Resilience

Ep 139. Alexis Smith and Pam Carlton: Black Professional Women at Work

Ep 139. Alexis Smith and Pam Carlton: Black Professional Women at Work

Alexis Smith and Pamela Carlton are co-authors of a research project called Making the Invisible Visible. Alexis Smith is an Associate Professor of Management at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Pamela Carlton retired as a Managing Director and Associate Director of US Equity Research at JPMorgan Chase. She is a corporate attorney with degrees from Williams College, Yale Law School, and the Yale School of Management and President of Springboard—Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership. Stew spoke with both Lex and Pam about the dual challenges black women face in the workplace. Their research provides important lessons for all of us…[Click for more]

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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 129. Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg: Maternal Optimism

Ep 129. Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg: Maternal Optimism

Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg are co-authors of Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood. Ladge is a Professor of Management and Organizational Development at Northeastern University. Greenberg is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Babson College. She studies work/life transitions. Stew talks with them about their findings, including the ways in which the transition to motherhood (and fatherhood) can, despite popular notions, have a salutary effect on your work life…[Click for more]

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Ep 123. Reem Kassis: An MBA Returns to Her Palestinian Roots

Ep 123. Reem Kassis: An MBA Returns to Her Palestinian Roots

Reem Kassis, a Wharton alum and former McKinsey consultant, is a Palestinian writer and her debut book, The Palestinian Table, was nominated for a James Beard award, short-listed for the Andre Simon Award and the Edward Stanford Award, and won The Guild of Food Writers First Book Award, received rave reviews from Anthony Bourdain and Michael Solomonov, and was named one of NPR’s best books of 2017. Reem is using the power of food and storytelling to share the Palestinian narrative with the world. Stew and Reem discuss the courage that it takes to step off the standard track and to realize the power of taking small steps…[Click for more]

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Ep 121. Julia King Pool: How Positive Psychology Helps Teachers Thrive

Ep 121. Julia King Pool: How Positive Psychology Helps Teachers Thrive

Julia King Pool is on the faculty, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program and she is Founder and CEO of Burn-In Mindset. Julia worked in urban education for a decade. And she has received numerous awards including the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award from Teach For America and 2013 DC Teacher of the Year. Stew and Julia discuss the extraordinary stress and strain experienced by teachers in K- 12 that too often results in exhaustion, and unnecessary, expensive turnover. They explore the ways in which positive psychology can help teachers to remain strong, healthy, resilient and engaged…[Click for more]

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Ep 107. Paul Rupert: Respectful Exits

Ep 107. Paul Rupert: Respectful Exits

Paul Rupert is the Founder and CEO of Rupert Organizational Design as well as CEO of the advocacy start-up Respectful Exits, a company promoting the rights of aging workers by improving retirement options including online guidance and training for all forms of flexible work, including Phased Retirement…[Click for more]

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Ep 103. Benoit Dube: Ivy League's First Chief Wellness Officer

Ep 103. Benoit Dube: Ivy League's First Chief Wellness Officer

Dr. Benoit Dube is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, Associate Vice Provost, and the inaugural Chief Wellness Officer at the University of Pennsylvania. He and Stew discuss the importance of creating a culture of wellness, decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness, making it easier for people to ask for help, and Benoit’s creative and ambitious ideas... [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 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 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 57. Joanna Barsh: Grow Wherever You Work

Ep 57. Joanna Barsh: Grow Wherever You Work

Joanna Barsh is a director emerita at McKinsey & Company and President of the Centered Leadership Project.  She is the bestselling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership. And her latest book is Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenges. Stew and Joanna talk about how you actually do this.  They discuss what happens if things don’t go the way you want them to and should you stay or should you go?...[Click for more]

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Ep 38. Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies

Ep 38. Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies

Gretchen Rubin is a best-selling author of several books on human nature.  Her first bestsellers -- The Happiness Project and Happier at Home -- both sparked powerful conversations about the human search for happiness.  Stew and Gretchen discuss her latest,  The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)... [Click here for more] 

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Ep 36. Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Ep 36. Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims served as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen for a decade. She received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She’s a mother of two teenagers and has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting. She is also the author of the book...[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 23. Erin Bagwell: Director of the Inspirational Film Dream, Girl

Ep 23. Erin Bagwell: Director of the Inspirational Film Dream, Girl

Erin Bagwell is founder of the Feminist Wednesday blog and producer of the film Dream, Girl which was screened at the White House, and named the # 1 feminist documentary by The Huffington Post. Erin was named one of Oprah's SuperSoul100. We discuss female entrepreneurs...[Click here for 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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Ep 12. Emma Seppälä: Cultivating Resilience

Ep 12. Emma Seppälä: Cultivating Resilience

Emma Seppälä is author of The Happiness Track and Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. She is also Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Lecturer at Yale College, where she teaches The Psychology of Happiness...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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Ep 2. Julie Smolyansky: CEO of LifeWay Foods

Ep 2. Julie Smolyansky: CEO of LifeWay Foods

Julie Smolyansky is CEO and President of LifeWay Foods. She took on the role of CEO at age 27 and since then has boosted annual revenues to over $130 million (as of 2015) with a combination of innovative product development and marketing strategies. Julie has also...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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