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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: Practical Wisdom for Leaders Scott J. Allen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

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.

    Dr. Andrea Brownlow - Leadership & Constructive-Developmental Theory

    Dr. Andrea Brownlow - Leadership & Constructive-Developmental Theory

    Dr. Andrea Brownlow is both a consulting and coaching psychologist (MAPS) and the founder of Berkeley Hall Associates, a small private practice dedicated to leadership development.  Dr. Brownlow is also a part-time academic in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney.  She was awarded a University Postgraduate Scholarship in 2017. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney in 2022 under the supervision of Dr. Michael Cavanagh and Dr. Sean O’Connor (respectively Deputy Director and Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit) and Dr. Helen Parker (Senior Lecturer in the Business School).  Her thesis is titled Measuring Adult Development and Exploring its Relationship to Leadership: Parallel Journeys through the Lens of Constructive-Developmental Theory.
    Dr. Brownlow holds a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology (2016) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with first class honours (2004) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Business in Organisational Studies (1996) from Queensland’s University of Technology.  Dr. Brownlow and her husband, Mark, live in Sydney, Australia, and are the parents of two very active and wonderful teenagers. 


    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    A quick primer on leadership and adult development by Reo WatanabeAndrea's Thesis/Dissertation: Measuring Adult Development and Exploring its Relationship to Leadership: Parallel Journeys through the Lens of Constructive-Developmental TheoryPodcast: Keith Eigel and Nancy Popp - Interview One & TwoBook: An Everyone Culture Article: Transactional and transformational leadership: A constructive/developmental analysis
    A Quote From This Episode
    "There is an evidence base. And I think it's a pretty substantial evidence base that demonstrates how important adult development is to leadership."
    About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals interested in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Plan for ILA's 24th Global Conference online on October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022. Register for the 24th Global Conference here!
    The Prometheus Project
    About The Prometheus ProjectFocus Series Experience - Immunity to Change workshop
    My Approach to Hosting
    The views of my guests do not constitute "truth." Nor do they reflect my personal views in some instances. However, they are important views to be aware of. Nothing can replace your own research and exploration.

    Connect with Scott Allen
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    • 39 min
    Dr. Tim Baldwin - Getting Learning To Transfer: New Age, Same Challenge

    Dr. Tim Baldwin - Getting Learning To Transfer: New Age, Same Challenge

    Dr. Timothy T. Baldwin is the Randall L. Tobias Distinguished Chair in Leadership and Professor of Management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.  Professor Baldwin holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Michigan State University and an MBA from MSU as well.   He has published his research work in leading academic and professional outlets and has won several national research awards – including eight best-paper awards from the National Academy of Management.  He has twice received the Richard A. Swanson Excellence in Research Award presented by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). He is the co-author of three books, Improving Transfer Systems In Organizations (Jossey Bass: 2003); Developing Management Skills: What Great Managers Know and Do (McGraw-Hill: 2012); and Organizational Behavior: Real Solutions to Real Challenges (McGraw-Hill: 2020).      
    In his 35th year at Indiana University, he has frequently been recognized for teaching excellence. His background includes consulting with Cummins Engine, Eli Lilly, FedEx, Whirlpool, and various other organizations. Professor Baldwin was the Chair of the Dept. of Mgmt. & Entrepreneurship from 2014-2020, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cripe Architects & Engineers and World Arts, Inc.
    Professor Baldwin is married with one son, one dog, one cat, and his interests include coaching youth sports, golf, gardening, and a little amateur magic.   

    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Podcasts: Adam Grant & Tim FerrisTV Show: Magic for HumansTim Baldwin at Google ScholarOrganization: RingorangBook: The College ScamOnline Course: The New Manager's Toolkit "Just in time, just enough, just for me" - Rosenberg
    A Quote From This Episode
    "Let's shrink the change. Let's get very targeted. Let's make it just for that audience and in their environment."
    About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals interested in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Plan for ILA's 24th Global Conference online on October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022. Register for the 24th Global Conference here!
    The Prometheus Project
    About The Prometheus ProjectFocus Series Experience - Immunity to Change workshop
    My Approach to Hosting
    The views of my guests do not constitute "truth." Nor do they reflect my personal views in some instances. However, they are important views to be aware of. Nothing can replace your own research and exploration.

