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.
Susan David is the author of the bestselling book Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. She is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. She is CEO of Evidence Based Psychology and Cofounder of the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School/McLean affiliate). Susan and Stew talk about the importance and benefits of embracing emotions rather than pushing them away or putting on a happy face…[Click for more]
Laine Joelson Cohen is Director of Leadership and Executive Development at Citigroup. Stew and Laine talk about how to effectively coach others, how to be coached well, how to provide useful feedback, and the importance of networking in a way that doesn’t feel icky…[Click for more]
Due Quach is the founder and CEO of Calm Clarity and author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy. Due was a refugee from Vietnam, a graduate of Harvard College and also of the Wharton MBA program (Class of 2006). She overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. Due is also the founding chair and executive director of the Collective Success Network, a nonprofit that supports low-income, first-generation college students in achieving their academic, personal, and professional aspirations by connecting them with mentor role-models. Stew and Due discuss the burgeoning research on meditation, calming the mind, and the brain…[Click for more]
David Burkus is a best-selling author and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career, offers a new perspective on how to grow networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. To learn about why mixers are not the best networking tool and what you can do instead…[Click for more]
Whitney Johnson is author of the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Dare, Dream Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream. Her new book, Build an 'A'-Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve, builds on her work and research with teams and disruption. Whitney talks with Stew about climbing up the S-shaped learning curve and why it’s useful to have the right mix on your team at work…[Click for more]
Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA is President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Healthcare Transformation, author of The Phantom Stethoscope: A Field Manual for an Optimistic Future in Medicine. In this conversation, Stew and Stephen talk about innovation in healthcare. Stephen is convinced that doctors need to transform the way they interact with patients in order to transform medicine...[Click here for more]
Sarah Green Carmichael is an Executive Editor at Harvard Business Review (she’s been Stew’s editor for a decade). She hosts the long-running HBR IdeaCast and co-hosts its new podcast, Women at Work. Stew and Sarah discuss some hot topics that concern women at work. Find out why you want a ”loving kick” from your significant other...[Click for more]
Morten Hansen is a management professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His academic research has won several prestigious awards and (like Stew) he is ranked as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. He has written Great by Choice and Collaboration. Stew and Morten discuss his latest book Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More, which reports results and practical implications for action of a large-scale study. They talk about how time spent on work is not the best indicator of productivity or satisfaction...[Click for more]
Jordan Lloyd Bookey is an alum of the Wharton MBA program, a former student of Stew’s, and Chief Mom and Co-Founder of Zoobean, a service that helps families discover children’s books and apps at home or their local library. She was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and won $250,000 from Mark Cuban, and she was named one of Wharton’s 40 Under 40. Jordan talks with Stew about how she and her husband, her co-founder, work together at home and at work. Learn how millennial entrepreneurs manage work and family...[Click for more]
Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and the author of the bold and critically important 2018 book, Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance -- And What We Can Do About It. Stew and Jeff discuss the stress and strain, the toxicity, of today's workplaces and the effects on employee health. To hear about humane organizations and solutions...[Click for more]