Award Winners

Congratulations to the Following Award Winners Who Will Be Honored at the Conference!

Each year the ILA is pleased to honor those who have made significant lifetime achievements to the study and practice of leadership and those who are just beginning their career in the field of leadership. Watch this page leading up to the conference as additional awardees are announced!

Awardees all play a special role at the conference, whether it’s taking the plenary stage,  participating in a spotlighted concurrent session, or being honored at a special event. Stay tuned for further details on each awardee’s participation.

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

ILA’s Leadership Legacy Program honors individuals who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of leadership through their published works and influential support of leadership knowledge and practice. Each honoree is presented with ILA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has their work celebrated at our annual global conference. After the conference, recipients are added to the ILA Virtual Hall of Fame. With the in-person part of the conference being in Geneva this year, the Leadership Legacy committee focused on leadership scholars in Europe for this year’s awards.

John Antonakis

John Antonakis is Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne.

Jonathan Gosling

Jonathan Gosling is Emeritus Professor of Leadership at Exeter University in the UK.

Deanne Den Hartog

Deanne Den Hartog is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

John Antonakis is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Professor Antonakis’ research is currently focused on charisma, predictors of leadership, leader development, as well as on research methods. He has published articles in many prestigious journals including ScienceNature Human Behavior, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Operations Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Harvard Business Review, among many others; he has also published four books, and dozens of book chapters and conferences proceedings. He has received more than US$2.45 million in funding for his research. Prof. Antonakis is Editor of The Leadership Quarterly. He was previously associate editor for The Leadership Quarterly and Organizational Research Methods; he has also served on the editorial boards of several top journals in management and applied psychology. In 2019 he was named a highly cited scientist by Clarivate-Web of Science group. In 2020 he was listed by PLOS Biology in the world’s top 2% of scientists for career-long impact. His research is regularly quoted in the press and various media outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, NEWSWEEK, TIME, BBC News, The Economist, Forbes, The New Yorker, Fast Company and many hundreds of other news sources, including TV and Radio.

Jonathan Gosling is Emeritus Professor of Leadership at Exeter University in the UK, and a visiting scholar at other universities including Bled, McGill, Monash, Renmin and UWEW. He has taught and researched leadership for over 30 years and is now an independent academic and consultant at Pelumbra.com. Current  projects include with the Forward Institute promoting responsible leadership in government, NGOs and business; supporting the front-line leadership of HIV and malaria control programs in Africa; and running a ‘ collaborative mindset’ module for McGill. He represented UK Universities at the Rio+20 UN Sustainability summit and contributes to the ‘greening’ of management education, e.g., as co-author of the text book Sustainable Business: a one planet approach and co-founder of One Planet Education Networks (OPEN). He worked many years as a community mediator, co-founded Coachingourselves.com and chaired the ILA annual conference 2011. He is a keen sailor of fast catamarans and slow cruisers.

Deanne Den Hartog is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She currently is the director of the Research Institute of the Amsterdam Business School and chair of the Leadership and Management section of this school. She was visiting scholar at NYU’s Stern School of Business Department of Management and held a visiting research professorship at the University of Southern Australia. Her research focuses on Leadership, including ethical and charismatic leadership, leadership and (dark side) personality, and cross-cultural leadership. She also studies related topics such as proactive, innovative, cooperative and deviant behavior at work, fit, teams, well-being, HRM, and trust. Results of her research have been widely published in high quality academic journals including The Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Deanne is also a member of several editorial boards. With her co-authors, she received several best paper awards. She received a Fellowship award from the Leadership Trust Foundation in the UK and the Dutch HRM network award for contributions to the field. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, she serves as member of the Board of Governors for the Academy of Management and previously served on its OB Division Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).

John Antonakis

John Antonakis is Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne.

