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.
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]
Joan Williams is a Distinguished Law Professor at the University of California Hastings and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, which promotes gender and racial equality in the workplace. She’s written extensively on gender and work. We discuss her just released book, White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America...[Click here for more]
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]
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]
Matt Schneider is a stay-at-home dad and Wharton alumnus who founded City Dads Group, a diverse community of more than 8,000 fathers in 26 cities across the United States who are supporting each other and redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. Matt works with reporters, commercial brands, and...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]