Mindfulness

Ep 133. Josh Davis: Two Awesome Hours

Ep 133. Josh Davis: Two Awesome Hours

Josh Davis is the director of research for the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI), a global institute dedicated to synthesizing scientific research and guiding its use in the business and leadership fields. Josh produced a wonderful book in which he shares this wisdom: Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done.  

Josh talks with Stew about strategies for creating the best conditions for two hours of extraordinary productivity each and every day in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed and, instead, to be more efficient, effective, and productive, with more of your attention available for the non-work sides of life... [Click for more]

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Ep 105. Daniel Goleman: Meditation Changes the World

Ep 105. Daniel Goleman: Meditation Changes the World

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist, author of the worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence, and more recently he is co-author of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. Daniel and Stew talk about the many ways in which meditation reaps benefits in all aspects of our lives and the ripple effects beyond ourselves for the greater good…[Click for more]

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Ep 78. Leah Weiss: How We Work

Ep 78. Leah Weiss: How We Work

Dr. Leah Weiss is author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. She teaches a perennially waitlisted course at Stanford Business School called  "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion." With a degree in Social Work and in Theology she she brings a distinctive perspective to business education. Stew and Leah talk about how to help people recognize what they truly care about so they can live and work more purposefully…[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 74. Susan David: Becoming Emotionally Agile

Ep 74. Susan David: Becoming Emotionally Agile

Susan David is the author of the bestselling book Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. She is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. She is CEO of Evidence Based Psychology and Cofounder of the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School/McLean affiliate). Susan and Stew talk about the importance and benefits of embracing emotions rather than pushing them away or putting on a happy face…[Click for more]

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Ep 72. Due Quach: Supporting First-Generation Collegians with Calm Clarity

Ep 72. Due Quach: Supporting First-Generation Collegians with Calm Clarity

Due Quach is the founder and CEO of Calm Clarity and author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy. Due was a refugee from Vietnam, a graduate of Harvard College and also of the Wharton MBA program (Class of 2006). She overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. Due is also the founding chair and executive director of the Collective Success Network, a nonprofit that supports low-income, first-generation college students in achieving their academic, personal, and professional aspirations by connecting them with mentor role-models. Stew and Due discuss the burgeoning research on meditation, calming the mind, and the brain…[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 48. Sanyin Siang: Find Your Superpower and Launch

Ep 48. Sanyin Siang: Find Your Superpower and Launch

Sanyin Siang is an author, leadership advisor, and CEO coach. She co-founded and leads the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.  Her The Launch Book draws on first-hand stories and behavioral science principles to help us all be braver about launching – because she believes that we’re all “launching” all the time.  Stew and Sanyin talk about what happens when we’re trying something new—whether it’s an idea at work, a big move in our personal lives, or the start of a company. To hear more about Inspiration Boards, Impact Boards, building your tribe -- including naysayers -- and more...[Click here]

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Ep 47. Michael Bungay Stanier: Say Less, Ask More

Ep 47. Michael Bungay Stanier: Say Less, Ask More

Michael Bungay Stanier is a Rhodes Scholar and founder of Box of Crayons, a company known for teaching 10-minute manager coaching. He is also the author of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. Stew and Michael discuss the term coaching, and Michael argues against advice-giving and suggests taking a slow, deliberate approach to management and coaching....[Click for more]

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Ep 44. Roger Schwarz: Mutual Learning for Smarter Teams

Ep 44. Roger Schwarz: Mutual Learning for Smarter Teams

Roger Schwarz is an organizational psychologist, speaker, leadership team consultant, and CEO of Roger Schwarz & Associates. And he's the author of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results and The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Coaches and Trainers. Stew and Roger discuss how our assumptions and values often go unexamined and they explore how this can negatively affect team performance, working relationships and personal well-being...[Click here for more

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Ep 43. Harry Kraemer: Values-Based Leadership

Ep 43. Harry Kraemer: Values-Based Leadership

Harry Kraemer is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc and author of two books on values-based leadership: From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership and Becoming The Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership. Stew and Harry discuss the importance of knowing yourself and your values in order to motivate, inspire, and lead others...[Click here for more]

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Ep 30. Eric Barker: Debunking Myths about Work and Life

Ep 30. Eric Barker: Debunking Myths about Work and Life

In his new book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker casts a critical eye on common misconceptions. Using the skills of the screenwriter he once was, he uses wit and a most engaging writing style to bring to life what otherwise might be a  boring and dry review of the research.  Eric and Stew discuss how to best understand yourself and find the right environment in which you can thrive... [Click here for more]

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Ep 28. Jonelle Lesniak: Embrace Failure to Curb Unhealthy Competition

Ep 28. Jonelle Lesniak: Embrace Failure to Curb Unhealthy Competition

Jonelle Lesniak is Wharton alum and a senior analyst at the management consulting firm THRUUE, seeking to create change in organizations culture. She  coaches young professionals by helping them to consider important questions that lead to self-knowledge they can put into action. In this episode Stew and Jonelle discuss solutions addressing this problem by normalizing imperfection... [Click here for more]

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Ep 18. Michael Baime: Mindfulness Master

Ep 18. Michael Baime: Mindfulness Master

Michael Baime is a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and founding director Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness.  Michael started the program to help professionals reduce stress and... [Click for Show Notes, Links, 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 14. Arianna Huffington: Founder of Thrive Global and The Huffington Post

Ep 14. Arianna Huffington: Founder of Thrive Global and The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington is on a mission to redefine success and end burnout. She is founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform aiming to change the way we work and live. She is founder of The Huffington Post... [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 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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Ep 6. Emily Esfahani Smith: The Four Pillars of Meaning

Ep 6. Emily Esfahani Smith: The Four Pillars of Meaning

Emily Esfahani Smith is author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters.”  She writes about psychology, culture, and relationships, in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, and other publications.   Esfahani Smith has researched the essence of what brings meaning into our lives in our lives.  Her viral article “There’s More to Life Than Being Happy,” published in The Atlantic in 2013, drew the important distinction between...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 5. Sam Polk: For The Love of Money

Ep 5. Sam Polk: For The Love of Money

Sam Polk is a former hedge fund trader left Wall Street to found two organizations that help bring healthy food to poor communities in Los Angeles: Everytable and Groceryships. He graduated from Columbia University in 2002 with a BA in English, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Sam started his career on Wall Street as a trader but...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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