Work and Life with Stew Friedman

Work and Life with Stew Friedman

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Welcome to the Work and Life Podcast with Stew Friedman — bestselling author, celebrated professor at The Wharton School, and founder of Wharton’s Work/Life Integration Project. Stew is widely recognized as the world’s foremost authority on cultivating leadership from the point of view of the whole person. On this podcast, Stew talks with a variety of experts — leading researchers, progressive executives, policy advocates, inspiring educators, and more — about how to cultivate harmony between work and the rest of your life; that is, your family, your community, and your private self (mind, body, and spirit). Conversations in all Work and Life Podcast episodes are taken from broadcasts of Stew’s Work and Life Radio Show, which airs weekly on SiriusXM 132, Business Radio Powered by Wharton. Tune in on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM Eastern.


150. Bob Glazer: Elevate Your Game
Nov 27 • 52 min
Robert Glazer is CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global performance marketing agency, and the author of Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others. Under Bob’s leadership, Acceleration Partners has become a recognized…
149. Brian Scudamore: How to Fail Successfully
Nov 21 • 50 min
Brian Scudamore is the Founder and CEO of O2E Brands—a company with four successful home service brands under that banner, including 1-800-Got-Junk?; WOW 1 Day Painting; You Move Me; and Shack Shine. He’s the author of WTF (Willing to Fail): How Failure…
148. Megan McNealy: Be Well and Do Well
Nov 13 • 50 min
Megan McNealy is the author of Reinvent the Wheel: How Top Leaders Leverage Well-Being for Success. Megan is an award-winning, 20+ year First Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor at one of the largest financial firms in the world. She aims to…
147. Monique Valcour: Sustainable Careers
Nov 6 • 27 min
Monique Valcour is an executive coach with expertise in careers, work-life integration, human resource management, and practices that support well-being and performance in organizations. She holds a doctorate from Cornell University in Organizational…
146. Amy Westervelt: How American Messed Up Motherhood
Oct 30 • 52 min
Amy Westervelt is the author of Forget Having it All: How America Messed up Motherhood and How to Fix It; the founder of the Critical Frequency podcast network, the host of the podcast, Drilled; and an award-winning print and audio journalist. She…
145. Jeff Sonnenfeld: The Social Imperative of Business
Oct 23 • 51 min
Jeff Sonnenfeld is the senior associate dean of leadership programs, the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, and founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational…
144. Debra Schafer: Working While Parenting a Special Needs Child
Oct 16 • 47 min
Debra Schafer is an independent educational consultant and coach with a particular expertise. She is Founder and CEO of Education Navigation, which she started after more than 20 years of management experience in human resources, work/life integration,…
143. Jennifer Petriglieri: Couples That Work
Oct 10 • 51 min
ennifer Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and the author of Couples That Work: How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive In Love and Work. Jennifer’s award-winning research and teaching focus on identity, leadership, and…
142. Michael Kimmel: Men’s Changing Roles
Oct 2 • 30 min
Michael Kimmel is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, where he is also the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. Kimmel is a leading authority on masculinity and gender,…
141. Gopi Kallayil: The Internet to the Inner-Net
Sep 25 • 29 min
Gopi Kallayil is Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing at Google and author of The Happy Human and The Internet to the Inner-Net: Five Ways to Reset Your Connection and Live a Conscious Life. Gopi works with Google’s sales teams and customers to help grow…
140. Chris Marvin: A Veteran’s View on Patriotism, Service and Guns
Sep 18 • 52 min
Chris Marvin is the principal for Marvin Strategies, a strategic communications firm that constructs narratives to change minds and solve social issues. He served for seven years as a U.S. Army officer and Black Hawk helicopter pilot and is a…
139. Lex Washington and Pam Carlton: Black Professional Women at Work
Sep 11 • 52 min
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. Her research areas span workplace…
138. Andrew Stern: The Best Work of Your Life
Sep 4 • 50 min
Andrew Stern co-leads the Learning & Development team at Squarespace in New York City. Prior to joining Squarespace in June 2018, Andrew held several roles on Bloomberg’s Talent Development team and worked as a human capital consultant at Deloitte. He…
137. Eric Orts: Why Businesses Must Care for the Natural Environment
Aug 28 • 51 min
Eric Orts is the Guardsmark Professor at the Wharton School. He’s a Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics with a secondary appointment in Management. He’s also Faculty Director of the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership. Eric’s current…
136. Madonna Harrington Meyer: Intensive Grandparenting
Aug 21 • 49 min
Madonna Harrington Meyer is a professor of sociology and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is a senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research…
