Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, College of Applied Science and Technology, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Discipline Chair for Anatomical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Public Leadership Member Community serves and involves those who practice, study, and teach leadership in the public domain. This includes civic, governmental, military, nonprofit/NGO, political, and social organizations and institutions typically characterized by a primary emphasis on serving the public good. Increasingly so, this also incorporates collaborative efforts between the aforementioned organizations and for-profit businesses.
The community facilitates sharing of ideas, expertise, and resources to address public leadership issues; encourages the development and application of concepts, theories, research, and practical experience in the field of public leadership; and highlights emerging issues, challenges, opportunities, and best practices.
Priorities and Projects
- Advancing leadership knowledge & practice to: support effective and ethical public leadership, address common challenges, and explore solutions across domains
- Strengthening the ILA public leadership network by attracting, enrolling, and engaging new members in each domain
- Organizing focused conference programs to specifically meet the needs of public leaders including concurrent sessions and the annual public leadership networking dinner
- Encouraging submissions to the International Journal of Public Leadership
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Sample Public Leadership Resources
With Bert Koopman, Charles Parker, Liesbet Heyse, Margo van den Brink, Susan Ostermann, Sylvo Thijsen, Alan Latourelle, Arjen Boin, Lauren Fahy, and Paul ‘t Hart
Keith Grint and Jonathan Reams
Leadership is impossible without integrity, and integrity is inconceivable without trust. Erwin Schwella explores the interconnections between these concepts in his latest blog. He concludes, quite starkly that the flip side – leadership corruption – is deadly and kills.
ILA Fellow Erwin Schwella uses the case of General Jacob “Jackie” Selebi, the former National Commissioner of the South African Police Service to explore the personality traits and contexts that contribute to why public leaders fail.
Les Sylven discusses how daily meditative practice improved his effectiveness as a police officer and leader and asks whether the practice of meditation should be supported as a potential tool for all police officers and be placed in the curriculum of police leadership development programs.