Emerald Jay D. Ilac

Emerald Jay D. Ilac
Ateneo de Manila University · Department of Psychology

PhD in Leadership Studies

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Introduction
Erald is currently an associate professor in Ateneo de Manila Department of Psychology, and a freelance OD and Leadership consultant. His professional career includes working in the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development, and also as manager over ten years in various food institutions. A psychology undergraduate from the Ateneo de Manila University, he finished his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with a major in Organisational Development in the same university.
Additional affiliations
June 2014 - present
Ateneo de Manila University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
June 2012 - March 2015
Ateneo de Manila University
Field of study
  • Leadership Studies

Publications

Publications (24)
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Conflict management has been widely examined, with research focusing on different conflict management styles, strategies, and factors that influence effective conflict resolution. However, despite the significant research attention dedicated to this field, the search for new insights and discoveries continues to discover how best to resolve and man...
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Scholarly work on leadership has yet to consider the characteristics and perspectives that sexual minorities may bring to the process of leadership (Fassinger et al., 2010). This chapter focuses on forwarding the dynamism of leadership research highlighting gender diversity, specifically for the LGBTQ community. Gender diversity and sexual expressi...
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Prior studies on the strategic influencing done by middle managers emphasized on a unidirectional sensemaking and failed to explore how middle managers utilized discursive capabilities in engaging stakeholders in change projects. To forward this, we used the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) theory as embedded within the power distant cultural norms of...
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As one of the strongly devout Catholic countries in Southeast Asia, the Philippines recognizes marriage as a paramount social institution, where unmarried women face negative perceptions and social consequences. With the increasing populace of elderly people in the country, this study focused on the conditions of middle-aged (ages 45 to 65) never-m...
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In the Philippines, queer individuals face adversities related to their sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE), with the country’s strong Catholicism perceived as a source of adversity for these individuals. Despite this, studies have found religious involvement and a religious community in certain contexts can be used to str...
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The Philippine National Police (PNP) faces myriad challenges, spanning governance, corruption and national security threats. Hence, securing a strong leadership pipeline equipped not only to face these challenges, but also to strengthen policing effectiveness and over-all security sector reforms is crucial. This study aims to map out some of the ma...
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Research has been lacking in exploring the implications of sexual identity on public leadership and in using discursive approaches to develop gender and public leadership literature. This study utilizes queer analysis to explore how six nonheterosexual public leaders in the Philippines negotiate their leadership identities and practices vis-à-vis a...
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Parental role duality is common among military wives experiencing deployment of husbands. Utilizing a narrative approach, our goal was to examine how they organized their identities as they adopted the paternal role. Four themes were identified from interviews with eleven military wives. These illustrated a transition from exhibiting reliance on hu...
Book
This book captures local knowledge and translates these into practical and useful applications relevant to the practice of leadership in various settings and sectors in the Philippines. Its findings are enriched by experiences of leaders thereby connecting the science to actual stories of leadership.
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Human Nature and Rags2Riches are some of the country’s more well-known social enterprises. Indeed, there are many other examples of social enterprises with similarly inspiring stories of impact and innovation. However, building and sustaining a successful social enterprise is not easy. Social entrepreneurs face a myriad of challenges due to the uni...
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At the crux of diversity is differences. Dimensions that differentiate groups and people are said to be either visible or invisible and may come in the form of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, social and marital status, disability, religion, political beliefs, and cultural background. In the workplace, issues that enhance diversity inclu...
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The Philippine National Police (PNP) faces myriad challenges, spanning governance, corruption and national security threats. Hence, securing a strong leadership pipeline equipped not only to face these challenges, but also to strengthen policing effectiveness and overall security sector reforms is crucial. This study aims to map out some of the mai...
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Organization development focuses on improving an organization's efficiency and effectiveness using various interventions that target human capital, organization structure, processes, and technology. Towards this goal, leaders are key figures in OD because they set the direction of an organization and its activities and serve as change agents in mov...
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Previous chapters have discussed the different phases of organization development including diagnosis as well as designing and carrying out OD interventions. However, organization development does not end with the implementation of interventions. Rather, the OD process also includes evaluating the changes and ensuring the success of interventions....
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A recent study found that as many as 45 percent of activities that people are paid to perform can be automated by adapting new technology. Interestingly, the activities that can be automated are not limited to low-level roles. High-paid occupations such as physicians and CEOs may soon find some of their work being done by machines as well. Although...
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Using a social constructivist approach, I aimed to better understand the leadership process within an identified context of the indigenous Batad society of Banaue, Ifugao in the Philippines. This topic is particularly important as The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples of the Phil- ippines indicates that roughly 15% of the Philippine populat...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to construct a theorized leadership development model for social enterprises based on the experiences of its current leaders, highlighting what are inherently imperative processes and competencies future leaders should hold. Design/methodology/approach – Using the epistemological lens of phenomenological anal...
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EMPLOYEES ARE IMPORTANT for the success of organizations. They perform jobs as required of them, sometimes work beyond what is expected to support institutional goals, and even actively seek ways of improving systems and processes. However, there are times when employees behave in ways that seem inappropriate or that go against the goals of the org...
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It is normal to see foreign companies operating in the Philippines, but it is less common to see Filipino companies that are global. So when a Filipino company such as Petron is able to successfully operate in other countries such as Malaysia –that gives cause to celebrate. It also makes us want to learn what enabled this to happen.
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Past studies found that culture influences how a person leads individuals and organizations. Apart from culture, it was found that gender, ethnicity, religion and education were likewise significant contributors. However, it was observed most of the studies conducted involved participants from industrialized nations, and very few researches have be...
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Change is imperative in organizations. One fundamental tool in instigating innovation is change management. Employee engagement is seen as a primary ingredient in successfully triggering readiness to change. However, beyond change management, culture is important in influencing employee engagement and readiness to change. Research suggests that Fil...
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In any organization, one of the most basic relationships is the connection between the leader and the follower. A healthy bond can produce efficiency and productivity, whereas a rocky connection can be detrimental to organizational success. There are a number of factors that can determine the strength of the leader-follower relationship. However, t...