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

So Many Myths to Fight

Discussion of home-based women doctors in Pakistan meeting the country’s healthcare challenges with Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram, 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge Winner and Co-Founder & CEO of Sehat Kahani.

True Belonging and Dignity

Dr. Ming-Ka Chan discusses the importance of leadership, diversity, and belonging in the healthcare fields. She is Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice Lead for the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba.

Activation Energy

Dr. Todd Deal from the Center for Creative Leadership joins Scott for a wide-ranging discussion on leadership and resilience.

The Month That Shook the World

ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Dr. Barbara Kellerman, looks at the Russian invasion of Ukraine through a leadership systems lens. One of the top global thinkers in leadership, Kellerman also has a Master’s in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Yale university.

An Achievement of the Collective

Dr. Cynthia McCauley shares nuggets of wisdom on leadership development in organizations. She has 35+ years of experience in leader development methods including developmental assignments and relationships, 360-degree feedback, and action learning.

I Came Back Yesterday From Moscow

ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries discusses a leadership training he did in Russia just prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He ended his class by warning: Ideology overrules rationality; paranoia is the disease of kings; and he who rides a tiger cannot dismount. Prescient words.

Followers and Tyrants

Scott interviews Ira Chaleff, author, speaker, workshop presenter, and innovative thinker on the beneficial use of power between those who are leading and those who are following in any given situation.

What’s Dumbing Us Down?

Democracies are under threat around the globe. ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Henry Mintzberg joins Scott to discuss democracy and the idea that there are only a few dozens countries that are models of balance. Why can’t we get this right?

A House Built by Slaves

Dr. Jonathan W. White discusses his most recent book, A House Built By Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House.

Beyond Whiteness in Leadership Theorizing

While race is rarely spoken about within leadership theorizing, Dr. Donna Ladkin, Dr. Cherie Bridges Patrick, & Dr. Marion Missy McGee deconstruct leadership theories to reveal the unconscious racial perspectives behind them.

Minds at Work

Dr. Deborah Helsing, an expert in adult development and Immunity to Change, joins Scott to discuss how to assist individuals, teams, and organizations making personal and collective change. She also shares her personal leadership journey and how to connect with people you can learn from, grow with, and continue on with.