Ep 61. Christine Porath: Workplace Civility

Ep 61. Christine Porath: Workplace Civility

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]

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Ep 60. Barry Schwartz: Making Work Meaningful

Ep 60. Barry Schwartz: Making Work Meaningful

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]

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Ep 59. Lisa Buckingham: It's Your Career Dammit!

Ep 59. Lisa Buckingham: It's Your Career Dammit!

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]

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Ep 58. Kim Malone Scott: Radical Candor

Ep 58. Kim Malone Scott: Radical Candor

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]

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Ep 57. Joanna Barsh: Grow Wherever You Work

Ep 57. Joanna Barsh: Grow Wherever You Work

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]

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Ep 56. Brett Hurt: Linking the World's Data for Good

Ep 56. Brett Hurt: Linking the World's Data for Good

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]

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Ep 55. David Thomas: Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Ep 55. David Thomas: Overcoming Unconscious Bias

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]

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Ep 54. Jeff Pfeffer: Leadership B. S.

Ep 54. Jeff Pfeffer: Leadership B. S.

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]

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Ep 53. Amy Wryzesniewski: Job Crafting

Ep 53. Amy Wryzesniewski: Job Crafting

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]

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Ep 52: Bob Pozen: Extreme Productivity

Ep 52: Bob Pozen: Extreme Productivity

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]

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Ep 51. Vik Bakhru: Own Your Health

Ep 51. Vik Bakhru: Own Your Health

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]

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Ep 50. Tony Schwartz: Energy for Success

Ep 50. Tony Schwartz: Energy for Success

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]

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Ep 49. Josh Levs: Paternity Leave Champion

Ep 49. Josh Levs: Paternity Leave Champion

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]

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Ep 48. Sanyin Siang: Find Your Superpower and Launch

Ep 48. Sanyin Siang: Find Your Superpower and Launch

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]

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Ep 47. Michael Bungay Stanier: Say Less, Ask More

Ep 47. Michael Bungay Stanier: Say Less, Ask More

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]

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Ep 46. Mike Bontrager and Luke Zubrod: Maximizing Trust not Profit

Ep 46. Mike Bontrager and Luke Zubrod: Maximizing Trust not Profit

Michael Bontrager founded Chatham Financial in 1991 and continues to serve as CEO. Luke Zubrod is Director of Strategic Initiatives; he works on ways to advance Chatham’s market impact and organizational culture, including initiatives that strengthen civil discourse within the firm. Stew, Mike, and Luke discuss what’s called a “multiple bottom line” or “triple bottom line” approach to business—focused not just on making money but on what social and environmental impact an organization can have. Mike and Luke  explain what they’re doing differently at Chatham by treating each employee interaction and each client engagement as an opportunity to build trust...[Click for more]

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Ep 45. Sarah Green Carmichael: Work Obsession

Ep 45. Sarah Green Carmichael: Work Obsession

Sarah Green Carmichael is a Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review and host of the award-winning HBR IdeaCast. Stew and Sarah discuss the trend amongst millennials of working longer hours, the reasons for this, and ways to avoid burnout. Sarah uses the term “work obsession” as opposed to “workaholism” or even “work martyrdom”...[Click here for more]

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Ep 44. Roger Schwarz: Mutual Learning for Smarter Teams

Ep 44. Roger Schwarz: Mutual Learning for Smarter Teams

Roger Schwarz is an organizational psychologist, speaker, leadership team consultant, and CEO of Roger Schwarz & Associates. And he's the author of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results and The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Coaches and Trainers. Stew and Roger discuss how our assumptions and values often go unexamined and they explore how this can negatively affect team performance, working relationships and personal well-being...[Click here for more

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Ep 43. Harry Kraemer: Values-Based Leadership

Ep 43. Harry Kraemer: Values-Based Leadership

Harry Kraemer is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc and author of two books on values-based leadership: From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership and Becoming The Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership. Stew and Harry discuss the importance of knowing yourself and your values in order to motivate, inspire, and lead others...[Click here for more]

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Ep 42: Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing: The Family-Owned Business

Ep 42: Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing: The Family-Owned Business

Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing are two principals at CFAR; a private management consulting firm that focuses on both performance and relationships in family-owned businesses. Stew, Nancy, and Debbie talk about the special challenges and opportunities in family-owned business. For tips on having both a productive business and a meaningful family life...[Click here for more]

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