Bureau Chief—Australia

Russ Volckmann

Ron Cacioppe B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.

Ron Cacioppe

Ron Cacioppe

Ron Cacioppe is the Managing Director of Integral Development, a leadership and organisational development firm in Perth, Western Australia. He has been a management and organisational development consultant for over twenty-five years. He has worked with business, government and not-for-profit organisations in the United States, Asia and Australia, including IBM, Alcoa, Australia Post, Wesfarmers, the Western Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet, 3M Corporation, Nokia and many others. He has conducted over 250 corporate leadership development, team building, performance management and organisational change programs. He also is an executive coach to a number of CEOs and senior managers. He currently teaches in the Executive MBA and the MBA at the University of Western Australia in the areas of leadership, leading and facilitating teams and in managing strategic change.

Ron has had a distinguished academic career. He was Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia where he also was Director of the Integral Leadership Centre. He was the Australian Institute of Management’s Professor of Leadership for 3 years. Earlier in his academic career, he worked at the Graduate School of Business at Curtin University and at Macquarie University’s Graduate School of Management. Ron initiated a new Masters Degree in Leadership and Management at Curtin University and was its course coordinator for six years. Ron has also been a visiting professor at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond and at Marymount University School of Business in Arlington, Virginia.

Ron has developed a range of Integral tools that have been used extensively. These include the Integral 360 Leadership and Management Profile (LMP), the Integral Team Effectiveness Survey, the Integral Organization Survey. Over 3000 managers have participated in the Integral LM Profile and it has been adopted by the Western Australia state government as a major leadership development tool.

Ron’s PhD was in the application of Eastern and Western modes and levels of consciousness to organisation development, quality of work experience and leadership styles and used Ken Wilber’s spectrum of consciousness as its theoretical basis. He has published textbooks in organisation behaviour, a book on meditation and over 40 articles on leadership development, organisational change, leadership, empowerment, meditation and spirituality at work. He has won several awards for his academic publications and has several times been voted the best lecturer in the UWA Executive MBA program. Ron was elected into the Athletic Hall of Fame in his home town, West Orange New Jersey.

He has been involved with meditation, yoga and the study of eastern and western philosophy for over 30 years. He is one of the founding members of the Zen Group of Western Australia and the Integral Institute in the United States.