Monthly Archives: August 2013

08/15 – A (Relative) Newcomer’s Practical Take on the ITC 2013

Notes from the Field / August-November 2013

Mundy Viar

As a relative newcomer to the world of integral, this was my first ITC. It was with both excitement and reticence that I ventured into the dense integral sea in Burlingame. Sessions led by seasoned thought leaders, as well as some lesser known at this time, provided ample opportunity to further explore theories and practices from various parts of the world, through various lenses, and as part of an apparently diverse participant base.

The …

08/15 – Permeability Outside-In and Inside-Out: ITC 2013

Notes from the Field / August-November 2013

Lisa Norton

I attended the ITC for the first time in glorious San Francisco in July as a volunteer. I learned a great deal and gained real appreciation for the dedicated co-organizing group comprised of Jeff Bellsey, Valerie Beltran and Lisa Celentano and their generous volunteer team. I hope the following first-person impressions of ITC 2013 Connecting the Integral Kosmopolitan may hint at the incredible abundance of choices available during every session.

This Integral Kosmopolitan gathering …

08/15 – Forthcoming Events: CHE, ILiA

Announcements / August-November 2013

Notice: If you want your conference or other event included in ILR Announcements, send a request through Contact Us on the ILR Welcome Page. Announcements will be deleted as the event dates occur.


The 3rd Coast Center for Human Emergence


Dr. Don E. Beck, Elza S. Maalouf and Said E. Dawlabani

Part 1: Spiral Dynamics Level One Training & Certification ($395): September 20-22,

08/15 – Joyful Work: Re-imagining Engagement, Creativity and Performance

Feature Articles / August-November 2013

Kirstin McGuire

The depth and breadth of unrealized human potential currently lying dormant in our Eco is more than a match for any personal, local, societal, global, economical or ecological problem we face. The full actualization of these potentials through constructing a creative and transformative educational and leadership effort is our opportunity. (McCaslin, 2013, p. 7)

Breathing Life Back into Creativity at Work

Despite billions of dollars and countless hours invested in talent development, businesses still

08/15 – Lois Melina et al, eds.The Embodiment of Leadership

Leadership Emerging / August-November 2013

The Embodiment of Leadership coverLois Ruskadai Melina, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman, and Antonio Marturano, eds. The Embodiment of Leadership:A Volume in the International Leadership Association Series, Building Leadership Bridges. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013.

One of the Editors, Antonio Marturano, is the Integral Leadership Review Associate Editor and Bureau Chief for Italy. He also guest edited the special issue on Italy in the January 2013 issue of ILR. Here he joins with International Leadership Association colleagues to address …

08/15 – Followership Challenged

Leadership Cartoon / August-November 2013


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 as start-up businesses with smaller budgets. 95% of my clients are outside of my home state of Colorado…so I can create …

08/15 – Greg Park, Collaborative Wisdom: From Pervasive Logic to Effective Operational Leadership

Leadership Emerging / August-November 2013

Greg Park, Collaborative Wisdom coverGreg Park, Collaborative Wisdom: From Pervasive Logic to Effective Operational Leadership. Burlington, VT: Gower, 2013.

It seems relatively rare to come across a truly thoughtful work on operational leadership. It seems that most writers romanticize leadership as something that occurs at the top of a team, an organization, a company, a country, any human system. The tendency is to perpetuate an heroic notion of leadership, a notion that has enough grounding in fact to attract …

08/15 – Lisa Chacon: Integral Innovation

Fresh Perspective / August-November 2013

Russ Volckmann

Russ Volckmann

Russ: I’ve never met Lisa Chacon, but I’ve heard about some of the work she’s been doing in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was delighted to discover that she has quite an extraordinary integral background. But when I learned about the work that Lisa and others are doing in Oakland, California, it represented the kinds of things that I’m sure people who are developmentally and integrally oriented all around the world are trying …