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Building Leadership Bridges Book Series

Building Leadership Bridges is our book series of annual volumes that capture the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadership and leadership studies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the book series connects ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world. Since 2011, the series has been published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley.

2014's volume Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity is expected to be released in April, 2014. Complimentary copies to ILA members will be mailed at the end of May. Non-Members are welcome to order their copies from the ILA or their favorite bookstore. 

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The Embodiment of Leadership (Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2013)
Lois Ruskai Melina, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman and Antonio Marturano, Editors

"Throughout much of the world, leaders are memorialized as bodies, carved in marble, cast in metal. Some are readily recognizable, a few known only to locals. Words spoken by the leader may be etched at the base of a statue, but the leader's weight is conveyed primarily through the depiction of the body...." - Lois Ruskai Melina

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Leading in Complex Worlds (Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2012)
JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Gloria J. Burgess, Lena Lid Falkman and Robert M. McManus, Editors

"To live in complex worlds means living in the balance between moments of routine and moments of uncertainty, between places of practice and the places of performance... This compilations captures the best thinking on the complexity of three key topics - Leader Development and Education, Leadership Practice, and Leading in a Globalized World...." - JoAnn Danelo Barbour

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Leadership for Transformation (Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2011)
JoAnn Danelo Barbour and Gill Robinson Hickman, Editors

"This volume is an opportunity to share and learn about new research, effective leadership practices and proven teaching methods, and creative works that support the many faces of transformation. The authors in this volume present chapters from the arts to science, from qualitative to quantitative thinking, and about the leader transforming self to leaders for transformation...." - JoAnn Danelo Barbour and Gill Robinson Hickman

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Global Leadership: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future (2008)
Michael Harvey and JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Editors

" 'What's past is prologue,' Antonio argues in Shakespeare's Tempest, suggesting that learning the right lessons from the past can help us shape the future. This year the ILA is pleased to offer Global Leadership: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future, the newest volume in the Building Leadership Bridges (BLB) series, as our own bridge from the past to the future of leadership...." - Michael Harvey and JoAnn Danelo Barbour

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Leadership: Impact, Culture, and Sustainability (2007)
Nancy S. Huber and Michael Harvey, Editors

"Leadership: Impact, Culture, and Sustainability seeks to integrate different experiences, traditions, and ways of thinking about leadership in the modern world. To enhance your reading, we begin with a weaver's commentary this year by invited author Barbara Mossberg.  Her piece is a clever integration of various concepts found in this volume around the broader theme of building bridges.  Inside you will discover topics that range from ethics to intuition, competition to communication, and a master's program to social enterprise and community development...." - Nancy S. Huber and Michael Harvey

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Leadership at the Crossroads (2006)
Nancy S. Huber and Michael Harvey, Editors

"A crossroads is not a destination, but a moment in a journey representing a choice, a connection, or an intersection of ideas or cultures. You are invited to explore diverse perspectives from India, Portugal, Lithuania, New Brunswick, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Along the way, you will hear about leadership on the job, in the classroom, in the nonprofit sector, in sports, and in the health-related professions. The closing article is an invited piece by Suzanne Morse that takes leadership into the community...." - Nancy S. Huber and Michael Harvey

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Emergent Models of Global Leadership (2005)
Nancy S. Huber and Mark C. Walker, Editors

"We all have a stake in sharing our knowledge as well as ideas for the creative application of leadership wisdom.  It is our belief that... [this volume] is an excellent step in that direction.  The authors hail from Europe, Russia, Australia, and the United States and discuss topics as diverse as shared leadership, ethics, charisma, the use of learning journals, social change, allophilia, strategic visioning, nonverbal communication, and deaf leadership.  It is an impressive array...." - Nancy S. Huber and Mark C. Walker

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Prior to 2005, Building Leadership Bridges (2001-2004) was an annual print proceeding of the ILA's Global Conference. The proceedings gathered the keynotes and select peer reviewed and edited conference papers from the previous year's conference. These exciting books offers the latest perspectives on leadership from leadership scholars, educators, professionals, public servants, and others.


Building Leadership Bridges 2004, Proceedings from ILA 2003 in Guadalajara
Nancy S. Huber and J. Thomas Wren, Editors

"Three keynote speakers from ILA 2003 in Guadalajara offer perspectives from their presentations.  Leadership scholar Joanne Ciulla examines multidisciplinary approaches to ethics in leadership with a focus on the challenge of nepotism to ethical and competent leadership; community leader Luz Lajous Vargas speaks poignantly about working locally and internationally on global issues of concern to women and their families; and business leader Arjan Overwater recounts the journey of leadership development for Unilever's top management team. Although it is impossible to incorporate a large number of the many thoughtful and relevant presentations from the conference, we hope you enjoy the pieces that are included here...." - Nancy S. Huber and J. Thomas Wren

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BLB 2003 CoverBuilding Leadership Bridges 2003, Proceedings from ILA 2002 in Seattle
Cynthia Cherrey, John Jacob Gardiner, and Nancy Huber, Editors

We know you will enjoy the variety of articles and perspectives it contains on leadership. In addition to ten cutting-edge essays, the volume contains the full-text of the three keynotes by Arun Ghandi (the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and co-founder of the Center for Social Unity and the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence), David Gergen (noted author and political commentator), and Mary Robinson (the first female president of Ireland) delivered at ILA's 2002 conference in Seattle, WA, USA.

 

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BLB 2002 CoverBuilding Leadership Bridges 2002, Proceedings from ILA 2001 in Miami
Cynthia Cherrey, and Larraine R. Matusak, Editors

Each year the International Leadership Association (ILA) grows and evolves, displaying creative and exciting new ideas. This publication is evidence of this growth. It is our hope that it will make a powerful impact on leadership theory and practice worldwide. It reflects the finest work of scholars and practitioners who participated in the conference held in Miami, Florida, in November 2001. This volume Meg Wheatley's keynote address and other papers that were of particular interest to both scholars and practitioners.

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BLB 2001 CoverBuilding Leadership Bridges 2001, Proceedings from ILA 2000 in Toronto
Cynthia Cherrey, Larraine R. Matusak, and Shelly Wilsey, Editors

This volume reflects the finest work of scholars and practitioners who participated in the ILA conference held in Toronto, Canada, in November 2000. In it, you'll find the keynote addresses and several other papers that were of particular interest to both scholars and practitioners. We sought to create a mix- a meeting of the minds between those who study leadership and those who practice it."

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