135. Emily Oster: An Economist’s Parenting Wisdom
Aug 14 • 52 min
Emily Oster is Professor of Economics at Brown University and a mom of two. She has written two parent’s guides to the chaos and frequent misinformation that often occurs in the early years of parenthood. She addresses, and often debunks, myths on breast…
134. Kimberly Ramalho: Building a Culture of Empathy
Aug 7 • 41 min
Kimberly Ramalho is Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Rotary and Mission Systems, at Lockheed Martin. She is a strategic communications executive with 25 years of experience developing programs that deliver high return on investment,…
133. Josh Davis: Two Awesome Hours
Jul 31 • 24 min
Josh Davis received his bachelor’s from Brown University and his doctorate from Columbia University. He is the director of research for the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI), a global institute dedicated to synthesizing scientific research and guiding its…
132. Christie Smith and Kenji Yoshino: Covering Your Identity at Work
Jul 17 • 46 min
Christie Smith, Ph.D., is Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Apple. Previously she was Managing Principal for Deloitte Consulting’s West Division where she was also the most senior diversity partner leading the Deloitte University Leadership…
131. Scott Behson: Working Dads Survival Guide
Jul 10 • 25 min
Scott Behson is a professor of management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home. This practical volume provides useful advice and encouragement for working fathers, helping…
130. John Baldoni: Grace
Jul 3 • 50 min
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach, and author of 14 books including GRACE: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us; Lead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss; and The Leader’s Pocket Guide. He’s been named a top speaker…
129. Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg: Maternal Optimism
Jun 26 • 52 min
Jamie Ladge and Danna Greenberg are co-authors of Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood. Jamie Ladge is a Professor of Management and Organizational Development at Northeastern University. Her research explores the…
128. Mike McDerment: No Work Face
Jun 19 • 51 min
Michael McDerment is CEO and Co-Founder of FreshBooks, the #1 accounting software in the cloud designed exclusively for service-based business owners and independent professionals, with more than 20 million users worldwide. Mike has spent the last decade…
127. Caitlyn Collins: Seeking Work/Life Justice
Jun 12 • 52 min
Caitlyn Collins is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving. Her book is a cross-national interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden,…
126. Shawn Askinosie: Meaningful Work
Jun 5 • 44 min
Shawn Askinosie is CEO and Founder of Askinosie Chocolate as well as author of the book Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, award-winning chocolate factory located in…
125. Ellen Kossek: Evidence-Based Ideas for Managing Boundaries
May 29 • 51 min
Ellen Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and the Research Director of the Butler center for Leadership Excellence. Ellen is an internationally recognized thought leader on employer support of work…
124. Hal Gregersen: Questions Are The Answer
May 22 • 47 min
Hal Gregersen is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His new book is Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to your Most Vexing Problems at Work and In Life. Hal has been…
123. Reem Kassis: An MBA Returns to Her Palestinian Roots
May 15 • 50 min
Reem Kassis, an alum of Stew’s Total Leadership course at Wharton, is a Palestinian writer and her debut cookbook, The Palestinian Table, was nominated for a James Beard award, short-listed for the Andre Simon Award and the Edward Stanford Award, and won…
122. Adam Alter: The War for Our Attention
May 8 • 50 min
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…
121. Julia King Pool: How Positive Psychology Helps Teachers Thrive
May 1 • 49 min
Julia King Pool is an alumna, and now on the faculty, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program and is Founder and CEO of Burn-In Mindset. Advised by Angela Duckworth and Claire Robertson Kraft, Julia and…
120. Gretchen Spreitzer: Thriving at Work
Apr 24 • 46 min
Gretchen Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a…
119. Kevin Kruse: Great Leaders Have No Rule
Apr 17 • 50 min
Kevin Kruse is the Founder and CEO of LEADx and a New York Times best selling author. His latest book is Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business. Kevin started his first company at the age of 22…
118. Chip Conley: The Making of a Modern Elder
Apr 10 • 50 min
At age 26 Chip Conley founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality, transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. After running his company as CEO for 24 years, he sold it and went on to help the founders of Airbnb…
117. Michelle Still Mehta: Silent Sacrifice on the Homefront
Apr 3 • 50 min
Dr. Michelle Still Mehta, who holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, is the author of Silent Sacrifice on the Homefront: Military Spouses Share their Quests to Fit Career with Marriage, Motherhood, and Military Life.…
116. Meredith Bodgas: Supporting Today’s Working Parents
Mar 27 • 51 min
Meredith Bodgas was named Editor-in-Chief of Working Mother Magazine and Workingmother.com in December of 2016. Prior to that, she oversaw the relaunch of FirstForWomen.com and Womansworld.com as executive editor at Bauer Xcel Media. She also helped…
