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 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.

Something You Can Practice

Dr. Theo Dawson discusses how to optimize skill development and build skills over time to expert levels.

Becoming the Guardians

Brian Barren, President of Business Operations with the Cleveland Guardians, talks sport leadership and how a team can unite and inspire a city.

There Are Many Layers of Complexity Here

Dr. Khaleel Seecharan talks with Scott about the difficulty many leaders have speaking about race and gender equality and inequality. DEI officers have work to do to help their leadership feel comfortable.

Leading From a Place of Love

Dr. Akram Boutros joins Scott to discuss his leadership of MetroHealth in Ohio, its phenomenal growth, and his focus on inclusion, diversity, and equity in healthcare.

A Chat With the 2022 CLC Champs!

Scott talks with the winners of the 2022 Collegiate Leadership Competition from Johnson Country Community College. Students share their key learnings and thoughts on creating a winning team

One Team, Seven Superpowers

Nidhi Pant, 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge winner, joins Scott to discuss her work with farm-based micro-entrepreneurs in India as co-founder of Science For Society (S4S) Technologies.

Safe to Fail Experiments

Michael Gothe discusses agile leadership and the need for a learning mindset when leading in complexity.