Articles included here were curated from scholarly papers contributed by academics and recognized practitioners of Action Inquiry and the GLP

Harvard Business Review Article 

Seven Transformations of Leadership

William R. Torbert and David Rooke
Harvard Business Review

In 2012, HBR chose this article as one of its 10 best leadership articles ever for its new book on the Top Ten Leadership MUST READS. For more references from Bill Torbert

Bill followed up this successful article with a 2020 update here


Imperfect Beauty: Hierarchy and Fluidity in Leadership Development

Elaine Herdman-Barker and Nancy Charlotte Wallis
Volume 6, Issue 1:
Challenging Organisations and Society. Reflective Hybrids
Editors: Nancy Wallis and Maria Spindler

For more references from Elaine Herdman-Barker and Dr. Nancy Wallis

GLA’s Response to Dave Snowden’s critique on Vertical Adult Development Theory

Editors: William R. Torbert & Elaine Herdman-Barker, 2022. Global Leadership Associates Press. 

For more references from William R. Torbert and Elaine Herdman-Barker

The Art and Science of Vertical Development

The Art and Science of Vertical Development Charles J. Palus, John B. McGuire, Sarah Stawiski, William R. Torbert – Chapter 3 Maturing Leadership – The Art & Science of Vertical Leadership