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Leadership Publications from ILA

ILA publishes or offers its members many types of leadership resources; scroll down or follow these in-page links to learn more.


ILA Member Newsletter: The Member Connector

Each issue features an interview with a member-author of a recent leadership title, a spotlight on an institutional member program, feature articles from one of our member communities, job announcements, a calendar of upcoming leadership events, association news, and more!  Logged in members, visit the Member Connector Archive


Women & Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice

Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice is a new series of books that will be published in upcoming years to inform leadership scholars and practitioners. The overall series will be cross-disciplinary and will represent organizational/institutional, national, and international perspectives. Each volume will focus on a specific theme, with chapters related to relevant research, theory, and practice. Across the series, a goal is to enhance knowledge and application about the leadership experiences and leadership development of women in different sectors, geographic regions, and personal/professional contexts.


Building Leadership Bridges

Building Leadership Bridges (BLB) captures 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 series connects ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world. From 2011 - 2014, the series was published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley. In 2015 the series moved to Emerald Group Publishing.

Order Online: ILA Member Order Form / Non-Member Order Form or Download an order form (pdf)


Conference Proceedings

1998 - 2003: Available free online is a short selection of materials online from the 1998-2003 conferences. Additional presentations, including keynote talks are available in Building Leadership Bridges 2001 - 2004.

2004 - 2010: previously available on CD-ROM, these conference proceedings contained conference presentations, papers, podcasts, keynotes, photos, awards, and more.  

2011 - 2012: Selection of papers and presentations from the conference are available online to ILA members. Member login required to access.

2013 - 2015: To access presentation materials for years 2013, 2014, and 2015 simply select a year, and find the "View/Browse the Program" link on the left side of the screen on the next page. Here, you may search for sessions several ways: presentation date, title, and presenter name (among others).

The Leadership Quarterly

The ILA is officially affiliated with the The Leadership Quarterly, a premier leadership journal published by Elsevier.  ILA Members receive substantial discounts off both online and print subscription rates to the journal.  LQ brings together a focus on leadership for scholars, consultants, practicing managers, executives and administrators, as well as those numerous university faculty members across the world who teach leadership as a college course. It provides timely publication of leadership research and applications and has a global reach. 


Journal of Leadership Studies

In partnership with Jossey-Bass/Wiley, the ILA offers members free online access to the Journal of Leadership Studies.  Further, ILA members enjoy a discount of up to 33% off the cost of the print journal, should they choose to subscribe.  Launched in 2007, the mission of the Journal of Leadership Studies is to publish leadership research and theoretical contributions that bridge the gap between scholarship and practice and that exemplify critical inquiry into contemporary organizational issues and paradigms. The journal promotes interdisciplinary and interorganizational theory, fostering dialogue that transcends industry specific contexts and that explores leadership's role in improving organizational practices and human life. Published material in the journal includes research-based and theoretical papers that explicitly address leadership on various social, cultural, and organizational contexts. The journal incorporates contributions from business, non-profit organizations, government entities, education, and health care; however, the emphasis on leadership theory and practice spans the boundaries between these settings to promote discussions that center on human activity and interrelations. Accordingly, material published in the journal represents a wide range of methodological approaches and theoretical foundations of leadership.


Leadership and the Humanities

In partnership with Edward Elgar Publishing, the ILA offers members free online access to the Leadership and the Humanities. This peer-reviewed, international journal is dedicated to advancing understanding of, research on, and applications concerning leadership. The journal publishes explorations of leadership from many disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, ethics, religion, history, psychology, arts, literature, drama, film, ancient and modern languages, classics, communication and media studies, anthropology, political science, and sociology. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. The journal welcomes studies of leaders and leadership in many different settings, in fiction and art, and across different times, places, and cultures. This may include studies of formal as well as informal leaders, and it may focus on followers, organizations, and the context of leadership, or on symbolic representations and depictions of leadership. Research that stresses the diversity of leadership across gender, race, class, religion, and age are encouraged.


Free E-book: Becoming a Better Leader: Applying Key Strategies

Routledge and the International Leadership Association are pleased to present a free eBook download featuring an introduction by Ron Riggio and original content from key players in the field, including Michael Genovese, Michael Harvey, Al Bolea, and many more!

This FreeBook has been curated to deliver practical, succinct strategies for developing efficient, effective leadership skills. The contributors and excerpts represent a selection of timely, diverse topics that will illuminate key skills and concepts every leader should master.


Featured Member Publications

ILA members publish on the topic of leadership from a variety of perspectives. We are pleased to feature a selection of these publications on our web site.  Each feature is usually accompanied by an interview with the author(s) (available in the Member Connector to ILA Members) and a sample chapter to download (available to ILA Members).


Free Online Leadership Journals

These free online journals are supported by ILA members and frequently publish the work of ILA members. For more information follow the links below. Have a journal to add? Contact ILA at ila@ila-net.org.

Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership (CJIL)
CJIL is a double-blind online open-access journal with a mission to "spread knowledge, understanding, and dialogue of interdisciplinary leadership with a special focus on social justice."

Integral Leadership Review (ILR)
ILR serves "leaders, professionals and academics engaged in the practice, development and theory of leadership. It bridges multiple perspectives by drawing on integral, transdisciplinary, complexity and developmental frameworks."

International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management (IJELM)
IJELM publishes research from multidisciplinary perspectives with the aim of improving leadership in the administration of educational institutions.

International Journal of Leadership Studies (IJLS)
IJLS is a refereed scholarly journal that publishes "theoretically grounded research that enhances knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of leadership at all levels within a variety of industries and organizations."

Journal of Applied Christian Leadership (JACL)
JACL "seeks to engage Christian leaders and scholars in a forward-looking dialogue about how to practice leadership in the light of ongoing research taking place across denominational, cultural, and disciplinary environments."

Journal of Leadership Education (JOLE)
JOLE provides "opportunities for dialogue, evolving discourse, and engagement about the discipline or leadership. The journal serves as a forum to share teaching advancements, research innovation, and application."

Leadership Excellence Essentials (LEE)
LEE shares "the latest and greatest leadership solutions from the World's top leaders, consultants, and trainers - plus development guides, plans, and additional tools designed to turn those solutions into an action plan."

Leadership HQ Magazine
(LHQM)
LHQM is a new magazine for leaders that "will inspire you to go further and achieve more than you ever thought possible." It includes "the latest insights in the business world" and "up-to-date strategies," and "real-life stories of inspirational people" in the world of business leadership.

Mid-Atlantic Leadership Review (MLR)
MLR is "an online, peer-reviewed, leadership studies journal based at Christopher Newport University. Its focus is to publish high-quality research articles written by CNU students and other undergraduate students from around the country."