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: In recognising that … Continue reading

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

Recommended Readings

The Bodhi Tree is Integral Development’s preferred bookseller. Soon clients will be able to purchase our recommended readings directly from the online bookstore. The Bodhi Tree specialises in hand-selected readings for authentic leadership, and personal and professional wellbeing and development. Fierce Conversations: Achieving success in work and in life, one conversation at a time Susan Scott In this book the author maintains that a single conversation can change the trajectory of a career, marriage or life. Whether conversation with one’s self, partner, colleagues, customers, family or friends, Fierce Conversations shows how to have conversations that count, revealing how to overcome barriers to meaningful conversations, express who you are and what you believe, confront tough issues with courage, confidence and sensitivity, overcome fear to get to the heart of the problem, inspire followers, attract believers and build visions that become reality, build authentic, strong relationships with colleagues, clients, friends and family, bring about real change through talking, and encourage others to reveal their true opinions. Packed with exercises and questionnaires to help you have the best conversations possible, Fierce Conversations is a way of conducting business, an attitude and a way of life, and can take you a long way towards effectively developing the way you communicate. $45.00 Ideas into Action Series from the Centre for Creative Leadership These excellent guidebooks are a perfect set of references and development tools for employees and managers at all levels. In a format that is quick and easy to read, they provide practical advice … Continue reading