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Integrative Leadership

Social Business Involves Integrative Leadership

What do Ben Franklin, Jeff Ochs, and the Center for Integrative Leadership have in common? All are recognized practitioners of leadership across...

The Triumph of the City: A Book Review

By Steve Kelley, Senior Fellow, Humphrey School; and Interim Deputy Director, CIL During the coming year, the Center for Integrative Leadership (CIL)...

Integrative Leadership on Energy Issues in Germany

By Steve Kelley, CIL Interim Deputy Director I have been involved in a multi-year project in which the University of Minnesota's Center...

Maintaining "The Good Life in Minnesota": Mapping our foundational competitiveness

In 1973, Time Magazine lauded "The Good Life in Minnesota" with an iconic cover and story about our state's hard-working people, clean...

Incoming CIL Fellow a Pioneer in Bridging Community and Prison

From left to right: Anita Patel, YWCA; Sondra Reis, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits; Louise Wolfgramm, 2013 Nonprofit Transformational Leader Awardee CIL...

Engaging UMN Students with One Health...To Save the World

Can One Health Save the World? This was the eye-catching title of a recent article by freelance journalist Dylan Walsh for...

Exploring chaordic opportunities at the University of Minnesota

See full training photo slideshow on Flickr, thanks to Jen Mein. The "chaordic path" may sound to some like a term from...

Our Political Battle of the Brands

By Thomas Fisher, Professor and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. This post was originally published on...

Please Join us on 19th April for the Last Friday Leadership Research Forum of the academic year of 2012-13

Why has improving student learning outcomes remained universally challenging in K-12 educational systems? The presenters argue that the prevalent approaches to improving...

Intergovernmental Leaders Worldwide Working to Ensure "One Health"

Somewhere between 60%-80% of all infectious diseases impacting humans originate in animals; and when animals that produce food for humans are...

Inviting nominations for an integrative leader in Minnesota's nonprofit sector

Over the past two years, CIL has benefited from the contributions of Tony Wagner and Steve Lepinski, both recognized by Minnesota's nonprofit...

You are invited! Friday Research Forum on March 29th

What is the best level where leadership efforts can create common good; micro (individuals) or macro (organizations and institutions)? Is the "common...

Can Private Philanthropy Step in for Government?

On March 14th, CIL co-sponsored a conversation with Political Science Professor Ben Page of Northwestern University to unpack the question of whether...

The Twin Cities as a corporate headquarters cluster: A story of human capital

On Friday, February 15th, CIL's Co-Academic Director & Carlson School Professor Myles Shaver presented his initial findings of his exploration of these...

Addressing the State of Minnesota's Leadership

Following Minnesota Governor Dayton's State of the State Address on February 6th, CIL Director Laura Bloomberg spoke with the Minneapolis Star Tribune's...

The Twin Cities as a corporate headquarters cluster: What do the numbers tell us?

It's widely known that the Twin Cities is currently home to 19 Fortune 500 firms and the prevalence of these headquarters is...

Doing Design & Exercising Empathy

Photo courtesy of That Girl Crystal, Flickr Looking back at our 2012 posts, one particular theme that runs through them has to...

Reflections on the impact of sex trafficking on community health

On October 18th, over 100 individuals packed the conference room of the University Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) to have a...

IL in Rapidly Diversifying Rural Communities

By Girija Tulpule, CIL Research Assistant At the Friday Leadership Research Forum on November 30th, Dr. Scott Chazdon, Senior Researcher at the...

Reframing the question: critical to integrative leadership

By Sandy Wolfe Wood, Master of Public Affairs Candidate, Humphrey School of Public Affairs & 2012 - 13 CIL Student Leadership Team...

Inquiry-Based Teaching as Integrative Leadership

By Jason Johnson, Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and 2012 - 13 CIL Student Leadership...

Integrative Leadership in Rapidly Diversifying Rural Communities

What challenges does a rural community face when its demographics change rapidly? How does a community integrate its strengths to deal with...

Seeing Integrative Leadership in a Team

By Carolyn Banks, MBA Candidate at the Carlson School of Management & 2012 - 13 CIL Student Leadership Team Member At...

Finding Common Ground in a Garden

By Laura Logsdon, Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and 2012 - 13 CIL Student...

