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

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.

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.