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About this Cambridge Elements series

Cambridge Elements in Leadership is multi- and inter-disciplinary, and will have broad appeal for leadership courses in Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Public Policy, and in the Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition to the scholarly audience, Elements will appeal to professionals involved in leadership development and training. The series features quick turnaround and publication (within 12 weeks following acceptance) – critical for attracting attention to “cutting-edge” topics in leadership.

The Cambridge Elements in Leadership is published in partnership with the International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Møller Institute, Churchill College in the University of Cambridge.

Series Co-Editors

Ronald Riggio, Claremont McKenna College

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organisational Psychology and former Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Dr. Riggio is a psychologist and leadership scholar with over a dozen authored or edited books and more than 150 articles/book chapters. He has worked as a consultant, and serves on multiple editorial boards.

Susan Murphy, University of Edinburgh

Susan E. Murphy is Chair in Leadership Development at the University of Edinburgh Business School. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on leadership, leadership development, and mentoring. Susan was formerly Director of the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University and Professor of Leadership Studies. Prior to that, she served as faculty and associate director of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. She also serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly.

Founding Editor

Georgia Sorenson, University of Cambridge

The late Georgia Sorenson, Ph.D. was the James MacGregor Burns Leadership Scholar at the Moller Institute and Moller By-Fellow of Churchill College at Cambridge University. Before coming to Cambridge, she founded the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, where she was Distinguished Research Professor. An architect of the leadership studies field, Dr. Sorenson has authored numerous books and refereed journal articles.

Contact the editors

Ronald E. Riggio

Susan Murphy

International Leadership Association

The Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Editorial Board
Neal M. Ashkanasy, University of Queensland
Roya Ayman, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kristin Bezio, University of Richmond
Richard Boyatzis, Case Western Reserve University
Cynthia Cherrey, International Leadership Association
Joanne Ciulla, Rutgers Business School
Barbara Crosby, University of Minnesota
Suzanna Fitzpatrick, University of Maryland Medical Center
Al Goethals, University of Richmond
Nathan Harter, Christopher Newport University
Ali Jones, Coventry University 
Ronit Kark, Bar-Ilan University
Kevin Lowe, University of Sydney 
Robin Martin, University of Manchester
Stella Nkomo, University of Pretoria
Rajnandini Pillai, California State University, San Marcos
Micha Popper, University of Haifa
Terry Price, University of Richmond
Krish Raval, University of Oxford
Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska
Birgit Schyns, Durham University
Gillian Secrett, University of Cambridge 
Nicholas Warner, Claremont McKenna College

Areas of interest

  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Followership
  • Charismatic and Transformational Leadership
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Populist Leadership
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Networked and Virtual Leadership
  • New Directions in Leadership Development
  • Leadership and Neuroscience
  • Leadership in the Professions:

              - Law
              - Nursing
              - Pharmacy
              - Architecture  
              - Public Policy
              - Medicine

  • Purpose-Led Leadership
  • Invisible Leadership
  • Cross-National Leadership
  • Innovation
  • High performance teams
  • Creativity