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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

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    • 5.0 • 27 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.

    Sharna Fabiano - Lead & Follow

    Sharna Fabiano - Lead & Follow

    Sharna Fabiano is an internationally recognized tango artist. Over the course of her twenty-year dance career, she toured over a dozen countries, designed partner-based movement courses for undergraduates, and founded a nonprofit tango school in Washington, DC. She is an outspoken advocate for the study of both leading and following roles independent of gender, a training practice that builds empathy, inclusion, and creativity. Sharna brings her deep understanding of the leader/follower dynamic in social dance into the professional sphere with original coaching programs that help professionals and teams collaborate more successfully. Sharna earned her MFA in dance from UCLA and lives in Los Angeles.

    Our First Conversation
    Sharna Fabiano - Connect, Collaborate, CreateSharna's Latest Book
    Lead & Follow: The Dance of Inspired TeamworkSharna's Podcast
    Lead & Follow PodcastQuotes From This Episode
    "My life as a social dancer showed me that superior work, not to mention the most satisfying work comes not from everyone leading all of the time, but from leaders and followers working together." Leaders and Followers - "On either side, there needs to be that healthy commitment and engagement.""Power can be organized in a way that's more harmful/violent, or more supportive, protective, and nurturing...I think we're maybe always going to be on that spectrum somehow, as a human family."Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Book: Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindBook: Caste: The Origins of Our DiscontentsFilm: The InventorFilm: LFGFilm: weworkPodcast: Gaslit NationAbout The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Connect with Scott Allen
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    • 37 min
    Dr. Elena Antonacopoulou - Phronesis

    Dr. Elena Antonacopoulou - Phronesis

    Dr. Elena  Antonacopoulou is the founder and director of GNOSIS an international, interdisciplinary, and independent research and leadership development Institute. She has held full-time Professorial appointments at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester, and Warwick and currently holds Visiting Professorial appointments at Western University, Canada, University of Lincoln (UK), and the Royal Norwegian Airforce Academy (Norway). Her scientifically rigorous collaborative research in management and organization studies has earned her many research grants, awards, and accolades recognizing the impact of the ideas developed. Her principal research expertise lies in the areas of Strategic Change, Organisational Learning and Resilience, Knowledge, and Crisis Management with a focus on leadership implications.

    Elena’s work is published widely in international journals including Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, Management Learning. She has co-edited 5 books including two new volumes (Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice) advancing innovative learning modes that enhance the impact of management practice. She has been elected and served in multiple leadership roles in the top professional bodies in the management field and has received several awards for her outstanding leadership and service contributions and teaching excellence. She is frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches at international conferences, and deliver workshops that inspire and promote action choices that serve the common good. She is a certified coach from the International Coaching Federation.
    Connecting with Elena
    Google ScholarLinkedInQuotes From This Episode
    "Phronesis is a creative act, especially when navigating the unknown...It's not just what happens when we're faced with dilemmas, paradoxes, and crucible moments. Of course, that's where our strength of character shines and guides our action choices, which is why we mark it as an act of practical wisdom.""Practise is about repetition, not replication. I emphatically highlight in my work the distinction between repeating and replicating. I draw on Deleuze, who asserts that repetition is always about the difference. Hence, for me practising is about the leap of faith.""Reflexivity is this moment where we are in a situation fully present. So we show up, and we are experiencing it by allowing ourselves to feel and participate as an insider, at the same time, simultaneously, as we have the capacity to extrapolate and see it from an outsider's perspective.""Sensuousness is the secret intelligence that I don't think we've even begun to tap into, which is so important to phronesis. I call it CORE (Centeredness, Oneness, Reflex and Energy) Intelligence (CQ) because it is about tapping beyond our sensibility and sensitivity into our sentience".Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Eikeland, O. 2008. The ways of Aristotle: Aristotelian phrónêsis, aristotelian philosophy of dialogue, and action research. Shotter, J. & Tsoukas, H. 2014. In search of Phronesis: Leadership and the art of judgment. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13: 224-243The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Connect with Scott Allen
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    • 39 min
    Dr. Keith Grint - Mutiny and Leadership

