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Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Aldo Boitano


Quotes From This Episode

  • “We were aligned with the objective of being the first-ever Latin American team to climb K2 via the ‘high route’ and survive.”
  • “There’s a big difference between teams that have a soul, have a purpose, who are more generous and collaborative versus teams who are selfish and misaligned.”
  • On his dissertation work – “It’s not that much different from mountaineering. You empower people, you have devil’s advocate, you have small teams…you fight hard on the problems and you are soft on the people.”

About the Guest

Aldo Boitano is an entrepreneur, author, Ph.D. candidate (Pepperdine), engineer, world-class mountaineer, and executive developer. He is also a husband and father. He serves as Chief Technology Officer & Partner at, Director at Chilean Lithium Salars, and the Executive Director at Executive Development. He’s led expeditions to the South Pole for Wharton and UNC-Charlotte and was the  Dean of Instituto Vertical. He has served on numerous boards including the International Leadership Association and Electra.

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.