ILA’s official podcast, Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders, offers a smart, fast-paced discussion on all things leadership. Host Scott Allen and his expert guests cover timely, relevant topics and incorporate practical tips designed to help you make a difference in how you lead and live.

The ILA also partners with ILA Member Maureen Metcalf on a series of global leadership episodes each year within the Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future podcast. ILA Members Lauren Bullock and Dan Jenkins partner with ILA to feature the work of ILA members on a series of episodes within the Leadership Educator Podcast.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

Meditation, Mindfulness, & Leadership

Former police chief Les Sylven discusses his research and work with Canadian police officers on the practice of meditation, mindfulness, and leadership.

A Wider Framework

In this two part episode, Scott talks with former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, leadership guru Dr. Ron Heifetz, & ILA President Dr. Cynthia Cherrey as they come together at the intersection of leadership theory and practice to dispense some practical wisdom on today’s global challenges.

Leader (and Follower) of the Year 2023

ILA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Barbara Kellerman joins Scott to discuss her picks (or not!) for leader and follower of the year for 2023. 

Conscious Objectivity

ILA’s 2023 Distinguished Leadership Award Winner, The Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin, former Chief Justice of Canada, joins Scott to discuss conscious objectivity and the work leaders need to do to actually hear opposing viewpoints through the noise of built in cognitive biases.

It’s Overwhelming

Jonathan Gosling joins Scott for an engaging conversation on what’s top of mind for him these days: Systems change and making a difference in the world. He also reflects on how the leadership development industry has made itself irrelevant with its focus on the entrepreneurial individual.

Reflections on Jim Burns

ILA 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner George (Al) Goethals shares a fascinating first-hand account of one of the beginnings of leadership studies, including the role of Jim Burns, Georgia Sorenson, and others.

The Power of Latino Leadership

Scott talks with ILA’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Juana Bordas about the new edition of her book – The Power of Latino Leadership ¡Ahora!.

Data-Driven DEI

Dr. Randal Pinkett, the keynote speaker for ILA’s 2023 DEIB conference, discusses his new book, Data-Driven DEI. Pinkett is Founder & CEO of BCT Partners, a Rhodes Scholar, and winner of The Apprentice.

Exploring Servant Leadership

Journey into the heart of leadership through this insightful conversation with Dr. Nathan Eva who unpacks the essence of Servant Leadership.

On Eggs & Airlines

ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Henry Mintzberg draws on examples from his life as an acclaimed scholar, educator, and passionate outdoorsman to offer insights into how people navigate an often bewildering array of personal and professional affiliations that indelibly impact our lives.

A Constructive Player in the World

ILA’s 2023 Conference Chair, Canada’s 19th Primer Minister, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell joins Scott to discuss her lifetime of leadership & service.