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

29 July 2021

 
Gama Perruci
 
In Memoriam

ILA member Robert M. McManus remembers ILA emeritus board member Gamaliel “Gama” Perruci who passed away earlier this month.
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A Celebration of Followership

Ira Chaleff asks: What were those who research and write on leadership thinking about a quarter century ago? How was it similar or different to what you are thinking about now? Chaleff shares his insights into these and other questions in A Celebration of Followership: The Story in Documents of The Courageous Follower and the Followership Community.
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The Power of Story

What is the significance of stories on our development as human beings and as leaders? ILA Fellow Katherine Tyler Scott explores this provocative question in her latest ILA blog.
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Does Size Matter for Leadership?

ILA Fellow Keith Grint ranges from Shakespeare’s Henry V to tweets from Donald Trump to expose the invisible privilege associated with being tall and the assumption that has long prevailed in human society that greater height correlates with attributions of leadership, particularly among men.
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Who are these leaders?

Meet ILA's 2021 first announced plenary speakers! Last year's plenaries were the most memorable moments of the conference for many attendees. See what this year has in store! Visit ILAGlobalConference.org to find out who these leaders are and their wide array of accomplishments.
 
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We Built a Fortress of Folk

In this month's Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, editor Susie Erenrich interviews Carolyn Hester and her daughters. Hester was a trailblazer during the 1960s folk revival who sang with the Mississippi Caravan of Music - "a group of troubadour-allies who went South to help break the back of Jim Crow."
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From Hero to Zero: Why Leaders Fail

ILA Fellow Erwin Schwella uses the case of General Jacob “Jackie” Selebi, the former National Commissioner of the South African Police Service to explore the personality traits and contexts that contribute to why public leaders fail.
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A Field of Sunflowers
 
A Student's Viewpoint

In this month's PAUSE for PEDAGOGY column, Ph.D. student Lyndee Phillips shares her personal leadership journey in, "A Student's Viewpoint: Self-Leadership Enlightenment." Find out how Phillips discovered self-leadership while taking an undergraduate art class and how the relationship between teachers and students in any classroom can build leadership capacities.
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Colloquium Advances Women’s Leadership From Intent to Action

In this wrap-up article by Randal Joy Thompson, discover the work of ILA’s Women and Leadership member community, words of wisdom from this year’s Women and Leadership keynote speakers, and the creation of eight teams of researchers moving from intent to action.
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Leading With Care, Compassion, and a New Vision

How can we be more prepared for the challenges a VUCA world holds in store? How do we hold safe space for ourselves, for our neighbors, families, colleagues, and students as we go through challenging times? Azadeh Davari reflects on leadership lessons learned during the past year.
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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.
  

A Celebration of Followership BookcoverA Celebration of Followership

Ira Chaleff asks: What were those who research and write on leadership thinking about a quarter century ago? How was it similar or different to what you are thinking about now? Chaleff shares his insights into these and other questions in A Celebration of Followership: The Story in Documents of The Courageous Follower and the Followership Community.

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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 Pedagogy A Student's Viewpoint

In this month's PAUSE for PEDAGOGY column, Ph.D. student Lyndee Phillips shares her personal leadership journey in, "A Student's Viewpoint: Self-Leadership Enlightenment." Find out how Phillips discovered self-leadership while taking an undergraduate art class and how the relationship between teachers and students in any classroom can build leadership capacities.

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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.
  

Carolyn Hester We Built a Fortress of Folk

In this month's Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, editor Susie Erenrich interviews Carolyn Hester and her daughters. Hester was a trailblazer during the 1960s folk revival who sang with the Mississippi Caravan of Music - "a group of troubadour-allies who went South to help break the back of Jim Crow."

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.