Welcome to Work and Life with Stew Friedman, international speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning professor at The Wharton School who founded its Work/Life Integration Project and the Total Leadership approach.
On this podcast Stew talks with experts about how to cultivate harmony between work and the rest of your life -- your family, community, and private self (mind, body, and spirit). These conversations were broadcast on the Work and Life show on SiriusXM 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, which airs on Tuesdays at 7 PM Eastern.
Tony Schwartz is the founder and CEO of the and author of several books, including The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time (with Jim Loehr), The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, and with Donald Trump, of The Art of the Deal. Stew and Tony talk about the importance of re-energizing and re-focusing in order to foster sustainable workplaces that allow employees to be productive. For more on how one's feelings have an impact on performance and productivity... [Click here]
Josh Levs is an author, entrepreneur, and expert on fathers in the workplace. For 20 years, Josh wrote for NPR and CNN. He is a six-time Peabody award-winner and two-time Edward R. Murrow award-winner. At the time of the birth of his third child he sued his employer, CNN/Time Warner, to obtain a paternity leave for biological fathers that matched the company’s leaves for mothers and adoptive parents....[Click here for more]
Sanyin Siang is an author, leadership advisor, and CEO coach. She co-founded and leads the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Her The Launch Book draws on first-hand stories and behavioral science principles to help us all be braver about launching – because she believes that we’re all “launching” all the time. Stew and Sanyin talk about what happens when we’re trying something new—whether it’s an idea at work, a big move in our personal lives, or the start of a company. To hear more about Inspiration Boards, Impact Boards, building your tribe -- including naysayers -- and more...[Click here]
Michael Bungay Stanier is a Rhodes Scholar and founder of Box of Crayons, a company known for teaching 10-minute manager coaching. He is also the author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. Stew and Michael discuss the term coaching, and Michael argues against advice-giving and suggests taking a slow, deliberate approach to management and coaching....[Click for more]
Michael Bontrager founded Chatham Financial in 1991 and continues to serve as CEO. Luke Zubrod is Director of Strategic Initiatives; he works on ways to advance Chatham’s market impact and organizational culture, including initiatives that strengthen civil discourse within the firm. Stew, Mike, and Luke discuss what’s called a “multiple bottom line” or “triple bottom line” approach to business—focused not just on making money but on what social and environmental impact an organization can have. Mike and Luke explain what they’re doing differently at Chatham by treating each employee interaction and each client engagement as an opportunity to build trust...[Click for more]
Sarah Green Carmichael is a Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review and host of the award-winning HBR IdeaCast. Stew and Sarah discuss the trend amongst millennials of working longer hours, the reasons for this, and ways to avoid burnout. Sarah uses the term “work obsession” as opposed to “workaholism” or even “work martyrdom”...[Click here for more]
Roger Schwarz is an organizational psychologist, speaker, leadership team consultant, and CEO of Roger Schwarz & Associates. And he's the author of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results and The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Coaches and Trainers. Stew and Roger discuss how our assumptions and values often go unexamined and they explore how this can negatively affect team performance, working relationships and personal well-being...[Click here for more]
Harry Kraemer is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc and author of two books on values-based leadership: From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership and Becoming The Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership. Stew and Harry discuss the importance of knowing yourself and your values in order to motivate, inspire, and lead others...[Click here for more]
Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing are two principals at CFAR; a private management consulting firm that focuses on both performance and relationships in family-owned businesses. Stew, Nancy, and Debbie talk about the special challenges and opportunities in family-owned business. For tips on having both a productive business and a meaningful family life...[Click here for more]
David Allen is the best-selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity and an expert in personal and organizational productivity. His productivity philosophy is based on the powerful realization that your mind is for having ideas...[Click here for more]