Conversations With

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We’re pleased to welcome past winners of ILA’s Lifetime Achievement Award to a series of armchair conversations at the conference. Get comfy and come ready to ask your questions of these luminaries in the field of leadership! Exact dates and times of these conference conversations will be posted soon along with additional participants!

Conversations at the Nexus of Leadership Theory and Practice

A Conversation With Keith Grint and Brad Jackson

Keith Grint is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University. He has held Chairs at Cranfield University and Lancaster University and was Director of Research at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University. His books include Fuzzy Management (1997); The Arts of Leadership (2000); Leadership: Limits and Possibilities (2005); Leadership, Management & Command: Rethinking D-Day (2008); and Leadership: A Very Short Introduction (2010). His latest book, Mutiny & Leadership, is due in 2021.

Brad Jackson is a Professor of Social Innovation and Program Director of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management at the Griffith Business School in Australia. Brad has published seven books including Management Gurus and Management Fashions; The Hero Manager; Organisational Behaviour in New Zealand; and A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership; and is the co-editor of Sage’s Handbook of Leadership and Major Works in Leadership.  

A Conversation With Gill Robinson Hickman

Gill Robinson Hickman is Professor Emerita at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. She is the author of Leading Organizations: Perspectives for a New Era and Leading Change in Multiple Contexts. As one of the inaugural faculty members of the Jepson School, Gill helped build one of the first leadership studies programs in the world. Hickman's most recent book is When Leaders Face Personal Crisis: The Human Side of Leadership

A Conversation With Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is Founding Executive Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership. And from 2003 to 2006 she served as the Center’s Research Director. She has written many books and articles about leadership and followership, most recently, Professionalizing Leadership, and (with Todd Pittinsky) Leaders Who Lust: Power, Money, Sex, Success, Legitimacy, Legacy.

A Conversation With Henry Mintzberg and Jonathan Gosling

Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal. He is a writer and educator, mostly about managing originations, developing managers, and rebalancing societies (his current focus), and is the author of 20 books, including Simply Managing and Bedtime Stories for Managers. Mintzberg co-founded the International Masters Program for Managers (, also in health care), as well as a venture 

Jonathan Gosling is lead faculty of The Forward Institute promoting a movement for responsible leadership. He is Emeritus Professor of Leadership at Exeter University and runs a consultancy for world thinkers called He hosts writing retreats on the beautiful and wild island of Lambay, off the coast of Ireland and has published several books including: Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach; Key Concepts in Leadership; and Exploring Leadership: Individual, Organizational and Societal Perspectives

A Conversation With Edgar and Peter Schein

Edgar Schein is Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and the co-founder of The Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute. Known as “the dean of organizational culture,” Schein is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Humble Inquiry and Humble Consulting. He has received ample recognition for his work, with multiple lifetime achievement awards from associations such as the American Society of Training Directors (2000), the Academy of Management (2009), and the ILA (2012). 

Peter Schein is the co-founder of The Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute. He is a Silicon Valley innovator with 30 years of business experience at technology companies, including Apple, in corporate development and M&A. He has an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Stanford, an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern, and an OD certificate from the USC Center for Effective Organizations. Humble Leadership is his second writing collaboration with his father, Ed.

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