115. Michele Gelfand: Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
Mar 20 • 50 min
Michele Gelfand is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. As a cross-cultural psychologist, Michele uses field, experimental,…
114. Brigid Schulte: Overcoming the Overwhelm
Mar 13 • 36 min
Brigid Schulte is director of The Better Life Lab at New America. The Better Life Lab offers ways to restructure our workplaces and social policy using original research and policy analysis. Before she joined New America, Brigid was an award-winning…
113. Ashley Whillans: Combating Time Poverty
Mar 6 • 46 min
Ashley Whillans is a former actress and now 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…
112. Rebecca Henderson: Reimagining Capitalism
Feb 27 • 49 min
Rebecca Henderson is the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, where she has a joint appointment at the Harvard Business School. She’s also a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Rebecca is an expert…
111. Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism
Feb 20 • 54 min
Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and author of Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. He is the author of six other books, including Deep Work (see our earlier conversation), which…
110. Phil Mirvis: Enrich Employees’ Lives via Social Innovation
Feb 13 • 51 min
Phil Mirvis is Senior Research Fellow at both the Global Network on Corporate Citizenship and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. He is an organizational psychologist whose research and private practice concerns large-scale organizational change, the…
109. Aron Ain: Inspired Work
Feb 6 • 53 min
Aron Ain is Chairman and CEO of Kronos, named by Fortune and Great Place to Work as one of the 20 best places to work in technology for the second year in a row, and author of Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work. Since…
108. Bob Glazer: Building the Healthy and High-Performing Company
Jan 30 • 51 min
Bob Glazer is the CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global performance marketing agency, and the Founder and Chairman of Brandcycle. He’s also an alum of the University of the University of Pennsylvania. Under Bob’s leadership, Acceleration Partners has…
107. Paul Rupert: Respectful Exits
Jan 23 • 47 min
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. Paul spent fifteen years building innovative San…
106. Marc Freedman: The Power and Beauty of Intergenerational Connections
Jan 16 • 43 min
Marc Freedman is the President and CEO of encore.org and is one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution. Under his leadership, encore.org has helped spark a growing movement to tap the talent and experience of people past midlife as a…
105. Daniel Goleman: Meditation Changes the World
Jan 9 • 53 min
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and author of the worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence. More recently he is co-author of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. A frequent speaker to…
104. Katy Milkman: Exercising Your Self Control
Jan 2 • 30 min
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…
103. Benoit Dube: Ivy League’s First Chief Wellness Officer
Dec 19, 2018 • 48 min
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. Indeed, he’s the first in the Ivy League to hold such…
102. Kathryn Sollmann: Ambition Redefined
Dec 12, 2018 • 45 min
Kathryn Sollmann is a flexwork and financial security expert and author of the book Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn’t Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead. A mother of two daughters, Kathryn has worked non-stop since age 16 in many…
101. James Pawelski and Suzann Pileggi Pawelski: Happy Together
Dec 5, 2018 • 47 min
Professor James Pawelski and his wife Suzann Pileggi Pawelski are co-authors of Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. James is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center…
100. Dan Schawbel: Back to Human
Nov 28, 2018 • 48 min
Dan Schawbel is a partner and research director at Future Workplace, an HR advisory and research firm, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. His third business book is Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in…
99. Tom Gardner: For the Long Run
Nov 21, 2018 • 47 min
Tom Gardner is CEO of The Motley Fool, a company he co-founded with his brother, David, in 1993. In 2014 and 2015, Glassdoor ranked The Motley Fool the #1 place to work in the U.S. for companies with between 250-1000 employees. Gardner strives to create…
98. Jason Fried: It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work
Nov 14, 2018 • 50 min
Jason is Co-Founder and CEO of Basecamp, a Chicago-based software company known for its innovative approach to work. He’s just released his third business book, It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work. Jason is a long-time proponent of keeping companies…
97. Erin Owen: Eastern Wisdom for Western Leadership
Oct 31, 2018 • 35 min
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 earned her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern…
96. Shaun Francis: Eat, Move, Think
Oct 24, 2018 • 49 min
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. He was a student in Stew’s very first Total Leadership class for Executive MBAs at Wharton.…
