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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 122. Adam Alter: The War for Our Attention

Ep 122. Adam Alter: The War for Our Attention

Adam Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a New York Times bestselling author of two books on addictive behavior, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked and Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave. Stew and Adam discuss the insidious, incredibly powerful ways by which new technologies have created, perhaps in an unintended way, behavioral addictions that negatively impact our social lives, of inner lives, our finances…[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 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 113. Ashley Whillans: Combating Time Poverty

Ep 113. Ashley Whillans: Combating Time Poverty

Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit. She studies how people navigate trade-offs between time and money and whether intangible incentives, such as experiential and time-saving rewards, affect employee motivation and well-being. Stew and Ashley discuss “time poverty,” “happiness dollars,” and “time confetti” …[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 104. Katherine Milkman: Exercising Your Self Control

Ep 104. Katherine Milkman: Exercising Your Self Control

Katherine Milkman is the Evan C. Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching and Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a secondary appointment in the Perelman School of Medicine. And she is the co-director of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative. Katy explains how we can limit temptation, tie tasks together, and use the calendar to bolster our self-control…[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 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 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 96. Shaun Francis: Eat, Move, Think

Ep 96. Shaun Francis: Eat, Move, Think

Shaun Francis is Chair and CEO of Medcan and he’s author of a recently released book entitled Eat, Move, Think: The Path to a Healthier, Stronger, Happier You. And he’s the recipient of countless awards and honors. Stew and Shaun talk about the importance of our physical health for longevity, quality of life, and work performance. They drill down on how to eat, move and think for a better life…[Click for more]

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Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Johann Berlin, CEO of TLEX Institute (which stands for Transformational Leadership for Excellence) specializes in working with CEOs, companies and corporate teams to improve their connections to each other through techniques that promote mental clarity, often called mindfulness. He and Stew (and callers) talk about techniques and tips for managing stress…[Click for more]

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Ep 87. Nancy Rothstein: Sleep Ambassador

Ep 87. Nancy Rothstein: Sleep Ambassador

Nancy Rothstein is known as The Sleep Ambassador.  She is also Director of Corporate Sleep Programs at CIRCADIAN, a global company that provides 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock. Stew and Nancy talk about the well-documented sequelae of sleep deprivation -- individual problems such as depression, weight gain, and heart disease; the ripple effects on our family members;  and, for businesses, reduced productivity and workplace accidents — and tips…[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 52: Bob Pozen: Extreme Productivity

Ep 52: Bob Pozen: Extreme Productivity

Bob Pozen is currently a Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. And he is a former President of Fidelity Investments and Former Executive Chair of MFS Investment Management. He has written  Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours.  Stew and Bob talk about how we can all be more productive, more efficient,  more mindful with our time, and how to get more flexibility...[Click here for more]

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Ep 51. Vik Bakhru: Own Your Health

Ep 51. Vik Bakhru: Own Your Health

Vikram Bakhru, M.D. is Chief Operating Officer at ConsejoSano, a multicultural technology platform dedicated to improving health outcomes in under served populations by improving their access and their engagement.  He has an MBA from Wharton and serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children.  To learn about changes in the healthcare industry and how you personally can gain control of your own health...[Click for more]

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Ep 41. David Allen: Getting Things Done

Ep 41. David Allen: Getting Things Done

David Allen is the best-selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity and an expert in personal and organizational productivity. His productivity philosophy is based on the powerful realization that your mind is for having ideas...[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 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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