Tag Archives: development

4/22 – Integral Thinking in Society As a Development Path for Humanity

Notes from the Field / April-June 2017

Aleksandr Drobiazko

“Only the whole makes sense” – G.W.F. Hegel

As it has been pointed out by Ken Wilber in his work “Introduction to Integral Theory and Practice”, over the last three decades we have witnessed a situation that is unprecedented in history: from now on we have access to all the cultures of the world. In the past, if you were born, say, in China, you were likely to be destined to spend your whole …

8/19 – Exploring the Triple Impact of Evolutionary Co-leadership

Feature Articles / August-November 2015

Alain Gauthier


The purpose of this paper is to explore – from an integral perspective – what it means and what it takes to transcend and include individual leadership in moving toward evolutionary co-leadership, as well as the triple impact it can have – at the individual, group, and societal levels. There are profound shifts occurring across all sectors of society that have many leadership implications about what can be learned from the evolutionary perspective. …

Robert E. Kaplan and Robert B. Kaiser. Fear Your Strengths.

Leadership Emerging / June 2013

Robert E. Kaplan and Robert B. Kaiser. Fear Your Strengths. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2013.

Fear Your Strengths coverThis 100-page volume proposes that overusing our strengths gets us in trouble in relationships and leader roles. It also promotes the authors’ Leadership Versatility Index assessment. Developing individuals for leader roles is not so much about addressing weaknesses as it is about effectively managing strengths. This begins with acceptance and integration of feedback such as provided by their 360 assessment. Failure …

The Integral Movement in Russia: Bigelow, Fuhs and Wilber

Notes from the Field / January 2013

Ken Wilber on the Integral Movement in Russia

A preface from ILR’s Bureau Chief & Associate Editor in Russia Eugene Pustoshkin:

In December 2012, upon an invitation from Ipraktik (Moscow, Russia) Colin Bigelow (Ken Wilber’s Senior Assistant and member of the Board of Directors at the Integral Institute) and Clint Fuhs (CEO of the Integral Institute and co-founder of Core Integral, Inc.) came to Moscow and led a series of Integral events (which included  two open …

A Mediterranean Adaptive Edge: Experiential Leadership across the Atlantic

Feature Articles / January 2013

Adriano Pianesi

“The mind grows through exposure to reality.”
– W. Bion

I grew up and was educated in Rome, Italy. Here are a few flashbacks about my life as a learner in the Italian school system:

  • Elementary School, 1972: Maestra Arena would consider any question from the class as a personal insult and refuse to answer.
  • 12th grade, 1977: Signor Pumo would simply not acknowledge our presence in the class as we walked in

`Developing Change from Within – in the Development Sector’ with Sara J. Wolcott

Notes from the Field / August 2012

Ali Avery

What might an integral approach to development look like? What could its scope be? The London Integral Circle Salon met last month to hear Sara J. Walcott present her findings from a study that sought to measure the impact of an Indian public-sector Change Management Programme on the values of the people involved. The audience included coaches and trainers, community development workers and ecologists – people concerned with facilitating meaningful shifts for individuals, groups …

The 22nd Annual National Leadership Symposium, University of Richmond, Virginia

Notes from the Field / August 2012

Marilyn Bugenhagen

Sponsored by the National Association for Campus Activities and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs

For over 22 years, two organizations have been holding an annual symposium on leadership programs to further dialogue on the evolution of leadership development and to promote the various aspects to developing leadership through higher education.  The focus has been on developing student leaders, however, in the past few years, the symposium topic has begun to turn towards the …