95. Ben Feder: Working to Live or Living to Work?
Oct 17, 2018 • 51 min
Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U. S. for Tencent, the Chinese internet titan that owns WeChat. Previously, Ben was CEO of Take Two Interactive, publisher of Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. He’s the author of Take…
94. Sally Thornton: The Future of Work is Fluid
Oct 10, 2018 • 49 min
Sally Thornton is founder and CEO of Forshay, a company that focuses on how people can do their best work through executivhttp://forshay.com/e recruiting, project-based work, and improving the system of work through increased diversity, inclusion, and…
93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More
Oct 3, 2018 • 44 min
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 —…
92. Erica Dhawan: Get Big Things Done
Sep 26, 2018 • 39 min
Erica Dhawan is Founder and CEO of Cotential, an organization that works to maximize the power of connection in the workplace and beyond. Their services include training programs, speakers, and tools for businesses to leverage their potential connections.…
91. Francesca Gino: Rebel Talent
Sep 19, 2018 • 50 min
Francesca Gino is a behavioral scientist and the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She’s been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40…
90. Nigel Travis: The Challenge Culture
Sep 12, 2018 • 50 min
Nigel Travis is Executive Chairman of Dunkin’ Brands. His new book is The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback. Nigel served as CEO of Dunkin’ Brands from 2009 through July 2018. His distinctive human-centered…
89. Amy Edmondson: Creating the Fearless Organization
Sep 5, 2018 • 39 min
Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Her work on teaming, psychological safety, and leadership influences corporate and academic audiences around the world. In November Wiley will publish her…
88. Laura Vanderkam: Off the Clock
Aug 29, 2018 • 48 min
Laura Vanderkam is the author of Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done as well as several other time management and productivity books, including such as I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time and What the…
87. Nancy Rothstein: The Sleep Ambassador
Aug 22, 2018 • 44 min
Nancy Rothstein, a proud Penn alum, 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…
86. Guy Spier: A Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment
Aug 15, 2018 • 30 min
Guy Spier is an investor based in Zurich. In June 2007 he made headlines by bidding US $650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett. Since 1997 he has managed Aquamarine Fund, an investment partnership inspired by, and styled…
85. Morra Aarons Mele: The Hermit Entrepreneur
Aug 8, 2018 • 45 min
Morra Aarons-Mele is founder of the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and The Mission List, a social change influencer database. She is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999, when she helped Hillary Clinton…
84. Herminia Ibarra: Act Like a Leader
Aug 1, 2018 • 22 min
Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Before that she was on the faculty at INSEAD and the Harvard Business School. She is a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year…
83. Neil Blumenthal: Sacred Time
Jul 25, 2018 • 45 min
Neil Blumenthal is co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a low price with a focus on being socially conscious. Prior to launching Warby Parker in 2010, Neil served as director of VisionSpring, a nonprofit…
82. Susan Ashford: Thriving in Gig World
Jul 18, 2018 • 53 min
Susan Ashford is Chair of the Management and Organizations Group at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where she holds the Michael and Susan Jandernoa Professorship in Management and Organization. Her passion is using her teaching…
81. Keith Ferrazzi: Serve and Grow
Jul 11, 2018 • 31 min
Keith Ferrazzi is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and master networker. His research and consulting firm, Ferrazzi Greenlight, helps companies manage networks and relationships in order to reach strategic goals. He is the author of…
80. Yuri Kruman: What Millennials Want
Jul 4, 2018 • 41 min
Yuri Kruman is an experienced executive and management consultant for Fortune 500 companies such as Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and top VC-backed startups such as Maxwell. He is a startup advisor and official member of the Forbes Coaches Council as…
79. Advocates For Paid Leave: Ellen Bravo, Sen. Joe Fain, Rep. Kaniela Ing
Jun 27, 2018 • 50 min
This week Stew speaks with three guests who are all advocates of paid family leave: Ellen Bravo, Washington State Republican Senator Joe Fain, and Hawaii Democratic State Representative Kaniela Ing. Ellen Bravo is a founding director of Family Values @…
78. Leah Weiss: How We Work
Jun 20, 2018 • 48 min
