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Leading Thinkers

Leading Thinkers

By Kallion Leadership
Kallion's new podcast highlights the voices of academics and researchers in the humanities with meaningful conversations about leadership.
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Episode 1 - Joel Christensen

Leading Thinkers

Episode 11 - Larry Moore
In this week's episode, Larry Moore discusses corporate leadership, his experiences with the Rock Eagle Effigy Mound, and his relationship with Alice Walker. 
May 28, 2021
Episode 10 - Misty Louie
John Esposito and Misty Louie discuss oral traditions, honoring indigenous voices, and Misty's experience leading the Ktunaxa Nation Female Bootcamp. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer - More information about Honoring Indigenous Voices:  -
May 14, 2021
Episode 9 - Nancy Sherman
This week’s guest, Nancy Sherman discusses how modern views of Stoicism differ from their ancient foundations, how Stoicism might be viewed through the lens of psychology, and the implications of Stoicism on the world we find ourselves in today. Find her new book, Stoic Wisdom, here:
April 30, 2021
Episode 8 - Angela Holzmeister
John Esposito and Angela Holzmeister discuss why it is essential to have an idealist on your team, the philosophy of friendship, and the role and function of leadership within academia.
April 16, 2021
Episode 7 - Jay Parker
Jay Parker, this week's guest, discusses the Thucydides trap, and seeking out the question rather than the answer, and the foundations of his book Restoring Thucydides, co-authored with Andrew Novo.
April 02, 2021
Episode 6 - Andrew Novo
This week’s guest Andrew Novo talks about perceptions of Thucydides and Herodotus, Thucydides’ implications for war and foreign policy, and his new book Restoring Thucydides: Testing Familiar Lessons and Deriving New Ones, co-authored with Jay Parker.
March 19, 2021
Episode 5 - Eli Embleton
This week's guest, Eli Embleton, discusses the value of ambiguity and his development of leadership through storytelling and the humanities. 
March 05, 2021
Episode 4 - Rosemary Moore
John Esposito and Rosemary Moore discuss her experience as a naval officer, emotional intelligence, and how ancient military strategy can inform modern militaries. 
February 19, 2021
Episode 3 - Jonathan Zarecki
This week's guest, Jonathan Zarecki, discusses charismatic leadership, Cicero, and his experiences as a Roman foot solider. 
February 05, 2021
Episode 2 - Christine Tulley
This week's guest, Christine Tulley, discusses intellectual leadership, rhetoric, and her research on the disparate experiences of women and particularly mothers in academia. 
January 22, 2021
Episode 1 - Joel Christensen
In this episode, John talks to Joel Christensen about leadership, plagues (both modern and ancient), and how these two concepts play out in the Iliad. 
January 05, 2021
Leading Thinkers Podcast Trailer
This is a trailer for Kallion's upcoming Leading Thinkers podcast. Keep an eye out for more information about the official launch!
December 13, 2020