Creativity

Ep 129. Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg: Maternal Optimism

Ep 129. Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg: Maternal Optimism

Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg are co-authors of Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood. Ladge is a Professor of Management and Organizational Development at Northeastern University. Greenberg is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Babson College. She studies work/life transitions. Stew talks with them about their findings, including the ways in which the transition to motherhood (and fatherhood) can, despite popular notions, have a salutary effect on your work life…[Click for more]

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Ep 126. Shawn Askinosie: Meaningful Work

Ep 126. Shawn Askinosie: Meaningful Work

Shawn Askinosie is CEO and Founder of Askinosie Chocolate as well as author of Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, award-winning chocolate factory sourcing 100% of their beans directly from farmers in regions all over the world and sharing the profits with them. Its mission is to serve farmers, their neighborhoods, their customers, and each other by leaving the world a better place than they found it. The company has been named by Forbes as “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America” and Shawn was also named by O, The Oprah Magazine, as “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.” Stew and Shawn discuss Shawn’s remarkable personal journey from being a phenomenally successful criminal lawyer, who never lost a case…[Click for more]

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Ep 124. Hal Gregersen: Questions Are The Answer

Ep 124. Hal Gregersen: Questions Are The Answer

Hal Gregersen is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His new book is Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to your Most Vexing Problems at Work and In Life. Stew and Hal discuss the importance of posing questions and allowing them to sink in rather than jumping to answers and solutions and how to put yourself in a novel, even uncomfortable, situation that compels you to ask questions…[Click for more]

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Ep 123. Reem Kassis: An MBA Returns to Her Palestinian Roots

Ep 123. Reem Kassis: An MBA Returns to Her Palestinian Roots

Reem Kassis, a Wharton alum and former McKinsey consultant, is a Palestinian writer and her debut book, The Palestinian Table, was nominated for a James Beard award, short-listed for the Andre Simon Award and the Edward Stanford Award, and won The Guild of Food Writers First Book Award, received rave reviews from Anthony Bourdain and Michael Solomonov, and was named one of NPR’s best books of 2017. Reem is using the power of food and storytelling to share the Palestinian narrative with the world. Stew and Reem discuss the courage that it takes to step off the standard track and to realize the power of taking small steps…[Click for more]

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Ep 120. Gretchen Spreitzer: Thriving at Work

Ep 120. Gretchen Spreitzer: Thriving at Work

Gretchen Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her recent research examines how organizations can enable thriving. Gretchen co-authored How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact with Jane Dutton. Stew and Gretchen discuss the ways in which we have more control and discretion than we believe we have in order to make small, meaningful changes in our work, no matter what work we do and no matter where we fall in an organizational hierarchy…[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 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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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 16. Andy Molinsky: Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Ep 16. Andy Molinsky: Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Andy Molinsky is a professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School where he helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones. He holds a Ph.D in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University, and M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University. His latest book...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 13. Scott Barry Kaufman: The Messy Minds of Creative People

Ep 13. Scott Barry Kaufman: The Messy Minds of Creative People

Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist who studies the messy minds of creative people. He is Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center and professor of Positive Psychology at The University of Pennsylvania. At Penn he teaches...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 12. Emma Seppälä: Cultivating Resilience

Ep 12. Emma Seppälä: Cultivating Resilience

Emma Seppälä is author of The Happiness Track and Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. She is also Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Lecturer at Yale College, where she teaches The Psychology of Happiness...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 8. Scott Sonenshein: To Chase or To Stretch?

Ep 8. Scott Sonenshein: To Chase or To Stretch?

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. His award-winning work has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in many industries, such as tech and healthcare. Scott holds a PhD in...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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