Dr. Leah Weiss is author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. Leah teaches a perennially waitlisted course at Stanford Business School called “Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion.” With a degree in…
77. Dan Calista: Vynamic’s Health Culture
Jun 13, 2018 • 21 min
Dan Calista is founder and CEO of Vynamic, named #1 boutique consulting firm, as well as Best Small Firm and Best Places to Work. Vynamic is the Philadelphia area’s largest management consulting firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Dan has…
76. Maggie Jackson: The Erosion of Attention
Jun 6, 2018 • 38 min
Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and former Boston Globe columnist known for her penetrating coverage of social issues, especially technology’s impact on humanity. Her essays and articles have appeared in publications worldwide, including the The…
75. Maurice Schweitzer: When to Compete, When to Cooperate
May 29, 2018 • 25 min
Maurice Schweitzer is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on emotions, ethical decision-making, and the negotiation process. Maurice is…
74. Susan David: Becoming Emotionally Agile
May 23, 2018 • 43 min
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 a…
73. Laine Joelson Cohen: The Coaching Advantage
May 16, 2018 • 44 min
Laine Joelson Cohen is Director of Leadership and Executive Development at Citigroup. Leading teams has been the cornerstone of her career. After 20 years working in diverse HR roles, Laine decided to follow her passion for coaching and developing people…
72. Due Quach: Supporting First-Generation Collegians with Calm Clarity
May 9, 2018 • 46 min
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…
71. David Burkus: Friend of a Friend
May 2, 2018 • 30 min
David Burkus is a best-selling author and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career, offers a new…
70. Whitney Johnson: Keep Everyone Learning
Apr 25, 2018 • 32 min
Whitney Johnson’s research and work in disruptive innovation helps individuals and corporations manage change. She is author of the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Dare, Dream Do: Remarkable…
69. Stephen Klasko: The Emotional Intelligence of Doctors
Apr 18, 2018 • 27 min
Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA is President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. Prior to joining Jefferson, Dr. Klasko was CEO of USF Health and Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He also…
68. Sarah Green Carmichael: Women at Work
Apr 11, 2018 • 31 min
Sarah Green Carmichael is an Executive Editor at Harvard Business Review (she’s been Stew’s editor for a decade). She hosts the long-running HBR IdeaCast and co-hosts its new podcast, Women at Work. Stew and Sarah discuss some hot topics that concern…
67. Morten Hansen: Do Less, Achieve More
Apr 4, 2018 • 32 min
Morten Hansen is a management professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a faculty member at Apple University. Professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic research has won…
66. Jordan Bookey: Chief Mom at Zoobean
Mar 28, 2018 • 31 min
Jordan Lloyd Bookey is an alum of the Wharton MBA program, a former student of Stew’s, and Chief Mom and Co-Founder of Zoobean, a service that helps families discover children’s books and apps at home or their local library. Before she decided to make the…
65. Jeffrey Pfeffer: Is Your Work Killing You?
Mar 21, 2018 • 34 min
Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Leadership B.S, which he talked about…
64. Jessica Bennett: Feminist Fight Club
Mar 14, 2018 • 31 min
Jessica Bennett is gender editor at The New York Times, where she works to expand global coverage of women and gender across platforms. She is author of Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace. The book was inspired by sexism…
63. Ellen Galinsky: Making Life Better for Parents and Children
Mar 7, 2018 • 50 min
Ellen Galinsky is the Chief Science Officer at the Bezos Family Foundation where she also serves as executive director of a program called Mind in the Making. In addition, she’s Senior Research Advisor for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).…
62. Jenna Fisher: The Life of a Leader in Executive Search
Feb 28, 2018 • 46 min
Jenna Fisher is Global Corporate Officers Sector Leader for the executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and she was a student in Stew’s Total Leadership class at Wharton about 15 years ago. Jenna specializes in leading senior financial officer…
61. Christine Porath: Workplace Civility
Feb 21, 2018 • 48 min
Christine Porath is an Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. Christine also consults with organizations to help them create a thriving workplace.…
Ep. 60. Barry Schwartz: Making Work Meaningful
Feb 14, 2018 • 25 min
Barry Schwartz, the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action (Emeritus), has been at Swarthmore College since receiving his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He’s author of 10 books and 100s of articles and is well…
