Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association

Interface. The name evokes those spaces and boundaries where our work touches each other’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 — scholars and researchers, educators and students, coaches and consultants, NGO and public leaders, administrators and executives — who all Interface in the ILA around their commitment to fostering better leadership worldwide. Distributed every second and fourth Thursday, Interface shares articles highlighting association news and work being done by other ILA members. Regular columns include, among others, our behind-the-pages leadership Author Interviews, PAUSE for Pedagogy, Method Moments, Member Spotlights, and Field Reports. If you have an idea for an article in Interface, please email ILA Communications Director Debra DeRuyver at

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ILA Interface - The Newsletter of the International Leadership Association
12 October 2017
One Kiss or Two?: In Search of The Perfect Greeting - Book Cover
One Kiss or Two?

Whether you're traveling to Brussels for ILA's 19th global conference or planning a business trip elsewhere, don't be caught wondering whether you should go in for the handshake, hug, or kiss. "Andy Scott – a well-travelled former diplomat, and no stranger to fumbled first contacts himself – goes down the rabbit hole to take a closer look at what greetings are all about."
Photo of Barbara Crosby
PAUSE for Pedagogy

Barbara Crosby discusses her new book Teaching Leadership: An Integrative Approach. Learn more about the book's five essential leadership practices, which she approaches with "heart, head, and hands." Read the article, then click on the video link for a supplemental interview with Barbara.
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Peace Leadership: The Quest for Connectedness
Behind-the-Pages Interview

Amanuel Melles, Co-Convener of ILA's Peace Leadership Affinity Group, interviews Stan Amaladas and Sean Byrne on their new book, Peace Leadership: The Quest for Connectedness.
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Whether you're in Brussels right now or observing this year's global conference from afar, follow #ILA2017Brussels for the latest pictures and quotable quotes from Leadership in Turbulent Times.
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Links to Past Issues

Interface launched January 12, 2017. To view earlier issues of the ILA member newsletter, please visit the Member Connector Archive

14 September 2017

24 August 2017

10 August 2017

27 July 2017

13 July 2017

29 June 2017

15 June 2017

1 June 2017

11 May 2017

27 April 2017

13 April 2017

23 March 2017

9 March 2017

23 February 2017

9 February 2017

26 January 2017

12 January 2017