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

Lead & Follow

Sharna Fabiano, internationally recognized tango artist, discusses the leader/follower dynamic with Scott.

The Act of Phronesis

Dr. Elena Antonacopoulou, founder and director of GNOSIS, joins Scott to discuss the act of “phronesis” and its intersection with leadership, dialogue, judgement, and action research.

Mutiny and Leadership

ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Keith Grint discusses his latest book Mutiny and Leadership. As Keith shares, leading a mutiny almost never goes well, so why would you do it? Why indeed!

From Departing Employees to Loyal Alumni

Scott talks with Dr. Alison M. Dachner and Dr. Erin E. Makarius about the value of offboarding employees in a thoughtful, purposeful way. Organizations can plan ahead with these recommended best practices.

Leadership Assessments: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Scott talks with Dr. Marcy Levy Shankman and Dr. Ralph Gigliotti about their new publication, Using Inventories and Assessments to Enhance Leadership Development, Issue 170 of New Directions for Student Leadership. Topics include a history of assessments, assessment ethics, co-curricular tools, and more.

Undoing the Silence

Scott talks with Dr. Candace Brunette-Debassige, a Mushkego Cree iskwew scholar originally from Peetabeck Treaty 9 Territory, about advancing the liberatory needs of Indigenous Peoples in Euro-Western colonial educational spaces.

Spheres Not Squares

Scott talks with Dr. Chellie Spiller, (hapū Matawhaiti Iwitea, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa), a professor at the University of Waikato Management School in Auckland, New Zealand. Topics range from wayfinding to Māori Business and leadership development.

Ethics is a Team Sport

Scott talks Sean Hannah, Colonel U.S. Army (Ret). Sean is an experienced senior leader, scholar, and leader development expert who consults on the building of high-performing teams. He is also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Stewards of the Future

Helle Bank Jørgensen joins Scott to talk about her forthcoming book Stewards of the Future about the responsibility boards have with regards to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues such as health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and other public policy matters.

We The Gamers

Scott talks with Dr. Kat Schrier, author of We the Gamers: How Games Teach Ethics & Civics, on how games such as Fortnite, Among Us, and Minecraft are spaces to practice resource distribution, civic discourses, and ethical decision making.

Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership

Jim Kouzes, named one of the ten best executive educators in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal, joins Scott to talk about his latest book, Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership.

Saying What’s True to Us

Scott talks with Beth Zemsky, an organizational development consultant specializing in doing intercultural development with organizations working towards racial justice, social change, and structural transformation.