59. Lisa Buckingham: It’s Your Career, Dammit!
Feb 7, 2018 • 46 min
Lisa Buckingham is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Lincoln Financial Group with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of human resources management. In addition to all HR practices and policies for Lincoln Financial…
58. Kim Malone Scott: Radical Candor
Jan 31, 2018 • 50 min
Kim Malone Scott is author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing Your Humanity. It’s a great book about how to both care for and challenge the people around you. She has held a diverse range of leadership positions that have informed her…
57. Joanna Barsh: Grow Wherever You Work
Jan 24, 2018 • 50 min
Joanna Barsh is a director emerita at McKinsey & Company and President of the Centered Leadership Project. She has deep experience leading growth strategy, performance improvement, organization effectiveness, and leadership development projects. An…
56. Brett Hurt: Linking the World’s Data for Good
Jan 17, 2018 • 48 min
Brett Hurt graduated from the Wharton School in 1999 with an MBA in High-Tech Entrepreneurship. He is CEO and co-founder of data.world, his sixth startup, a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corporation® focused on building the most meaningful,…
55. David Thomas: Overcoming Unconscious Bias
Jan 10, 2018 • 28 min
David Thomas was recently named as the new president of Morehouse College, a traditionally African American, all-male college in Atlanta. He was previously the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and…
54. Jeff Pfeffer: Leadership B.S.
Jan 3, 2018 • 26 min
Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of 14 books on topics including power in organizations, managing people,…
53. Amy Wrzesniewski: Job Crafting
Dec 27, 2017 • 29 min
Amy Wryzesniewski is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management. Her research on how people make meaning of their work has been published in a wide range of top academic journals and highlighted in several best-selling books and…
52. Bob Pozen: Extreme Productivity
Dec 20, 2017 • 49 min
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. Bob has put his…
51. Vikram Bakhru: Own Your Health
Dec 13, 2017 • 49 min
Vikram Bakhru, M.D. is Chief Operating Officer at ConsejoSano, a multicultural technology platform dedicated to improving health outcomes in underserved populations by improving their access and their engagement. This is Vik’s latest venture in the…
50. Tony Schwartz: Energy for Success
Dec 6, 2017 • 31 min
Tony Schwartz is the founder and CEO of the Energy Project, which began in 2003. He is a thought leader on sustainable high performance and building more humane workplaces and he has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times. He began his career…
49. Josh Levs: Paternity Leave Champion
Nov 29, 2017 • 25 min
Josh Levs is an author, entrepreneur, and expert on fathers in the workplace. For 20 years, Josh wrote for NPR and CNN. He is a six-time Peabody award-winner and two-time Edward R. Murrow award-winner. At the time of the birth of his third child he sued…
48. Sanyin Siang: Find Your Superpower and Launch
Nov 22, 2017 • 49 min
Sanyin Siang is an author, leadership advisor, and CEO coach. She co-founded and leads the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. As a CEO coach, she applies an ecosystem approach to problem solving,…
47. Michael Bungay Stanier: Say Less, Ask More
Nov 15, 2017 • 46 min
Michael Bungay Stanier is founder of Box of Crayons, a company known for teaching 10-minute coaching so busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. Michael left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He…
46. Mike Brontager and Luke Zubrod: Maximizing Trust not Profit
Nov 8, 2017 • 50 min
Michael Bontrager founded Chatham Financial in 1991 and continues to serve as CEO. Luke Zubrod is Director of Strategic Initiatives; he works on ways to advance Chatham’s market impact and organizational culture, including initiatives that strengthen…
45. Sarah Green Carmichael: Work Obsession
Nov 1, 2017 • 41 min
Sarah Green Carmichael is a Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review and host of the award-winning HBR IdeaCast, where she’s interviewed Stew a couple of times. So this episode turns the tables. Sarah edits HBR.org, which has won the Webby Award for Best…
44. Roger Schwarz: Mutual Learning for Smarter Teams
Oct 25, 2017 • 43 min
Roger Schwarz is an organizational psychologist, speaker, leadership team consultant, and CEO of Roger Schwarz & Associates. His clients include technology, manufacturing, and medical organizations as well as federal government agencies. Underlying…
43. Harry Kraemer: Values-Based Leadership
Oct 18, 2017 • 48 min
Harry Kraemer is the former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc. — a multi-billion-dollar global healthcare company — and author of two books on values-based leadership: From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership and…
42. Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing: The Family Owned Business
Oct 11, 2017 • 52 min
Nancy Drozdow and Debbie Bing are two principals at CFAR; a private management consulting firm that focuses on both performance and relationships in family-owned businesses. CFAR was started as a research center at the Wharton School was established as an…
