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2018 Honorees

Joanne Ciulla   Keith Grint
JOANNE CIULLA   KEITH GRINT

2017 Honorees

Alan Bryman   Robert Lord   Stella Nkomo   James Meindl
ALAN BRYMAN   ROBERT LORD   STELLA NKOMO   JAMES MEINDL

2015 Honorees

Larraine Matusak   Boas Shamir   Georgia Sorenson
LARRAINE MATUSAK   BOAS SHAMIR   GEORGIA SORENSON

2014 Honorees

Meg Wheatley   James G. Hunt   Peter Drucker
MARGARET WHEATLEY   JAMES G. HUNT   PETER DRUCKER

2013 Honorees

Alice Eagly   Henry Mintzberg  
ALICE EAGLY   HENRY MINTZBERG   RALPH STOGDILL

2012 Honorees

Max De Pree   Edgar Schein  
MAX DE PREE   EDGAR SCHEIN   RON WALTERS

2011 Honorees

  Mary Parker Follett   John Gardner  
JOHN ADAIR   MARY PARKER FOLLETT   JOHN GARDNER   ROBERT HOUSE

History of the Project

As part of its 10th Anniversary celebration in 2008, ILA began work on a new program that carries into both the future of the ILA and the future of leadership studies: The Leadership Legacy Program. Each year the ILA confers individuals from the field of leadership with ILA's Lifetime Achievement Award, inducting them into the Leadership Legacy Program at our annual global conference. Honorees are selected based on their significant lifetime contributions including prominent published works, influential support of the body of leadership knowledge and practice resulting in significant contributions to the field of leadership studies.

During the conference, honorees host special sessions with conference attendees that allow the Leadership Legacy Program inductees to explore the conference theme from their own unique perspectives. The ILA thanks Larraine Matusak for her leadership in creating this project and for her founding sponsorship. We also wish to thank the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University for conducting oral histories with our recipients, and to students at the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College for contributing research to each recipient's biography.

Since 2008, thirty-seven internationally renowned thinkers have been inducted into the project. Learn more about the contributions each have made to the field of leadership by clicking on their name above.

Leadership Legacy Committee: David Collinson (Chair), Scott Allen, Kisuk Cho, Kevin Lowe, Gill Robinson Hickman, Georgia Sorenson.

2018 News & Events

24-27 October
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winners honored at 20th annual conference Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace, and Prosperity