Here is a collection of things I have written over time. Some are direct links to other sites, and some are to files in the Downloads folder, where there is also some additonal information.


Adult Development and Leadership is an overivew of the intersection of these two fields that I wrote for a special issue of the Behavioral Development Bulletin on applications of adult development theory in teh social sciences.

Immunity to Change Revisited: Theoretical Foundations for Awareness Based Practices for Leadership Development is my most recent theoretical foundation article that begins to lay out a piece of how I approach leadership development.

Awareness based technologies for leadership development: Utilising Immunity to Change coaching is an article in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, hosted by the International Center for Coaching and Leadership Development at Oxford Brookes University Business School. It is based on the use of ITC in a large scale client intervention and reports on the results of interviewing eight coaching involved in this project.

Mindfulness and Leadership is a short essay I did together with Olen Gunnlaugson for the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs publication Concepts and Connections.

A Brief Overview of Developmental Theory, or What I Learned in the FOLA Course is a recent article I did to help ground my learning about developmental theory.

Integral Leadership: Generating Space for Emergence through Quality of Presence is an article I co-authored with Anne Caspari in 2012 that came out in the German Journal of Business Psychology.

What's Integral About Leadership? This is an introductory text about integral and leadership, written in 2005.

Leading the Future is an article I did for a special issue of the journal Futures on Global Mindset Change.

Illuminating the Blind Spot: An Overview and Response to Theory U is my short version of Scharmer's book along with two critical discussions related to it.

An Experiment in Education for States was published in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice in the Summer of 2007. It explores some of the theory and practice behind my early experiments in teaching in the honors program at Gonzaga University.

Wholeness Lost/Wholeness Regained: A Process Model View is a collaborative piece written with Bonnitta Roy. We presented it at the 2007 Metanexus conference on Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and Religion Dialogue.

Consciousness and Identity: Who Do We Think We Are? was my first published article, appearing in the December 1999 issue of New Ideas in Psychology.


Along with Olen Gunnlaugson and Juliane Reams, we have a chapter in Leading with Spirit, Presence and Authenticity, the 2014 edition of the International Leadership Association publication series Building Bridges. Our chapter is on Cultivating Leadership through Deep Presencing and  Awareness Based Practices and includes both theoretical material as well as stories from client applications.

I have a chapter in The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century titled Integral Leadership: Opening Space by Leading through the Heart and published by Berrett-Koehler.

Integral Education: New Directions for Higher Learning is published by SUNY press. It is an anthology I co-edited with Sean Esbjörn-Hargens and Olen Gunnlaugsen focusing on higher education. We co-authored an introduction, and I did an interview with Sandy Astin.

Igniting Brilliance: Integral Education for the 21st Century is another anthology I have been involved with. Here is a video interview with me about my view on education. I wrote the introduction, co-authored a chapter with Miriam Mason-Martineau and contributed a short chapter as well. It covers a wide range of educational arenas.

Miscellaneous Pieces

Leadership Development. Can it Really Happen? is a piece I have written for Integral Leadership Review. It describes the first module of a  leadership development program I was involved in developing.

The Consciousness of Transpersonal Leadership is my dissertation from 2002. The offical UMI version is here.

This is my Report from the Field on Kegan and Lahey's Immunity to Change book.

Here is my Response to Kjellström's article on the "The Ethics of Promoting and Assigning Adult Developmental Exercises."

Making Leadership Development Developmental is a piece I presented at the 2010 International Leadership Association conference in Boston. It outlines some of the ideas and experience behind our (co-authored with Camilla Fiske) research into leadership development in a course at NTNU. It wsa published in Academic Exhange Quarterly.

Initiating Leadership Development in Norway is a piece by Sine Bjerregård Hanssen that descibes the course that the above article is based on.

A Learning History of the Intentional Evolution of WASC is a report/learning history I did as a consultant for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (the accreditation body for higher education in California) in 2002. It documents some aspects of the process of creating the handbook for accrediation that came out in 2001 and introduced a set of standards that encouraged a more self-authoring review process for universities.

I wrote up a description of my experience at the first Integral Education Seminar which took place in 2007.

A Transpersonal View of Integral Theory: Disentangling Notions of the Soul was the paper I presented at the first Integral Theory Conference in 2008.

Leadership as Opening Space is an early attempt to articulate some of the ideas I have been playing with around how to describe the process of leadership as I experience it. The title concept found its way into my 2010 ITC presentation below.

The Heart and Soul of Leadership: A Transpersonally Oriented Examination of How Quality of Presence Impacts Leadership is my 2010 paper for the Integral Theory Conference. It is a more academic version of a chapter titled Integral Leadership I have coming out in a book with Jossey-Bass on Transformational Thinking for 21st Century Leadership.


Going Mainstream: A Review of Mastering Leadership by Bob Anderson and William Adams

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticy by August Turak

Organizational Transformation for Sustainability. An Integral Metatheory by Mark Edwards

Clearings in the Forest: On the Study of Leadership by Nathan Harter

Leadership Agility by Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs

The Seeker Academy by L.D. Gussin


Wisdom, Spirituality and the Virtuality of Self is an interview I did with Jonathan Rowson, formerly the hed of the Social Brain Center at the RSA, and now head of Perspectiva.

Bringing Integral to Management Consulting is an interview I did with Rick Stryker of JMJ Consulting.

Tryggare och Manskligare Goteborg - roughly translates as A Safer and More Humane Gothenberg and is an interview I did with Borghild Hakansson. (Apologies for the lack of proper Swedish characters).

Plain and Integral is an interview I did with Karen Kho, who applied integral theory to waste reduction in the construction industry in Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay area.