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Strategic Thinking

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leadership Podcast. Episode 172 - Dr. Susan Murphy - Strategic Thinking. The Official Podcast of the International Leadership Association

with Dr. Susan Murphy


ILA Board Member, Dr. Susan Murphy, talks with Scott about her work at the University of Edinburgh, strategic thinking, and leadership development throughout one’s lifetime.


“Typically, when you think of the strategic leader, you think of the C-suite or high-level regional managers. As organizations become more complex, people need to think about what will happen in their part of the organization five years, ten years down the road.”

Books Mentioned in This Podcast

About Dr. Susan Murphy

Dr. Susan Murphy is Chair of Leadership Development in the Business School at the University of Edinburgh. She was formerly Director of the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University and Professor of Leadership Studies. She has published in Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Making, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. She serves on the board of the International Leadership Association. 

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.

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