Leadership

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 119. Kevin Kruse: Great Leaders Have No Rule

Ep 119. Kevin Kruse: Great Leaders Have No Rule

Kevin Kruse is the Founder and CEO of LEADx and a New York Times best selling author. His latest book is Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business. Stew and Kevin talk about Kevin’s somewhat unorthodox views on leadership -- including a closed and not an open-door policy, the importance of picking favorites, and having “no rules” …[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 110. Phil Mirvis: Enrich Employees' Lives via Social Innovation

Ep 110. Phil Mirvis: Enrich Employees' Lives via Social Innovation

Phil Mirvis is Senior Research Fellow at both the Global Network on Corporate Citizenship and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. He has authored or edited twelve books, including the acclaimed study of the national mood, The Cynical Americans, and a study of corporate human resource investments, Building the Competitive Workforce. His latest work, with Brad Googins, is The New Business of Business: Innovation for a Better World. Stew and Phil talk about the increasing importance of social innovation in today’s workplace for energizing employees and boosting business results…[Click for more]

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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 108. Bob Glazer: Building the Healthy and High-Performing Company

Ep 108. Bob Glazer: Building the Healthy and High-Performing Company

Bob Glazer is the CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global performance marketing agency, and the Founder and Chairman of Brandcycle. Under Bob’s leadership, Acceleration Partners has received numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards, Ad Age’s Best Place to Work, Entrepreneur’s Top Company Culture, Inc. Magazine’s Best Place to Work, Great Place to Work, Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces, and Boston Globe’s Top Workplaces. And Bob was also ranked #2 in Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US. Bob and Stew discuss the creative methods Bob and Acceleration Partners have used to attract, retain, and engage employees and honor their lives outside of work…[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 99. Tom Gardner: For the Long Run

Ep 99. Tom Gardner: For the Long Run

Tom Gardner is CEO of The Motley Fool, twice ranked the #1 place to work by Glassdoor. Tom discusses the keys to success in investing as well as how The Motley Fool strives to help all its stakeholders feel cared for, in the long run, and achieve real autonomy so they can thrive…[Click for more]

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Ep 97: Erin Owen: Eastern Wisdom for Western Leadership

Ep 97: Erin Owen: Eastern Wisdom for Western Leadership

Erin Owen, author of Refuel Recharge and Re-energize: Your Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Time and Energy, joined Total Leadership’s client services team in 2005. She has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, a BA in Chinese studies from Grinnell and certification in Health Coaching from the internationally recognized Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan, where Drs. Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, and Neil Barnard are faculty members. Erin and Stew discuss how she takes a unique East-meets-West approach to helping clients more effectively manage their professional lives, grow their leadership capacity and resilience, and lead healthier, happier, more productive lives…[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 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 89. Amy Edmondson: Creating the Fearless Organization

Ep 89. Amy Edmondson:  Creating the Fearless Organization

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Her work on teaming, psychological safety, and leadership influences corporate and academic audiences around the world. In November Wiley will publish her latest book, which is called The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace For Learning, Innovation and Growth. Stew and Amy discuss how to increase psychological safety at work…[Click for more]

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Ep 86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Ep 86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

Guy Spier is an investor based in Zurich and author of The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom and Enlightenment. Guy and Stew talk about finding the courage to be honest at work and in one’s life, the real story of failures and achievements... [Click here 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 83. Neil Blumenthal: Sacred Time

Ep 83. Neil Blumenthal: Sacred Time

Neil Blumenthal is co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a low price with a focus on being socially conscious. Fast Company named Warby Parker the most innovative company in the world. Stew and Neil have a wide-ranging talk about his time at Wharton, the importance of honest conversations to build trust, why continual learning by employees is essential to a thriving company, and the ways in which parenthood changes our relationship to time and work… [Click for more]

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Ep 81. Keith Ferrazzi: Serve and Grow

Ep 81. Keith Ferrazzi: Serve and Grow

Keith Ferrazzi is a New York Times best-selling author of Never Eat Alone, entrepreneur, and master networker. His research and consulting firm, Ferrazzi Greenlight, helps companies manage networks and relationships in order to reach strategic goals. Keith and Stew talk about the importance of relationships in all parts of life. [Click for more]

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Ep 75. Maurice Schweitzer: When to Compete, When to Cooperate

Ep 75. Maurice Schweitzer: When to Compete, When to Cooperate

Maurice Schweitzer is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on emotions, ethical decision-making, and the negotiation process. Maurice is co-author of the powerful and incredibly useful book...[Click for more]

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Ep 70. Whitney Johnson: Keep Everyone Learning

Ep 70. Whitney Johnson: Keep Everyone Learning

Whitney Johnson is author of the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Dare, Dream Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream. Her new book, Build an 'A'-Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve, builds on her work and research with teams and disruption. Whitney talks with Stew about climbing up the S-shaped learning curve and why it’s useful to have the right mix on your team at work…[Click for more]

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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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