Trusted Leadership Resources: Crisis Leadership, Teaching Online, and Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other

We hope you're staying safe and healthy during the global COVID-19 crisis. Towards our continuing priority to provide trusted resources and create trusted spaces for leadership learning, we've created this special web page with articles, webinars, and podcasts from our library on crisis leadership, teaching leadership online, and taking care of ourselves and each other.

Don't forget to register for our FREE webinar on "Crisis Leadership in Higher Education" with author Ralph A. Gigliotti, Director of the Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership. The webinar will take place 7 April at 12PM EDT. Learn more.

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Crisis Leadership: Resources from ILA's Library

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Crisis Leadership During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Xenophobia (March 2020)
Jean Lau Chin, co-editor of ILA's book, Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership, discusses how scapegoating becomes a prevalent phenomenon in times of crisis if we categorize people based on stereotypes, blame victims for their plight, and maintain an outgroup bias of negatively treating those perceived as different.




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Emergency Preparedness in Higher Education (November 2013)
Tracey Brown and Peggy Bowen-Hartung discuss post-crisis debriefing and a framework of transformational leadership throughout the crisis stages, among other things.



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Showing Leadership in a Crisis (December 2011)
Crisis management expert, Jane Jordan-Meier shares her insights and research from her book, The Four Highly Effective Stages of Crisis Management, to shed light on the perplexing issues of who and what makes a good leader in a crisis.


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Leading As If Your Life Depended On It: Crisis Leadership Insights (July 2010)
Colonel Thomas Kolditz examines real-life stories of leaders in high-risk, extreme situations, assesses the styles those leaders exhibit, and extracts valuable insights about extraordinary leadership in our everyday lives.

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Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis. (February 2011)
Erika Hayes James and Lynn Perry Wooten discuss their book, which provides a comprehensive overview of crisis types and general crisis handling strategies as well as a discussion of the individual capabilities necessary to effectively lead an organization in times of intense pressure.

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The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership under Pressure. (September 2007)
Paul 't Hart discusses his award-winning book, which examines how leaders deal with the strategic challenges they face, the political risks and opportunities they encounter, the errors they make, the pitfalls they need to avoid, and the paths away from crisis they may pursue.

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ILA Conference Proceeding

Leadership in Time of Crisis: NASA and the Columbia Tragedy (November 2003)
Using the loss of the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger as a backdrop, Howard Kea discusses ways to address organizational psychology and emotional recovery from great tragedies.

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Crisis Leadership: Resources from ILA Members & Leadership Colleagues

Resources on Crisis Leadership
The Center for Creative Leadership (an ILA group member) shares resources on crisis leadership from their library.

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Eight Emerging Lessons: From Coronavirus to Climate Action
ILA 2020 featured speaker Otto Scharmer shares eight emerging lessons from the global COVID-19 crisis.

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Leadership and Professional Local Government Managers: Before, During, and After a Crisis
ICMA Research Report sharing reflections from city leaders who lived through crisis. The report analyzes effective leadership skills and techniques, providing lessons learned and best practices.

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Teaching Leadership Online: Resources from ILA's Library

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Leadership Education Online?!?! Strategies and Tips to Ease the Transition (March 2020)
Been asked to teach a leadership course online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Online learning expert Dan Jenkins provides instructional strategies and learning activities you can implement right away in your online leadership course.

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A Tool for Teaching Personal Leadership Online: The Real Life Leader in the Mirror Assignment (December 2018)
Summer Odom and Valerie McKee discuss an assignment in which their online leadership students synthesized leadership concepts by comparing and contrasting their personalities, beliefs, and capacities with a leader in the media. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Summer and Valerie.

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Leadership PhotoVoice: Application in Action (September 2018)
Jackie Bruce describes utilizing PhotoVoice in an online classroom as a tool to understand and make meaning of abstract leadership theories. Read the assignment, a sample response received, and tips on how you can utilize PhotoVoice. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Jackie.


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Fostering Social Presence in the Online Classroom: Helping Students Meet Affective Learning Objectives (April 2018)
Virginia Byrne delves into strategies to overcome the dehumanization that can occur behind the screen. Make sure your students feel a sense of belonging as you move online. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Virginia.