    Dr. Keith Grint - Mutiny and Leadership

    Keith Grint has been Professor Emeritus at Warwick University since 2018. He spent 10 years working in various positions across a number of industry sectors before switching to an academic career. His first undergraduate degree (Sociology) was from the Open University in 1981, and his second (Politics) from the University of York in 1982. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1986. He was Jr. Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University between 1985 and 1986 and a Research Fellow there from 1986 to 1987. Between 1986 and 1992 he was Lecturer in Sociology at Brunel University, and between 1992 and 1998 a Fellow at Templeton College, then University Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, at the School of Management (now Saïd Business School), Oxford University. Between 1998 and 2004 he was University Reader in Organizational Behaviour at the Saïd Business School, and Director of Research there between 2002 and 2003. From 2004 to 2006 he was Professor of Leadership Studies and Dir. of the Lancaster Leadership Centre, Lancaster University School of Management. Between 2006 and 2008 he was Professor of Defence Leadership and Deputy Principal, Shrivenham Campus, Cranfield University. He was Professor of Public Leadership at Warwick Business School from 2009 to 2018. 
    He is a Fellow of the International Leadership Association (ILA) and Professorial Fellow of the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM). He is also a founding co-editor with David Collinson of the journal Leadership, and co-founder of the International Studying Leadership Conference. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2012 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science Warwick University in 2013. He received the Chief Constable’s Commendation for Contribution to Police Leadership in 2018 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Leadership Association in 2018.
    Recent Books by Keith 
    Mutiny and LeadershipLeadership: A Very Short IntroductionLeadership, Management & Command: Rethinking D-DayThe Arts of Leadership Connecting with Keith
    Google ScholarTwitter: @kgkeithgrintQuote From This Episode
    "A mutiny in technical terms is a conspiracy by two or more people in a military situation when they refuse to comply with a legitimate order.""(leading a mutiny) almost never goes well. So then the question is, why would you do that? Why would you put yourself through this? Your fellow mutineers might get off, but it's unlikely that you will."About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Connect with Scott Allen
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    • 55 min
    Dr. Ali Dachner & Dr. Erin E. Makarius - From Departing Employees to Loyal Alumni

    Dr. Ali Dachner & Dr. Erin E. Makarius - From Departing Employees to Loyal Alumni

    Dr. Alison M. Dachner is an Associate Professor of Management at the Boler College of Business, John Carroll University. She earned her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Dachner has experience working as Director of Education for an international call center as well as consulting on special projects in a variety of industries and companies, including NASA. Ali's research interests include how changes to the modern work environment and characteristics of certain populations (e.g., emerging adults) influence the design of strategies to most effectively engage, develop, transition, and retain employees and students. Her work has been published in Human Resources Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Management Education, and Academy of Management Annals. Ali is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Education. Her research can be found on Google Scholar and you can follow or connect with her on Twitter (@ProfDachner) or LinkedIn (Alison Dachner).

    Dr. Erin E. Makarius is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Business at The University of Akron. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Makarius has several years of experience in human resources and management, including working at and consulting with a variety of companies in the financial, insurance, and consumer products industries. Erin's research interests include boundary spanning in the form of technological, international, and organizational boundaries, with emphasis on the role of relationships and reputation in these processes. Her work has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of Management, Organization Science, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of World Business, and Organization Studies. Erin's research has received media coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Management, Fox News, Forbes magazine, NPR, SHRM, and the Akron Beacon Journal, among others. She is on the editorial review board of the Journal of World Business. Her research can be found on Google Scholar and you can follow or connect with her on Twitter (@ProfMakarius) or LinkedIn (Erin Makarius).

