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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Ep 40. Dorie Clark: Helping Leaders Stand Out

Ep 40. Dorie Clark: Helping Leaders Stand Out

Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out talks with Stew Friedman about her powerful framework for creating a distinct personal brand. Dorie helps people figure out how to distinguish themselves by becoming thought leaders in their organizations or professional communities. She walks Stew and listeners through the process of building a network, then an audience, and...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 39. Frank Dobbin: Why Diversity Programs Fail

Ep 39. Frank Dobbin: Why Diversity Programs Fail

Frank Dobbin is a Professor of Sociology at Harvard, where he studies organizations, inequality, economic behavior and public policy.  He is also Chair of Harvard’s Organizational Behavior PhD Program. His 2009 book, Inventing Equal Opportunity...[Click here for more] 

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Ep 38. Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies

Ep 38. Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies

Gretchen Rubin is a best-selling author of several books on human nature.  Her first bestsellers -- The Happiness Project and Happier at Home -- both sparked powerful conversations about the human search for happiness.  Stew and Gretchen discuss her latest,  The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)... [Click here for more] 

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Ep 37. Bob Sutton: The Asshole Survival Guide

Ep 37. Bob Sutton: The Asshole Survival Guide

Bob Sutton is Professor of Management Science, Engineering, and Organizational Behavior at Stanford. He studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics. Bob authored several bestselling books including The No Asshole Rule,...[Click here for more]

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Ep 36. Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Ep 36. Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims served as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen for a decade. She received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She’s a mother of two teenagers and has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting. She is also the author of the book...[Click here for more]

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Ep 35. David Flink: Empowering Those Who Learn Differently

Ep 35. David Flink: Empowering Those Who Learn Differently

David Flink is Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer at Eye to Eye, a non-profit that empowers young people with learning disabilities by giving them a mentor who shares that experience.  He is the author of Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. In this conversation, David tells the story of how he developed not just acceptance but pride in his identity as someone who learns and processes information differently...[Click here fore more]

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Ep 34. Mick Batyske: DJ to the Stars, Dad to Myles

Ep 34. Mick Batyske: DJ to the Stars, Dad to Myles

Mick Batyske is one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, style influencer, tech investor, music curator, and brand consultant.  He collaborates with artists including Beyonce and Adele. And he’s a new dad. Stew and Mick talk about Mick’s first re-branding; transforming himself from a marching band nerd in high school to a turntable spinning DJ in college, and ultimately spinning at private parties for celebrities like Kayne West and Jay-Z...[Click here fore more]

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Ep 33. Nilofer Merchant: Take a Stand Where No One Else Can

Ep 33. Nilofer Merchant: Take a Stand Where No One Else Can

Nilofer Merchant  is a master at turning seemingly “wild” ideas into new realities and showing the rest of us how we can too. She has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B in sales, for companies ranging from Apple to Autodesk. Nilofer was awarded the Future Thinker Award from Thinkers50...[Click here for more]

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Ep 32. Sydney Finkelstein: Be a Superboss

Ep 32. Sydney Finkelstein: Be a Superboss

Sydney Finkelstein is the the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Stew and Sydney discuss what separates bad bosses, good bosses, and...[Click here for more]

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Ep 31. Stephanie Abbuhl: Game-Changer for Women in Medicine

Ep 31. Stephanie Abbuhl: Game-Changer for Women in Medicine

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.  Since 2001, she has been Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, which works for the advancement of women...[Click here for more]

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Ep 30. Eric Barker: Debunking Myths about Work and Life

Ep 30. Eric Barker: Debunking Myths about Work and Life

In his new book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker casts a critical eye on common misconceptions. Using the skills of the screenwriter he once was, he uses wit and a most engaging writing style to bring to life what otherwise might be a  boring and dry review of the research.  Eric and Stew discuss how to best understand yourself and find the right environment in which you can thrive... [Click here for more]

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Ep 29. Bill Taylor: Simply Brilliant, Brilliantly Simple

Ep 29. Bill Taylor: Simply Brilliant, Brilliantly Simple

Bill Taylor is co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company and has written three important books on leadership and change including Mavericks at Work. We discuss his new book,  Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways. Special bonus: As a fellow Springsteen fanatic, Bill gives his take on how The Boss personifies the essential traits of successful managers...[Click here for more]

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Ep 28. Jonelle Lesniak: Embrace Failure to Curb Unhealthy Competition

Ep 28. Jonelle Lesniak: Embrace Failure to Curb Unhealthy Competition

Jonelle Lesniak is Wharton alum and a senior analyst at the management consulting firm THRUUE, seeking to create change in organizations culture. She  coaches young professionals by helping them to consider important questions that lead to self-knowledge they can put into action. In this episode Stew and Jonelle discuss solutions addressing this problem by normalizing imperfection... [Click here for more]

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