Ep 95. Ben Feder: Working to Live or Living to Work

Ep 95. Ben Feder: Working to Live or Living to Work

Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U. S. for Tencent, the Chinese internet titan that owns WeChat. Previously, Ben was CEO of Take Two Interactive, publisher of Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. He’s the author of Take Off Your Shoes: One Man’s Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back. Stew and Ben talk about priorities in our lives and how to keep them foremost in our minds…[Click for more]

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Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Johann Berlin, CEO of TLEX Institute (which stands for Transformational Leadership for Excellence) specializes in working with CEOs, companies and corporate teams to improve their connections to each other through techniques that promote mental clarity, often called mindfulness. He and Stew (and callers) talk about techniques and tips for managing stress…[Click for more]

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Ep 92. Erica Dhawan: Get Big Things Done

Ep 92. Erica Dhawan: Get Big Things Done

Erica Dhawan is Founder and CEO of Cotential, an organization that works to maximize the power of connection in the workplace and beyond. And she co-authored the bestseller Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. She and Stew discuss millennials, networking…[Click for more]

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Ep 91. Francesca Gino: Rebel Talent

Ep 91. Francesca Gino: Rebel Talent

Francesca Gino is a behavioral scientist and the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She’s the author of Sidetracked and the new Rebel Talent. Francesca and Stew discuss the importance of being a rebel, the five key talents of rebels, common misconceptions about rebels, how to cultivate rebelliousness…[Click for more]

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Ep 90. Nigel Travis: The Challenge Culture

Ep 90. Nigel Travis: The Challenge Culture

Nigel Travis is Executive Chairman of Dunkin' Brands.  His new book is The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback. Prior to Dunkin Brands, Nigel served as President and COO at Blockbuster, and President and CEO at Papa John’s. He and Stew discuss how organizations and employees can thrive in today’s hyper-competitive world when there’s a culture that supports questioning everything without disrespecting anyone…[Click for more]

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Ep 89. Amy Edmondson: Creating the Fearless Organization

Ep 89. Amy Edmondson:  Creating the Fearless Organization

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Her work on teaming, psychological safety, and leadership influences corporate and academic audiences around the world. In November Wiley will publish her latest book, which is called The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace For Learning, Innovation and Growth. Stew and Amy discuss how to increase psychological safety at work…[Click for more]

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Ep 88. Laura Vanderkam: Off the Clock

Ep 88. Laura Vanderkam: Off the Clock

Laura Vanderkam is the author of Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as several other time management and productivity books. And she co-hosts, with Sarah Hart-Unger, the podcast Best of Both Worlds. Her TED talk, How to Gain Control of Your Free Time, has been viewed more than six million times. Stew and Laura talk about how we perceive the amount of time we have, how spending time with friends and family affects our perception of time, the importance of scheduling in daily “vacations,” and ways to savor the good moments in order to expand time... [Click for more]

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Ep 87. Nancy Rothstein: Sleep Ambassador

Ep 87. Nancy Rothstein: Sleep Ambassador

Nancy Rothstein is known as The Sleep Ambassador.  She is also Director of Corporate Sleep Programs at CIRCADIAN, a global company that provides 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock. Stew and Nancy talk about the well-documented sequelae of sleep deprivation -- individual problems such as depression, weight gain, and heart disease; the ripple effects on our family members;  and, for businesses, reduced productivity and workplace accidents — and tips…[Click for more]

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Ep 86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Ep 86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Guy Spier is an investor based in Zurich and author of The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment. Guy and Stew talk about finding the courage to be honest at work and in one’s life, the real story of failures and achievements... [Click here for more]

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Ep 85. Morra Aarons-Mele: Hermit Entrepreneur

Ep 85. Morra Aarons-Mele: Hermit Entrepreneur

Morra Aarons-Mele is founder of the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She has worked on the online campaigns of Hillary Clinton, President Obama and the UN and many others. She and Stew discuss her book, Hiding in the Bathroom, the narrow view of success in our society…[click for more]

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Ep 84. Herminia Ibarra: Act Like a Leader

