Member Communities

Leadership Scholarship

Community Leaders

Lori Kniffin
Lori Kniffin
Chair

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University
Rich Whitney
Rich Whitney
Chair-Elect
 
Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership & Program Chair, University of La Verne
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R.J. Youngblood
Past-Chair

Assistant Director, Academic Achievement Center, Kansas State University

Contact Community Leaders: leadershipscholarship@ilaglobalnetwork.org

The Leadership Scholarship Member Community brings together seasoned and new scholars and researchers sharing an emphasis on leadership from all disciplines, fields of study and research approaches. The Leadership Scholarship Community creates opportunities to share research and theories, encourages rigor and relevance, and fosters collaboration.

Priorities and Projects ​

  • Engaging in discussion within ILA on the meaning of rigor and relevance concerning research and scholarship about leadership.
  • Supporting the Leadership Education Research Agenda and recruiting members to contribute to its Research Priorities
  • Engaging scholars within ILA to submit and review conference papers, panels, workshop and symposia or book proposals.
  • Organizing the Emerging Scholars Research Consortium and the Doctoral Student Consortium at the annual conference to support the success of emerging scholars and doctoral students, while connecting them to seasoned scholars.
  • Exploring how the ILA can support and engage scholars in the association.

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Sample Leadership Scholarship Resources

Webinars

Blogs

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What Just Happened in UK Politics?

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.

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The War in Ukraine & Leadership as an Essentially Contested Concept

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.

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A Systems Approach to Tackling Severe and Multiple Disadvantage

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.

Resources