October 2008
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Leadership Cartoon
Leadership Cartoon: Mark Hill
Mark Hill
Mark Hill I am 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 publishing. Fortune 500 clients with national advertising campaigns are among my repeat customers…as well as start-up businesses with smaller budgets. […]
Leadership Cartoon: Bill Bates Update
Russ Volckmann
Bill Bates seems to be in a recovery process, but he is still in Intensive Care. Below is a recent report on him. Please continue your healing energy for Bill. Thanks, Russ From the Monterey Herald: COMMUNITY TREASURE: Carmel rallies for cartoonist Bill Bates By DENNIS TAYLOR Herald Staff Writer Article Last Updated: 10/08/2008 01:32:03 AM […]
Leading Comments
Leading Comments: This Issue
Russ Volckmann
We are in the process of rethinking Integral Leadership Review and its related publications. Subscriptions to ILR will continue to be without charge in order to assure the widest dissemination of the ideas and experiences of our writers and our readers. While I am not prepared to offer details at this time, I want you to know […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quote: Dee Hock
Here is the very heart and soul of the matter of leadership: If you seek to lead, invest 50% of your time (attention) leading yourself-your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over youand 15% leading your peers – Use the remainder to induce those you “work for” […]
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip: Brutal Facts Plus Positive Emotion
Amiel Handelsman
Lately, I’ve been wondering what kind of leadership this moment in history is calling for. The short answer is second-tier leadership, defined as that which promotes the health of the entire spiral. I am impressed by the work of Don Beck and others in describing the dimensions of this, like searching for the underlying cultural […]
Fresh Perspective
Fresh Perspectives: Integral Futures: A Conversation with Christopher Cooke
Russ Volckmann
Russ: Great to have the chance to talk with you, Chris. Where are you this week? Chris: I’m literally 200 meters from Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. It is a country that’s having the courage to ask the hard questions about how to lead through a significant transition. I’m in a very aware and heightened state. Russ: Other than […]
Dialogue: Integral Theory into Integral Action: Part 12
Mark Edwards and Russ Volckmann
In the previous episode we focussed on comparing the Obama and McCain candidacies for the American presidency as a way oif exploring the mediation lens. Mark suggested that a mediation lens would be helpful and offered a way of seeing the relationship between the vision and action domains. Russ shared an exploration of the differences […]
Feature Articles
Feature Article: Conscious Leadership: Transformational Approaches to a Sustainable Future
John Renesch
The state of the world is screaming for leadership! Global events of the past few years make it painfully evident we humans are at a major crossroads. We all know the list of challenges and crises awaiting future generations so there’s no need for me to cover them here. Questions looming before us include: Do […]
Feature Article: Open Invitations: Engaging People One Dialogue at a Time
Debbe Kennedy
In every direction we look, we are reminded that we have pressing problems to solve as the pioneers of the twenty-first century. The urgency is sounding with a constant and quickening drumbeat. What we know for sure is that bombs and bluster and military might will not bring the solutions we need. As we clamor […]
Feature Article: Myth Busting and Metric Making: Refashioning the Discourse about Development
Zachary Stein
Executive summary: This paper is about the use we make of developmental metrics and models in the Integral Community. Motivated by broad concerns about growing markets for psychological technologies I propose the need for discourse about quality control parameters, focusing on the construction and deployment of developmental assessment systems. When it comes to developmental metrics and […]
Feature Article: Learning Integral the Hard Way: An Autobiographical Account of Martial Arts, Peace and the Pieces of the Puzzle
Mark Walsh
Ken Bloody Wilber Integral theory irritates the hell out of me because I didn’t find it sooner and I had to make up a sketchy version of it myself. This article isn’t about all the great ways I use the Integral map now, but how I learnt what it was the hard way, out there […]
Feature Article: The LEADERSHIP of the HEART: Eagle’s flight through life experiences in the awakening of Integral Spain
Raquel Torrent
Among the styles of guiding or directing people since the existence of humankind—and no matter whether we talk of political, academic or business leadership styles—we may find a very simple division or classification: Hard and Soft Leadership. I want to share in this space the journey of my own life, having in mind these two […]
Feature Article: Towards an Ideal of Global Leadership
Janet E. Rechtman
He is quick, thinking in clear images; I am slow, thinking in broken images. He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images; I become sharp, mistrusting my broken images, Trusting his images, he assumes their relevance; Mistrusting my images, I question their relevance. Assuming their relevance, he assumes the fact, Questioning their relevance, I question […]
Feature Article: Business Leadership for an Evolving Planet: The Need for Transformational Thinking in Intercultural and International Environments
Sunil Ahuja, Jon Ebersole, Affoltern am Albis, Otto Laske, Pia Neiwert, Mirna Perez, Ron Stewart
Only those who continue to change remain my kin. ~J. W. Goethe Sunil Ahuja, Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Jon Ebersole, Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland; Otto Laske, Medford, MA, USA; Pia Neiwert, Berlin, Germany; Mirna Perez, Mexico City, Mexico; Ron Stewart, Portland, OR, USA. Copyright © Laske and Associates LLC Abstract This paper discusses a new approach […]
Feature Article: Power, Responsibility & Wisdom: Exploring the issues at the core of Ethical Decision-Making and Leadership
Bruce Lloyd
Introduction The objective is simple: ‘Better decision-makin’. The only issue is that there are so many different views over what we mean by ‘better’. At the core of all decision-making is the need to balance Power with Responsibility, as the vehicle for resolving the ‘better’ question. This article explores why that is so difficult? It […]
Integral for the Masses
Integral for the Masses: Holding Leaders to Account or Allowing Them to Squirm?