Ep 84. Herminia Ibarra: Act Like a Leader

Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Before that she was on the faculty at INSEAD and the Harvard Business School. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, and recognized by Thinkers 50 among the most influential management thinkers in the world.  Her latest book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader explains how to step up to a bigger leadership role. Her best-selling Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career describes how people reinvent their careers. Herminia and Stew discuss the many ways to cultivate and use broad and diverse networks to enhance one’s career and leadership skills…[Click for more]

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Ep 83. Neil Blumenthal: Sacred Time

Ep 83. Neil Blumenthal: Sacred Time

Neil Blumenthal is co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a low price with a focus on being socially conscious. Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world. Stew and Neil have a wide-ranging talk about his time at Wharton, the importance of honest conversations to build trust, why continual learning by employees is essential to a thriving company, and the ways in which parenthood changes our relationship to time and work… [Click for more]

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Ep 82. Susan Ashford: Thriving in Gig World

Ep 82. Susan Ashford: Thriving in Gig World

Susan Ashford is Chair of the Management and Organizations Group at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Her passion is using her teaching and research to help people be maximally effective in their work settings. Sue and Stew discuss how to make the gig economy work for you by cultivating connections to people as well as to place, establishing routines, and focusing on purpose…[Click for more]

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Ep 81. Keith Ferrazzi: Serve and Grow

Ep 81. Keith Ferrazzi: Serve and Grow

Keith Ferrazzi is a New York Times best-selling author of Never Eat Alone, entrepreneur, and master networker. His research and consulting firm, Ferrazzi Greenlight, helps companies manage networks and relationships in order to reach strategic goals. Keith and Stew talk about the importance of relationships in all parts of life. [Click for more]

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Ep 80. Yuri Kruman: What Millennials Want

Ep 80. Yuri Kruman: What Millennials Want

Yuri Kruman is an experienced executive and management consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He has a book coming out soon -- What Millennials Really Want from Work and Life. Yuri and Stew talk about how the trajectory of careers has changed; the pros and cons of career switching; and the effects of mobility for individuals, families, organizations, and society…[Click for more]

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Ep 79. Advocates for Paid Leave: Ellen Bravo, Sen. Joe Fain, Rep. Kaniela Ing

Ep 79. Advocates for Paid Leave: Ellen Bravo, Sen. Joe Fain, Rep. Kaniela Ing

This week Stew speaks with three guests who are all advocates of paid family leave: Ellen Bravo (founding director of Family Values at Work), Washington State Republican Senator Joe Fain, and Hawaii Democratic State Representative Kaniela Ing. They discuss the need for paid leave (beyond parental leave) and the economics for employers and employees and societal impact. [Click for more]

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Ep 78. Leah Weiss: How We Work

Ep 78. Leah Weiss: How We Work

Dr. Leah Weiss is author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. She teaches a perennially waitlisted course at Stanford Business School called  "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion." With a degree in Social Work and in Theology she she brings a distinctive perspective to business education. Stew and Leah talk about how to help people recognize what they truly care about so they can live and work more purposefully…[Click for more]

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Ep 77. Dan Calista: Vynamic's Health Culture

Ep 77. Dan Calista: Vynamic's Health Culture

Dan Calista is founder and CEO of Vynamic, named #1 boutique consulting firm, as well as Best Small Firm and Best Places to Work. Vynamic is the Philadelphia area’s largest management consulting firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Dan talks with Stew about creating a work culture that emphasizes the happiness and health of his team members as well as his clients...[Click for more]

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Ep 76. Maggie Jackson: The Erosion of Attention

Ep 76. Maggie Jackson: The Erosion of Attention

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and former Boston Globe columnist known for her penetrating coverage of social issues, especially technology’s impact on humanity.  Her first book, What’s Happening to Home? Balancing Work, Life and Refuge in the Information Age, examined the loss of home as a refuge. Stew and Maggie discussed her most popular book Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age which jumpstarted our global conversation on the steep costs of fragmenting our attention. For tips from Maggie and Stew... [Click here for more]

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