John Antonakis is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Professor Antonakis’ research is currently focused on charisma, predictors of leadership, leader development, as well as on research methods. He has published articles in many prestigious journals including ScienceNature Human Behavior, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Operations Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Harvard Business Review, among many others; he has also published four books, and dozens of book chapters and conferences proceedings. He has received more than US$2.45 million in funding for his research. Prof. Antonakis is Editor of The Leadership Quarterly. He was previously associate editor for The Leadership Quarterly and Organizational Research Methods; he has also served on the editorial boards of several top journals in management and applied psychology. In 2019 he was named a highly cited scientist by Clarivate-Web of Science group. In 2020 he was listed by PLOS Biology in the world’s top 2% of scientists for career-long impact. His research is regularly quoted in the press and various media outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, NEWSWEEK, TIME, BBC News, The Economist, Forbes, The New Yorker, Fast Company and many hundreds of other news sources, including TV and Radio.

Jonathan Gosling

Jonathan Gosling is Emeritus Professor of Leadership at Exeter University in the UK.

Jonathan Gosling is Emeritus Professor of Leadership at Exeter University in the UK, and a visiting scholar at other universities including Bled, McGill, Monash, Renmin and UWEW. He has taught and researched leadership for over 30 years and is now an independent academic and consultant at Pelumbra.com. Current  projects include with the Forward Institute promoting responsible leadership in government, NGOs and business; supporting the front-line leadership of HIV and malaria control programs in Africa; and running a ‘ collaborative mindset’ module for McGill. He represented UK Universities at the Rio+20 UN Sustainability summit and contributes to the ‘greening’ of management education, e.g., as co-author of the text book Sustainable Business: a one planet approach and co-founder of One Planet Education Networks (OPEN). He worked many years as a community mediator, co-founded Coachingourselves.com and chaired the ILA annual conference 2011. He is a keen sailor of fast catamarans and slow cruisers.

Deanne Den Hartog

Deanne Den Hartog is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Deanne Den Hartog is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She currently is the director of the Research Institute of the Amsterdam Business School and chair of the Leadership and Management section of this school. She was visiting scholar at NYU’s Stern School of Business Department of Management and held a visiting research professorship at the University of Southern Australia. Her research focuses on Leadership, including ethical and charismatic leadership, leadership and (dark side) personality, and cross-cultural leadership. She also studies related topics such as proactive, innovative, cooperative and deviant behavior at work, fit, teams, well-being, HRM, and trust. Results of her research have been widely published in high quality academic journals including The Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Deanne is also a member of several editorial boards. With her co-authors, she received several best paper awards. She received a Fellowship award from the Leadership Trust Foundation in the UK and the Dutch HRM network award for contributions to the field. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, she serves as member of the Board of Governors for the Academy of Management and previously served on its OB Division Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).

2021 Distinguished Leadership Award

This award is presented to individuals whose contribution to the understanding of and/or practice of effective leadership are significant and have resulted in extraordinary impact which transcends national boundaries. Recipients bestowed the Distinguished Leadership Award serve as inspiring examples to all who labor to make positive change in this world. 

Kim Cambell

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell served as Canada’s nineteenth and first female Prime Minister. She is the Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. Her leadership roles has led her to develop an expertise informed by real time exposure to populations in democratic transition, economic crisis, and gender imbalances. From 2004 through 2006 Campbell served as Secretary General of the Club of Madrid, an organization of former heads of government and state who work to promote democratization through peer relations with leaders of transitional democracies. 

John Lord Alderdice

John, Lord Alderdice FRCPsych is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and was the Chairman of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords during the Liberal/Conservative Coalition Government. He also speaks for the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland in the House of Lords, and as Leader of Alliance he played a significant role in the negotiation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.  When the Northern Ireland Assembly was elected, he became its first Speaker.  In 2004 he retired as Speaker on being appointed by the British and Irish Governments to be one of the four members of the international Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC), put in place to close down the operations of the paramilitary organizations and monitor security normalization.

He has long been active in international liberal politics and was President of Liberal International (the global federation of more than 100 liberal political parties). He is now a Presidente d’Honneur. 

Lord Alderdice’s professional background was in psychoanalytic psychiatry in Belfast where he taught at Queen’s University and established the Centre for Psychotherapy.  He also established the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and is now its Emeritus Chairman.  He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, and Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict.  He also undertakes other roles at the university including as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Changing Character of War Centre.