Keith Bellamy
This column comes with a health warning. Those people who are allergic to or intolerant of “vented spleen” are advised to either turn to another article in this great issue of the Integral Leadership Review, or to ensure that they are wearing the appropriate protective clothing. I have to admit that as I sit writing […]
Notes from the Field
Notes From the Field: Third ILiA Collaborative: Leading from Goodness, Truth, and Beauty
David McCallum, S.J.
The third Integral Leadership in Action (ILiA) Collaborative, in partnership with Boulder Integral, took place from October 9-12th in Boulder, Colorado. Continuing to explore the line of inquiry first introduced in 2004 at the Integral Leadership Seminar, “What is Integral Leadership in Action?” ILiA 3’s inquiry was flavored by attention to three classic orienting values: […]
Notes From the Field: The Hague Center for Global Governance, Innovation and Emergence Getting our Act Together
Peter Merry
Introduction For a number of years, Dr Don Beck has been coming to the Netherlands, and every time he has said that the Hague will host the next generation of the United Nations. I guess I had heard him say it so many times, that when the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs put out a […]
Notes From the Field: Integral Coaching in London – 8 October 2008
Stuart Black
Generously hosted by Indra in her home, it was literally full to the rafters at the London integral Circle’s October meeting as people sat on the staircase that leads to the roof. Joanne Hunt and Laura Devine, the founders of Integral Coaching®, the only approach to coaching that has been accredited by the Integral Institute, […]
Notes From the Field: Integrative Leadership Conference, University of Minnesota
Yung-Pin Lu
The Integrative Leadership Conference was held at the Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota, on October 5th to 7th 2008. This conference focused on leadership by leading across boundaries for the common good. The Center of Integrative Leadership seeks to examine and advance a new vision for a cross-sector leadership, integrative leadership. The vision […]
Notes From the Field: The Wisdom of Women: Notes from the Women’s Integral Practice Retreat
Gayle Young
There’s a tribe from Africa that makes a point of welcoming people. For instance, if one of them met you outside at a gathering, they would welcome you. If they met you inside the gathering again, even though you had only crossed paths moments before, they welcome you anew out of a belief that people […]
Notes From the Field: Apex Perspectives: Leadership Applications of Big Mind
Gayle Young
The process of becoming a leader is much the same as the process of becoming an integrated human being. For the leader, as for any integrated person, life itself is the career. Discussing the process in terms of ‘leaders’ is merely a way of making it concrete. ~Warren Bennis Understanding this quote means having a […]
Notes From the Field: Spiral Dynamics Bootcamp: A Learning Adventure with Rafael Nasser
Lesley Stoller
The First Exercise You are either a howler, or a growler. Put differently, in the course of satisfying your primal survival needs—getting food and shelter or fighting off predators—you might either howl or growl. Put even differently, during the BEIGE stage of human emergence, when only the earliest manifestations of human consciousness and fundamental tools […]
Leadership Emerging
Leadership Emerging
Russ Volckmann
David V. Day, Michelle M. Harrison and Stanley M. Halpin. An Integrative Approach to Leader Development: Connecting Adult Development, Identity, and Expertise. New York: Routledge, 2008. There will be an “in depth” review of this book in the January 2009 issue of Integral Leadership Review. Here I intend only to make you aware of this recently published […]
Book Reviews
Book Review: Evolving in the City A Review and Interview with Integral City Author Dr. Marilyn Hamilton
Jordan MacLeod
Marilyn Hamilton (2008). Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers. About Integral City Integral City describes the city as if it were a whole system, the human equivalent of the bee hive. It proposes an integral meta-framework to reframe cities as resilient, vibrant human habitats. In the context of […]
Russ Volckmann
European Conference on Developmental Psychology ECDP will be held in Vilnius,Lithuania, August 18th to 22nd, 2009,with pre-Conference workshops focused on recent methodological advances on August 17th and 18th. Abstracts for presentations must be submitted by December 15th, 2008. Notifications of acceptance will be received by March 15, 2009. Reviewers on the Scientific Committee will be […]
Coda: Daniel Goleman in Dialogues on Social intelligence, More Than Sound Productions (7 CDs),(http://www.morethansound.net)
Russ Volckmann
Paul Ekman and Daniel Goleman, Knowing our Emotions, Improving Our World Facial Action Coding System is a computer automated research tool for studying facial expressions and emotions. It is being deployed against terrorism in health care and a wide variety of other contexts, particularly through the identification of emotions related to lying. Six emotions have […]
Global Values Update
Global Values Update: Developing a Sustainable Democracy in South Africa? How Understanding Different Values Can Shape Democracy
Alan Tonkin
The recalling of Thabo Mbeki the President of South Africa by the ANC National Executive marks a possible key turning point in the development of a flourishing democracy in South Africa. Although Mbeki, who was educated in the UK, has been seen as a supporter of policies supporting the development of a strong economy he […]