Leadership Among Versus Leadership Within

By Romina Madrid Miranda, Doctoral Candidate in the College of Education and Human Development and 2012 - 13 CIL Student Leadership...

Collaborating to Increase Access and Opportunity

By Alfonso Sintjago, Vice President of the UMN Graduate and Professional Student Assembly and Member of the 2012 - 13 CIL Student...

Integrative Leadership Meets Design Thinking, A Student's Perspective

By Stefanie Hafermann, PhD Candidate, UMN School of Nursing CIL's Friday Leadership Research Forum this week will feature an exploration underway by...

Why should you care?

By John Nelson, PhD Candidate, UMN School of Nursing Caring is usually thought of in the context of caring for the vulnerable....

Exploring a Strengths-Based Integrative Leadership Paradigm

by Krista Soria In the beginning of Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow (2009), Rath and Conchie cited...

Friday Research Forum: Learning to Facilitate Deliberation

The Center for Integrative Leadership kicked-off of the Friday Leadership Research Forum on Friday, September 28th at the relatively central Science Teaching...

President Obama on the cross-sector impact of modern slavery

"Our message today...to the millions around the world, is we see you. We hear you. We insist on your dignity and we...

Unpacking the Concept of Public Value

What does it mean to create public value in a multi-sector, shared-power, no-one-wholly-in charge world? CIL has been on a year-long exploration...

Problems vs. Challenges: Merely semantics or much much more?

A theoretical concept I find particularly interesting is that of linguistic determinism, or the idea that the language we use to describe...

Conversation to explore our roles in ending modern slavery

The half-day FREEDOM, HERE + NOW event we co-hosted with the Women's Foundation of Minnesota on May 8th, was both a tough...

UMN breaks ground with approval of country's first academic minor in integrative leadership

We're excited to share some big news here on Time to Lead! The following information was shared in a press release earlier...

A Tribute to Dr. Elinor Ostrom: Integrative Leader Extraordinaire

CIL would like to add a tribute of our own to the many other honorable ones posted online on the life of...

'Connect for health' challenge is live!

Yesterday marked the launch of the Connect for Health Challenge, a new grant making initiative of the Blue Cross Foundation, which plans...

Being a T-shaped person in an I-shaped system

At last Friday's research forum, Dan Forbes of the Carlson School, walked us through the findings from his collaborative research on entrepreneurial...

"The Letter": An Introduction to the Somali Experience

The following reflection was written by the 2011 - 2012 CHANCE Leadership Team. CHANCE (Cedar-Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement) is a...

Forming an Entrepreneurial Team

If you're in the entrepreneurship arena, or would like to be, it's easy to find information on the roles of start-up leadership...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

Core to the our strategy as a Center is supporting the inclusion of integrative leadership into curriculum and teaching across the University....

Applauding Integrative Leadership from Kansas City Mayor Around Health

This post originally appeared January 31st on the Action for Better Healthcare blog. It is written by CIL friend Lowell Kruse, Former...

Friday Forum Followup: The Importance of 'How' and 'Why' in Nonprofit Network Advocacy

How do nonprofit policy networks function and why do they function the way they do? Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Jodi...

CHANCE celebrates 5 years of shared successes with the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood!

By Merrie Benasutti, CHANCE Coordinator These are just a few of the comments from the guest book of the CHANCE five year...

Attention and Intention

https://twitter.com/#!/InCommonsTalk/status/128458924994199552 This was the basic premise for this past Monday's Minnesota Presencing Forum as stated by Otto Scharmer, a Senior Lecturer...

Integrative Leadership ----> Collective Impact

Both CIL's Director Laura Bloomberg and the Public & Nonprofit Leadership Center's Jay Kiedrowski participated in the Twin Cities United Way's United...

Business, Law, and Policy Students Reflect on Integrative Leadership

Common Grounds is off to an exciting start for the year. Common Grounds is a thirty-student collaboration between three graduate schools at...

CIL Student Leadership Team kicks off new year

Last Friday, the Center for Integrative Leadership welcomed the 2011-12 Student Leadership Team at a kick-off event at the University Campus Club....

Former Leadership Fellow Paul Mooty Re-opens Iconic Faribault Woolen Mill

We share in the excitement this week of the reopening of the Faribault Woolen Mill by former CIL Executive Leadership Fellow and...

