October 2011
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Leadership Cartoon
Leadership Cartoon
Mark Hill
Mark Hill l 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 publish- ing. Fortune 500 clients with national advertising campaigns are among my repeat custom- ers…as well […]
Leading Comments
Leading Comments: Interesting Times
Russ Volckmann
“May your children live in interesting times!” —Curse of Uncertain Origin Another variant is “May you live in interesting times!” In either case, the point is made. We do live in interesting times. And these are both wonderful and more than a little scary. I need to spell out the global evidence for this claim. […]
Leadership Quote
Leadership Quote: Richard Strozzi-Heckler
“Presence – or its lack – has enormous consequences for leaders. Presence grants genuine leadership authority by building trust and inspiring others. This is quite a bit different from the leadership that is conferred by position, title, or status” Richard Strozzi-Heckler President,Strozi Institute Author, The Leadership Dojo
Leadership Coaching Tips
Leadership Coaching Tip: Lenses and Questions
Erik Mazziotta
  Erik Mazziotta As Integral coaches we have the tool of the AQAL model to support our clients in addressing the issues they present and help them expand their awareness. Inviting our clients to consciously look at their concerns and aspirations through the different lenses of the model provides them with leverage to distill what […]
Fresh Perspective
More Fresh Perspective: Ken Wilber and Raquel Torrent in Denver
Raquel Torrent
Ken Wilber, American philosopher, has been a prolific writer and contributor of Integral Theory in relation to self development and application across all domains of human activity. Raquel Torrent, founder and former President of the Spanish Integral Association (2005) and founder of the Spanish Integral Conferences (continuing from 2003), visited Ken Wilber at his home […]
Fresh Perspective: Spiral Interventions with Dr. Don Beck
Russ Volckmann
Dr. Don Beck s best known as the coauthor of the book, Spiral Dynamics. He has traveled the world with his compelling messages about the application of spiral dynamics to reframing how we define issues and understand the people involved in them. His work has taken him to South Africa, Palestine and Israel, Germany, Iceland, […]
Feature Articles
Transdisciplinarity in Action: An Ethnographic Study of MIT SENSEable City Lab’s Organizational Culture
Luca Simeone and Carlo Ratti
Luca Simeone and Carlo Ratti SENSEable City Lab (SCL) is a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) aimed at investigating and anticipating the ways digital technologies are changing the way people live and their implications at the urban scale (1). The SCL is nested within the City Design and Development group at […]
Where are the Women? Saging the Invisible into the Visible
Marilyn Hamilton
Marilyn Hamilton Abstract This article explores and seeks to answer the question Where are the Women in the Integral movement? The author utilizes the principles of “Five Deep” exploration from Beck and Spiral Dynamics along with Wilber’s AQAL model to explore circumstances that, she proposes, may have produced a mismatch in stage development between women […]
Emerging Concepts and Forms of Integral Leadership: Embodying a Radically New Development Paradigm
Alain Gauthier
Alain Gauthier My intention in this article is to explore emerging concepts and forms of integral leadership, pursuing how they can be scaled up to bring humanity – across the planet – onto an evolutionary and sustainable course. After offering some fresh distinctions about leadership, the article calls for a shift to a radically innovative […]
Mindfulness and Leadership: Opening up to Possibilities
Don Dunoon and Ellen Langer
Don Dunoon and Ellen Langer A challenge for those of us who want to exercise leadership is to step beyond the obvious, to discern more broadly and keenly the factors bearing on an issue, to be more receptive to divergent perspectives and novel information, and to be more mindful. To be mindful is not simply […]
Spiral Dynamics Integral in Action in a Roma Community in Romania
Alexandre (Rico) de Faria
Alexandre (Rico) de Faria Abstract This article is about the sustainable and healthy human development along the path of human evolution—the Spiral. It is based on a broader study of the impact of a Roma school on the Roma (gypsy) community (RC) in the town of XY, Romania[1]. Using Spiral Dynamics Integral (SDI), Romanian and […]
The Quality Centre Refugee Women from an Integral Perspective
Linda Shuringa
  Leida Schuringa 1. Introduction In this article you will find the integral story of the Quality Centre Refugee Women. The Quality centre supports refugee women to discover and develop their talents in Dutch society. The preparation of this initiative started 5 years ago and in November 2007 we got financed by the Orange Foundation […]
Phenomenological Bewilderment in a University Setting
Josina van den Acker
Josina van den Acker This article is written in the context of the global need to act sustainably, which according to Smith and Stewart (2010) requires that we open our selves to opportunities to work together, collaborate and see our needs differently. The main part of this article is written as a letter to an […]
Feminine Paths to Leadership in Italy: Perceptions of Female Italian Leaders in a Masculine Society
Elizabeth Turesky, Kristen S. Cloutier and Marisa F. Turesky
  Elizabeth F. Turesky, Kristen S. Cloutier and Marisa F. Turesky Abstract The authors address the dynamic interaction between culture and gendered leadership perceptions. Using Hofstede’s cultural framework of the masculinity/femininity dimension, this study explores the ways fourteen Italian women have achieved and sustained successful leadership positions in Italy and then evaluates how Italy’s dimension […]
Learner Papers
Learner Paper: Complexity Leadership
Barrett C. Brown
Complexity Leadership: An Overview and Key Limitations Barrett C. Brown Abstract An overview of the complexity leadership literature is provided. This includes a history of complexity theory and its core concepts, the central propositions of complexity leadership, a review of six prominent frameworks, and a summary of practitioner guidelines. The article also discusses two key […]
Notes from the Field
