ILA Podcasts

ILA partners with ILA Fellows and members on the following:

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is produced in partnership with ILA Fellow and past ILA Board member Scott J. Allen and is ILA’s official podcast. 

ILA Fellow Maureen Metcalf partners with ILA on a series of Global Leadership episodes within her podcast Innovating Leadership

ILA Members Lauren Bullock and Dan Jenkins partner with ILA to feature the work of ILA members on a series of episodes within the Leadership Educator Podcast

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

This Is Day One

Drew Dudley is a leadership educator and speaker who focuses on creating value-driven cultures of leadership. His TED talk was recently named one of TIME Magazine’s “Seven Speeches That Will Make You a Better Leader.” Drew joins Scott to share his signature wisdom on everyday leadership.

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Innovative Leadership for the Health Care Industry

Medical schools do a great job preparing students for medical procedures, but a crucial element for great healthcare is missed: leadership training. Neil Grunberg shares his experiences and how the leadership framework he developed with Maureen can be used to build the leadership skills needed by medical staff to make our healthcare system stronger.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

An Integrative Approach

Barbara Crosby joins Scott to talk about an integrative approach to leadership. Crosby is associate professor emerita at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and former academic co-director of the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

Dark Gifts of the Pandemic

Dr. Steve Mortenson is an award-winning teacher and researcher. Steve’s mission is to help people help themselves by sharing transformative tools for building personal skills and relational effectiveness. He received his Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

The Creator Mindset

Dr. Axel Meierhoefer is a retired U. S. Air Force officer and the founder of Ideal Wealth Grower – an educational organization helping people get away from exchanging time for money and building an asset-based portfolio using residential real estate. Through teaching, online learning, mentoring, and coaching, Ideal Wealth Grower helps members help themselves find success.

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DEI In The Boardroom: Diverse Leadership Is Better Business

Research has shown that diversity at every level of leadership leads to a more successful organization. Helle Bank Jørgensen joins Maureen to discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of leadership, including the board room.

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The New Era Of Stakeholder Value

What is the purpose of business in the 21st century? And what are the values and skills needed by business leaders in this new era of stakeholder value? Keith Tuffley joins Maureen to discuss these emerging topics and share his experience.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

Simple Complexity

Dr. William (Willy) Donaldson is a Professor of Management at the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business at Christopher Newport University. Willy has over 30 years of experience as a board member and president and has been CEO of eight companies including a publicly-traded company and an international joint-venture. Willy is the Founder and President of Strategic Venture Planning, a management consulting firm that helps boards, investors and senior management teams maximize results.

Leadership Educator Podcast

The Latest NLERA

Dr. Tony Andenoro and Dr. Kristan Cilente Skendall editors of the National Leadership Education Research Agenda (NLERA) discuss working with teams of researchers from all parts of the world to create a collaborative and inclusive vision for leadership education.

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The Essentials Of Theory U

Theory U blends systems thinking, innovation, and leading change from the viewpoint of an evolved human consciousness. Guest Otto Scharmer’s first book on the topic sold over 100,000 copies (versus the average traditional book which sells 3,000 copies in its lifetime). Otto joins Maureen to discuss his latest book: The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications, which meets a crucial need during this point in history in helping us bring necessary changes to our foundational systems from a place of deep consciousness and perspective-taking from all key stakeholders – including the future as a key stakeholder.

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

Bramble Bushes in a Thicket

“In the complex environment of the current business world, leaders often will be called upon to act against their instincts. They will need to know when to share power and when to wield it alone, when to look to the wisdom of the group and when to take their own counsel. A deep understanding of context, the ability to embrace complexity and paradox, and a willingness to flexibly change leadership style will be required for leaders who want to make things happen in a time of increasing uncertainty.” – Snowden and Boone

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Academy For Systems Change And The Magnolia Moonshot 2030 Project

The need for system leaders, system literacy, and collaboration are more important than ever. The field of ‘awareness-based systems change’ is growing, and there are many very accessible ways to engage. Darcy Winslow joins Maureen to discuss that taking a more holistic, or systems, approach does not require a Ph.D. in Systems Dynamics – anyone can become a systems thinker and have a positive impact on the systems in which they work and live.