ILA Podcast

Merging Into Traffic

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Kathy Lund Dean


Quotes From This Episode

  • “I think probably one of the biggest things that I’ve come to realize is that the whole publishing enterprise is a conversation…thinking about your scholarship, not in these sort of atomistic chunks, but as part of a larger conversation that both precedes what you’re doing, and will also generate more work and more conversation and more wisdom, and more practical outcomes.”
  • On publishing… “The analogy that I use when I’m doing a lot of outreach is ‘merging into traffic.’ I grew up in Chicago and so when you’re merging onto the Dan Ryan, there are lots of other people you have to take into account, right? Nobody’s blindly merging onto the Kennedy! And so all those other cars are people having, not the same conversations, but similar conversations, and how does your work contribute to merging into that traffic of a conversation?”
  • “I’m totally convinced…I’m absolutely convinced that the difference between people who are very well published, and people who are not well-published, is this ability to separate themselves from them or from their work.”

About the Guest

Dr. Kathy Lund Dean is the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Leadership & Ethics at Gustavus Adolphus College. She also serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Management Education. She is also the co-host of Rockin’ the Publication, a podcast for those interested in being published in academic journals.

She is an award-winning scholar which includes the Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching & Learning Award, the Journal of Management Inquiry “Breaking the Frame” Award, and the Journal of Management Education Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award.

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.