    Harvard Business Review - Turn Departing Employees into Loyal Alumni
    Quote From This Episode
    "Companies should begin their off-boarding programs at the moment of hiring.""It's really about connections, and then maintaining those relationships, not only while you're at the firm, but beyond that formal organizational boundary and continuing that relationship after people leave."Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    The Alliance by Reid Hoffman Remote Work Revolution by Tsedal Neeley Think Again by Adam Grant  About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 34 min
    Dr. Marcy Levy Shankman & Dr. Ralph Gigliotti - Leadership Assessments: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

    Dr. Marcy Levy Shankman & Dr. Ralph Gigliotti - Leadership Assessments: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

    About Dr. Marcy Levy Shankman

    After five years as the Leadership Coach and Strategist for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Marcy is now serving as the inaugural Chief Organizational Learning Officer. In this brand new role, Marcy continues to hold primary responsibility for providing leadership development support to the CEO, the District’s executive leadership team (“the Chiefs”), and 65-person Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Additionally, Marcy has been charged with designing and implementing a system-wide learning agenda for all employees of the District. Marcy lives in Shaker Heights with her husband Brett and loves being a mom for their two college-aged children, Rebecca and Joshua.

    About Dr. Ralph Gigliotti

    Ralph is Assistant Vice President for Strategic Programs in the Office of University Strategy and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at Rutgers University, where he provides executive leadership for a portfolio of signature academic leadership programs, consultation services, and research initiatives. He engages directly with academic and administrative leaders in strengthening the Center’s role as a hub for leadership development research and initiatives. He also serves as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Communication, PhD Program in Higher Education, and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

    Marcy and Ralph just edited the book:  Using Inventories and Assessments to Enhance Leadership Development
    Quote From This Episode
    "What we've learned is that assessments add tremendous value if used with intentionality, if linked with some broader theoretical frame, if facilitated appropriately, and effectively by individuals who are qualified to help with the assessment and the debriefing."Resources Mentioned in This Episode
    Personality Assessment: The Ice Cream Personality TestMovie: Persona - The Dark Truth Behind Personality AssessmentsBook: Caste by Isabel WilkersonBook: Think Again by Adam GrantBook: Upstream by Dan HeathAbout The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 36 min
    Dr. Candace Brunette-Debassige - Undoing the Silence

    Dr. Candace Brunette-Debassige - Undoing the Silence

    Dr. Candace Brunette-Debassige is a Mushkego Cree iskwew scholar originally from Peetabeck Treaty 9 Territory. She is an Assistant Professor in Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership Studies in the Faculty of Education at Western University. Her research centers on advancing the liberatory needs of Indigenous Peoples in Euro-Western colonial educational spaces. Beyond her scholarship, Candace brings extensive leadership experience in Indigenous education at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. She was the first Indigenous Education Advisor for the Thames Valley District School Board from 2009-2012, and was the Director of Indigenous Student Services at Western from 2012-2017. At Western, she also served as Acting Vice-Provost/Associate Vice President for the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, and Special Advisor to the Provost, from 2018 to 2021.

    Resources Mentioned in This Episode 
    Documentary - Inendi Podcast - Unreserved Book - Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education in CanadaReport - Truth and Reconciliation Commission of CanadaQuotes From This Episode
    "There were many, many indigenous peoples that were forced to attend residential schools in our country for over 150 years. So it's generations, generations, and generations of people within particular families and communities were forced legislatively forced to attend these schools.""My grandmother was apprehended by the Royal Mounted Police (RCMP)... she was physically removed from her home at the age of seven. She was forced to attend this school, which was an Anglican school; in her situation, she was prohibited from speaking Cree. And she was taught that to be Cree, to be indigenous, was backward. It was savage, it was uncivilized...the purpose of residential schools was assimilating indigenous peoples into the dominant society.""When you point out the problem, you become the problem." "In my work, I have to lead with subjectivity. That's what brings me credibility when I'm working with the indigenous community. The first thing people are going to ask me is, 'Who are you? Where do you come from?' And, and then I have to develop that relationship. And that relationship is developed through sharing our stories and coming from our experiences."About The International Leadership Association (ILA)
    The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals with a keen interest in the study, practice, and teaching of leadership. Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 42 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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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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