ILA Podcast

Creating community any place they may go…

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Susan Komives


Quotes from This Episode
  • On approaching individual student leader development: “First, I would want to get to know them better build a relationship. But then I would also want to better understand where they are in their own conception of what leadership is.”
  • “Anybody in a leader role and anybody in a leadership context should look at making it an inclusive environment.”
  • “So if I were to emphasize anything it would be to teach people how to create communities around them any place they may go, and in the community, people care about you.”
  • On what she wants for students leaving a leadership program: “I would want them to come out saying I’m a person of character… I see myself as ethical, honest, and trustworthy.”

About the Guest

Episode six features a relevant and timely conversation with Dr. Susan Komives, Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland. We had a wonderful discussion about a wide range of topics within the domain of leadership education. For those interested in developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities, Susan explores several insights. For those tasked with developing leaders, Susan shares her wisdom and reminds us that our ultimate goal is to prepare men and women to create community any place they may go…

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.