ILA Podcast

An Integrative Approach

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Barbara C. Crosby


Quotes from This Episode 
  • “I think about these concentric circles. And so if we think about just a dyad relationship, that’s one center of the circle. Then we move out to the group, then to organizational, to the community, to country, and to the world.”
  • “Context involves identifying ecological, economic, political, sociological, technological trends and developments that might open opportunities for leadership.”
  • “Most of us need to be engaged followers most of the time. I think having a sense of what it takes to be an engaged follower is a helpful part of leadership, too.”

About the Guest

Barbara C. Crosby, Ph.D. is associate professor emerita at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and former academic co-director of the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota. In 2017 she received the Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). She is a fellow of the Leadership Trust in the UK, and during 2002-03, she was a visiting fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.  She is the author of Teaching Leadership: An Integrative Approach (2016), Leadership for Global Citizenship (1999), and co-author with John M. Bryson of Leadership for the Common Good: Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World  (2d. ed. 2005).  She served many years on the editorial board of Leadership Quarterly.  She and John M. Bryson were joint winners of the 2019 Keith G. Provan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Empirical Theory from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management.

Host Scott J. Allen

Scott Allen

Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills. Learn more about Scott here.

About Phronesis

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders offers a smart, fast-paced discussion on all things leadership. Scott 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.