Welcome to Work and Life with Stew Friedman, international speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning professor at The Wharton School who founded its Work/Life Integration Project and the Total Leadership approach.
On this podcast Stew talks with experts about how to cultivate harmony between work and the rest of your life -- your family, community, and private self (mind, body, and spirit). These conversations were broadcast on the Work and Life show on SiriusXM 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, which airs on Tuesdays at 7 PM Eastern.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Mick Batyske is one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, style influencer, tech investor, music curator, and brand consultant. He collaborates with artists including Beyonce and Adele. And he’s a new dad. Stew and Mick talk about Mick’s first re-branding; transforming himself from a marching band nerd in high school to a turntable spinning DJ in college, and ultimately spinning at private parties for celebrities like Kayne West and Jay-Z...[Click here fore more]
Nilofer Merchant is a master at turning seemingly “wild” ideas into new realities and showing the rest of us how we can too. She has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B in sales, for companies ranging from Apple to Autodesk. Nilofer was awarded the Future Thinker Award from Thinkers50...[Click here for more]
Sydney Finkelstein is the the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Stew and Sydney discuss what separates bad bosses, good bosses, and...[Click here for more]
Stephanie Abbuhl, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Since 2001, she has been Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, which works for the advancement of women...[Click here for more]
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]