U of M with InCommons Art of Hosting Training Part II: Harvesting Conversations that Matter

On August 10th and 11th, 27 staff, faculty, and students from across the University of Minnesota reconvened for the remaining two days...

Minnesota Citizens Can Find Another Way

The 2011 government shutdown is Minnesota's second out of the last three biennial budget periods. This cycle of gridlock is making Minnesotans...

Showcase your community pride: Deadline Monday!

It might not be the state's largest pumpkin or chunkiest hog, but we know you've got something even BIGGER and BETTER to...

The Art of Hosting Uncommon Conversations

By Leah Lundquist We've talked a lot about InCommons on this blog so far this school year. Here's a look back at...

On April 8: Exploring Integrative Leadership Traits in the Military

By Azra Thakur Chip Laingen, a 2010-2011 CIL Executive Leadership Fellow, will present some of the highlights from his paper, "Exploring Integrative...

Leading by Questions: Just Ask

By Leah Lundquist This post was originally published at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network-Twin Cities. So you made it through the first...

From the Center of Integrative Leadership--A Collaboration with InCommons

By Jodi Sandfort This is a cross posting from the InCommons blog. Every few weeks on my e-mail or voice-mail, I have...

Coming Together for Tigers

By Leah Lundquist Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, has a passion for tigers. As soon as the topic was brought...

Collaboration in Southeast Food System Sustainability

By Azra Thakur Collaboration in food system planning? That's what's happening in southeast Minnesota, where University faculty and students and communities from...

Center for Integrative Leadership (CIL) Student Leadership Retreat 9/17/2010

*Abou Amara, Jr. After reflecting on the Student Leadership Team's retreat, I feel honored and in a unique position to help in...

"How Does Leadership Education Increase Integrative Leadership?"

A reflection on the work of Donna Rae Scheffert, Scott Chazdon, and Ben Winchester By Liz Stone As part of its goal...

CIL Research Awards - A reflection on the work of Wendy Smith and Marya Besharov

"Integrative Leadership Across Sectors: A Case of Managing Social and Financial Agendas Simultaneously" By Liz Stone As part of its goal to...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Anne Huart Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Kimberly Strand Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Ben Johnson Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

Do You Speak My Language? By Abigail Sugahara Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Mitzi A. Baker Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Mike Osberg Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Christine Rehm-Zola Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Karthikeyan Doss Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Liz Stone Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By James Collins Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Lobsang Lhamo Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Leeann Yu Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Randolph Shackelford Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Bob Cherry Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

What lessons about effective integrative leadership do you draw from the experience of Carlson Companies fighting human trafficking? By Brian Turner Students...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Anna Swanson Bates Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Stephanie Austin Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

Integrative Leadership in Action: Solving the St. Paul Budget Deficit By Adam Faitek Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Shilpa Alva Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Mitzi A. Baker Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Renee Anderson Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Marjorie H. Nebo Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Marlene Nah Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Bill Spinelli Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Victoria Bomben Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Mary Maurice Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Student Reflections on Integrative Leadership

By Mick Sandin Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Social Perceptiveness in Integrative Leadership: Acknowledging Wisdom from the Past

By Jennifer Houston Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

An Integrative Approach to Tackle Human Trafficking

By Leslie Olson Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

"Integrative Thinking"--Being Able to See Different Views

By Jeff Corn Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

Communication in Integrative Collaboration

By Jennifer Semon Students from the Spring 2010 "Integrative Leadership: From Theory to Practice" course, taught by Professors Jay Kiedrowski and Paul...

"Building a Green Economy" in the New York Times

By Azra Thakur The New York Times recently ran an article by Paul Krugman, "Building a Green Economy," where Krugman explains his...

Student Reflections from the Inaugural CIL Dinner Conversation

On February 19th, fifteen University students participated in the CIL's first Advancing the Common Good Dinner Conversation at the home of Margaret...

Welcome!

By Laura Bloomberg, Executive Director, Center for Integrative Leadership Welcome to Time to Lead, a conversation hosted by the University of Minnesota's...

Integrative Leadership at "B-Schools?"

What do a "hotshot, investment bank-oriented star lawyer and an elementary school principal" have in common? They both recognize the importance of...