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Gamifying an Online Leadership Studies Course (March 2018)
Ramiro de la Rosa describes how leveraging gamification elements can motivate and engage students. He examines gamified elements and demonstrates gamification as a promising new pedagogy for fully online leadership courses. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Ramiro.

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Learning as Leaders: Creating an Online Community of Practice for Leadership Educators (January 2017)
The online spaces and places we create for learning are not meant to be populated only by students. Lisa Endersby explores pedagogical questions and strategies for online communities of practice. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Lisa.

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Expanding Leadership Education: Teaching Service-Learning Online (July 2016)
Kathy Guthrie provides practical strategies in developing an online service-learning course, as well as successes and challenges from experience teaching such classes. Read the article, then watch the video interview with Kathy.


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Teaching Leadership Online: Resources from ILA Members & Leadership Colleagues

Distance Learning Magazine
Information Age Publishing is offering three free issues of Distance Learning Magazine as a free download on the IAP website as well as a 40% discount on all Distance Learning Resources that they publish. Details on their homepage.

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Cases and Classes Online: Practical Tips and Discussions with Ivey Publishing
Ivey Publishing has a series of webinars with practical advice for teaching cases, building relationships, and inspiring and engaging each other online.

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Reshaping Rhetorical Space: E-learning through Online Asynchronous Discussion
Sage publishing has made several resources freely available including this chapter from The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research that looks at the effectiveness of using a bulletin board as a medium for learning.

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The Leadership Educators Podcast
Hosted by ILA Member Dan Jenkins, listen to the first season and emergency episode, "Navigating Change in Teaching and Programming in Leadership Education", focused on making the transition to teaching leadership online.

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Resources for Teaching Online
Click on the "Additional Resources" tab of this crowd-sourced google sheet to see a list of tools and tips.

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H-Net Repository - Resources for Teaching Online
H-Net community shares resources with one another for teaching online. Includes the Chronicle of Higher Education's article collection around "Moving Online Now: How to keep teaching during the coronavirus."

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Leading Teams Online: Resources from ILA Members & Leadership Colleagues

Leading Teams Online
(March 2020)
ILA Member Joanna Beth Tweedy is joined with others in this webinar on project management, maintaining communication, team camaraderie, and quality assurance in an online environment. Resources on these topics are shared.

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Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other: Resources from ILA's Library

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Perseverance (March 2012)
If we want to be among those who keep their heads above water, those who can continue to serve the relentless needs of this troubled time, we need to pay close attention to how we are affected by the increasing demands, chaos, and uncertainty that are now commonplace. In this webinar, ILA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Margaret Wheatley presents a personal guide for those who seek to persevere; those who hope that their work and life contribute to making things better for the people, issues, and places they love.

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Leadership Dispatches: Chile's Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster (May 2015)
Michael Useem and Erwann Michel-Kerjan discuss their book, detailing the 2010 earthquake in Chile that caused damage equal to 18% of their GDP and how leaders around the country facilitated Chile's recovery. It's a remarkable story of resilience and an instructive look at how leaders succeeded in the wake of a disaster.

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Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other: Resources from ILA Members & Leadership Colleagues

Greater Good's Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus (March 2020)
Published by UC Berkeley, Greater Good Magazine's mission is to share scientific research that can help promote a happier, more compassionate society. They've created a special page full of resources including stories, tips, and tools for taking care of ourselves during this global crisis.

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On Being Podcast - Rebecca Solnit "Falling Together"
Rebecca Solnit celebrates the unpredictable and incalculable events that so often redeem our lives, and searches for the hidden, transformative histories inside and after crisis events such as Hurricane Katrina.

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How Does the Brain Impact Leadership Resilience
(September 2018)
In this podcast, ILA Fellow Maureen Metcalf delves into how leaders can build more resilience, reduce emotional reactivity, and create a culture where the entire team is encouraged to take care of themselves.

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TED Connects: Community and Hope
Join this live, daily conversation with global leaders and other experts at 12PM EDT. The daily topic ranges from the global response to the pandemic, lessons learned, and how we can take care of ourselves and others during this time of crisis.

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