ILA Podcast

Evidence Based Best Practices for Leadership Development

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with Gama Perruci, Sadhanna Warty Hall, and Karen Ford

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According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars on leadership-based curriculum, with the majority of those dollars being spent on “Leadership Training.” According to McKinsey, “there is no silver bullet for successfully developing leaders—more than 40 key actions must be taken to increase chances of success to 80 percent” As a leader interested in developing or as an organizational leader interested in developing people working for you, it is important to have good information about how to select a leadership development program. There are plenty of opportunities to spend your money from one day classes to online programs to comprehensive university programs – how do you make the best decision to ensure you are investing your time and money wisely and that you have a high probability of success from your investment. This interview explores how to develop a broad range of leaders at all levels of an organization.

About the Guest

Gama Perruci

Dr. Gama Perruci is the Dean of the McDonough Leadership Center and the McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies at Marietta College in Ohio. He also serves as a session facilitator for the leadership programs at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. He is the co-author of Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective (Routledge, 2015).
Aside from his teaching, research and administrative duties, Dr. Perruci also serves as a consultant for The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper’s educational programming for leadership students. In that role, he writes a weekly column (“Connecting Theory to Practice”) for the newspaper’s InEducation website ( Other recent consulting assignments include a review of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law (LEL) at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland) and an evaluation of the leadership program at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Sadhana Warty Hall

Sadhana Warty Hall is the Deputy Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College where she designs and oversees the experiential learning programs for focusing on leadership, public policy and civic engagement for undergraduate students. In 2015, she received the Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Service Award from the President of Dartmouth as recognition of the excellence she brings to the experiential learning programs that deepened student knowledge and understanding of public policy and strengthened students’ leadership skills at the Center and at Dartmouth College.
Sadhana is the co-author of Teaching Leadership: Bridging Theory and Practice (New Horizons in Leadership Studies series) Jul 27, 2018

Karen Ford

Dr. Karen A. Ford (Director and Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies), Dr. Margaret F. Sloan (Associate Professor, Strategic Leadership Studies) and Dr. Daisha M. Merritt (Alumna, Strategic Leadership Studies) published “Shifts in practice based on rapid re-housing for rural homelessness: An exploratory study of micropolitan homeless service provision” in Contemporary Rural Social Work.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf brings 30 years of experience and success in the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology. A regular contributor to, Metcalf has authored an award-winning book series on leadership and is the Founder & CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is the host of an Innovating Leadership, a weekly international podcast that hit the airways in July 2015. As an ILA Fellow, Maureen partners with the International Leadership Associate on a series of global leadership podcasts within the show.