• Aug 9 2022

    Dr. Jill Arensdorf is a professor in the Department of Leadership Studies at Fort Hays State University (FHSU), and currently serves as the FHSU Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs.  Before serving as Provost, she chaired the Department of Leadership Studies for eight years.  Her research interests include civic engagement and leadership, leadership behavior and skill development, and the transfer of learning. She has published numerous articles on the effects of service learning on the development of leadership skills, as well as the transfer of leadership skills to the workplace.  She has been active in civic engagement efforts at FHSU, co-writing FHSU’s Civic Investment Plan, and co-coordinated a freshman learning community at FHSU, L3-Live. Learn. Lead. for nine years. Dr. Arensdorf has received both the prestigious Navigator and Pilot Awards at FHSU for her exceptional advising and teaching.  She completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University.

    Dr. Arensdorf is extremely passionate about teaching and participating in leadership.  Before her work at FHSU, she worked as a 4-H/Youth Extension Agent with K-State Research and Extension.  Jill is originally from Hill City, KS.  She and her husband Mike currently reside in Hays, KS.  Dr. Arensdorf's interests include spending time with her family, music, golfing, reading, cooking, and water skiing. 


    Two Quotes From This Episode

    • "I've really had to challenge myself to see the forest and not get mired in the trees where I'm more comfortable...that's been a really good challenge for me."
    • "When it comes to doing (leadership)...my goodness! It's full of all these complexities, nuances, and critical thinking."


    Resources Mentioned in This Episode


    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

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    37 mins
  • Aug 2 2022

    Cal Al-Dhubaib is the Founder/CEO, AI Strategist of Pandata, a Cleveland-based AI design and development firm that helps companies like Parker Hannifin, the Cleveland Museum of Art, FirstEnergy, and Penn State University solve their most complex business challenges with trustworthy artificial intelligence solutions. He's a globally recognized data scientist, entrepreneur, and innovator in trusted artificial intelligence. Cal’s commitment to diversity and ethics is centered at the heart of his work. 

    Years of experience as a data scientist and AI strategist have given Cal deep expertise in how business leaders can use AI to drive growth and improve outcomes. He is a technical expert on topics like:

    • Applying machine learning to develop new AI capabilities. 
    • Ethical challenges around AI, like bias and explainability.
    • How AI is used (and should be used) by top companies.

    Cal is especially passionate about inclusive workforce development, where he advocates for careers and educational pathways in data science.

     
    A Quote From This Episode

    • "Artificial Intelligence is nothing more than software that does two things really well - recognizes complex patterns, and it automates actions, decisions, or recommendations based on these patterns."
    • "When we talk about leadership plus artificial intelligence, something that is worth exploring is how can leaders prepare their teams? How can leaders understand when it's appropriate, where it can be used, where it might not work, or where it might need additional human support?"
    • "I'm a person that believes strongly AI needs to become boring for it to become useful."


    Resources Mentioned in this Episode


    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

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    40 mins
  • Jul 18 2022

    Practice is Dr. Dave Fearon's way of being. 

    • His practice?  Irrepressible Teaching. Before, during, and after the 50+ years, he was a professor. 
    • His subject?  You; and why your practice matters to him, to everyone, and, of course, to you.
    • His medium?  Wherever and to whomever digital takes him.


    Accordingly, his new digital-first book with the late, highly regarded Leadership thinker Peter B. Vaill is titled: Practice as a Way of Being: Peter Vaill’s Conjectures on Why Your Practice Matters.

    His long-running podcast that Dave originated with Peter is called Practice? 

    “Irrepressible” because six years ago, David S. Fearon, Emeritus Professor of Management & Organizational Behavior, Central Connecticut State University, capped off 55 years as a successful Management Educator, practicing leadership in how he taught and how he served colleges and communities as dean and professor.

    Retired, Dave tried leisure, taking up golf and offering the occasional workshop, but he could not stop being a teacher. So, when the call came from Peter, his own most revered teacher, inviting a chance to draw attention to Practice as a tantalizingly under-taught but universally important question, Dave gave up the leisure (but not the golf).

    Now Practice is Dave’s practice, and it’s all about You.


    Resources Mentioned in This Episode


    A Quote From This Episode

    • "So imagine now the wonderful journey someone's making - assuming they're continuing to get better, no matter what the conditions, the payoff is your practice. And it will take you into a context and land you in a moment in time."
    • "I think leadership is summoned...and it's summoned by genuine question."


    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


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    47 mins
  • Jul 17 2022

    Dr. Suze Wilson,  is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University. She is passionate about all things leadership along with an abiding interest in how we can make organisations both effective for external stakeholders and enjoyable places to work for employees. 

    Her doctoral research examined why and how it has become normalized in recent decades to equate 'leadership' with grandiose expectations of 'transformation', 'vision', and 'charisma'. She argues these ideas, when examined closely, actually create undesirable pressures on leaders, grant them excessive powers, and rely on the problematic assumption that 'followers' are inherently inadequate. She is interested in theorising and practising leadership in ways that are more inclusive and humble.

    More recently, she’s written a short op-ed exploring how conspiratorialism and the so-called infodemic are undermining the good pandemic leadership we had benefitted from in New Zealand and thinking about the wider undermining of legitimate authority and the potential for a shared reality that these dangerous and toxic influences pose and what that might mean for leadership. 

    Articles by Dr. Suze Wilson


    A Quote From This Episode

    • "You can't even begin to lead when you have no shared notion of reality. We have no shared discourse about what is real and what isn't real. And that poses a real threat."


