ILA Podcast

The Power of Place in Leadership

Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

with Brad Jackson


Quotes From This Episode

  • “If you want to get to know a place, try to change something.”
  • “I suppose as you go through your career, particularly as you get towards the twilight phase of your career, you tend to think…’Hang on, where did this all start?’, and you start to go back to your original passions and interests.”
  • “What I’ve been quietly and slightly more noisily doing recently is looking at what I call a ‘geography of leadership.'”
  • “You’re encouraged to talk about your Mountain and your River. And as someone who’s sort of moved around an awful lot, I must admit, I really struggle with the question – ‘What is my Mountain and my River?’ The whole idea is that these are critical advocates for who you are and what you’re about, and what you stand for.”
  • “And of course, the key task of leaders is to create the kind of collaborative governance structures that sustain, but then the collective leadership that keeps the momentum.”

About the Guest

Brad Jackson is Associate Dean of Strategic Engagement at Waikato Management School in New Zealand. He also serves as Professor of Leadership and Governance. Jackson has published several books — Management Gurus and Management Fashions, Organisational Behaviour in New Zealand, Demystifying Business Celebrity, and Revitalising Leadership. He has also co-edited the Sage Handbook of Leadership and Major Works in Leadership. He is a former co-editor of the journal, Leadership.

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.