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

Leadership and Vulnerability

Dr. Paul Hibbert joins Scott for a conversation to share his latest thinking and research on leadership and vulnerability and to discuss the power of vulnerability to fuel a growth mindset.

How Could AI Support Leader Development?

Jonathan Reams and David Day join Scott to reflect on the intersection of adult development and leadership along with the future role of VR and AI in leadership development.

Inclusive, Invested, & Immersive

Scott talks with Annemarie de Jong, CEO of Better Future, on the unique work she and her team are doing as “Impact Facilitators” and “Business Backpackers.”

Who Do We Choose To Be?

Margaret Wheatley joins Scott and guest co-host Kathy Allen to discuss the arc of her work over the past 30 years, restoring sanity, and training people to work at the local level.

On Becoming a Whole Person

Scott takes a deep dive with developmental psychologist Dr. Michael Mascolo into the profound questions around being and becoming including the search for meaning and the pursuit of virtue.

An Interdisciplinary Lens

Scott talks with Jeff Strese about the unique context of family-owned businesses, focusing on leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and family dynamics.

Strategic Thinking

ILA Board Member, Dr. Susan Murphy, talks with Scott about her work at the University of Edinburgh, strategic thinking, and leadership development throughout one’s lifetime.

Both/And Thinking

Scott talks with Dr. Wendy K. Smith whose research aims to help leaders (and all humans) more effectively manage paradoxes with both/and thinking.

Three Stories of Lincoln & Complex Decision Making

Scott talks with Dr. Jonathan White whose most recent book, A House Built By Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House, just won the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.

Take Command

Joe Hart, President and CEO of Dale Carnegie Training discusses his new book Take Command.

Women and Leadership: Why It Matters

Sherylle J. Tan and Lisa DeFrank-Cole discuss their latest work on women and leadership contributing to the Discovering Leadership textbook and their new edited book A Research Agenda for Gender and Leadership.