Leading Comments

Russ Volckmann

In Memoriam: Robert Tannenbaum

Robert Tannenbaum died this month in Carmel, California. In addition to being a pioneer in organization and leadership development, he was a leader in recognizing the importance of the development of the consultant, as well. I believe it was at the 1984 Organization Development Network Conference that he spoke to almost a thousand assembled consultants. At a time when the focus of the field seemed to be so much on tools and methods, he reminded us all, “You are the most important tool you have.” We are all grateful for his many contributions, but mostly for his loving and generous heart.

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Look for the April Issue of Integral Leadership Review that includes an excerpt from an interview with Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge and numerous other books on leadership and former President of The Tom Peters Group.


I am grateful to the more than 593 subscribers to Integral Leadership Review. Your support means that we can move closer to a way of viewing and being in the world that is integrative, generative and supportive of our evolving integrity – learning to align our theory and our action, our values and assumptions with achieving what is important to us. Also, I am grateful to the many kindnesses, suggestions and offers of support we have received.

The mission of this e-publication is to be a practical guide to the application of an integral perspective to the challenges of leadership in business and life and to the effective relationship between executive/business coaches and their clients. My vision includes that this will be a place where others, as well as myself, can continue to develop and share ideas about Integral Leadership and integral coaching.

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Significant Journal: Spirituality & Reality, New Perspectives on Global Issues

Nancy B. Roof is the editor of this journal, published Friends for a New Civilization. Their mission is “Contributing to the enhancement of the quality of life and to the humanization of global relations through the promotion of spiritual values.”

Volume II, Number 2, March 2003 features two articles by Don Beck and a colored insert of Spiral Dynamics Integral.

This issue is being distributed to all representatives to the United Nations in New York. It is available for the amazingly low price of $5.00 ($7.50 overseas).

Nancy Roof, Editor
Spirituality & Reality
PO Box 2102, Lenox, MA 01240
Nancy Roof