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Overcoming an Addiction to Leadership­­­

Lucie Hartley and ILA Fellow Richard Bolden explore the consequences of an addiction to leadership. Drawing on examples from drug and alcohol services, they illustrate how recovery techniques may help overcome a dependence on heroic and narcissistic leaders and foster more inclusive and compassionate forms of leadership practice.

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Leaders Do Not Abandon DEI Initiatives

In today’s climate of political, cultural, ideological, and legislative pushback on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, what can leaders do to accelerate DEI work rather than retreat? ILA Fellow and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Stella M. Nkomo shares five evidence-based reasons DEI in the workplace is the right decision.

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Leadership: A Threat or Solution to Securing a Better Future?

Too often scientists and activists lead the way in advocating change, not the political and corporate leaders who actually have the power and authority to effect change. What role, though, does the leadership industry play in challenging leaders to address political, social, and economic systems that are inequitable and unsustainable?

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Learning From the Bees

ILA member Kathleen Allen explores the contributions of worker bees in Nature and in organizations. Contrary to popular opinion, “worker bees” significantly impact organizational systems. Like bees in Nature, they create the buzz!

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Ignite Your Flame of Activated Hope

Leaders who are catalysts inhabit the radical place between the present and the future as they apply activated hope to ignite powerful change in their organizations, communities, and themselves. ILA Fellow Professor Chellie Spiller shares 8 key insights leaders need to strike the match of potential.

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Leadership and the Devaluation of the Mundane

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.

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The Catalyst’s Way

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).

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