ILA Podcast

Leadership: Here’s What We Know…

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Ronald E. Riggio


Quotes from This Episode

  • “Leaders don’t do leadership. Leadership is co-created by leaders and followers working together.”
  • “There are plenty of leaders who are effective but could be better leaders. In fact, there are some effective leaders who are very bad leaders.”
  • “Why do people follow bad leaders? That’s a question we’ve been concerned with…”
  • “Leader development focuses on individual development focused on the leader. Leadership development is focusing on developing the collective capacity of leaders and followers, the unit, the team, the department.” (For more on this concept, see David Day’s article Leadership Development: A Review in Context).

About the Guest

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and former director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Riggio is the author of more than a dozen books and more than 100 research articles and book chapters in the areas of leadership, assessment centers, organizational psychology, and social psychology. He’s served on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly, Leadership, Group Dynamics, and Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.

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.