    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 56 min
    Josh Lindblom - A Work in Progress

    Josh Lindblom - A Work in Progress

    Josh is currently a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He is in his 15th season of professional baseball. Over the last 15 years, Josh has played for the Dodgers, Phillies, Rangers, Athletics, Pirates, and Brewers. He had a brief detour to Korea, where he spent five years playing in the Korea Baseball Organization.
    While playing, Josh completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana Wesleyan University. He received a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies and has just started a Doctor of Business Administration program through Columbia International University. 
    Josh has been married for 12 years to his high school sweetheart. They have four kids: Presley (9), Palmer (7), Monroe (5), and Murphy (1). Although baseball has taken them all over the world, their home base is in Lafayette, IN.

    A Quote From This Episode
    "I'm a work in progress, and I'm not where I want to be. But that doesn't mean that I stop working.""I've realized over this journey that academics provide you with the tool sets to ask better questions. And with the ability to ask better questions, come better answers - but better answers than beget more questions.""When I look at athlete transition, my entire focus has been shortening the bridge that I need to step across when I'm done playing.""I struggle because, in business, you hear about scale and breadth of impact. And I keep coming back to the depth of impact. Are we really making a difference in people's lives? "
    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Book: The Making of a Leader by J. Robert ClintonBook: Three Mile an Hour God by Koyama KosukeArticle:  Achieving Executive Presence Nicole Heimann

    About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals interested in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Plan for ILA's 24th Global Conference online on October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022. Register for the 24th Global Conference here!
    The Prometheus Project
    About The Prometheus ProjectFocus Series Experience - Immunity to Change workshop
    My Approach to Hosting
    The views of my guests do not constitute "truth." Nor do they reflect my personal views in some instances. However, they are important views to be aware of. Nothing can replace your own research and exploration.

    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website






     

    • 39 min
    Dr. Aditya Simha - Leadership Insights for Wizards and Witches

    Dr. Aditya Simha - Leadership Insights for Wizards and Witches

    Dr. Aditya Simha is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration at Washington State University. His research is primarily in business ethics (e.g., ethical leadership, ethical climates, and unethical behavior), healthcare ethics (e.g., moral distress, mental health, and COVID anxiety), and organizational behavior (e.g., burnout, stress, and personality). 
    He teaches Leadership Development and Organizational Behavior at the MBA and Undergraduate levels and teaches Micro Issues in Business and Contemporary Research Methods at the Doctoral level. At the postgraduate level, he is an active doctoral dissertation chair. He also regularly presents at international conferences such as the Academy of Management, International Leadership Association, British Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management, and Midwest Academy of Management. 
    He has published a book titled Leadership Insights for Wizards and Witches. He has also published articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Decision, Nursing Ethics, Journal of Business Economics & Management, Family Medicine, and Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. He currently is an associate editor of Business Ethics, the Environment, and Responsibility serves on the editorial boards of Management Decision and the Journal of Business Ethics Education and is a regular reviewer for journals like the Journal of Business Ethics. 
    A Quote From This Episode
    "I would say that Hermione is probably the better leader among the two of them. And not just because she became the Minister of Magic, even from an early age, Hermione is the one who sees injustice."

    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Book: Leadership Insights for Wizards and Witches.Book: Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU

    About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals interested in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Plan for ILA's 24th Global Conference online on October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022. Register for the 24th Global Conference here!
    The Prometheus Project
    About The Prometheus ProjectFocus Series Experience - Immunity to Change workshop
    My Approach to Hosting
    The views of my guests do not constitute "truth." Nor do they reflect my personal views in some instances. However, they are important views to be aware of. Nothing can replace your own research and exploration.
    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 46 min
    Dr. Mallory Monaco Caterine - From Working On Plutarch to Working With Plutarch

