Drucker on the Dial

A show on management and leadership where timely issues meet timeless principles. The Drucker Institute's Phalana Tiller hosts this hour-long, monthly interview program that focuses on management and leadership through a lens that is both timely and timeless. Well-known guests — executives, authors, academics and others — discuss topics that spring right from the headlines. At the same time, the conversation is informed by the teachings of Peter F. Drucker, described by BusinessWeek as "the man who invented management."


The program is available the second Friday of every month.

Recent Episodes

Question Marks – APRIL 2014

Guests Warren Berger and Luz Santana discuss the art of asking questions and the power of inquiry.

Creative Sparks - MARCH 2014

Guests discuss the unique challenges of managing creativity, as well as the role that creativity plays in effectively managing organizations.

Generation Next - FEBRUARY 2014

Phalana Tiller talks with two guests about the challenges and opportunities that arise as people from multiple generations find themselves colleagues on the job.

The first guest is J. Maureen Henderson, founder of Secret Agent Research, a content marketing and media-relations training firm, and blogger at GenerationMeh and Forbes. Tiller also chats with Jeanne Meister, a human resources specialist and the co-author of The 2020 Workplace.

And Time.com columnist Rick Wartzman writes about a new study on Gen Z—those 17 years old and younger.

Managing the Metropolis - JANUARY 2014

Phalana Tiller discusses some of the ways that leaders are responding to the management challenges—and opportunities—facing today’s midsize American city.

Guests include: Mark Funkhouser of the Governing Institute; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; the Brookings Institution’s Bob Wiessbourd; and Julie Bosland of the National League of Cities.

On Managing Complexity - DECEMBER 2013

Participants from the 2013 Global Peter Drucker Forum discuss "Managing Complexity."

Guests include: John Hagel III, Director of the Deloitte Center for the Edge; innovation, media and business expert, Don Tapscott; and Tim Brown, president and CEO of the global design consultancy IDEO.

Better To Give - NOVEMBER 2013

Author and Wharton professor Adam Grant, Chairman of Avon Products, Chairman of Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University and former CEO of Campbell Soup Company Doug Conant, and Susan Wolf Ditkoff, the co-head of the Philanthropy Practice at the nonprofit consultancy The Bridgespan Group lend unique views to the role that giving plays in individual and organizational culture and performance.