March 2006
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Leading Comments
Leading Comments
Russ Volckmann
I wish to express my deepest gratitude to those who have chosen to provide voluntary contributions to support the publication of the Integral Leadership Review. My goal is to continue to make the work of those contributing to the development of Integral Leadership theory and applications accessible to all. When you choose to join this generous […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quote
Leadership in a postmodern world can come from outside one’s immediate group, bottom-up or outside the organization altogether. There are no enduring authorities; hence anyone with a better idea and the courage to promote it can show leadership. Such leadership is an occasional act, not a role to be monopolized. It is also more democratic […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip: Leading and the Mental Model
Russ Volckmann
Your client has a mental model of leading. This includes the very concept of leadership that she holds. It involves what it is to be a leader, what leaders do, relationships with collaborators and followers, the relationship between leading and the strategic directions of the organization, the role of culture in determining leader effectiveness. It […]
Fresh Perspective
Fresh Perspective: Integral Leadership Development: A Conversation with Bert Parlee
Russ Volckmann
Q: You seem to be involved in so many things – your work with Integral Institute, with Integral Development Associates, with the Stagen Institute, teaching at JFK University, your role with Ken Wilber, leading an integral workshop at Esalen in Big Sur – that there are a number of different approaches we could have to this […]
Feature Articles
Feature Article: Shades of Leadership: A Case Study in Leading for the Followers
Keith Rice
A few years ago, I was invited to work with Hodgson Sealants Ltd, a Yorkshire-based family firm. They were a leading manufacturer of sealants and Europe’s single biggest supplier of putty. They were beginning to penetrate North Africa and other markets beyond the European continent. For the previous 30-plus years, the company had been run […]
Feature Article: Developing Leadership Capacity: Searching for the Integral
Mary Key, Ph.D. and Robin Wood, Ph.D.
Leadership involves inspiring people and organizations to develop the capacity to create the futures they desire. This often means leaders are called upon to stimulate significant changes in human systems, which invariably require changes in individual behaviors. For such changes to be sustainable, individuals must examine the meaning that gives rise to their behaviors and […]
Feature Article: On Leadership As Something We Are Rather Than Have
Otto Laske
Introducing Instrumentation to Strengthen the Integral Approach for Use in Organizations Otto Laske Interdevelopmental Institute (IDM) Center for Executive and Organizational Growth (CEOG) Medford, MA 02155, USA Copyright © Otto Laske 2006 For Russ who provoked these thoughts. Abstract The goal of this paper is to show that and how the effectiveness of the […]
Integral for the Masses
Integral for the Masses!
Keith Bellamy
Integral Awareness Earlier this week I had the honour and the privilege to be sitting in my local Integral Salon listening to one of the Salon members recount a recent experience where she had attempted to introduce Integral Theory to a group of CEOs.  At a weekend retreat, she and her colleagues were trying to […]
Book Reviews
Summary: Mark Edwards, Another Way of Putting It, My particular take on the four quadrants, holons and suchlike
Russ Volckmann
Edwards wrote this paper to provide a brief, clear guide to key points he makes in an extended presentation also available at Frank Visser’s web site It seems a number of individuals have approached him to explore this work, but not sustained contact. I have to confess that I am probably one of the poor […]
Russ Volckmann
Kripalu Institute for Integrated Leadership in Lennox, MA. The Institute for Integrated Leadership’s new Semester Intensive is an immersion program specifically designed for 18- to 25-year-olds. Today, more than ever, the world needs the perspective, power, and passion of young adults who can influence change and make a significant, positive impact in our increasingly complex […]
CODA: A foot with Don Beck in the Middle East
Rafael Nasser
On November 12, 2004, the day Yasser Arafat was buried in Ramallah, I landed in Ben Gurion airport. Ten days earlier I had watched a team of professional movers disassemble my cozy Manhattan apartment and stuff the contents into 117 cardboard boxes bound to follow me across the Atlantic to my new home, Tel Aviv. […]