    Dr. Mallory Monaco Caterine - From Working On Plutarch to Working With Plutarch

    A Senior Professor of Practice in Classical Studies at Tulane University, Dr. Mallory Monaco Caterine loves to help learners find connections between the past, the present, the self, and the human community. She believes that a humanities education is a highly effective mode of leadership training and infuses opportunities to practice leadership into all of her classes, including Greek and Latin language, Greek culture, Ancient Medicine, and the Classical Leadership Lab. She earned her Ph.D. in Classics at Princeton University, where she explored Plutarch’s Lives of Hellenistic statesmen and the lessons they held for his contemporaries in 2nd century CE Roman Greece. Her recent research focuses on the representations of tyrants and women's leadership in Greek and Roman literature.
    In addition to her work at Tulane, Mallory is also the co-founder and co-executive director of Kallion Leadership, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to comprehensive and inclusive leadership development through the study of the humanities both inside and outside higher education. Her work with Kallion has been supported by her position as the Greenberg Family Professor in Social Entrepreneurship and Cole Fellow at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. 
    A Yankee by birth, she spends each day falling more in love with her adopted home of New Orleans, where she lives with her husband, son, and cat, Lil Easy.
    Two Quotes From This Episode
    "It was shocking to read the news and see so many of the things I've been studying in these texts coming to life in front of my very eyes. And I think this is when I really moved from working on Plutarch to working with Plutarch.""I've always tried to figure out this question of how do we learn from other people's experiences? Or thinking about it as 'how do you learn the easy way instead of the hard way.'"
    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Website: Kallion Leadership, Inc.Book: The Complete Collection of Plutarch's Parallel LivesBook: Concerning the Virtues of WomenBook: The Art of Gathering Show: What We Do In the Shadows
    About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals interested in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Plan for ILA's 24th Global Conference online on October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022. Register for the 24th Global Conference here!
    My Approach to Hosting
    The views of my guests do not constitute "truth." Nor do they reflect my personal views in some instances. However, they are important views to be aware of. Nothing can replace your own research and exploration.
    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 44 min
    Ethan Braden - Long Life Learning

    Ethan Braden - Long Life Learning

    R. Ethan Braden serves as Executive Vice President and the chief marketing and communications officer at Purdue University and Purdue Global. Ranked as one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Schools in America by US News and World Report for four consecutive years, Ethan leads the system in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap by passionately positioning, promoting, and protecting the Purdue brand and portfolio worldwide.
    In October 2021, Fast Company Magazine selected Purdue University as one of its inaugural “Brands That Matter,” a list honoring companies and organizations that authentically communicate their mission and ideals and give people compelling reasons to care about them according to Fast Company editors. The only university and the only Indiana entity named a Brand That Matters, Purdue was selected alongside Nike, 3M, McDonald’s, Ford, Yeti, and other large multinational conglomerates, small companies, and nonprofits.
    In 2020, the American Marketing Association recognized Ethan as ‘Marketer of the Year,’ and Purdue University’s central marketing and communications team as ‘Team of the Year,' both for higher education.
    He has appeared in Fast Company magazine, the Washington Post, AdAge, The Hechinger Report, and The Morning Brew. Ethan has spoken at Google Marketing Live and Salesforce’s Dreamforce, as well as appeared on numerous podcasts related to brand management, marketing, and higher education. Ethan teaches personal branding to student-athletes in Purdue University’s Optimizing Personal Brand and Image class, an innovative partnership between Purdue’s School of Management and Purdue Athletics prompted by NIL.
    Previous to Purdue, Ethan worked for Eli Lilly & Company for over a decade, where he served in a variety of senior marketing and sales leadership roles in the U.S. and globally, building, launching, and managing some of Lilly’s and the pharmaceutical industry’s most successful and life-changing, billion-dollar brands.
    Ethan earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University (Salem, Oregon). Ethan lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Betsy, their son, Benjamin, and their daughter, Margaret.

    Two Quotes From This Episode
    "When we read together, and we consume together, it creates common knowledge. And it creates a common language...there's a common language that pervades the community of employees as a result of referring to the same texts.""The transition that we've made in our industry over time went from marketing, to brand, to now storytelling. And I don't care what you're in, great stories beat great spreadsheets."
    Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    The episode title is taken from the book Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist YetLinks to resources are located in the transcript!
    About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals interested in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Plan for ILA's 24th Global Conference online on October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022. Register for the 24th Global Conference here!
    My Approach to Hosting
    The views of my guests do not constitute "truth." Nor do they reflect my personal views in some instances. However, they are important views to be aware of. Nothing can replace your own research and exploration.
    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 44 min

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Not just for leaders

This is a podcast where you think it will be all "business-y", and yes, it is. But so much of what they cover can be applied to your personal life. The ideas presented, back by research, can really make you re-think the way you conduct your business and your life. Well worth the time.

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Engaging and Insightful

Scott is a warm and engaging host, providing the perfect, conversational balance between focus and exploration. The perspectives on leadership offered by his guests are wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and, as promised, very practical!

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Wonderful takeaways

With perspectives on leadership and followership from both the learner and the instructor viewpoints, Dr. Allen and his guests bring us down a path of inspiration. The takeaways from each episode are precious.

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