ILA Podcast

Leading From Anywhere

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with David Burkus


What’s hot in the world of teams? Remote work. Virtual leadership. Teaming from a distance. David Burkus’ new book Leading From Anywhere explores critical insights about doing this work well.

Quotes from This Episode
  • “I’m trying to drag good ideas out of the ivory tower and drag them over to the corner office.”
  • “There is one thing that everybody listening to this should do. And that is an exercise I call a Team Working Agreement, which is basically our rules for how we’re going to conduct business over the next six months”
  • “People don’t want to join a company, they want to join a crusade. They want to join a cause. They want to join something that makes them feel their day to day work is bigger than themselves.”

About the Guest

David Burkus is the best-selling author of five books about business and leadership. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning. Since 2017, Burkus has ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50. As a sought-after international speaker, his TED Talk has been viewed more than two million times. He’s worked with leaders from organizations across all industries including Google, Stryker, Fidelity, Viacom, and the US Naval Academy. His most recent book is Leading From Anywhere.

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.