Oral Histories

The Leadership Legacy Project partners with the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University to conduct oral histories with each of our recipients. Oral history is an excellent method for collecting and interpreting memories and fostering new knowledge. Dr. Phil Scarpino, past president of the National Council for Public History and Professor of History at IU, exhaustively researches each recipient prior to conducting his interviews and uses the highest standards prescribed by the American Oral History Association.

The Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University focuses on research and programs related to the study of leadership across all sectors – including corporate, public service, education, religion, medicine, and non-profit organizations. Its focus on multiple sectors and on both the practice and theory of leadership distinguishes its agenda among leadership programs nationwide. Through ongoing research in a variety of sectors, it generates knowledge about leadership and disseminates this knowledge through a variety of programs.

2014: Meg Wheatley

Oral History with Meg Wheatley
by Philip Scarpino


2013: Henry Mintzberg

Oral History with Henry Mintzberg
by Philip Scarpino

2013: Alice Eagly

Oral History with Alice Eagly
by Philip Scarpino


2012: Edgar Schein

Oral History with Edgar Schein
by Philip Scarpino

2012: Max De Pree

Oral History with Max De Pree
by Philip Scarpino


2010: Jean Lipman-Blumen

Oral History with Jean Lipman-Blumen
by Philip Scarpino

2010: Russ Mawby

Transcripts

Overview (pdf)
Part 1 (pdf)
Part 2 (pdf)
Part 3 (pdf)

Oral History with Russ Mawby
by Philip Scarpino


2010: Fred Fiedler

Transcripts

Overview (pdf)
Part 1 (pdf)
Part 2 (pdf)

Oral History with Fred Fiedler
by Philip Scarpino

2008: Manfred Kets de Vries

Oral History with Manfred Kets de Vries
by Philip Scarpino


2008: James MacGregor Burns

Transcripts

Parts 1 & 2 (pdf)

Oral History with James MacGregor Burns
by Philip Scarpino

2008: Frances Hesselbein

Transcripts

Overview (pdf)
Part 1 (pdf)
Part 2 (pdf)

Oral History with Frances Hesselbein
by Philip Scarpino