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On Becoming a Whole Person

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leadership Podcast. Episode 174 - Dr. Michael Mascolo - On Becoming a Whole Person. The Official Podcast of the International Leadership Association

with Dr. Michael F. Mascolo


Scott takes a deep dive with developmental psychologiest Dr. Michael Mascolo into the profound questions around being and becoming including the search for meaning and the pursuit of virtue.

A Quote From This Episode

(When speaking about the work of Levina) “Every time you come up with a definition of what a human is, and you say, ‘This is what all humans are,’ somebody’s not going to fit that definition…and they’re going to become an ‘other.’ Instead, we need to see that each person is an infinity.”

About Dr. Michael F. Mascolo

Dr. Michael F. Mascolo is a Professor of Psychology at Merrimack College and Academic Director of the Compass Program — a transformational higher education experience based on principles of self-cultivation and mastery. He is also the Director of Creating Common Ground, a nonprofit devoted to helping people bridge divides on contentious interpersonal, social, and political issues. Beyond that — who cares? The important stuff happens when we speak.

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. Phronesis is the official podcast of the International Leadership Association.