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Ep 109. Aron Ain: Inspired Work

Ep 109. Aron Ain: Inspired Work

Aron Ain is Chairman and CEO of Kronos, named by Fortune and Great Place to Work as one of the 20 best places to work in technology for the second year in a row, and author of Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work. Aron was the inaugural recipient of the “Ray Stata Leadership and Innovation Award” from the Massachusetts High Technology Council, and was recognized as “CEO of the Year” by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young. He has been profiled by The New York Times about “The Incalculable Value of a Good Boss” and was featured in Harvard Business Review and the HBR IdeaCast. Stew and Aron discuss the importance, and the ripple effects, of trusting employees…[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 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 73. Laine Joelson Cohen: The Coaching Advantage

Ep 73. Laine Joelson Cohen: The Coaching Advantage

Laine Joelson Cohen is Director of Leadership and Executive Development at Citigroup. Stew and Laine talk about how to effectively coach others, how to be coached well, how to provide useful feedback, and the importance of networking in a way that doesn’t feel icky…[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 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 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 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 37. Bob Sutton: The Asshole Survival Guide

Ep 37. Bob Sutton: The Asshole Survival Guide

Bob Sutton is Professor of Management Science, Engineering, and Organizational Behavior at Stanford. He studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics. Bob authored several bestselling books including The No Asshole Rule,...[Click here for more]

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