Use this interactive model to learn more about the dimensions of Integral Intelligence®, and the leadership qualities that are cultivated in a leader’s Way of Being. You can also read actual stories from participants in our programs about powerful changes in leaders, teams, organizations and communities.

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Read actual stories of how Integral Intelligence® has worked for individual leaders.

Integral Intelligence® has a ripple effect. Read how leaders are able to unleash potential in their teams by transforming themselves.

Integral Intelligence® has a continuing ripple effect. Read how leaders are able to unleash potential in their teams and collectively in their organizations.

Integral Intelligence® has a continuing ripple effect. Read how leaders are able to unleash potential in their teams, collectively in their organizations, and out into their broader communities.

Awareness. Attentiveness. Self-regulation. Includes connection to feelings and the feelings of others, managing mood and recognizing how your mood influences others. Ability to assess the moods of others and respond appropriately. Using self awareness to influence the way you interact with others. Maintaining centered energy regardless of circumstances.

Sensation. Self care. Grounding. Cultivating awareness of your body's early warning system. Using sensory cues to inform behavior. Reading and responding to others' body language. Restoring energy through self-care. Embodying leadership intention in physical stance. Attending to how your intentions as a leader are reflected in physical stance.

Social acumen. Collaboration. Appreciation. Includes interacting with others with dignity and respect. Fostering trust. Maintaining curiosity around other viewpoints. Bringing out the best in others. Listening deeply and generating meaningful conversations. Balancing personal needs with the good of the relationship. Credibility and consistency in behavior in interactions with others. Building community.

Essence. Aspiration. Purpose. Includes caring for the world outside your immediate concerns with empathy and compassion. Having the courage to act on intuition. Asking what the world wants from you, and making that contribution. Living a life that honors your deepest values. Leaving the world a better place.

Brainpower. Intellect. Rationality. Includes effective decision-making, strategic thinking, appropriate use of inquiry and advocacy, business acumen, functional knowledge, assessing risks, analyzing, synthesizing, and seeing and acting on opportunities. Asking generative questions that create deep change in others. Flexibility in thinking; planning for contingencies.

As leaders develop integral intelligence, they become more Authentic: Able to model genuineness and transparency in a way that fosters trust and invites openness from others.

As leaders develop integral intelligence, they become more Appreciative: Able to see possibilities, build from strengths, and accelerate positive energy.

As leaders develop integral intelligence, they become more Present: Able to listen and engage in conversations and interactions with others so they feel valued and respected.

As leaders develop integral intelligence, they become more Courageous: Able to take risks that lead to expansion and growth while being accountable for the results of one's actions.

As leaders develop integral intelligence, they become more Generative: Able to ask powerful questions and to catalyze insight, creativity and action in others.

As leaders develop integral intelligence, they become more Inspirational: Able to set a vision, stimulate, motivate and encourage others to aspire to achieve personal and/or collective goals.

As leaders develop integral intelligence, they become more Resilient: Able to maintain high energy levels, to stay centered in the midst of conflict, and bounce back quickly from stressful situations or defeat.

Learn more about how one company used Integral Intelligence® to develop high potential leaders.

What Makes Us Different

  • Acknowledges that great leadership is mostly about a leader's qualities; these are the capabilities we develop in our program.
  • Fills the gap existing in most current leadership development programs by developing leaders' "Way of Being" in addition to their "Way of Doing".
  • In addition to robust executive coaching, our Integral Intelligence program reaps much of the richness of individual coaching at a lower cost per participant, providing a higher ROI.
  • Provides a highly applicable and sustainable learning experience that continues after the program ends.
  • Focuses on "whole person" learning which creates a transformational effect for participants, their teams and the organization.
  • Develops the leader's capacity to coach and develop others, a competence that is "emerging as second only to team leadership among superior managers."[1]
  • Cultivates the quality of presence, defined as "deep listening, of being open beyond one's preconceptions and historical ways of making sense."[2]

  1. 1. Daniel Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence 

  2. 2. Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, & Betty Sue Flowers, Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future