Integral Leaders: Ordinary or Extraordinary?

By Dr Ron Cacioppe

Over 3,000 managers from the Australian and international public and private sectors (including police, health services, community services, religious organisations, Indigenous affairs, public utilities and mining, engineering and construction companies) have received feedback on Integral 360° Leadership & Management Profiles. Integral Development is currently processing profiles for all state public service managers through a contract with the Government of Western Australia’s Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

By looking beyond the benefit to their organisation, Integral leader/managers are able to integrate organisational benefit with the development of people, visions, goals and tasks, in harmony with the wider community and with the natural environment. Integral leader/managers recognise that while sufficient profit and resources are necessary, alone they are not enough to achieve sustainability in the modern world.

The Integral Model of Leadership & Management

Integral Theory integrates a number of theoretical perspectives and is referred to as the ‘All Quadrants, All Levels’ theory. Integral Development’s 360° Leadership & Management Profile was developed to measure the competencies and attributes of effective leadership and provide a more comprehensive and innovative Integral perspective than existing leadership theories. While Integral Theory was used as the central organising framework for the Integral 360° Leadership & Management Profile, additional dimensions were incorporated from research on effective leadership traits, situational skills, contingency styles and transformational leadership attributes.

The graphic below presents the four quadrants of the Integral 360° Leadership & Management Profile and the major functions of Integral leadership and management:

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What is Executive Coaching?

by Jo Doyle

Executive coaching is a collaborative process where the coach establishes an individually tailored program to guide the aspiring novice or experienced leader in establishing clear personal and professional goals and the necessary action required to achieve them, with the aim to facilitate improved performance and accelerate professional growth and advancement. The premise of executive coaching is that you have the abilities and skills to build onwards and upwards. Executive coaching is all about change for the better and it is up to you to embrace the opportunities the coaching process offers.

At Integral Development, this process begins with your completion of the 3600 Leadership & Management Profile, which is then assessed by the coach to determine individual strengths and weaknesses and to identify areas of focus for your personal and professional development.

There follows a confidential session with the coach to review your 3600 Leadership & Management Profile assessment and your personal and professional aspirations. Depending on what you want to gain, your coach may:

Explore areas like your belief systems, values and internal perspectives Listen to your expression of ideas, frustrations, options and challenges Guide you through a different perspective for looking at situations, ideas, self and others.

 

Next, you establish with the coach a development plan of action based on the SMART goal technique. To facilitate learning and change this may include ‘homework’ (eg prescribed reading). After the plan has been implemented, in further confidential sessions, the role of the coach is to:

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Leading Ideas in Environmental Practice Workshop

By Simon Waller

The workshop proved to be an excellent opportunity for the sharing of ideas by both the presenters and the audience alike. There is an undoubted groundswell of support for improving corporate environmental performance but perhaps still a lack of understanding how this should be done. If participants could take one common theme away from the day it was that it is the knowledge, belief and passion for environmental improvement, especially amongst senior managers, that drives change. The issue that most organisations will face over the next few years is how to develop this support in organisations so that as a society we can continue to redefine leading environmental practices.

We would like to offer a special thanks to our presenters Robert Mulcahy from Lincolne Scott, Mark Watson from RPS Ecos and John Wood from National Lifestyle Villages who all volunteered to share their knowledge and experience with the participants. The presenters highlighted the diversity of environmental improvement that is currently occurring and this is an important aspect of building awareness of both our current impact and what we can do in the future.

The feedback we have received has been very positive and ID looks forward to making this a more regular workshop. If you would be interested in attending or have some leading environmental ideas that you would like to see covered please contact either Ron or David – david@integral.org.au

Integral LMP DVD Chapter 1

The Integral Leadership and Management Profile (LMP) is a 360 feedback tool assessing skills and behaviours associated with effective leadership and management. Based on the Integral Model of Leadership and Management, it includes aspects of Quinn’s competing values framework. This instrument is also available as a Professional Development Profile, customised to suit those who are not currently in a management role. The dvd outlines the LMP and includes testimonials from previous participants. If you would like a copy of the dvd or are interested in completing the LMP please contact Integral Development – info@integral.org.au

Integral LMP DVD Chapter 4

The Integral Leadership and Management Profile (LMP) is a 360 feedback tool assessing skills and behaviours associated with effective leadership and management. Based on the Integral Model of Leadership and Management, it includes aspects of Quinn’s competing values framework. This instrument is also available as a Professional Development Profile, customised to suit those who are not currently in a management role. The dvd outlines the LMP and includes testimonials from previous participants. If you would like a copy of the dvd or are interested in completing the LMP please contact Integral Development – info@integral.org.au