Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews

Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews Member Community promotes an understanding of the healthy nexuses between philosophy, religion and worldviews and leadership consistent with ILA's mission statement.

Philosophy, religion and worldviews touch the very core of human experience and address the assumptions people make about life. These assumptions structure people's leadership theories and practices, often resulting in unevaluated consequences and implications. Evaluating leadership theories and practices at the most basic level will generate greater insights to the intersection of leadership with culture.

The Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews Member Community encourages philosophers and religious leaders to actively participate in ILA as a means to hone their leadership skills for use in their respective spheres of influence and provide corresponding insights to ILA members.

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John Shoup Alicia Crumpton

John Shoup
Dean, School of Education, California Baptist Univ.

Alicia Crumpton
Program Director, School of Business and Public Leadership, Johnson Univ.

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John R. Shoup serves as the Dean of the School of Education at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. John has a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of California, Riverside. He also has a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. ×


James (Gus) Gustafson is the Chief Learning Officer at the Tuthill Corporation and is the Leadership Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Values-Driven Leadership (Benedictine University) – where he co-architected and teaches in the Executive Doctoral Program. He also served for the last five years as Executive Minister and Chief Transformation Officer at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa (the largest and fastest growing Lutheran church in the USA). Prior to leading Hope, Gus was responsible for Strategic Leadership Research and Development and Organizational Transformation at U.S. Cellular, where he received several awards for his pioneering work in leadership development and organizational transformation. ×

About Sebastian Salicru

I began my career as a psychologist in 1992 by working in the area of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). This work exposed me to large number of organizations across sectors and industries, as well as local, state and federal governments. Over the years, I progressively moved into Organizational Development, and in more recent years I narrowed my focus to Leadership Development.

While working for Accenture from 2012 to 2015, I had the privilege to travel globally and assisted some of the top Fortune 500 companies to bring floundering projects back on track, manage risk, reduce costs while increasing customer service and sales, and dramatically increase levels of performance and results. As a result, I worked in Australia, USA, Europe, UAE, China and Singapore. This enabled me to acquire a global mindset, and afforded me intercultural effectiveness by being able to relate to people from different cultural backgrounds.

I have authored one book, two book chapters, three journal articles, and dozens of expert commentaries on leadership in newspapers and magazines. I have also presented multiple leadership-related papers at conferences and industry events. As a member of ILA since 2014, I have attended three Global Conferences and have presented at the three of them. ×