Lifetime Achievement Awards

ILA's Leadership Legacy Program honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of leadership through their published works and influential support of leadership knowledge and practice. Each honoree is presented with ILA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has their work celebrated at our annual global conference. After the conference, recipients are added to the ILA Virtual Hall of Fame (

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

This Year's Lifetime Achievement Award Winners will be taking the virtual stage to deliver a plenary conversation on the Future of Leadership Studies, which will be moderated by Pat Dambe, vice-president of corporate affairs and government relations at the De Beers Global Sightholder Sales. 

Ron Heifetz

Ron Heifetz is the King Hussein Bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the author of Leadership Without Easy Answers; Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading; and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World. Ron is the co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates, a consulting form for organizations and societies looking to build their adaptive leadership capacity. 

Ron Riggio

Ron Riggio is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. Ron is the author of more than a dozen books and more than 100 research articles and book chapters in the areas of leadership, organizational psychology, and social psychology. Ron is the former Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. He has served on the board of numerous journals and writes the Cutting-Edge Leadership blog at Psychology Today.

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