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 132, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, which airs on Tuesdays at 7 PM Eastern.
Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U. S. for Tencent, the Chinese internet titan that owns WeChat. Previously, Ben was CEO of Take Two Interactive, publisher of Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. He’s the author of Take Off Your Shoes: One Man’s Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back. Stew and Ben talk about priorities in our lives and how to keep them foremost in our minds…[Click for more]
Sally Thornton is founder and CEO of Forshay, a company that focuses on how people can do their best work. She and Stew discuss the future of work and Sally offers specific and valuable tips…[Click for more]
Johann Berlin, CEO of TLEX Institute (which stands for Transformational Leadership for Excellence) specializes in working with CEOs, companies and corporate teams to improve their connections to each other through techniques that promote mental clarity, often called mindfulness. He and Stew (and callers) talk about techniques and tips for managing stress…[Click for more]
Erica Dhawan is Founder and CEO of Cotential, an organization that works to maximize the power of connection in the workplace and beyond. And she co-authored the bestseller Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. She and Stew discuss millennials, networking…[Click for more]
Francesca Gino is a behavioral scientist and the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She’s the author of Sidetracked and the new Rebel Talent. Francesca and Stew discuss the importance of being a rebel, the five key talents of rebels, common misconceptions about rebels, how to cultivate rebelliousness…[Click for more]
Nigel Travis is Executive Chairman of Dunkin' Brands. His new book is The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback. Prior to Dunkin Brands, Nigel served as President and COO at Blockbuster, and President and CEO at Papa John’s. He and Stew discuss how organizations and employees can thrive in today’s hyper-competitive world when there’s a culture that supports questioning everything without disrespecting anyone…[Click for more]
Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Her work on teaming, psychological safety, and leadership influences corporate and academic audiences around the world. In November Wiley will publish her latest book, which is called The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace For Learning, Innovation and Growth. Stew and Amy discuss how to increase psychological safety at work…[Click for more]
Laura Vanderkam is the author of Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as several other time management and productivity books. And she co-hosts, with Sarah Hart-Unger, the podcast Best of Both Worlds. Her TED talk, How to Gain Control of Your Free Time, has been viewed more than six million times. Stew and Laura talk about how we perceive the amount of time we have, how spending time with friends and family affects our perception of time, the importance of scheduling in daily “vacations,” and ways to savor the good moments in order to expand time... [Click for more]
Nancy Rothstein is known as The Sleep Ambassador. She is also Director of Corporate Sleep Programs at CIRCADIAN, a global company that provides 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock. Stew and Nancy talk about the well-documented sequelae of sleep deprivation -- individual problems such as depression, weight gain, and heart disease; the ripple effects on our family members; and, for businesses, reduced productivity and workplace accidents — and tips…[Click for more]
Guy Spier is an investor based in Zurich and author of The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment. Guy and Stew talk about finding the courage to be honest at work and in one’s life, the real story of failures and achievements... [Click here for more]