January 2, 2020

Eminent Leadership Scholar Award

Sponsored this year by Elsevier and the University of Mississippi.

The 2020 winner of the Eminent Leadership Scholar Award is:

David A. Waldman

Each year the Network honors a scholar with the Eminent Leadership Scholar Award. This award recognizes a senior scholar whose work best reflects the mission of the Network to advance interdisciplinary dialogue and discussion regarding the study and practice of leadership. This award includes a USD$500 honorarium sponsored by Elsevier.

There are three criteria for the Eminent Leadership Scholar Award:

  • The nominee must have completed his or her PhD (or finished his or her training/education) at least 20 years ago.
  • The nominee should have an outstanding body of work that has made a substantial and original contribution to the field of leadership studies
  • The nominee should have contributed to the discipline in ways that complement his or her scholarship (e.g., editorial board service, service as an elected representative for the Academy or other professional organizations, mentoring of outstanding students in the field).

Previous Award Winners

2006Bernard M. Bass & Edwin A. Fleishman
2007Robert J. House
2008James G. (Jerry) Hunt
2009Robert G. Lord
2010Francis J. Yammarino
2011Gary Yukl
2012Boas Shamir
2013Bruce J. Avolio
2014Alice H. Eagly
2015Robert C. Liden
2016Michael D. Mumford
2017Edwin P. Hollander
2018Joanne B. Ciulla
2019Linda K. Treviño

This award is selected by an award committee (prior members listed below), which is independent of the NLS leadership team. Committee members are selected by the committee chair with support by the NLS liaison group. Committee members are selected with the intent of ensuring a representative committee in terms of seniority, interdisciplinarity, nationality, and sex. The award committee includes five scholars who serve for two-year, non-renewable, staggered terms. As members rotate off, the committee will comprise at least two existing members (one of whom is the chair) and at least two new members (one of whom is the incoming chair). The role of the chair is to guide the committee through its decision and work with the NLS liaison in organizing the process. The committee independently reviews the nominations and votes the candidates in rank order. The committee then discusses the top ranked candidate(s) and arrives at a decision.

We thank the following scholars who have graciously served on NLS Eminent Leadership Scholar Award committees.

  • John Antonakis
  • Michelle C. Bligh
  • Donna Chrobot-Mason
  • Joanne B. Ciulla
  • Barbara C. Crosby
  • David De Cremer
  • Olga Epitropaki
  • Berrin Erdogan
  • Dawn Eubanks
  • Jörg Felfe
  • Deanne N. den Hartog
  • Ronit Kark
  • Daan van Knippenberg
  • Robert G. Lord
  • Natalia M. Lorinkova
  • Kevin B. Lowe
  • Margaritta Mayo
  • Craig Pearce
  • Claudia Peus
  • Ronald F. Piccolo
  • Raj Pillai
  • Ronald E. Riggio
  • James Sarros
  • Birgit Schyns
  • Sim B. Sitkin
  • Barbara Wisse
  • Francis J. Yammarino
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