ILA Podcast

If People Could Only Think Better

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Iva Vurdelja, Ph.D


Iva Vurdelja discusses dialectical thinking and applying adult cognitive development models to measuring the capacities needed to lead complex organizational change. 

About Iva Vurdelja

Iva Vurdelja, Ph.D., is the Founding Principal of Requisite Development LLC. Iva has a multifaceted career as an educator, consultant, and executive coach. She enables senior leaders in organizations to navigate and sustain large-scale, complex change by helping them to build deep thinking, leadership, and decision-making capabilities. Iva is also a Visiting Clinical Professor at Loyola and Marquette Universities Schools of Business, where she teaches graduate courses in organizational ethics, strategic change, leadership, and human resources development. Her chapter, “Dialectical Thinking, Adult Development and Leadership,” appears in the new book Maturing Leadership: How Adult Development Impacts Leadership.

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. Phronesis is the official podcast of the International Leadership Association.