Category Archives: Leading Comments

12/21 – Happy Solstice!

December 2019 / Leading Comments

Dear readers of ILR,

We are profoundly pleased to be offering the December 2019 Issue of Integral Leadership Review for your perusal. As luck would have it, some delays coalesced into a lovely solstice issue. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did putting it together! In the meantime, we at ILR wish you all a very happy holiday season, and a most joyous new year.

Warmest Regards,

Eric and Natasha…

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 newcomers’ siblings Cristina, Gabriela, …

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 Horizontal: Creating a Non-Hierarchical …

08/29 – Integral Leadership Review Special Edition – Closing the Momentous Gap With A Momentous Leap!

August 2018 / Leading Comments

Welcome to this special edition of the Integral Leadership Review on the momentous leap. It has been over four decades since Prof Clare Graves published his article on this topic. Twenty-two years ago I was one of the first readers of the book “Spiral Dynamics”, written by Dr Don Beck and Dr Christopher Cowan, based on the three decades of research by Prof Graves between the 1950’s and 1980’s, and the fieldwork done in South Africa and many organisations and …

05/31 – We are back!

Leading Comments / May 2018

Thank you for joining me for the first issue of ILR for 2018. Many people have expressed their concern to me in the past seven months that our last issue would be the final issue. Here is my answer. Welcome to another great issue of ILR!


11/30 – Well here we are…

Leading Comments / August-November 2017

Well here we are, towards the end of another issue of ILR, not to mention another year! This year has certainly not been without its challenges, be they personal, related to Integral Leadership Review, or the world at large. It seems society has reached a transition point, and history is waiting to see in which direction we will collectively move. Will we, as modern humans, grow up, or will we die out; these are two ends of the existential fork …

8/31 – And so it goes…

Leading Comments / August-November 2017

This is an important issue, and honestly, I’m not sure where to start. This year marks 16 years since the founding of Integral Leadership Review. At the same time, this issue also marks the passing of its founder, Russ Volkmann. For the past five years it has been a true honor and a privilege to call him a mentor and a friend. We held a gathering in Monterey, California on August 27th with Jeannie Carlisle, Russ’s partner and wife, …

4/22 – In Honor of Earth Day

Leading Comments / April-June 2017

I am pleased to present to you the first release of our April-June 2017 Issue of ILR. We are releasing this issue today, April 22nd, in honor of Earth Day. The human condition, by definition, engenders conflict. Conflict between the inside and out, between self and other, in groups, between tribes and nations, across generations, and in the infinite unique ways in which each of us makes meaning out of the world. This issue is dedicated to finding mutually beneficial …

11/30 – Mni Wiconi – Water is life!

Leading Comments / August-November 2016


With this release we offer the final five articles of 2016. They are:

Otto Laske’s How Roy Bhaskar Expanded and Deepened the Notion of Adult Cognitive Development: A Succinct History of the DialecticalThought Form Framework (DTF).

Jim Ritchie-Dunham and Maureen Metcalf’s Co-hosting: Creating Optimal Experience for Team Interactions.

Eugene Pustoshkin’s Transformations on the Path to Really Teal & Turquoise Organizations.

Alexander Malakhov’s The Truth, the Goodness, and the Beauty: Integral Essence of Russian Philosophy and Integral Essence of Russian …

8/31 – Und Jetzt? And now?

Leading Comments / August-November 2016

Eric Reynolds

It has been a joy putting together this issue, not the least of which has to do with working side by side with my partner and wife, associate editor Natasha Mantler. Plus, we have an extra full issue for you to mark the end of the summer, not to mention a number of offerings from the 2016 Integral European Conference.

To start, our four feature articles alone cover a lot of ground. Mark Davenport begins with new beginnings, …