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
5 November 2020
 
Georgia Sorenson
 
In Memoriam of Georgia Sorenson

Last month we lost one of the pillars of the leadership field. Georgia Sorenson, a leadership author, mother, teacher, mentor, thought leader, editor, grandmother, passed away on October 18. The ILA was one of her legacies. Read ILA President Cynthia Cherrey's moving tribute to one of the ILA's founders.
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Martinella Dryburgh
 
Leadership and Delegation

In this PAUSE for Pedagogy, Martinella Dryburgh discusses how she uses an episode of the popular TV show The Office to discuss delegation with students. During the class students examine what delegation is, why it’s an important skill for leaders, and how to delegate properly. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Martinella and PAUSE co-editor Dan Jenkins.
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Peter Weng
 
Practice Gratitude for Your Team

It's OK to recognize that we're living in challenging circumstance, but you have the power to lift the clouds in your workplace by infusing a tone of gratitude into your company culture. In this latest blog, #ILA2020Global spotlight speakers Peter Weng shares tips and strategies for individuals and leaders. Read his blog post, then check out other recent posts in ILA's blog, Leadership for the Greater Good: Reflections on Today's Challenges From Around the Globe.
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Naima Prevots
 
Reflecting Back

In this Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change Corner, Dancer and Dance educator and historian, Naima Prevots reflects back on her work with the Henry Street Settlement House, the CAREL Arts and Humanities Curriculum Development Program for Young Children, Pearl Primus, and others through the lens of the arts for social change.
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Gill Robinson Hickman
 
ILA's Latest Podcast

In this two-part podcast, Leonora Nicholson interviews ILA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gill Robinson Hickman and Laura Knouse on their new book, When Leaders Face Personal Crisis: The Human Side of Leadership. Listen to the podcast and then be sure to attend their panel on Friday 6 November at #ILA2020Global!
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Mei-Yan Lu
 
An Attendee's Perspective

Read this fascinating first-person perspective from Mei-Yan Lu of what it was like to attend ILA's 2020 virtual Women and Leadership conference as someone new to ILA and a little skeptical at first about online conferencing. Her delight at being welcomed, meeting people throughout the conference, and the creation of a continuing post-conference Thursday Virtual Coffee is contagious! Remember, our annual global virtual conference is live now through 9 November - Learn more and register at: www.ILA-net.org/2020Global
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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.
  

Martinella DryburghLeadership and Delegation

In this PAUSE for Pedagogy, Martinella Dryburgh discusses how she uses an episode of the popular TV show The Office to discuss delegation with students. During the class students examine what delegation is, why it’s an important skill for leaders, and how to delegate properly. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Martinella and PAUSE co-editor Dan Jenkins.

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.
  

Naima PrevotsReflecting Back

In this Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change Corner, Dancer and Dance educator and historian, Naima Prevots reflects back on her work with the Henry Street Settlement House, the CAREL Arts and Humanities Curriculum Development Program for Young Children, Pearl Primus, and others through the lens of the arts for social change.

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.