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 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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