ILA Podcast

Casting Shadow or Light?

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Craig E. Johnson


Quotes from This Episode
  • “I call privilege the evil twin of power. If you have more power, you typically have more privilege.”
  • “You cast a shadow if you’re inconsistent, and you also cast a shadow if your loyalties are to yourself and not in the right place.”
  • “It’s not enough just to have good character. Particularly in a large organization, people don’t know you personally. So you have to be active in terms of shaping the organizational culture.”
  • (The work of Brown and Trevino) “really opened up a lot of research, which has revealed that ethical leaders finish first, not last.”
  • “It’s not selfish to find out your calling or vocation or where you can best serve because that’s where you’re going to best serve as a leader.”

About the Guest

Dr. Craig E. Johnson is professor emeritus of leadership studies at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Craig served as director of the George Fox Doctor of Business Administration program and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, ethics, management, and communication. While he has retired from full-time teaching, he serves as an adjunct professor and continues to publish thoughtful and engaging texts on the topic of organizational and leadership ethics.

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.