Interface

Interface. The name evokes those spaces and boundaries where our work reaches out and touches another’s - where theory and practice meet, shake hands, and learn from one another. It honors the fact that the ILA’s membership includes people located in many, and often multiple, independent systems who all Interface in the ILA around their commitment to foster better leadership worldwide. Distributed once or twice a month, Interface shares articles highlighting association news and work being done by other ILA members. 

 
ILA Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association
10 December 2020
 
Rainbow Paint
 
2020 Leaning Into 2021

2020 was filled with unimaginable disruptions and loss for many people. But in the midst of those clouds, the ILA held tight to its mission and sought to create rainbows, in the words of poet Maya Angelou. We created new resources, hosted our largest every global conference, and launched new projects aimed at advancing leadership knowledge and practice for a better world. Learn more about these initiatives in the article below.
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Matt Qvortrup
 
ILA's Latest Podcast

In this podcast, ILA Fellow Maureen Metcalf interviews #ILA2020Global plenary speaker, Matt Qvortrup on, "Democracy - Are We a Brittle Twig or Supple Bamboo?" Matt is a professor of political science at Coventry University. He has published more than a dozen books on democracy and presented the BBC Program, "How to Kill a Democracy."
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Marvelous & Kind Kloey Learn About Leadership
 
Marvelous and Kind Kloey

In this article, Kathy Guthrie shares the inspiration for her kids' series, Marvelous and Kind Kloey and how she moved from idea to published book. In the latest installment, Kloey and her friends learn about leadership. As Kathy shares, the book is not just for the children in your life, but also for you! The book has even been used in undergraduate and graduate level leadership classes.
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Jill Strachan
 
Consensus Leadership in the Arts

In this Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change Corner, Jill Strachan shares reflections on both the strengths and the challenges of the group-centered, consensus leadership model employed by The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington, DC, where she was general manager, and the Capital Hill Arts Workshop, where she served as Executive Director. Corner editor Susan J. Erenrich pens the introduction.
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Pencil Saying 'Love to Learn'
 
Leadership and...

PAUSE editors Lisa Endersby and Dan Jenkins talk about what this year's theme, "Leadership and..." revealed about leadership pedagogy and the truly interdisciplinary field of leadership. The pair are currently seeking articles for their 2021 theme, "Transforming Leadership Education for Virtual Spaces." View the complete call for articles at the end of their reflection.
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Barry Johnson
 

Individual Freedom & The Common Good

Barry Johnson, author of And: Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox, or Dilemma discusses the polarized response to COVID-19 seen in the U.S. and elsewhere. The assumption that we must choose between Individual Freedom "Or" the Common Good feeds our polarization. These two powerful values are both essential. How can we come together over these values?
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Recent Columns From Past Issues

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Featured Author Interviews

Go behind-the-pages of the latest leadership books with these featured author interviews.
  

Ethical Leadership: A PrimerEthical Leadership: A Primer

JoAnn Barbour interviews editors Robert McManus, Alexandra Perry, and Stan Ward on their ethics textbook for leadership scholars and practitioners. This wide-ranging interview covers behind-the-page tips on creating an edited text book as well as the book's structure and content, which presents basic ethical theories within a leadership context

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Exploring Leadership

Join host Kathryn Goldman Schuyler for these video interviews as she talks with leaders whose creativity, depth, and vision bring leadership to life.
  

Rhonda MageeExploring Leadership - A Conversation With Rhonda Magee

In this episode of Exploring Leadership, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Rhonda V. Magee, Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming our Communities Through Mindfulness. Rhonda Magee is among a small number of thought leaders who have been powerfully speaking out about how mindfulness and other contemplative practices need to be part of leadership development and part of all professional development.

Newsletter Column
PAUSE for Pedagogy

Edited by Dan Jenkins and Lisa Endersby, each article adds to readers' pedagogical toolboxes and is accompanied by a video interview.
  

Love to LearnLeadership and...

PAUSE editors Lisa Endersby and Dan Jenkins talk about what this year's theme, "Leadership and..." revealed about leadership pedagogy and the truly interdisciplinary field of leadership. The pair are currently seeking articles for their 2021 theme, "Transforming Leadership Education for Virtual Spaces." View the complete call for articles at the end of their reflection.

View Complete Interview Archive or explore past issues of Interface for more. View the Exploring Leadership Archive  or explore past issues of Interface for more. View the PAUSE for Pedagogy Archive  or visit past issues of Interface for more.

Newsletter Column
Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change

Each month, column editor Susan J. Erenrich introduces readers to the work of artists leading grassroots movements of protest, resistance, and liberation. Columns are frequently accompanied by podcasts from Erenrich's weekly radio show Wasn't That A Time: Stories & Songs That Moved The Nation. Listen on-demand or live every Friday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern time at WERA.FM.
  

Jill StrachanConsensus Leadership in the Arts

In this Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change Corner, Jill Strachan shares reflections on both the strengths and the challenges of the group-centered, consensus leadership model employed by The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington, DC, where she was general manager, and the Capital Hill Arts Workshop, where she served as Executive Director. Corner editor Susan J. Erenrich pens the introduction.

Newsletter Column
Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership in the 21st Century

Each month, column editors Jean Lau Chin and Joseph E. Trimble explore culturally diverse leadership. They will share research findings from a network of international leadership scholars, contribute to understanding successful leadership in unique cultural settings, and capture the effectiveness diverse leadership can have in the world at large.
  

Jean Lau ChinIn Memory of Jean Lau Chin

On 13 May 2020, the ILA lost a great warrior for leadership, equity, and diversity to COVID-19. Jean Lau Chin was the co-editor of ILA's 2017 book Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership: New Dimensions and Challenges for Business, Education and Society as well as the co-editor of a regular column on Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership for this newsletter. In fact, one of the last articles Jean published was “Crisis Leadership During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Xenophobia,” which came out in the 26 March 2020 Interface newsletter. In this tribute, Jean's co-editor Joseph Trimble and colleague Josephine Tan describe Jean's legacy.

View the Grassroots Leadership Archive or explore past issues of Interface. View the Global & Culturally Diverse Archive or explore past issues of Interface.