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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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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.

    Team JCCC - A Chat with the 2022 CLC Champs!

    Team JCCC - A Chat with the 2022 CLC Champs!

    This episode was a lot of fun. I had the chance to speak with the 2022 CLC champs from Johnson Country Community College (JCCC). I talked to JCCC's coaches Cassie Fulk and Carson Couch, and several team members - Yassin, James, Rick, Mila, and Kristin! We talked about their experience, some key learnings, and their thoughts on teaming.

    What is the CLC?
    Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC), a nonprofit founded in 2015, creates a practice field where students can actively apply what they learn. We believe that leadership can be learned. With practice, our participants develop knowledge, build skill, and learn with other like-minded teammates who are passionate about leadership. 
    CLC’s curriculum explores the attributes of effective leaders, leadership/followership styles, creative problem solving, influencing others, navigating difficult conversations, conflict resolution, ethical decision making, stressors, and effective teaming.
    Colleges and universities identify a coach and recruit teams of six students. Any student interested in practicing leadership is welcome. Each team member leads one challenge at the competition and receives extensive feedback based on their performance.

    Academic Journal Articles about the Collegiate Leadership Competition
    Competitive Team Environments and Student Leader Capacity GrowthExploring Deliberate Practice & the Use of Skill Sheets in the Collegiate Leadership Competition Competition As Leadership Pedagogy: An Initial Analysis of the Collegiate Leadership CompetitionCollegiate Leadership Competition: An Opportunity for Deliberate Practice on the Road to ExpertiseReflections on How Learning in Other Domains Inform Our Approach to Coaching Leadership
    Other Phronesis Episodes About the Collegiate Leadership Competition.
    Ep. 56 - Bela Jevtovic & Dr. Dan Jenkins - The Collegiate Leadership CompetitionEp.57 - Meghan Pickett & Dr. Bruce DeRuntz - Coaching a Leadership Team (Online)Ep. 58 - Dr. Kaitlin Wolfert - The Influence of Action Learning, Coaching, and Intrapersonal Reflection on Individual ResilienceEp.59 - Meg U'Ren, Ashley Li, & Allison White - Leaders Developing Leaders at Western UniversityEp. 61 - Team Blue Hens - A Chat with the CLC Champs (2021)
    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. Plan now for ILA's 24th Global Conference online October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022.
    Connect with Scott Allen
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    • 36 min
    Nidhi Pant - One Team, Seven Superpowers

    Nidhi Pant - One Team, Seven Superpowers

    Nidhi Pant is Co-Founder of Science For Society - S4S Technologies. Nidhi works at the intersection of agriculture, gender, energy access, and financial inclusion. S4S trains smallholder women farmers to be entrepreneurs by providing the right combination of technology, finance, and market and increases their household income by 100-200% annually. S4S is working with more than 20,00 farmers and 800 women entrepreneurs, and in the process saving more than 300,000 tons of CO2 from entering the environment. 

    Nidhi is the winner of the Women Transforming India Awards by NITI Aayog & United Nations (UN) and has also been listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia and India. She's also the winner of the Unilever Young Entrepreneur Award 2019 by Unilever and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She was also named 'Emerging Innovator of the Year' at the inaugural edition of the Economic Times Women Leadership Awards (ETPWLA)

    Nidhi holds a bachelor's in Chemical Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology.
     
    A Few Quotes From This Episode
    "We were a group of college students working on different ideas, with different approaches and strengths but united with the common purpose to use our scientific knowledge in service to people.""All of us have very unique and different strengths that are very complementary.""After seven years, I'm still learning more and more - I am never done."

    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. Plan now for ILA's 24th Global Conference online October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022.
    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 32 min
    Michael Gothe - Safe to Fail Experiments

    Michael Gothe - Safe to Fail Experiments

    Michael Gothe is an Agile Organizational Coach at Crisp in Stockholm, Sweden. He has 20+ years of experience in building high-performance team-based Agile organizations and has worked with large multi-national/cultural organizations and start-up companies. Michael is passionate about transforming businesses to become truly Agile organizations that create fantastic value for customers and are an inspiring place for people to work. He also loves capturing the moment through photography, lives close to nature outside Stockholm, and is a proud father of three.


    Connecting with Michael
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/teamcoachLinkedin: http://se.linkedin.com/in/teamcoach 
    A Few Quotes From This Episode
    "I don’t think there is  a formal study of or body of knowledge about 'Agile leadership.' I think it’s about leading in complexity.""The key to success is learning. And the biggest hindrance for learning is when you think you know.""So as a leader, you first need to kind of shift from a 'know it all' to 'learn it all' approach." (attributed to Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella)"In Agile, you work with creating faster feedback loops and high-quality feedback loops. You want to have both quantitative and qualitative data."

