ILA Podcast

Leadership Insights for Wizards and Witches

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Dr. Aditya Simha


Aditya Simha discusses his new book that examines the Harry Potter universe through the lens of various leadership styles, theories, and concepts.

A Quote From This Episode

“I would say that Hermione is probably the better leader among the two of them. And not just because she became the Minister of Magic, even from an early age, Hermione is the one who sees injustice.”

About Dr. Aditya Simha

Dr. Aditya Simha is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration at Washington State University. His research is primarily in business ethics (e.g., ethical leadership, ethical climates, and unethical behavior), healthcare ethics (e.g., moral distress, mental health, and COVID anxiety), and organizational behavior (e.g., burnout, stress, and personality).

He teaches Leadership Development and Organizational Behavior at the MBA and Undergraduate levels and teaches Micro Issues in Business and Contemporary Research Methods at the Doctoral level. At the postgraduate level, he is an active doctoral dissertation chair. He also regularly presents at international conferences such as the Academy of Management, International Leadership Association, British Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management, and Midwest Academy of Management.

He has published a book titled Leadership Insights for Wizards and Witches. He has also published articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Decision, Nursing Ethics, Journal of Business Economics & Management, Family Medicine, and Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. He currently is an associate editor of Business Ethics, the Environment, and Responsibility serves on the editorial boards of Management Decision and the Journal of Business Ethics Education and is a regular reviewer for journals like the Journal of Business Ethics.

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.