Podcasts

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

An Integrative Approach

Barbara Crosby joins Scott to talk about an integrative approach to leadership. Crosby is associate professor emerita at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and former academic co-director of the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota.

Dark Gifts of the Pandemic

Dr. Steve Mortenson is an award-winning teacher and researcher. Steve’s mission is to help people help themselves by sharing transformative tools for building personal skills and relational effectiveness. He received his Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University.

The Creator Mindset

Dr. Axel Meierhoefer is a retired U. S. Air Force officer and the founder of Ideal Wealth Grower – an educational organization helping people get away from exchanging time for money and building an asset-based portfolio using residential real estate. Through teaching, online learning, mentoring, and coaching, Ideal Wealth Grower helps members help themselves find success.

Simple Complexity

Dr. William (Willy) Donaldson is a Professor of Management at the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business at Christopher Newport University. Willy has over 30 years of experience as a board member and president and has been CEO of eight companies including a publicly-traded company and an international joint-venture. Willy is the Founder and President of Strategic Venture Planning, a management consulting firm that helps boards, investors and senior management teams maximize results.

Bramble Bushes in a Thicket

“In the complex environment of the current business world, leaders often will be called upon to act against their instincts. They will need to know when to share power and when to wield it alone, when to look to the wisdom of the group and when to take their own counsel. A deep understanding of context, the ability to embrace complexity and paradox, and a willingness to flexibly change leadership style will be required for leaders who want to make things happen in a time of increasing uncertainty.” – Snowden and Boone

Relational Ingenuity

Laura Guilliam manages leadership research and development projects at Progressive Insurance. Her primary interest is the individual and cultural impact of emotionally intelligent leaders—creating and sustaining positive organizational relationships within virtual and in-office work environments. Laura brings 26 years of practitioner experience to the ongoing study of organizational development and change.

What’s Your Leadership Brand?

Catherine M. Rymsha, EdD, is a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she teaches courses on leadership. Catherine spent more than ten years in marketing and communication leadership roles ranging from marketing healthcare conferences to writing speeches on payment card security. She now leads learning and development for a software company.

The Power of Place in Leadership

Brad Jackson is Associate Dean of Strategic Engagement at Waikato Management School in New Zealand. He also serves as Professor of Leadership and Governance. Jackson has published several books — Management Gurus and Management Fashions, Organisational Behaviour in New Zealand, Demystifying Business Celebrity, and Revitalising Leadership.

Ballots and Bullets

“If we are going to achieve freedom we’ve got to engage in action programs to make that freedom possible. Let nobody fool you about this. Freedom is never voluntarily given to the oppressed by the oppressor.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leading From Anywhere

What’s hot in the world of teams? Remote work. Virtual leadership. Teaming from a distance. David Burkus’ new book Leading From Anywhere explores critical insights about doing this work well.

Daily Leadership Development

How can you work to be a better leader every day of 2021? Ron Riggio gives us 365 steps to get you there.