March 2009
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Leadership Cartoon
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
Please take note that we have some exciting streaming audio interviews posted on the website with folks like Ian Mitroff,Barbara Marx Hubbard, Debbe Kennedy and Don Beck. The most recent one is with Craig Park, vice president of marketing for a major construction firm; interesting where you find Ken Wilber fans. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we are forming Integral Publishers. We […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quote
In writing about leadership in the American Indian Nations: …anyone can begin to tell the story in new ways. Ideally, the process will involve elected leadership; after all, elected leaders usually hold positions of influence and may be able to make things happen quickly. But seizing the future can begin anywhere in the community, and […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip
Allan Gatenby & Meny Lees
There is a mind-shift evolving… Allan Gatenby & Meny Lees Research and experience indicates that leadership determines the rate, direction and depth of change within organisations. Leaders either drive the organisation on, or out. Monastic and military models of leadership that have dominated our thinking for decades are gradually being replaced by more effective and […]
Leadership Coaching Tip: The Issue Buster
Steven Saunders
THE ISSUE BUSTER is a powerful tool for working with both problems and goals: All decision-making and innovation comes from within human minds. It makes sense to understand how to make the most of our powerful natural resource: the mind! One way this can be done is through using simple patterns of six questions with […]
Fresh Perspective
Fresh Perspective: Entrepreneurship and Self-Development: A Conversation with Brian Johnson of PhilosophersNotes
Russ: Brian Johnson, I welcome you to the Integral Leadership Review. I’m really excited about our talk today. Brian: Likewise. I appreciate the invitation. Russ: I discovered in hunting you down that you’re no longer on the mainland US; you’re on Bali. What are you doing there? Brian: I like to say I left my iPhone and my personal […]
Feature Articles
Feature Article: Kaipa’s Pyramid as a Yantra: A Tensegrity-Mandala
Raghu Ananthanarayanan, Vandana Menon and K. S. Narendran
Understanding How Teams Work One of the most interesting mental models I have come across in recent times is Prasad Kaipa’s use of the tetrahedron. I have been playing with it. Our consulting group took the exploration of our own work processes based on the paper “Application of Pyramid Building in Organisations: Aligning Strategy, Process […]
Feature Article: Integral Leadership’s Potential to Position Poverty Within Transdisciplinarity(1)
Sue L. T. McGregor
Integral leaders can appreciate that the sheer magnitude and scale of poverty impacts the whole of humanity; it is planetary in nature. Xuereb astutely observes that a failure in one corner of the world is a failure everywhere; with poverty, no one wins. Because people are all connected, “your poverty is my poverty, if not […]
Feature Article: Integral Top Team Alignment
Pleuntje van Meer
It is possible to evolve top-teams for the twenty-first century, even in today’s turbulent and challenging times. Achieving high performance at the most senior executive level of company divisions and business units requires a team to engage in an alignment process that takes time, focus and personal commitment. The task is not an onerous one, […]
Feature Article: Towards an Integral Leadership Vision in Software Development
Kees Steeneken
This article, primarily using the stages of development component of Ken Wilber’s Integral framework, follows the emerging group dynamics models that are coming apparent in current post-postmodern environments and how one such model was used at Integral Life in the IT Development efforts. Introduction Software development is one of the most challenging and evolving areas […]
Feature Article: Are You Ready to Play the Integral Way? The Next Evolution of Leadership
Patricia von Papstein
For Victoria and Julian Introduction As conscious leaders, we feel responsible for the life quality on this planet. We invent and design products and services that are sustainable and provide deep support, i.e., they are tools for life assistance. We initiate social responsibility projects. We fund creative industries. We invest in water protection, healthcare prevention […]
Feature Article: Transforming Leadership Through the Power of the Imagination
Michael Jones
Listen to Michael Jones’ piano as you read this article ~ we will be happy to email it to you. Please send a request to 
Feature Article: Transforming a Leader and his Organization An Approach, a Case Study, and Measurable Results
Maureen Metcalf and Robert Weisenburger Lipetz
This article looks at the question: “What is the developmental impact of a client who engages in individual coaching and consulting where the focus is integral in nature and the coach is functioning at least one full developmental level above the client?” In this study, the coaching and consulting support focused primarily on leadership development […]
Integral for the Masses
Integral for the Masses: Suffer Little Children
Keith Bellamy
The ancient Chinese curse, “May your children live in interesting times” is well and truly upon us. With every passing day, life as we have come to know and love it seems to be unraveling at the seams. For many, a wave of suffering is washing away expectations, and lifestyles are being torn to shreds […]
Notes from the Field
Notes from the Field: Peter Merry and Meshworking for Change and Development
There is no way we could present a more powerful item for the Notes from the Field section than this presentation Don Beck announced to some list serves. To listen (and watch slides) from a presentation by Peter Merry on some pretty amazing activities going on in Europe, go here: And, by the way, Peter Merry’s book, Evolutionary […]
Notes from the Field: London Integral Salon Notes from the Field January 18, 2009 A Dialogue and Discussion on Integral Politics With John Bunzl and Victor Anderson, Facilitated by Michael Herrick
Dave Pendle
The dialogue was constructed around a series questions to explore the existence and potential nature of Integral Politics. This summary only attempts to cover those points raised in the dialogue not the ensuing discussion. These notes are an effort to capture the flavour of the contributions of the invited speakers during the course of the […]
Leadership Emerging
Leadership Emerging
Russ Volckmann
Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan, The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009. Drawing on “an interdisciplinary slew of disciplines as disparate as brain science, linguistics, organizational theory, and complex adaptive systems with a few fundamental laws of human and organizational behavior” (Warren Bennis in the […]
Book Reviews
Book Review: Transdisciplinary Horizons
Russ Volckmann
Lest you are concerned that this may be another academic treatise and of little practical value, please consider this: How we make meaning in the world governs all of our choices and influences our actions. The reason that work in fields such as integral and transdisciplinarity is so important is that they offer far more […]
Russ Volckmann
Peter Merry, Evolutionary Leadership Order now! 20% off advance copy if ordered by April 15, 2009. ^––––––– ^ ALIA Institute Authentic Leadership Programs Join Bill Torbert and an inspired community of thought-leaders at the Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) Institute programs. ALIA Institute offers a uniquely dynamic and integrative model of leadership development that includes […]
Coda: Compassionate Self-Discipline and Integral Life Practice
Russ Volckmann
If you are anything at all like me, even a smidgen (a small bit), some changes just come very hard in your life. I know that quitting smoking was like that for me, until the day I just did it cold turkey twelve years ago (after decades of smoking) and haven’t had a cigarette since; […]
Global Values Update
Global Values Update
Alan Tonkin
In looking at our world with all its challenges in 2009 there are many opportunities for the better understanding of how “values” play a key role at all levels of our global society. At one end of the spectrum there is the global financial crises as well as the possibility of the nations of the […]