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.
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]
Morra Aarons-Mele is founder of the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She has worked on the online campaigns of Hillary Clinton, President Obama and the UN and many others. She and Stew discuss her book, Hiding in the Bathroom, the narrow view of success in our society…[click for more]
Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Before that she was on the faculty at INSEAD and the Harvard Business School. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, and recognized by Thinkers 50 among the most influential management thinkers in the world. Her latest book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader explains how to step up to a bigger leadership role. Her best-selling Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career describes how people reinvent their careers. Herminia and Stew discuss the many ways to cultivate and use broad and diverse networks to enhance one’s career and leadership skills…[Click for more]
Neil Blumenthal is co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a low price with a focus on being socially conscious. Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world. Stew and Neil have a wide-ranging talk about his time at Wharton, the importance of honest conversations to build trust, why continual learning by employees is essential to a thriving company, and the ways in which parenthood changes our relationship to time and work… [Click for more]
Susan Ashford is Chair of the Management and Organizations Group at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Her passion is using her teaching and research to help people be maximally effective in their work settings. Sue and Stew discuss how to make the gig economy work for you by cultivating connections to people as well as to place, establishing routines, and focusing on purpose…[Click for more]