ILA Podcast

I’m a Storyteller

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Mike Roberto


Quotes from This Episode
  • “I think it’s really important for students to be immersed in actual managerial problems.”
  • “I’m very curious. It’s interesting to watch how some organizations have really thrived during this pandemic. Some of it seems to me about how organizations mobilized and were led.”
  • “Yes, there is disagreement, and you have to work through it. That’s the whole point. We want people to speak candidly, respectfully, but candidly…and so the more practice we get, the better. And the beauty of a simulation is, there’s nothing actually at stake, right?”
  • “I study failures. I’ve never gone away from that. And I don’t know what it is, call me strange. I do get obsessed with the stories of failures. I just think there’s so much to learn that I didn’t know.”

About the Guest

Mike Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University.  He served on the faculty at Harvard Business School and as a visiting professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is the author or co-author of numerous Harvard Business Review Case Studies and the best selling simulation, the Leadership and Team Simulation – Everest. His books include Unlocking Creativity, Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes For An Answer, and Know What You Don’t Know.

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.