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.
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]
Bill Taylor is co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company and has written three important books on leadership and change including Mavericks at Work. We discuss his new book, Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways. Special bonus: As a fellow Springsteen fanatic, Bill gives his take on how The Boss personifies the essential traits of successful managers...[Click here for more]
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]
Jason Fried is Co-Founder and CEO of Basecamp, a leading project management tool that has helped over 2.5 million users improve their organizational skills. Basecamp was founded in 1999 and today it has over 2.5 million users (including, full disclosure, the Work and Life podcast team). Stew and Jason discuss the importance of being mindful and strategic about choosing how to invest your attention as a leader...[Click here for more]
Sim Sitkin is Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor of Leadership, Founding Faculty Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at the Fuqua School of Business, and Director of the Behavioral Science and Policy Center at Duke University. This episode focuses on trust, leadership, and building our capacity to create positive change in the world and Sim’s mega-HBR article The Stretch Goal Paradox...[Click here for more]
Monica Worline is the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses how to use compassionate leadership to enliven, or humanize and energize, the work they do. We spoke about the new book she co-authored with Jane Dutton, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations...[Click here for more]