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Russ Volckmann

Russ Volckmann, Editor

Thanks and Here’s More!

NOTE: Send your nominations for the book or article that is the best you read in 2009. Please do so by April 15. We will announce the award in the June 2010 issue of Integral Leadership Review.

Russ Volckmann

I would like to thank all of you who responded to the request for support. I noticed today that the Friends Page looked different from the way I remembered it, so I am having my webmaster check it out. I do want to acknowledge each of you personally for your gift to the Integral Leadership Review. If you would like to send a gift to ILR, please do so here:

I am delighted to announce that we now have 3011 subscribers from around the world. Thanks to all who have recommended this publications to your friends and associates.

This issue of Integral Leadership Review is an unusual one. We have two contributions related to higher education. One is the introduction to a series that Sue MacGregor and I hope to unfold over the next year. Each issue will focus attention on efforts to introduce transdisciplinary approaches in institutions of higher education. Such an introduction is a very real leadership challenge. We hope to discover how leadership has supported successful programmatic approaches in universities. There is also a very well-grounded article by Jose van den Akker; it relates very much to our explorations of how we think and the implications for development.

The interview with Dana Carman, one of the founders of Pacific Integral, provides some interesting information about their programs and some of the international work that Dana is involved in.

We also have a remarkable article by Raghu Ananthanarayanan (ILR Associate Editor and Bureau Chief for India) and K.S. Narendran reporting on an application of Clair Graves model to Indian Business including the use of an instrument based on Graves’ work by Ashok Malhotra. Also, an article by Robert Wayne Johnston that presents an approach to conscious integral self-management, particularly for leaders and organization development consultants, but relevant for all of us. Note also the article by author Jordan MacLeod about money. You do care about money on some level, don’t you?

Related to the subject of money is the economy and the book review by John Bunzl. His parsing of Michael Stron’s Be the Solution is well worth the read. I offer, as well, a review of Raul Quinones Rosado’s Consciousness-in-Action. This book has my nomination for the best book related to Integral Leadership for last year, even though it was published in 2007. By the way, it is time for your nominations for best reading on Integral Leadership from 2009. Please submit yours today.

And we have columns Alan Tonkin and Keith Bellamy (and this time I don’t think he is kidding!), the leadership cartoon (and by the way, thanks to all of you who have told me how much you look forward to these cartoons; they are really fun to do and I deeply appreciate Mark Hill’s drawings.) Announcements, and more reviews. I trust you will find them useful.

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