Notes from the Field: Treating Terrorism through De-Radicalization, Integral Financial Woes, and a Field of Notes from France
Brian Van der Horst
  Brian Van der Horst Europa, that cash cow of the occident, is bleating conundrums of continuity, at the time of this writing. Will the European Union survive the financial melt-downs of Greece, Portugal, Italy, and a smattering of middle-eastern nation-states? While Britain smirks with pounds of currency, the Greeks are even thinking of optioning […]
Notes from the Field: Sydney Spirituality
Trish Nowland
  Integral Spirituality in Sydney, July 2011 Trish Nowland Beginning in early 2011, through discussion and conversation, the Sydney Integral community built momentum and impetus so that the yearning amongst us, to render the heart of Integral Spirituality open and luminous, brought us to a place of shared vision, of seeking to birth something new, […]
Notes from the Field: Theory and Practice, Dallas and Pleasant Hill
Lisa Jaya Waters
 About Spiral Dynamics, Critical Realism and Integral Theory Lisa Jaya Waters September was a month of interesting events: The final week of the Integral Leadership Collaborative Conference in which I played a minor role, but learned a great deal. The Spiral Dynamics Integral (SDi) Level 1 Certification with Don Beck in Dallas, TX was held […]
Notes from the Field: Embodying Integral Sustainability
Nynke Feenstra
Venwoude, the Netherlands  24th – 28th August 2011 Nynke Feenstra At the beautiful retreat Venwoude we came together to explore and embody Integral Sustainability Leadership. Our group was 20 participants with 8 different nationalities from 4 generations. The seminar that was designed and organised by Anouk Brack, Miriam van Groen and Rik Hoevers amongst others, […]
Notes from the Field: Design Me a Planet, Austria
Michel Nguyen The
  Review of Design Me a Planet Michel Nguyen The “Design Me a Planet” (“Dessine-moi une planète”) is the name of project founded by Michel Saloff-Coste and which is still in construction. The name comes from the sentence “Dessine-moi un mouton !” (“Draw me a sheep!”) taken from The Little Prince from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. […]
Notes from the Field: Integral University Day, Paris
Michel Nguyen The
  Review of 12th Integral University Day Michel Nguyen The On Tuesday 24th May 2011 took place the 12th day of the Parisian Integral University. The theme was “integral societies and politics”. Many speakers were part of the Club of Budapest: Ervin Laszlo himself, Bénédicte Fumey, Carine Dartiguepeyrou and Michel Saloff-Coste. Edgar Morin was on […]
Notes from the Field: Profit and Business Model Generation
Foreno Van Der Hulst and Willow Dea
  Foreno Van Der Hulst and Willow Dea Brief Background: In preparation for the Embodying Integral Sustainability seminar, facilitated by Experience Integral in August, Willow Dea and I prepared a 90 minutes session on Profit and Business Model Generation. Foreno: The motivation to do this was the following: During my master’s program in Sustainable Development, […]
Leadership Emerging
Leadership Emerging: Six Works of Leaders and Leadership
Russ Volckmann
  Steven Denning. The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative, Revised and Updated. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. I consider the book to be a classic and welcome Denning’s update. Essentially he is offering guidance in oral communication. His suggestions mainly apply to using stories or business narrative in performing […]
Book Reviews
Book Review: Learning to Inspire
Russ Volckmann
  John Marshall Roberts. Igniting Inspiration: A Persuasion Manual for Visionaries. Transformational Design, 2008. One of the challenges people steeped in theory and ideas have is learning to successfully communicate with those who hold different theories or ideas. Another is to communicate with those who don’t give a fig for either theories or ideas  different […]
Book Review: True North Together
Russ Volckmann
  Bill George and Doug Baker. True North Groups: A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development. San Francisco: Barrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.. 2011. During the last year I have been in a process of interviewing CEOs and entrepreneurs, We have talked a lot about their development as individuals that prepared them to be effective in […]
Book Review: Innovative Leadership
James L. Ritchie-Dunham
  Maureen Metcalf & Mark Palmer. . Innovative Leadership Fieldbook. Tucson, AZ: Integral Publishers. James L. Ritchie-Dunham What is interesting about this book?  One of my favorite papers on “interesting” suggests that showing what seems to be complicated and disparate is actually straightforward and connected is interesting (Davis, 1971).  The world of leadership development is […]
Book Review: Working for Good
Russ Volckmann
  Jeff Klein. Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living. Boulder CO: Sounds True, 2009. Russ Volckmann Not so long ago when I thought of what kind of training would best develop individuals for leader roles, I looked to people like Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner or institutions like The Center for […]
2010 Integral Leadership Review Book Awards
Russ Volckmann
It took a long time to decide on the awards this year. Well, we could have done it sooner, but we didn’t. Part of the challenge was choosing between two outstanding books. If you are interested in integral, interested in leading and leadership in organizations, interested in reading about these things, these two – yes, […]
Announcements: Arizona, California, Colorado, Czech Republic, Peru, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa,Spain, United Kingdom
Russ Volckmann
  The New National Collegiate Leadership Association! The National Collegiate Leadership Association is an organization for any college student interested in leadership development. Membership benefits include: Monthly webinars focused on particular leadership topics Monthly Leaders Live! sessions with community leaders Access to an ePortfolio Online topical discussions Best practices sharing Discounted rate for the National […]
CODA: Steve Jobs – In Memorium
Russ Volckmann
What has Steve Jobs got to do with Integral Leadership, you ask? I am not sure I can fully answer that nor do I want to take the time now to do so. The point is that Steve Jobs is dead. This man touched the lives of so very many of us, even those of […]