October 2004
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Leading Comments
Leading Comments
Russ Volckmann
I am grateful to the more than 900 subscribers to Integral Leadership Review. Your support means that we can move closer to a way of viewing and being in the world that is integrative, generative and supportive of our evolving integrity – learning to align our theory and our action, our values and assumptions with achieving […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quotes
Effective executives as emergent property Earl Mardle nails it. But so long as there is demand from insecure executives for rules they’re supposed to follow, there will be gurus to provide them with exactly that. ~Sébastien Paquet “My kvetch about management gurus is that they observe patterns of behaviour in successful people,enterprises, etc. and then convert […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip
Russ Volckmann
In leadership development through coaching we use a “what if” type of question to help leaders to tease out the implications of alternatives. That is a double-loop learning strategy– and a useful one. We can deepen the learning by moving to triple loop explorations. The use of scenarios as’what if” explorations also holds the possibility […]
Fresh Perspective
A Fresh Perspective: Integral Coaching: A Conversation with James Flaherty
Russ Volckmann
Q: I want to start with your interest in Integral. When I reviewed your book, Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others, I found the domains of competence that include the “I, it, we.” You discuss intellect, emotion, will, context and soul. I was reminded of the holon and the notion of lines of development and wondered what were […]
Feature Articles
Feature Article: Integral Scenarios and Leadership Development
Russ Volckmann
We are used to role-plays in leadership development. They are often useful methods for individuals to observe group dynamics and their own behavior in relation to that of others. What could be more full of potential for an integral perspective than that? I would like to suggest that scenario explorations offer even more potential. In […]
Integral for the Masses
Integral For the Masses
Keith Bellamy
Senge, P., C. O. Scharmer, J. Jaworski, and B. S. Flowers. Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future. Cambridge, M A: The Society for Organizational Learning, 2004. Every now and then a book comes along that really shakes my tree. This is one of them. Constructed around C. Otto Sharmer’s “U” model of different levels of […]
CODA: The Integral ORGANIZATIONAL Leadership Workshop
Russ Volckmann
Fifty participants, a dozen staff and Ken Wilber– all of the makings of a truly unique learning experience as CEOs, coaches, consultants, academics mingled to explore this elusive topic of the application of integral theory and practice to leadership in organizations. Virtually everyone left feeling they had gotten something of value; some left feeling that […]