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

From Working On Plutarch to Working With Plutarch

Dr. Mallory Monaco Caterine discusses her study of Plutarch’s biographies and how the 2016 U.S. Presidential election revealed how relevant they are to contemporary, ethical leadership. That insight led her to form her own company dedicated to comprehensive and inclusive leadership development through the study of the humanities.

Long Life Learning

Life long learning, fueled by a combo of curiosity and humility, is the key to a successful career. R. Ethan Braden, AMA’s 2020 Marketer of the Year, discusses how he encourages learning in his leadership team as well as his own personal life hacks for staying well informed and exploring new things.

A Good Challenge for Me

Jill Arensdorf discusses her transition from leadership professor to Provost and the challenges of putting what she knows about leadership into practice and trying to permeate the institution with leadership concepts that work.

Leadership and Artificial Intelligence

Cal Al-Dhubaib, Founder/CEO of AI Strategist of Pandata, discusses the use of AI in business processes and how leaders can prepare themselves and their teams to take advantage of AI.

Practice as a Way of Being

Podcasts can systematize your learning, introduce you to the next book on your list and introduce you to phrases that stick. Scott and David Fearon discuss David’s podcast with and for Peter Vaill as well as some film and TV with valuable leadership lessons.

No Shared Notion of Reality

Dr. Suze Wilson discusses the intersections of disinformation, trust, and leadership. People are not prepared to tolerate any discomfort or sacrifices needed to address big challenges like climate change or pandemics. Instead they reject science and embrace conspiratorial ideas. One possible antidote is increasing the power and authority of trusted community leaders.

Leadership and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Dr. Gordon Schmidt & Dr. Sy Islam join Scott to discuss their new book Leaders Assemble! Leadership Lessons from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Emerald, 2022) and how they use popular culture to help students as well as business clients understand leadership concepts.

The H-Factor

Dr. Matthew Sowcik discusses his latest book, The H-Factor. The book covers the importance of humility, why we lack humility in leadership, who needs humility, and how we can develop humility. The H-Factor highlights practical examples, stories, interviews, and 10 years of research on the topic.

The Scholarly Practitioner

ILA Member Dr. Susan R. Madsen, one of the top global thought leaders on women and leadership, chats with Scott about the intersections of scholarship and practice and how, if we really want to move the needle on global challenges, we need to move forward together with greater diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

A Passionate African Woman

Funto Boroffice talks about making a difference through her award-winning social enterprise, Chanja Datti, which creates jobs & value from waste collection and recycling in Nigeria. Boroffice is a 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge winner.

A System of Control, Command, and Fear

Decorated American diplomat and professor, Emilio Iodice, discusses the qualities leaders of democracies need in the 21st century. He also shares his take on Russian President Vladimir Putin, relating his style of leadership to that Mussolini.