November 8, 2010

Professor Jean Lipman-Blumen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Leadership Association

Jean Lipman-Blumen, Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and professor of organizational behavior at CGU’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, received a lifetime achievement award from the International Leadership Association (ILA).

The induction ceremony took place at ILA’s annual global conference Leadership 2.0: Time for Change, held on October 27-30, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference also celebrated the ILA’s 12th anniversary.

“I am deeply grateful for being chosen for this lifetime achievement award by the International Leadership Association. To be included with such an outstanding group of honorees and by an organization whose standards of excellence I so profoundly respect is an unbelievable, unexpected, and humbling honor,” said Lipman-Blumen.

The ILA Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual’s accomplishments in the development and enhancement of the field of leadership over his or her lifetime. Lipman-Blumen will be recognized alongside fellow recipients Edwin Hollander, Fred Fiedler, John W. Gardner, and Russ Mawby.

Lipman-Blumen is director and co-founder of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Leadership at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. She has served as assistant director of the National Institute of Education and as special advisor to the Domestic Policy Staff in the White House under President Jimmy Carter.

Lipman-Blumen has consulted for various governments and private sector organizations and is president of the Connective Leadership Institute, a leadership, management consulting, and public policy research firm in Pasadena, CA. She has published six books, three monographs, and more than 100 articles on leadership, crisis management, public policy, organizational behavior, and gender issues.

Her book, The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization, with Harold J. Leavitt and Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick, was the American Publishers’ Association “Business Book of the Year” in the scholarly and professional division. The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians – and How We Can Survive Them, published in 2004, has also received numerous awards. Her latest book, The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders and Organizations, she co-edited with Ronald Riggio and Ira Chaleff.

Lipman-Blumen serves on several editorial and other not-for-profit boards, including the De Pree Leadership Center and the National Women’s Museum.