41. David Allen: Getting Things Done
Oct 4, 2017 • 41 min
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. He teaches multiple courses on productivity based on GTD. His philosophy is based on the powerful…
40. Dorie Clark: Helping Leaders Stand Out
Sep 27, 2017 • 30 min
Dorie Clark, who teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, is a renowned branding expert and a marketing strategy consultant. She uses her expertise in self-reinvention to spark personal change in the lives of her clients. She is author of…
39. Frank Dobbin: Why Diversity Programs Fail
Sep 20, 2017 • 43 min
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 (which won…
38. Gretchen Rubin: The Four Tendencies
Sep 13, 2017 • 32 min
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. Her bestseller Better Than Before…
37. Bob Sutton: the Asshole Survival Guide
Sep 6, 2017 • 49 min
Bob Sutton is Professor of Management Science, Engineering, and Organizational Behavior at Stanford, where he co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (which everyone calls “the d school”). He…
36. Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to Raise an Adult
Aug 30, 2017 • 24 min
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…
35. David Flink: Empowering Those Who Learn Differently
Aug 23, 2017 • 33 min
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 struggled with dyslexia and ADHD all the way through his…
Ep. 34: Mick Batyske: DJ to the Stars, Dad to Myles
Aug 16, 2017 • 30 min
Mick Batyske is a multi-talented creative professional from Brooklyn by way of Youngstown, Ohio. He is one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, style influencer, tech investor, music curator, and brand consultant. And he’s a new dad. His work takes…
33. Nilofer Merchant: Take a Stand Where No One Else Can
Aug 9, 2017 • 37 min
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…
32. Sydney Finkelstein: Be a Superboss
Aug 2, 2017 • 29 min
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. Sydney is a…
31. Stephanie Abbuhl: Game Changer For Women In Medicine
Jul 26, 2017 • 42 min
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…
30. Eric Barker: Debunking Myths about Work and Life
Jul 19, 2017 • 32 min
Eric Barker is a University of Pennsylvania graduate and author of the popular blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree. Eric gives evidence-based answers and expert insight to questions about how to be awesome at life and he does so in a funny and practical…
29. Bill Taylor: Simply Brilliant, Brilliantly Simple
Jul 12, 2017 • 31 min
Bill Taylor is co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, which has won just about every award there is to win in the magazine world since its creation in 1995. Bill has also written three important books on leadership and change. His new book is…
28. Jonelle Lesniak: Embrace Failure to Curb Unhealthy Competition
Jul 5, 2017 • 35 min
Jonelle Lesniak is a senior analyst at the management consulting firm THRUUE, seeking to create change in organizations culture. She also coaches young professionals by helping them to consider important questions that lead to self-knowledge they can put…
27: Jason Fried: Signal vs. Noise — Less Work, More Production
Jun 28, 2017 • 31 min
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,…
26. Sim Sitkin: Duke’s Coach K Professor on Building Trust
Jun 21, 2017 • 46 min
Sim Sitkin is the 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…
25. Monica Worline: Awakening Compassion at Work
Jun 14, 2017 • 48 min
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. She is also a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for…
24. Joan Williams: What Elites Don’t Get About the White Working Class
Jun 7, 2017 • 35 min
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,…
23. Erin Bagwell: Director of the Inspirational Film Dream, Girl
May 31, 2017 • 27 min
Erin Bagwell is founder of Feminist Wednesday, a storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. In May 2016, Dream, Girl screened at the…
22. Marci Alboher: Encore Careers
May 24, 2017 • 32 min
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…
21. Matt Schneider: Pioneering Stay-at-Home Dad
May 17, 2017 • 51 min
Matt Schneider is a stay-at-home dad and Wharton alumnus who founded the 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…
20. Catherine Steiner-Adair: Family Relationships in the Digital Age
May 10, 2017 • 30 min
Catherine Steiner-Adair wants to ameliorate the negative effects of social media and technology on family life. She is a clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the…
19. Sam Calagione: Founder Of Dogfish Head Brewery
May 3, 2017 • 27 min
Stew Friedman talks with Sam Calagione, Founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and author of Off Centered Leadership. Fast Company named Sam one of The 100 Most Creative People in Business and The Wall Street Journal calls him “a pioneer of bizarre…
18. Michael Baime: Mindfulness Master
Apr 26, 2017 • 34 min
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 increase performance. Since 1992 the Program…
17. Brad Harrington: Fathers at Home
