experience is similar to constructing […]
Robert E. Kaplan and Robert B. Kaiser. Fear Your Strengths.
Robert E. Kaplan and Robert B. Kaiser. Fear Your Strengths. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2013. This 100-page volume proposes that overusing our strengths gets us in trouble in relationships and leader roles. It also promotes the authors’ Leadership Versatility Index assessment. Developing individuals for leader roles is not so much about addressing weaknesses as it is […]
Book Reviews
Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,
Russ Volckmann
John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, Foreword by Bill George. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2013. Preface This essay/review is primarily US-centric and my irresistible attraction to digging a little deeper into the lives of the authors, as well as exploring their work. I have labeled this section […]
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Asking Appropriate Questions
Mark McCaslin
Mark McCaslin “In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.” – C. G. Jung This much I know to be true, the easiest way to cripple a person for life is to make them blind to their greatest […]