Ep 69. Stephen Klasko: The Emotional Intelligence of Doctors

Ep 69. Stephen Klasko: The Emotional Intelligence of Doctors

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]

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Ep 68 Sarah Green Carmichael: Women at Work

Ep 68 Sarah Green Carmichael: Women at Work

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]  

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Ep 67. Morten Hansen: Do Less, Achieve More

Ep 67. Morten Hansen: Do Less, Achieve 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]

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Ep 66. Jordan Bookey: Chief Mom at Zoobean

Ep 66. Jordan Bookey: Chief Mom at Zoobean

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]

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Ep 65. Jeffrey Pfeffer: Is Your Work Killing You?

Ep 65. Jeffrey Pfeffer: Is Your Work Killing You?

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]

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Ep 64. Jessica Bennett: Feminist Fight Club

Ep 64. Jessica Bennett: Feminist Fight Club

Jessica Bennett is gender editor at The New York Times, where she works to expand global coverage of women and gender across platforms. She is author of Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace. Stew and Jessica discuss how Jessica formed the original feminist fight club, as well as the "manteruption" and "bropropriated"... [Click for more]

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Ep 63. Ellen Galinsky: Making Life Better for Parents and Children

Ep 63. Ellen Galinsky: Making Life Better for Parents and Children

Ellen Gallinsky is the Chief Science Officer at the Bezos Family Foundation where she also serves as executive director of a program called Mind in the Making. In addition, she’s Senior Research Advisor for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She's the co-founder and President of the Families and Work Institute and author of the best-selling Mind in the Making and also of Six Stages of Parenthood. Stew and Ellen talk about the current state of working families, childcare, parental leave, and what children and parents, employers and society need...[Click for more]

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Ep 62. Jenna Fisher: The Life of a Leader in Executive Search

Ep 62. Jenna Fisher: The Life of a Leader in Executive Search

Jenna Fisher is Global Corporate Officers Sector Leader for the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and she was a student in Stew's Total Leadership class at Wharton about 15 years ago.  She specializes in leading senior financial officer assignments. Stew and Jenna discuss what an executive search consultant does, how to conduct a successful job search by leveraging your network, finding your distinctive gift...[Click for more]

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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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