ILA Podcast

Leading From the Roots

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Kathy Allen


Quotes from This Episode
  • For educators – “Do an audit of the theories that you are teaching and see if they are whole system frameworks…any theory implies that you can control the outcome is a theory whose time has passed.”
  • For Learners – “Stop giving away your personal responsibility and power to initiate and organize your own learning.”
  • “Leadership is about optimizing the whole system.”
  • “Profit equals the evolution of the whole system.”

About the Guest

Dr. Kathy Allen of Kathleen Allen & Associates and I explore the fascinating relationship between systems thinking, nature, and leadership. We discuss practical tips for people interested in developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities. We also explore considerations for leadership educators and program architects. The insights Kathy shares will keep your mind full and your priorities oriented toward a generative place.

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.