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

30 June 2021

 
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Followership Changed My Life

Marc Hurwitz discusses followership – an idea that he says “quite literally changed my life.” Finding kindred spirits in ILA’s Followership member community, Marc is now playing a role at the upcoming Leadership Education Academy (LEA).

If you'd like to take your practice as a leadership educator to the next level, consider joining Marc at LEA! Less than 10 seats remain at this immersive, cohort-based training program designed by leadership educators for leadership educators. This year's LEA is virtual and only $307 for ILA members! Learn more and register
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The Power of Leadership Narrative Intelligence

The theme of this year’s ILA global conference calls us to Reimagine Leadership Together. For Carol Pearson, this is also a call to reimagine one’s own leadership. In this article, based on her book What Stories Are You Living, she discusses how a psychodynamic approach can encourage us to reflect and then act from the inside out. If we don’t, and we come up with abstract ideas only, we may fail to embody them and accomplish nothing.
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The Precarious Process of Leading Change

As restrictions put in place to lower the risk of COVID infection are gradually lifted, organizations will be faced with how they will adapt. ILA Fellow Katherine Tyler Scott explores the challenge posed by imminent changes faced by leaders in their institutions – the precarious nature of the change process.
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Race Against Time

In this month's Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, investigative reporter and MacArthur "Genius Grant" award-winner Jerry Mitchell shares memories from his book, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, Jerry documents his decades-long pursuit of justice, helping to solve some of the most heinous murders of the Civil Rights era in the United States.
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Mindful of Authority - Police Officers Who Meditate

In, "Mindful of Authority: Exploring Leadership With Police Officers Who Meditate," ILA member Les Sylven discusses how daily meditative practice improved his effectiveness as a police officer and leader in Canada and asks whether the practice of meditation should be supported as a potential tool for all police officers and be placed in the curriculum of police leadership development programs.
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ILA's upcoming DEI Virtual Summit features some of the top names in the field! Register today for two days of empowering speeches, deep dive workshops, and information-rich poster sessions.
 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit: A Call to Awareness, Advocacy, and Action for Inclusive Leadership | 15-16 July | International Leadership Association | ILAGlobalNetwork.org
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American Indian Leadership in Collectivist Contexts

We live in an increasingly globalized world where people immigrate for work or other reasons, students study abroad, and multinational companies have a presence in many divergent cultural contexts. In this article, part of our regular column on Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership in the 21st Century, Amoneeta Beckstein [Aniyunwiya] shares how an understanding of American Indian leadership values can help contribute to the application of multiculturally competent leadership, particularly in collectivist contexts.
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Leadership With Wisdom

When paradigms shift, leaders can't rely on precedent - instead they must rely on wisdom. ILA Fellow Erwin Schwella explores how leaders obtain the wisdom they need to lead in today's VUCA world.
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Intersections – ILA’s Member Portal Is Expanding

Attention! ILA Member Communities are launching their own online Intersections Hubs to better serve the targeted needs of their specific constituency. Learn more about this initiative and the benefits to ILA members!
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The Colors of Leadership

Keith Grint explores the way color — in almost all its formats and embodiments — is deeply implicated in leadership whether in terms of how it’s signified and practiced, how it’s used to create and enforce status and hierarchy, and even how it’s used in certain leadership development models to code capacities.
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PAUSE for Pedagogy

Have you implemented an innovative practice in leadership education? If so, ILA's PAUSE for Pedagogy editors are looking for article submissions to be considered for publication in ILA Interface throughout the remainder of the calendar year and into 2022. The Editors are especially interested in first-hand educational concepts from industry, community partners, and students. Follow the link below to read the complete call for submissions.
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Past Issues

30 April 2021 Interface
30 April 2021

25 March 2021 Interface
25 March 2021

18 February 2021 Interface
18 February 2021

14 January 2021 Interface
14 January 2021

10 December 2020 Interface
10 December 2020

5 November 2020 Interface
5 November 2020

2 October 2020 Interface
2 October 2020

19 August 2020 Interface
19 August 2020

30 June 2020 Interface
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30 April 2020 Interface
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26 March 2020 Interface
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29 February 2020 Interface
29 February 2020

Find all of our past issues of Interface here.

 

Recent Columns From Past Issues

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Field Reports

The ILA newsletter's Field Reports column dives into the work of ILA members, sharing new knowledge and actionable nuggets of wisdom. Have an idea for a column? Contact Debra DeRuyver at dderuyver@theILA.org.
  

What Stories are you Living BookcoverThe Power of Leadership Narrative Intelligence

The theme of this year’s ILA global conference calls us to Reimagine Leadership Together. For Carol Pearson, this is also a call to reimagine one’s own leadership. In this article, based on her book What Stories Are You Living, she discusses how a psychodynamic approach can encourage us to reflect and then act from the inside out.

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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.
  

Pause for PedagogyOur World, Our Leadership: Empowering Students to Co-Create Unique Peer Learning Experiences

In this month's PAUSE for Pedagogy, "Our World, Our Leadership: Empowering Students to Co-Create Unique Peer Learning Experiences," Magdalena Goledzinowska shares insights on the design, delivery, and impact of two fully virtual co-curricular leadership development programs run by the Centennial Leadership Academy (CLA) at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada.

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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.
  

Hour GlassRace Against Time

This issue of the Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, investigative reporter and MacArthur "Genius Grant" award-winner Jerry Mitchell shares memories from his book, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era. Jerry documents his decades-long pursuit of justice in this article with introduction by column editor Susan Erenrich.

View the Field Reports Archive or explore past issues of Interface. View the PAUSE for Pedagogy Archive  or visit past issues of Interface for more. View the Grassroots Leadership Archive or explore past issues of Interface.

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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.
  

Amoneeta BecksteinAmerican Indian Leadership in Collectivist Contexts

We live in a world where people immigrate for work or other reasons, students study abroad, and multinational companies have a presence in many divergent cultural contexts. In this article, part of our regular column on Global & Culturally Diverse Leadership in the 21st Century, Amoneeta Beckstein [Aniyunwiya] shares how an understanding of American Indian leadership values can help contribute to the application of multiculturally competent leadership, particularly in collectivist contexts.

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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.

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