    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

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    51 mins
  • Jul 9 2022

    Dr. Gordon Schmidt is a professor of management and the Director of the David and Sharon Turrentine School of Management at the University of Louisiana Monroe. He has a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State. He wrote a book on teaching leadership through Marvel superhero films.  He co-edited a book on social media use in employee selection. He is currently writing a book teaching leadership concepts through Avatar: The Last Airbender. Dr. Schmidt does research related to the Future of Work, including the gig economy and virtual leadership. He has researched the future of the field of I-O Psychology. He also researches leadership in lean production and Corporate Social Responsibility. He consults with organizations on various topics, including how superhero examples can help learning. Dr. Schmidt teaches courses in leadership and human resources. His teaching innovations have been published in journals. He is the co-editor of Management Teaching Review

    Dr. Sy Islam is a co-founder and Vice President of Consulting with Talent Metrics Dr. Islam has over 15 years of experience providing data analytic, training, and organizational development support to organizations in a variety of workplace settings. Dr. Islam’s consulting work was recognized by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, when he won the Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition Award for his focus on science driven practices in training and talent development. Through Talent Metrics he has consulted with fortune 100 companies like IBM and teams like the Florida Panthers.  Dr Islam has also served in leadership roles with ATD NYC and ATD Long Island. His upcoming book is entitled “Leaders Assemble! Leadership Lessons from the Marvel Cinematic Universe” and was published by Emerald Publishing on June 7th,  2022.

    The Book!


    A Quote From This Episode

    • "To me, this is part of outreach...we really need to think about how can we (academics) help people understand these concepts through things that matter to them."


    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


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    48 mins
  • Jul 5 2022

    Dr. Matthew Sowcik has been teaching for over 20 years and is currently an Assistant Professor of Leadership Development at the University of Florida. Dr. Sowcik serves as a faculty member for the Challenge 2050 Project, a program aimed at developing human capacity and leadership to meet the challenges of a growing population.

    Originally from Wilkes-Barre, PA, Dr. Sowcik earned his Bachelor of Arts at Wilkes University, majoring in psychology and business, and his Master of Arts in organizational leadership from Columbia University. He followed that up with his doctorate in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.

    Matt focuses his research on humility and the creation of organizational leadership programs. He also teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses concentrated on interpersonal leadership development, organizational leadership, and advanced leadership theory. Outside of his research and teaching, Sowcik serves as a consultant to The New York Times, where he focuses on the newspaper’s educational programming for faculty and students within leadership studies.


    Matt's Latest Book

    • The H-Factor - The book covers the importance of humility, why we lack humility in leadership, who needs humility, and how we can develop humility. The H-Factor highlights practical examples, stories, interviews, and 10 years of research on the topic.


    A Quote From This Episode

    • The H-Factor is, “A proper perspective of oneself, one’s relationship with others, and one’s connection to something bigger.”


    Resources Mentioned in This Episode


    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


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    43 mins
  • Jun 24 2022

    Professor Susan R. Madsen, Ph.D., is the Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. She is also a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and a former Fellow of The Leadership Trust Foundation in Ross-on-Wye, England. Dr. Madsen is considered one of the top global thought leaders on the topic of women and leadership, has authored or edited eight books, and has published hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. Her research has been featured in the U.S. News and World Report, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, and she is a regular contributor to Forbes. She is a well-known speaker in local, national, and international settings. Susan has founded many women’s networks, and she serves on a host of nonprofit, community, and association boards and committees. Madsen has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, and service.

    Connecting with Dr. Madsen


    Publications/Ted Talks by Dr. Madsen

    • https://susanrmadsen.com


    Quotes From This Episode

    • "I have CEOs all the time that say to me, 'okay, I'm hiring women, but they're not staying.' And I'm like, 'describe your culture.'"
    • "The research is so clear that when you have a mix of great men and great women working together in leadership teams...better things are going to happen - more innovation, and more creativity...If we really care about doing better for this world, for our kids and grandkids, we have to move forward with greater diversity, inclusion, and belonging."
    • "I've always said the difference between a guru and a scholar is that the gurus have all the answers and scholars have all the questions. I have way more questions."
    • "When you can get into that wonderful space where your head, heart, and hands all connect - then it really is powerful."


    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




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    50 mins
  • Jun 17 2022

    Funto Boroffice is the founder/C.E.O. of award-winning Chanja Datti Ltd, a waste collection & recycling social enterprise dedicated to transforming the waste in her environment to value and creating jobs, and Quidroo, a fintech startup providing access to working capital for Nigeria SMEs, especially women-owned SMEs. Before starting Chanja Datti, she spent three years as a Senior Aide to Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Power, covering Investments, Finance & Donor Relations, and before that, 17 years gaining global financial, strategy, and project improvement experience - 12 of which were as a G.E. executive in the U.S., where she was a Vice President, working in the largest G.E. Capital Americas business. She graduated with a Masters’ degree in Financial Management from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York and has a Bachelors’ degree in Accounting and Finance from Northeastern University in Boston, where she graduated cum laude (with honors).

    She is a founding member and Vice President of the Recycling Association of Nigeria (R.A.N.), founder of Initiative for the Advancement of Waste Management in Africa (aka W.A.S.T.E. Africa), a Fellow of the Waste Management Society of Nigeria, and an alumnus of the several prestigious local and international programs and sits on several boards. She was recognized in 2021 by Global Citizen.org as one of 11 Change-making Africans that the world needs to know about, recognized by CNBC Rising Woman Africa series as one of 31 African women leaders in 2021, and winner of the 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge.


    Quotes From This Episode

    • "Passion, started the whole process. I knew that I couldn't rely on the government to solve some of the issues I was seeing around me. I also knew that it wasn't a simple case of 'copy and paste' from what I did in the US, because people's needs are so different."
    • "One of the things that I tried to do is let the result speak for itself.  Because regardless of what you do, when you see results, you can't argue with results. Plus, not taking 'no' for an answer."


    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.


    Connect with Scott Allen




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    34 mins
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