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.
Jessica Bennett is gender editor at The New York Times, where she works to expand global coverage of women and gender across platforms. She is author of Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace. Stew and Jessica discuss how Jessica formed the original feminist fight club, as well as the "manteruption" and "bropropriated"... [Click for more]
Ellen Gallinsky is the Chief Science Officer at the Bezos Family Foundation where she also serves as executive director of a program called Mind in the Making. In addition, she’s Senior Research Advisor for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She's the co-founder and President of the Families and Work Institute and author of the best-selling Mind in the Making and also of Six Stages of Parenthood. Stew and Ellen talk about the current state of working families, childcare, parental leave, and what children and parents, employers and society need...[Click for more]
Jenna Fisher is Global Corporate Officers Sector Leader for the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and she was a student in Stew's Total Leadership class at Wharton about 15 years ago. She specializes in leading senior financial officer assignments. Stew and Jenna discuss what an executive search consultant does, how to conduct a successful job search by leveraging your network, finding your distinctive gift...[Click for more]
Christine Porath is an Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. Christine and Stew talk about the rise in incivility at work and in our society -- a serious problem, about which we can all do something. They discuss the emotional and financial costs...[Click for more]
Barry Schwartz, the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action (Emeritus) has been at Swarthmore College since receiving his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He’s author of 10 books and 100s of articles and is well known for both his scholarship and his ability to bring complex sociological and psychological research to bear on the practical matters we all face in our daily lives at...[Click here for more]
Lisa Buckingham is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Lincoln Financial Group. She is also responsible for overseeing the corporation’s brand and enterprise communications, consumer insights and corporate social responsibility activities. In October 2017, she was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive Magazine. Stew and Lisa talk about the changes and challenges facing today’s Human Resources leaders, the importance of active listening, counseling people out of the wrong job...[Click for more]
Kim Malone Scott is author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing Your Humanity. She led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google and then joined Apple. These experiences informed her theories on what makes a kickass boss! Stew and Kim discuss how to give constructive feedback and avoid manipulative insincerity, ruinous empathy, and obnoxious aggression. They explain how to practice and its importance as well as the dangers of feedback debt.Listen to learn more about effective, constructive feedback...[Click for more]
Joanna Barsh is a director emerita at McKinsey & Company and President of the Centered Leadership Project. She is the bestselling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership. And her latest book is Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenges. Stew and Joanna talk about how you actually do this. They discuss what happens if things don’t go the way you want them to and should you stay or should you go?...[Click for more]
Brett Hurt is the CEO and co-founder of data.world, his sixth startup, a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corporation® focused on building the most meaningful, abundant, and collaborative data resource in the world. Brett also founded and led Bazaarvoice and Coremetrics and is on the Board of Conscious Capitalism. He and Stew talk about how to build a humane, compassionate workplace...[Click for more]
David Thomas was recently named as the new president of Morehouse College. Previously he was a Professor at Harvard Business School and Dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Stew and David talk about his powerful, award-winning book, Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America...[Click for more]