Author Archives: Natasha Mantler

12/21 – Understanding and Evaluating Research

December 2019 / Book Reviews

Natasha Mantler

Natasha Mantler

Understanding and Evaluating Research, written by Sue L. T. McGregor, and published by Sage, is a critical guide on how to become research literate. There are many textbooks available on how to do research oneself; however, far fewer on how to critique someone else’s research. The textbook has 8 parts. Each chapter begins with learning objectives, critical review questions are distributed throughout, and each chapter ends with wrap-up summaries and review and discussion questions. Following this …

06/29 – Welcome to the June 2019 release!

June 2019 / Leading Comments

We are excited to share with you the following contributions to ILR’s June 2019 release! Our fresh perspective comes from Eugene Pustoshkin interviewing Micheal Zimmerman!

Feature articles from Edward Kelly, Sue L. T. McGregor, Ian Roth, Otto Laske, and Ray Gehani, presenting far-reaching topics such as more statesmanship, less leadership; transdisciplinary higher education curriculum; trans-contextual learning model; limitations of Frankfurt School from the dialectical thought form framework, and Gandhi’s integral leadership. Further feature articles are from …

11/30 – Welcome to the November 2018 addition!

November 2018 / Leading Comments

We are excited to share with you contributions from around the world. Our Feature Articles are from Spain (Marco Antonio Robledo), Russia (Eugene Pustoshkin), United States (Ray Gehani) and Japan (Ian Roth)! Georg Boch (Germany) interviews Robin Lincoln Wood (France), which is informative, transparent and hopeful! Eugene also provides us with a review of two books edited by late the Tom Christensen focusing on Spiral Dynamics, published by Integral Publishers in 2015. Mary Michaud reviews Going …

05/31 – Natasha Mantler

Letters to Russ / May 2018

It has been just over nine months since Russ passed. There is an immense hole in our lives. At his ocean ceremony in Monterrey California, I expressed how Russ helped me believe in humanity again. The absolute joy and love on his face when he looked at Jeannie, the love and kindness in his eyes when he looked into my soul, the gratitude, respectful love, and excitement he shared with Eric, blessed us so very much …

4/7 – Leading the life you want: Bridging work, family, community, and self!

Leadership Coaching Tips / April - June 2015

Natasha Mantler

Work/life balance has run its course…

Over the past two decades, there have been a plethora of work/life policies and programs designed to ensure men and women lead more productive lives (Greenhaus, 2000). The result? People are feeling even more stressed about not achieving, never mind maintaining, balance in their lives. When the goal is work/life balance, people are being forced to play a zero sum game (Friedman, 2014).

There is an underlying assumption …

2/15 – It’s not just what you do, but also how you think!

Leadership Coaching Tips / January-February 2015

Natasha Mantler

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” Leonard Cohen

This beautiful quote, from the infamous Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist, reminds us of the simpler nature of change. And yet, as leadership coaches and human beings, we have also experienced, known, and understood that true change, embodied change, enduring change, is often difficult to attain. How can both opposing perspectives be true?

At …