If we’re going to make it through the 21st century as a species, we will need to both heal ourselves and heal our planet. Much healing has taken place personally and collectively over the past few decades, as hundreds of millions of people have woken up, grown up, cleaned up and shown up. We human beings are finally becoming conscious of our own power as conscious beings capable of shaping our personal futures as well as the future of our societies and planet.

This article is both descriptive and prescriptive. In the first part we examine the situation we are…


Co-creating A Regenerative Future

Last night I watched Sir David Attenborough’s latest film on Netflix: “A Life on our Planet”. Having watched just about everything Sir David has presented over several decades with the BBC, I was surprised to find myself freshly and deeply moved by his personal “witness statement”. He speaks of how he has been privileged to have explored earth during her most beautiful years, while at the same time mourning how our species has damaged our fragile biosphere almost beyond repair.

This article is both a response to Sir David, and my own personal “witness statement” of the beauty I have…


Introduction

Leadership is a topic that has fascinated me since I was a teenager. I was elected Junior Mayor of Sandton at the age of 15, and discovered that my ability to lead the Junior Town Council was inadequate, chiefly in the sense that I struggled to motivate my fellow town councillors to carry out the work required in their respective portfolios. This meant that the Junior Mayoress and I ended up shouldering much of the work ourselves. …


This article is an edited transcript of my introduction to our Integral Leadership Club session on Easter Monday 2021. Thanks as always to my friends and colleagues, Brett Thomas, Eric Reynolds, Natasha Mantler, Jeremy Johnson, Bert Ola Bergstrand, Michael Sillion and the thousands of other participants that have participated in our Monday, Wednesday and Sunday calls at 9PST on Clubhouse. Come and join us when you can!

So, let’s begin. I’m seeing that a number of you have been with us before — welcome again and also, as always, we have several newcomers, so welcome to the Integral Leadership Club…


In “David and Goliath”, Malcolm Gladwell’s recent best-seller, he writes about underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants. As the back cover explains:

“Three thousands years ago on a battelfield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David’s victory was improbable and miraculous. he shouldn't have won. Or should he have?”

The stories Gladwell recounts in David and Goliath illustrate the point that speed and surprise are often superior to…


Acknowledgements- I want to acknowledge the role my friend Nora Bateson played in catalyzing the stream of thought that became this article. We had a deeply generative conversation on Clubhouse the night before focused on Nora’s Warm Data work, and I woke very early the next morning with my mind buzzing around the two-hour call which was kicked off by Nora with an introduction by me, followed by a robust conversation after Nora left to attend to a family emergency. …


Wicked problems, VUCA conditions, & peak everything threaten the foundations of human civilization. In this article, you will discover how these threats are becoming fuel for the Momentous Leap. Crises accelerate evolution!

Our World Has Changed Dramatically in the Past Century

The past century has seen a scientific and technological revolution built on four centuries of Renaissance and Enlightenment science since 1500. These revolutions are now expanding exponentially. Take, for example, the Internet, free global video calls, hyper-fast travel, the renewable energy explosion, and the development and rollout of a global vaccine in less than a year. When the Spanish flu took 50 million lives a century ago, the…


Yesterday 80 leaders spanning the globe came together on Clubhouse to explore systems thinking, being, and doing from the perspective of integral leadership. And what a conversation it was!

While systems thinking itself is not new, the systems sciences that gave us cybernetics, computing, and much of modern science and technology, have only been around for a mere century. Those who have been trained in systems thinking tend to take it for granted once they have mastered the art, but this is not the case for the great majority of the world’s population and its leaders.

“A system is an…


Over the past month, I’ve been part of a new media experiment known as “Clubhouse”, an invite-only cross between talk radio, an audio-only conference panel session favored by Elon, Oprah, Meghan, and a host of celebs — but that’s not why I’m there.

Some friends and I have been running 3 sessions a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays at 18:00 hours Central European time, 09:00 Pacific Time, and 12:00 Eastern Time so do drop in when you can. …


The Human Origin Story is, probably, wrong. Yes, it’s now official.

Archaeologists have been excavating ancient civilizations around the world for many decades and discovered overwhelming evidence that, at root, homo sapiens is, only marginally, a hunter-gatherer. It also turns out that the remaining hunter-gatherer tribes anthropologists have been studying for nearly a century are remnants of much more ancient, sedentary, hierarchical, complex societies, and do not represent the mainstream of how our ancient ancestors lived, and how their minds and cultures formed.

The story we’ve accepted to date about our origins appears to be largely untrue. …

BALANCER — Dr Robin Lincoln Wood

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