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode
    Blog: CrispUpcoming Event/Learning Opportunity: Leading ComplexityDocumentary: Atari: Game OverBook: Deliberately Developmental Organization by Kegan and colleaguesWebsite: The Agile ManifestoBook: Empowered: Ordinary People Extraordinary Products (Silicon Valley Product Group) by Cagan and Jones

    About the 2022 ILA Healthcare Conference
    2022 ILA Healthcare Conference
    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. Plan now for ILA's 24th Global Conference online October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022.
    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 43 min
    Sara Saeed Khurram, M.D. - So Many Myths to Fight

    Sara Saeed Khurram, M.D. - So Many Myths to Fight

    Sara Saeed Khurram, M.D. is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sehat Kahani. Sehat Kahani works on improving basic health care in communities through a spectrum of services focused on primary health care consultation, health awareness, and health counseling. Dr. Sara Saeed recently won the APTECh Young Entrepreneurs award for Sehat Kahani, and her work was also featured in a BBC documentary (see below).

    Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram has won notable awards including CRDF Global, Ashoka Changemakers, ISIF Asia, the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, and the Unicef-Global Goal Campaigner Award 2016 for her role formerly with doctHERs. She has been part of a well-known accelerator in Pakistan, Invest2 Innovate. She is also a part of the regional Acumen fellowship cohort 2016.

    Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her MBBS from DOW University of Health Sciences, and she is a graduate of the Health Policy Management Programme at The Aga Khan University of Health Sciences.

    A Couple Quotes From This Episode
    "So they thought that until a doctor checks a pulse of a patient, there is no healthcare. So many myths to fight...""What motivates me is my two daughters. I'm doing this for the day that they don't have to ask anyone when they do something for themselves. So I believe that if they see me making my own decisions, they will feel much more empowered to make their own decisions."
    About the 2022 ILA Healthcare Conference
    2022 ILA Healthcare Conference

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode
    Sehat KahaniTED Talk - Who are the doctor brides?BBC - Helping midwives save mums-to-be in Pakistan

    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. Plan now for ILA's 24th Global Conference online October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022.
    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website





     

    • 35 min
    Ming-Ka Chan, M.D. - True Belonging and Dignity

    Ming-Ka Chan, M.D. - True Belonging and Dignity

    Ming-Ka Chan, MD is a Clinician Educator and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She's a Chinese immigrant grateful to live and work in Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Metis Nation (currently known as Winnipeg) in Turtle Island (presently known as Canada). A Pediatrics Clinician Educator at the University of Manitoba, her scholarship focuses on leadership education and social justice in the health professions.
    She is currently the Co-Director, Office of Leadership Education, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and Director of the Shantou University Medical College-University of Manitoba Academic Exchange. Chan is also Co-Chair of the Canadian Association for Medical Education CLIME 2.0 leadership intensive.
    She looks at leadership education across the educational continuum in the five health colleges and the inaugural Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice Lead for the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health. Dr. Chan is the current chair of Sanokondu, a global community of practice focused on health leadership education emphasizing learners.


    Quotes From This Episode
    "It's really hard to be well if you've never felt welcome.""You talked about 'successful,' I think each person might have a different word or metric for what that looks like. More recently, in the last decade, it's really about this idea of having true belonging and dignity, and that's the starting point to get to our best self.""It's important to be equity-seeking and really respect diverse voices. It can be hard to do - you may not even realize who is not at the table, or for that matter, the circle...asking questions, being curious and really listening with intent."
    About the 2022 ILA Healthcare Conference
    2022 ILA Healthcare Conference

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode
    Dare to Lead by Brene BrownMy Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem 

    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. Plan now for ILA's 24th Global Conference online October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022.
    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 35 min
    Brian Barren - Becoming the Guardians

    Brian Barren - Becoming the Guardians

    Brian Barren enters his ninth season with the Cleveland Guardians and sixth as President of Business Operations. He joined the organization in January 2014 and served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing over his first three seasons. Brian oversees all aspects of the club l s business functions in his present capacity.

    Barren joined the Guardians following an accomplished, 24-year career with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH. He developed a wide variety of skill sets and expertise in Customer Business Development and general management of multi-functional business teams. As a senior leader at P&G, Brian had team leadership responsibility on the Wal-Mart and Kroger Teams, two of P&G's top customers globally.

    Brian is a 1989 graduate of Princeton University, where he earned a degree in History that included his senior year thesis researching the integration of Major League Baseball. He played football for four years at Princeton as a classmate and teammate of Toronto Blue Jays President & CEO Mark Shapiro. Brian was also an Army ROTC scholarship student at Princeton, fulfilling his commitment to the U.S. Army as a tank commander upon graduation.

    Brian and his wife, Kris, reside in downtown Cleveland and have two sons, Billy and Brad. Brian was one of Dan and Catherine Barren's six children. His late father was a well-respected teacher and high school football coach for many years at Columbus Academy (where Brian graduated in 1985) and finished his coaching career as the inaugural Head Football Coach at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin (Hall of Fame Class of 2004). Brian serves as a board member for College Now Greater Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

    A Quote From This Episode
    "When we think about our intent as a sports team, it's ultimately to unite and inspire our city and our fan base."
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode
    Cleveland Guardians - Tom Hanks Narrated Video

    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. Plan now for ILA's 24th Global Conference online October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022.
    Connect with Scott Allen
    Website

    • 39 min

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