I had the privilege of being a guest on a podcast hosted by my colleague and new friend, Scott Allen. Scott is an author, entrepreneur, speaker, and professor who teaches leadership and management skills, executive communication, teams, executive leadership, and technologies enabling disruption at John Carroll University. Scott’s podcast called Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders offers discussions on all things leadership, incorporating practical tips designed to help make a difference in how we lead and live.
Given that the context for my work and leadership tends to be different than most of the listeners of the Phronesis podcast, Scott explicitly wanted to focus our conversation on my history as an activist and organizer to bring these perspectives to his audience. What followed was a fast-paced conversation that was both philosophical and deeply personal that centered on the questions: How to say what is true to us? What does that mean to commit to social change and activism that is centered on love, passion, commitment, and authenticity? And what does it mean to connect with people who agree, and those in opposition, based on these values?
You can hear the podcast here.