Lord Alderdice has devoted himself to understanding and addressing religious fundamentalism and long-standing violent political conflict in various parts of the world. More recently he has also been working on the problems of indigenous peoples. He consults, lectures and writes on these issues, and has been recognized with many honorary doctorates and international prizes, including the International Psychoanalytic Association Award for Extraordinarily Meritorious Service to Psychoanalysis, the World Federation of Scientists Prize for the application of Science to the Cause of Peace, and in 2015 Liberal International’s highest recognition, the Prize for Freedom.

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Jeff Bourgeois, Assistant Professor, Global Leadership at the Indiana Institute of Technology

Sara Zare

Sara Zare, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant; Doctoral Student at Pepperdine University

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The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award

The ILA is pleased to partner with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) on the Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award. CCL is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education. Founded in 1970 as a nonprofit, CCL helps clients around the world to cultivate creative leadership — the capacity to achieve more than imagined by thinking and acting beyond boundaries. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of CCL and recognizes unpublished student papers on leadership or leadership development. Recipients are honored during the conference and invited to give a talk on their work at ILA’s global conference.

Steven Zhou is a PhD student in industrial-organizational psychology at George Mason University, where he primarily researches leadership, personality, and psychometrics.

Award Winning Paper Title: Patterns of Leadership Behavior: A Person-Centered Approach to Assessing Leadership Styles Across Gender and Level

Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The ILA is pleased to partner with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond on the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given annually to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. The award was established to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004). Recipients are honored during the conference and invited to give a talk on their work at ILA’s global conference.

Michael Promisel
Michael Promisel, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Coastal Carolina University
 
Received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he wrote his award-winning dissertation “Paragons of Prudence: Political Leadership in Classical Political Thought.”

Larraine Matusak Courageous Leadership Award

In honor of Larraine’s life and work, the ILA is partnering with the The Alliance of Leadership Fellows to present the 2021 Larraine R. Matusak Courageous Leadership Award.

The Larraine R. Matusak Courageous Leadership Award was created in 2007 and is given biannually to recognize bold and courageous leadership in the face of social difficulty and injustice. In the words of Dr. Matusak . . . . . .

The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward those individuals who boldly take a risk to stand up for what is right and just; who work for the common good; who are willing to take an unpopular stand even if doing so may jeopardize their jobs, cast them in an unpopular light or even cause them to lose friends. They are willing to act authentically and speak up when silence would mean colluding with the problem, and they boldly take actions that tangibly improve the human condition.

Courageous Leadership is defined as the ability and passion to attain positive results by encouraging others and by working with and through others to achieve a common good. True leaders are courageous people. They are not afraid to take a risk and they don’t waste much time worrying about what other people might think of them; they are more concerned about doing what is right and effective. They make every attempt to weave a shared vision, to align others toward a goal, and then with enthusiasm, energy, and commitment they are willing to walk near the edge and even do things that raise the eyebrows of those around them in order to achieve a positive goal that effects the common good…. to do what is right! Their risk taking is creative, reinforced by sound judgment, common sense and a profound sense of responsibility, honesty and truth.

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You must look fear in the face and do the thing you think you cannot do.” This Courageous Leadership Award is a call to courage that requires a belief in something much larger than the individual; the type of courage fueled by a passion for the common good and a commitment to principles greater than self-interest; the kind of courage that once exhibited galvanizes others.

Award Winner

Sibusiso (S’bu) Zikode

Sibusiso (S’bu) Zikode, President, Abahlali baseMjondolo, South African shack dwellers’ movement

S’bu. Zikode is the founding President of Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement SA. Prior this he was the chairperson of the Kennedy Road Development Committee before becoming its president. 
 
In December 2009 Bishop Rubin Phillip conferred the Order of the Holy Nativity on him. He was the first non-Anglican to be honored in this way. In 2010 he was listed by the Mail and Guardian as one of ‘two hundred young South Africans that you have to take to lunch. He has written a number of widely published articles on popular politics and the struggle for just cities.
 
Zikode is the Swedish government global winner of the Per Anger Prize 2021. This prize is given by Swedish government to individuals and organisations in recognition of initiatives of democracy and human rights.

Award Runner-ups

Shirley Sherrod
Shirley Sherrod is a former Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture.
Kehkashan Basu
Kehkashan Basu, Founder, President, Green Hope Foundation, Winner of 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize