Member Communities

Leadership Scholarship

Community Leaders

headshot of R.J. Youngblood
R.J. Youngblood

Assistant Director, Academic Achievement Center, Kansas State University
Lori Kniffin
Lori Kniffin

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University
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Leigh Fine

Assistant Director, Honors Program, University of Connecticut

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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



Leadership and the God of Small Things

In the middle of COP26, Keith Grint asks: “How do we mobilize the population to take responsibility for the planet when their personal contribution might appear to them to be materially irrelevant?” And, what does this have to do with notions about leadership, followership, and systemic change?

Utilizing Humble Inquiry to Achieve Humble Leadership

In today’s VUCA world, leaders can’t simply “figure things out.” They must depend on colleagues and followers to provide needed information and expertise. To be successful, Ed and Peter Schein argue, leaders must be humble and engage in humble inquiry.