ILA Podcast

Leading Beautifully

Maureen Metcalf Podcast Cover

with Nancy Adler


Nancy Adler is an inspiring leader who has worked with managers from around the world to create synergy among cultures, rather than building walls to keep out “difference” or to hide behind fears of inefficiency and prejudice. Nancy pioneered the fields for cross-cultural management, women leading worldwide, and the role of the arts in inspiring the best of what individuals and organizations have to offer to their organizations, their communities, and to the world. As an artist, she works to make the world more beautiful, even now when so many people focus on ugliness and dysfunction. She joins Maureen to discuss her Leading Beautifully Awards, created to honor the best among us.

Guest Nancy J. Adler

headshot of LIfetime Achievement Award Winner Nancy Adler

Nancy J. Adler is the Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University. She conducts research and consults worldwide on global leadership, cross-cultural management, and arts-inspired leadership practices. She has authored more than 150 articles, produced 3 films, and published 10 books and edited volumes. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, and the Royal Society of Canada, and Canada recognized her as one of their top university teachers. Nancy is also a visual artist and has been an artist-in-residence at The Banff Centre. Her paintings, monotype prints, and ceramics are held in private collections worldwide.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf brings 30 years of experience and success in the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology. A regular contributor to, Metcalf has authored an award-winning book series on leadership and is the Founder & CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is the host of an Innovating Leadership, a weekly international podcast that hit the airways in July 2015. As an ILA Fellow, Maureen partners with the International Leadership Associate on a series of global leadership podcasts within the show.