Diversity and Inclusion

Ep 132. Christie Smith and Kenji Yoshino: Covering Your Identity at Work

Ep 132. Christie Smith and Kenji Yoshino: Covering Your Identity at Work

Christie Smith, Ph.D., is Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Apple. Previously she was Managing Principal for Deloitte Consulting’s West Division. She has decades of experience building and leading high performing teams. Kenji Yoshino, a Rhodes Scholar, is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law and the Director of the Center for Diversity Inclusion and Belonging. He was formerly the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He’s written several groundbreaking books, including Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights. This episode begins with Stew and Christie discussing some common struggles experienced by LGBT individuals in the workplace. Christie explains how she dealt with these issues in the beginning of her career by hiding who she was. Kenji joins the conversation to talk about the research on covering -- disguising aspects of one’s true identity in order to fit in at work -- and how this is not only applicable to the LGBT community…[Click for more]

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Ep 131. Scott Behson: Working Dads Survival Guide

Ep 131. Scott Behson: Working Dads Survival Guide

Scott Behson is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he specializes in family issues. He is author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home.   Stew and Scott discuss the stigmas, the work and life conflicts, and the unique challenges fathers face in the workplace… [Click for more]

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Ep 125. Ellen Kossek: Evidence-Based Ideas for Managing Boundaries

Ep 125. Ellen Kossek: Evidence-Based Ideas for Managing Boundaries

Ellen Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and the Research Director of the Butler center for Leadership Excellence. Ellen is an internationally recognized thought leader on employer support of work and personal life integration, gender, diversity, human resource innovation, and social change. Stew and Ellen discuss the various ways by which we manage interruptions or negotiate boundaries across different domains of life…[Click for more]

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Ep 118. Chip Conley: The Making of a Modern Elder

Ep 118. Chip Conley: The Making of a Modern Elder

Chip Conley is the founder Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. After transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America and running his company as CEO for 24 years, he went on to help the founders of Airbnb transform their start-up into the world’s leading hospitality brand. Stew and Chip discuss the future of work, how organizations can capitalize on the loyalty and wisdom of the mature employee…[Click for more]

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Ep 116. Meredith Bodgas: Supporting Today's Working Parents

Ep 116. Meredith Bodgas: Supporting Today's Working Parents

Meredith Bodgas is the Editor-in-Chief of Working Mother Magazine and Workingmother.com. She talks with Stew about the culture change afoot in American companies as they strive to do the right thing by all their employees -- working mothers and fathers, LGBT employees, those with disabilities, both visible and invisible, and our military employees. They discuss the new Culture@Work initiative and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)…[Click for more]

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Ep 115. Michele Gelfand: Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Ep 115. Michele Gelfand: Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Michele Gelfand is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. As a cross-cultural psychologist, Michele uses field, experimental, computational, and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture and its consequences. Michele wants to help us understand the mindsets of those around us at work, at home, and in our communities to help increase self-awareness as well as an understanding of others’ perspectives…[Click 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 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 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 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 22. Marci Alboher: Encore Careers

Ep 22. Marci Alboher: Encore Careers

Marci Alboher is Vice President at Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of older people to pursue second acts in their career. She is the author of The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life...[Click here for more]

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