Leadership for the Greater Good:
Global Thought Leaders Explore Today's Challenges
ILA’s blog launched in March 2020 amid a world struggling to make sense of the pandemic, racial inequality, and challenges to democracy. We charge our bloggers to apply their leadership knowledge and practical wisdom to inform and inspire us as we continued our work of advancing leadership knowledge and practice for a better world. Bloggers include authors from 12 countries spanning 5 continents.
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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.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Dr. Rita A. Gardiner reflects on suffrage movements around the world, the need for camaraderie and abiding friendships to help propel social movements forward, and how social movements demonstrate that leadership concerns us in the plural, not I in the singular.
ILA Fellow Richard Bolden delves into what the surprise resignations of Nicola Sturgeon and Jacinda Ardern reveal about today’s toxic leadership contexts, what it means to be a “strong leader,” and how leaders transition out of their roles.
Richard Bolden reflects on the recent turmoil in UK politics from the perspective of a leadership researcher and educator, considering the case from the individual, organizational, and societal perspectives.
In order to stop the war in Ukraine, we have to understand why different people have radically diverse understandings of what’s happening. In this blog, ILA Fellow Keith Grint examines how the war is not just about land or people or history, it is about our understandings of leadership.
ILA Fellow Richard Bolden discusses his work leading an independent evaluation of Bristol Golden Key, a collaborative partnership project designed to transform services for people with multiple complex needs such as homelessness and substance misuse. His research reveals how seven key aspects of the program helped to facilitate systems change.
Leaders can learn to lead from a place of stillness – recognizing their own potential to react to situations and seeking to be free of clouded judgement by remaining open and aware of what is happening.
Cultivating a Culture of Yes: The Courage to Teach Followership Through the Seven Elements of Improv
How do you teach followership to business students? Dr. Kerri Cissna takes us through seven improv exercises she uses to teach followership and its impact on improving an organization’s bottom line.
Leah Tomkins joins those who advocate for the importance of leading with care. She surfaces why the language and emotions of care often make people feel uncomfortable and how this can make care seem irrelevant or unnecessary for leadership and leadership development.
Nations too often create alliances to secure the survival of only some selected countries and not the totality of humanity. In doing so, they sabotage the security that they seek for themselves and others, creating greater global insecurity.
ILA’s Leadership for the Greater Good blog is supported via a grant from the MetLife Foundation.