Leadership for the Greater Good:
Global Thought Leaders Explore Today's Challenges
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ILA Fellow Keith Grint delves into the reciprocal processes of extraordinarization and mundanization whereby the actions of certain groups are deemed “heroic” while the actions of other, less privileged groups, are deemed “ordinary.” This process impedes the acquisition of equality and justice around particular tasks while insidiously masquerading as normality.
Ignite powerful change in your organizations, communities, and yourself. In this blog, ILA Fellow Chellie Spiller discusses her new book, The Catalyst’s Way – A Handbook for People Who Want to Change the World, based on her time as Leader in Residence at the Atlantic Institute and the extraordinary leadership exemplified by its fellows. Download the free eBook and its companion guide (links in blog).
ILA Fellow Suze Wilson argues the growing influence of mis- and dis-information creates an increasingly hostile context for leaders, warranting more attention from those engaged in leadership research, development, and practice for the greater good.
Barbara Kellerman shares her latest thinking on followership as she reflects on contemporary global issues. Read her most recent article from 3 July 2023 along with reprints of two additional articles from 2023.
Jamie Dimon, the chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase has often come under the pen of Barbara Kellerman. Read her most recent reflection on his leadership.
ILA Fellow Katherine Tyler Scott explores what is needed to equip leaders with the temperament and capacities necessary to lead whilst in the grip of shadow times.
What can former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s leadership of New Zealand reveal about the complex mix of authenticity, transparency, and masking that all leaders must grapple with? ILA Fellow Suze Wilson explores this question and more.
ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Barbara Kellerman, shares some of her latest thinking on women and leadership by reflecting on Ursula von der Leyen’s leadership of the European Commission and on the neuroscience of pregnancy.
ILA Fellow, Professor Dennis Tourish, analyzes the leadership style Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes used to conceal her fraud from employees and silence dissenters. He concludes with lessons for leadership applicable to any business.
ILA Fellow, Professor Richard Bolden, asked ChatGPT-4 to identify the top implications of AI for leadership. Bolden shares the generative AI’s response as well as some general principles leadership professionals can lean into to help mitigate the risks of AI.
Organizational purpose is important, but calling a purpose is distinct from striving to reach a purpose. You need what ILA Fellow Dr. Chellie Spiller calls a “Zenith Orientation.”
Using contemporary and historical examples, leadership expert Keith Grint deconstructs the top ten rhetorical tropes leaders use in defense of the indefensible.
ILA’s Leadership for the Greater Good blog is supported via a grant from the MetLife Foundation.