Welcome to the renewed and rebuilt International Journal of Leadership Studies (IJLS). It has been my desire for some time now, to see this journal, formerly known as the Journal of Organizational Leadership, redeveloped and reinvigorated, and I am grateful for Dr. Fields' apt leadership as the editor. Of particular interest is the change in the name of the journal to incorporate an international appeal, which allows us to include work from around the world and encourage the collective work of scholars from different countries, cultures, and disciplines. This journal is just one example of increased leadership research offered through Regent University, which has been educating Ph.D.s in organizational leadership since 1996.
The IJLS is intentionally free of charge so that its articles are available to a wide audience via the Internet. This aligns with the School of Leadership Studies' desire to be a resource on the Internet where people can come to find information and knowledge about leadership and organizational studies. Topics and methods of inquiry are deliberately broad in focus and scope in order to allow a diverse approach through the humanities and social sciences. By doing so, we can bring together practitioners and researchers whose desire is to explore and expand the field of leadership knowledge.
Bruce E. Winston, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business & Leadership