Apr 19, 2017 • 48 min
Brad Harrington is Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family and leads research focusing on the changing role of fathers, career management, and work-life integration. He recently completed a series of papers collectively titled…
16. Andy Molinsky: Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Apr 11, 2017 • 42 min
Andy Molinsky is a professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School where he helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones. He holds a Ph.D in Organizational Behavior and…
15. Doug Conant: World-Class Employee Engagement
Apr 5, 2017 • 48 min
Doug Conant is founder of Conant Leadership and former CEO of the Campbell Soup Company, where he transformed employee engagement from average into world class. Doug is also a NYT bestselling author, Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute…
14. Arianna Huffington: Founder of Thrive Global and The Huffington Post
Mar 29, 2017 • 27 min
Arianna Huffington is on a mission to redefine success and end burnout. She is founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform aiming to change the way we work and live. She is founder of The Huffington…
13. Scott Barry Kaufman: The Messy Minds of Creative People
Mar 22, 2017 • 34 min
Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist who studies the messy minds of creative people. He is Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center and professor of Positive Psychology at The University of…
12. Emma Seppälä: Cultivating Resilience
Mar 15, 2017 • 27 min
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…
11. Julie Foudy: Soccer Champion and Advocate for Gender Equity
Mar 8, 2017 • 22 min
Julie Foudy, currently an ESPN analyst and proud mother of two, is one of the most accomplished soccer players in the world. She competed in four World Cups, three Olympics, and is former Captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. In 2007, Julie…
10. Dave Asprey: Becoming Bulletproof
Mar 1, 2017 • 20 min
Dave Asprey is founder and CEO of Bulletproof, a company known for its famous coffee, whose mission is to improve client performance through cutting-edge nutrition. He founded Bulletproof after spending years and over $250,000 to hack his own biology. He…
9. Tom Tierney: Co-Founder of the Bridgespan Group
Feb 22, 2017 • 25 min
Tom Tierney is former CEO of Bain & Company and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit management consulting firm that assists other nonprofits. He is chairman of the board at Ebay and serves on the The Hoover Institution’s board and on the…
8. Scott Sonenshein: To Chase or To Stretch?
Feb 15, 2017 • 27 min
Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. Scott’s book “Stretch” offers a groundbreaking approach to achieving high performance. The stretch mindset is about using resourcefulness and creativity in the face…
7. Cal Newport: Focus for Success in a Distracted World
Feb 8, 2017 • 26 min
Cal Newport is a professor of Computer Science at Georgetown and author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. In Deep Work, Cal argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace and that those who master it have better…
6. Emily Esfahani Smith: The Four Pillars of Meaning
Jan 27, 2017 • 28 min
Emily Esfahani Smith is author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters.” Emily has explored the essence of what brings meaning into our lives. She melds perspectives from a variety of sources — contemporary psychologists, ancient…
5. Sam Polk: For The Love of Money
Jan 21, 2017 • 33 min
Stew talks with Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader. Polk came to the hard-won realization that he needed to leave that lifestyle and went on to found two organizations that bring healthy food to poor communities in Los Angeles: Everytable and…
Ep​ ​4.​ ​Anne-Marie​ ​Slaughter:​ ​Caregivers​ ​and​ ​Breadwinners
Jan 15, 2017 • 32 min
Stew​ ​talks​ ​with​ ​Anne-Marie​ ​Slaughter,​ ​​President​ ​and​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​the​ ​New​ ​America​ ​Foundation​ ​and author​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ground-breaking​ ​​Atlantic​ ​​article​ ​“Why​ ​Women​ ​Still​ ​Can’t​ ​Have​ ​it​ ​All,”​ ​a​ ​catalyst​ ​for…
1. David Burkus: The Death of Email
Jan 12, 2017 • 28 min
David Burkus is a bestselling author, successful podcaster, and professor at Oral Roberts University who challenges traditional ways of conducting business. Stew and David discuss David’s new book Under New Management: How Leading Organizations are…
2. Julie Smolyanksy: CEO of LifeWay Foods
Jan 12, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode, Stew talked with Julie Smolyansky, CEO of LifeWay Foods. Julie became CEO of LifeWay at the age of 27 and has since grown it to over $130 million in annual revenue. Her dedication to community impact and her commitment to health and…
3. Sarah Kagan: Caring for Aging Parents
Jan 11, 2017 • 23 min
In this episode, Stew talked with Sarah Kagan, professor of Gerontological Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She is helping to destigmatize aging in our society by sharing scientific facts about the abilities of older people. In this conversation…