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

Connect, Collaborate, & Create

Sharna Fabiano helps individuals and teams strengthen their communication skills, from the perspective of both leadership and followership skills. Her background as an internationally touring instructor of tango partner dance gives her unusual insight into the nuances of teamwork and collaboration.

Choosing Courage or Comfort

Dr. Karen Giliam is Agency Chief Learning Officer & Organization Development Lead, NASA. In addition to her work at NASA, Dr. Gilliam has served as a faculty instructor, business owner, published author, and elected politician. She is also the grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of two.

We Are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For

Julie Owen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University, where she coordinates the leadership studies major and minor and is affiliate faculty with the Higher Education Program and Women and Gender Studies.

Leadership: Here’s What We Know…

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and former director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Riggio is the author of more than a dozen books and more than 100 research articles and book chapters in the areas of leadership, assessment centers, organizational psychology, and social psychology.

Developing Leaders Across the Lifespan

Dr. Susan Murphy is Chair of Leadership Development in the Business School at the University of Edinburgh. She was formerly Director of the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University and Professor of Leadership Studies.

Creating Community Any Place They May Go…

Episode six features a relevant and timely conversation with Dr. Susan Komives, Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland. We had a wonderful discussion about a wide range of topics within the domain of leadership education. For those interested in developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities, Susan explores several insights.

Expert Performance and Leadership

K. Anders Ericsson is a Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He is a pioneer in the study of expertise and the notion of “deliberate practice” as a core process for achieving expert performance. We discuss how his work, may translate to leadership and leadership development.

Leadership: It’s Risky and Rare

Ed O’Malley is the President & CEO of the (KLC). KLC is a non-profit organization committed to fostering leadership for stronger, healthier, and more prosperous Kansas communities. We discuss how KLC is exploring the activity of leadership and its unique and innovative approach to education.

It Has to Be With Others…

Dr. Jon Wergin is a Professor of Education Studies at the Graduate School of Leadership & Change at Antioch University. We discuss Jon’s latest book, Deep Learning in a Disorientating World, and his thoughts on creating an environment where deep learning can occur. We explore the notion of a “deep learning mindset” as a way of being and the notion of constructive disorientation.

Leading From the Roots

Dr. Kathy Allen of Kathleen Allen & Associates and I explore the fascinating relationship between systems thinking, nature, and leadership. We discuss practical tips for people interested in developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities. We also explore considerations for leadership educators and program architects.

I Have a Fear…

Dr. David Rosch is Director and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Rosch is an expert in the study and practice of developing student leaders. We discuss practical tips for people interested in developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities. We also explore considerations for leadership educators and program architects.