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Ep 134. Kimberly Ramalho: Building a Culture of Empathy

Ep 134. Kimberly Ramalho: Building a Culture of Empathy

Kimberly Ramalho is VP of Communications and Public Affairs, Rotary and Mission Systems, at Lockheed Martin where she is actively involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives and she serves as executive chair of the corporation’s Women’s Impact Network. Stew and Kimberly discuss the importance of valuing and respecting everyone in the organization, how to make such empathy real, and the benefits that a diverse workforce brings directly to the company and to customers…[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 128. Mike McDerment: No Work Face

Ep 128. Mike McDerment: No Work Face

Michael McDerment is CEO and Co-Founder of FreshBooks, the #1 accounting software in the cloud designed exclusively for service-based business owners and independent professionals, with more than 20 million users worldwide. And it is consistently recognized as one of Canada's best places to work. Stew and Mike discuss some of the creative “culture hacks” Mike uses to build an environment that breeds empathy…[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 117. Michelle Still Mehta: Silent Sacrifice on the Homefront

Ep 117. Michelle Still Mehta: Silent Sacrifice on the Homefront

Dr. Michelle Still Mehta, who holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, is the author of Silent Sacrifice on the Homefront: Military Spouses Share their Quests to Fit Career with Marriage, Motherhood, and Military Life. Dr. Mehta is a researcher, management consultant, and executive coach. Stew and Michelle discuss the psychological and financial impact of the military culture of frequent relocations…[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 114. Brigid Schulte: Overcoming the Overwhelm

Ep 114. Brigid Schulte: Overcoming the Overwhelm

Brigid Schulte is director of The Better Life Lab at New America which offers ways to restructure our workplaces and social policy using original research and policy analysis. Brigid was an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Her book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time, was a New York Times bestseller. For details on what we can do to reduce the toll they take on our lives... [Click for more]

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Ep 102. Kathryn Sollmann: Ambition Redefined

Ep 102. Kathryn Sollmann: Ambition Redefined

Kathryn Sollmann is a flexwork and financial security expert and author of the book Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn't Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead. She and Stew talk about the reasons why it’s essential for women to stay in the workforce instead of off-ramping..[Click for more]

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Ep 98. Jason Fried: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Ep 98. Jason Fried: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Jason is Co-Founder and CEO of Basecamp, a Chicago-based software company known for its innovative approach to work. He and Stew talk about his just released his third business book, It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work and how to have a profitable company without having employees work more than 8-hour days, nights or weekends, and without their taking “fakations” during which work interrupts…[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 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 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 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 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 49. Josh Levs: Paternity Leave Champion

Ep 49. Josh Levs: Paternity Leave Champion

Josh Levs is an author, entrepreneur, and expert on fathers in the workplace. For 20 years, Josh wrote for NPR and CNN. He is a six-time Peabody award-winner and two-time Edward R. Murrow award-winner.  At the time of the birth of his third child he sued his employer, CNN/Time Warner, to obtain a paternity leave for biological fathers that matched the company’s leaves for mothers and adoptive parents....[Click here for more]

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Ep 1. David Burkus: The Death of Email

Ep 1. David Burkus: The Death of Email

David Burkus is a bestselling author, successful podcaster, and professor at Oral Roberts University who challenges traditional ways of conducting business. David’s previous book was The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas.  His most recent is...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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