Leadership Studies Resources for Descriptive Theories of Education

Academic Journals
The International Journal of Leadership Studies: Representing the multidisciplinary field of leadership, the IJLS publishes theoretically grounded research that enhances knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of leadership at all levels within a variety of industries and organizations and seeks contributions that present leadership from different perspectives unique to different cultures, settings, and religions around the world.

The International Journal of Servant Leadership: The International Journal of Servant-Leadership is published by Gonzaga University in collaboration with the Larry Spears Center for Servant-leadership.

The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies: The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies is the Official Journal of the Midwest Academy of Management. The Journal publishes articles to advance the theory, research and practice of all aspects of leadership and organizations. Research results are preferred, but theoretical contributions and new applications are also appropriate. Although leadership topics are emphasized, any area of interest in organizational behavior, human resource management, strategy, international management, or entrepreneurship is also encouraged.

Journal of Leadership Studies: The mission of the Journal of Leadership Studies is to publish leadership research and theoretical contributions that bridge the gap between scholarship and practice and that exemplify critical inquiry into contemporary organizational issues and paradigms. The journal promotes interdisciplinary and interorganizational theory, fostering dialogue that transcends industry specific contexts and that explores leadership's role in improving organizational practices and human life. Published material in the journal will include research-based and theoretical papers that explicitly address leadership on various social, cultural, and organizational contexts.

Leadership: Leadership is an international, peer-reviewed journal designed to provide an ongoing forum for academic researchers to exchange information, insights and knowledge based on both theoretical development and empirical research on leadership. It will publish original, high quality articles that contribute to the advancement of the study of leadership. The journal will be global in orientation and focus.

The Leadership Quarterly: Is an international journal of political, social and behavioral science published in affiliation with the International Leadership Association (ILA).

Leadership and Organization Development Journal: The Leadership & Organization Development Journal explores behavioral and managerial issues relating to all aspects of leadership, and of individual and organization development, from a global perspective.

Journal of Leadership Education: An international, refereed journal that serves scholars and professional practitioners engaged in leadership education.

Associations and Organizations
    Association of Leadership Educators, Inc.
    The Center for Creative Leadership
    The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership
    Center for Leadership Studies
    International Leadership Association (ILA)
    LeadCap: Building a nation of leaders
    National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
    National School of Leadership

Research Centers
    Northern Leadership Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Best Practice Institute
    Center for Civic Leadership at Fort Hays State University
    Center of Excellence in Research at National School of Leadership, India
    Center for Leadership at Florida International University
    Center for Leadership Studies at Binghamton University
    Center for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter (UK)
    Institute for the Advanced Study of Management at the Drucker School of Management
    The Institute for Innovative Leadership at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California
    Judkins Institute for Leadership Studies at Vanguard University
    Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont Mckenna College
    The Leadership Center Saint Mary's College of California
    Leadership Institute at University of San Diego
    Leadership Institute at University of Southern California
    Leadership Research Institute

Educational Materials
    Leadership Sample Syllabi