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

I’m Gonna Walk With You

Ex-professional bodyboarder Brendan Newton – recruitment manager for the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) – joins Scott to discuss his work inspiring others and serving the disadvantaged.

A Brave Space

Scott chats with ILA’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Ronald Heifetz, one of the foremost authorities on the practice and teaching of leadership.

The Evolving Self

Scott chats with Reo Watanabe, one of the founding members of the International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) in Japan, established in 2015 to educate future global leaders from Japan through an innovative liberal arts curriculum.

A Fuller Contact With Reality

Dr. Bill Torbert, Leadership Professor Emeritus at Boston College, joins Scott to discuss his groundbreaking life’s work on Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry and how we can transform ourselves, social science, and society.

Vertical Development

Dr. Karl Kuhnert and Dr. Keith Eigel discuss the vertical development of leaders and how to maximize personal effectiveness.

The Deep Learning Mindset

Dr. Jon Wergin explores how we can cultivate a deep learning mindset in ourselves and our students, one that gives us “permission to continually be curious about the world.”

Proleptic Leadership on the Commons

Dr. Randal Joy Thompson discusses her new book Reimagining Leadership on the Commons: Shifting the Paradigm for a More Ethical, Equitable, and Just World.

Building (Virtual) Teams

Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper joins Scott to discuss how to make organizational teams more productive, more cohesive, and more resilient.

Work on It Until You Become It

Dr. Sadhana Warty Hall discusses her work co-chairing ILA’s General Principles Task Force and the guidelines she helped develop for academic curricular and co-curricular leadership programs.

The Impact of Those Stories

Industrial psychologist Dr. Kelly Peterson discusses organizational development strategies and design solutions, particularly as related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

A Mountain With No Top

Wiley “Chip” Souba joins Scott to discuss innovative approaches to teaching leadership and the idea that most of the barriers to great leadership are not external, but within.