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.
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]
Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and author or co-author of 14 books and more than 150 articles and book chapters. Professor Pfeffer has won numerous awards for his scholarly research. He spoke with Stew about his latest book,... [Click here for more]
Amy Wryzesniewski is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management. She studies how people make meaning of their work. In addition to being published in top academic journals, her work is cited in best-selling books by Daniel Pink, Shawn Achor, Martin Seligman, and the Dalai Lama. Stew and Amy talk about the different ways people construe their work -- either as a job, a career, or a calling. To find out how to make your job more meaningful...[Click for more]
Bob Pozen is currently a Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. And he is a former President of Fidelity Investments and Former Executive Chair of MFS Investment Management. He has written Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours. Stew and Bob talk about how we can all be more productive, more efficient, more mindful with our time, and how to get more flexibility...[Click here for more]
Vikram Bakhru, M.D. is Chief Operating Officer at ConsejoSano, a multicultural technology platform dedicated to improving health outcomes in under served populations by improving their access and their engagement. He has an MBA from Wharton and serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children. To learn about changes in the healthcare industry and how you personally can gain control of your own health...[Click for more]
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]