Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association

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 twice a month, Interface shares articles highlighting association news and work being done by other ILA members. 

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ILA Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association
27 December 2018
PAUSE for Pedagogy

In "Enhancing Leadership Learning and Dialogue With Visual Explorer," Chuck Palus and Dan Jenkins discuss Visual Explorer, an image-based tool that facilitates powerful conversations around facilitator-selected topics in a way that supports mutual empathetic relationships while creating learning and energy in the classroom. Be sure to watch the supplemental video interview after reading the article!
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The Power of Purpose

As you think about New Year’s resolutions, make sure to consider the power of purpose. In partnership with the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, we’ve just released a white paper sharing the lessons from the first Power of Purpose Symposium, in which CEOs & HR leaders dialogued with leadership scholars around the question: Does purpose impact stakeholder and shareholder value? Explore all the public resources from the first symposium including the new white paper.
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40 Streams for #ILA2019Ottawa

Download the Call for Session Proposals for ILA’s 21st annual global conference. The theme for this year is Leadership: Courage Required. While courage has always been an essential element of effective leadership, what is different now is our heightened awareness of what’s at stake. Although the conference theme is focused on courage, as you'll see from the 40 streams listed in the CFP, all leadership topics are welcome. The CFP deadline is 1 February 2019.
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Featured Author Interviews

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

Professionalizing Leadership by Barbara KellermanProfessionalizing Leadership

Dennis Roberts calls Barbara Kellerman’s new book Professionalizing Leadership, “a kick in the intellectual pants.” Read this dynamic conversation between Roberts, someone who spent his life working in leadership education, and Kellerman, leadership’s provocateur-in-chief. 

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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.

KathrynEmail.jpgExploring Leadership - A Conversation With Yongey Mingyur Ripoche

Yongey Mingyur Ripoche, a master of Tibetan Buddhism, the bestselling author of The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret Science of Happiness, and the founder of Tergar International is interviewed. Mingyur’s unique approach to mindfulness and organizational development is discussed.

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PAUSE for Pedagogy

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

KathrynEmail.jpgTo Gamify or Not? That is the Question

Elizabeth Goryunova discusses her experience of integrating gamified digital technology into a leadership education course. The research basis of gamification, lessons learned, and ideas worth implementing are explored.