Professor Williams Published, Elected to APA Council

Submitted by Angela Draheim on January 12, 2023 - 4:16 pm
January 12, 2023
By Angela Draheim

Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Nutt-Williams and colleagues recently published an article entitled "Cultivating Authentic Leaders: Toward Conceptual Coherence and Sustainable Practice" in The Journal of Values-Based Leadership. In addition, Professor Williams was elected to her second three-year term on the American Psychological Association's (APA) Council of Representatives.

As a follow-up to their empirical study of global authentic leaders (Williams et al., 2021), the authors wanted to better understand and articulate the construct of authentic leadership. They offer a conceptual framework for practicing and sustaining authentic leadership based on an ecological model, focusing on the dynamics of both individual and systems perspectives. Additionally, they offer recommendations for practicing authentic leadership that allow leaders to explore the inputs and outputs of their leadership "tank" across multiple ecological levels.

Professor Williams was also elected to the APA Council for a three-year term (2023-2025). She will be representing the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. This is her second term on the APA Council, having served previously from 2017-2019.