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The Amiel Show
67 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Collaborative Leadership Through Jazz With Greg Thomas & Jewel Kinch-Thomas (Episode 110)
Greg Thomas (who previously spoke with me here and here) and Jewel Kinch-Thomas of the Jazz Leadership Project join me to explore the extraordinary ways that jazz builds collaborative leadership. This is one of the most enjoyable conversations I’ve had on the podcast. I learned new ways of thinking about group flow states, elite performance, […] The post Collaborative Leadership Through Jazz With Greg Thomas & Jewel Kinch-Thomas (Episode 110) appeared first on .
92 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Integral Politics With Jeff Salzman (Episode 109)
Integral politics involves appreciating what’s good, true, and beautiful and what’s missing in every worldview in our culture. This is neither the mushy middle nor mere theory, but instead a practical way forward in a puzzling world. The idea of integral politics is straightforward: listen closely to every perspective, take the best, and jettison the […] The post Integral Politics With Jeff Salzman (Episode 109) appeared first on .
89 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
Sustainable Enterprises Over 25 Years With Mark Milstein (Episode 108)
Mark Milstein has been thinking and talking about sustainable enterprises for a quarter century. In this conversation—which continues the Amiel Show’s series on climate change, sustainable business, and clean tech—Mark and I discuss his professional and intellectual journey, how the field of sustainable enterprise has grown, what he’s created at Cornell, why the private sector […] The post Sustainable Enterprises Over 25 Years With Mark Milstein (Episode 108) appeared first on .
51 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
My Journey With Sustainable Business (Episode 107)
This week, we turn the tables. Chris Chittenden, senior ontological coach and past podcast guest, interviews me about my journey with sustainable business. I found the experience liberating. We discuss why I started a series on climate change, clean technology and sustainable business, the people and ideas who have influenced me, how I work with […] The post My Journey With Sustainable Business (Episode 107) appeared first on .
67 minutes | May 22, 2019
Climate Change—Walking On A Knife’s Edge With Theo Horesh (Episode 106)
Think about climate change. This can feel like walking on a knife’s edge. This week, Theo Horesh brings this perspective and many other fresh insights to my series on sustainable business, climate change, and clean technology. Theo and I discuss what it is about human brains and human evolution that makes climate change such an […] The post Climate Change—Walking On A Knife’s Edge With Theo Horesh (Episode 106) appeared first on .
71 minutes | May 15, 2019
Climate Change & No-Matter-What Commitment With Terry Patten (Episode 105)
What if we reframed climate change as an invitation to live a full and meaningful life? For business leaders, what if it provided the catalyzing purpose that so many of us seek? For my colleagues in the field of leadership development, why not us, and why not now? The first question is the theme of […] The post Climate Change & No-Matter-What Commitment With Terry Patten (Episode 105) appeared first on .
57 minutes | May 6, 2019
Sustainable Business Goes Mainstream With Kevin Wilhelm (Episode 104)
This week I launch a new series about climate change, sustainable business, and clean technology. My goal is to explore these big, complex topics from multiple perspectives, with an open heart, and for the purpose of generating positive action. Multiple perspective-taking matters because each way we frame these topics is both useful and limiting—in the […] The post Sustainable Business Goes Mainstream With Kevin Wilhelm (Episode 104) appeared first on .
78 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
No More Feedback With Carol Sanford (Episode 103)
This week, contrarian business thought leader Carol Sanford joins me to discuss her new book, No More Feedback. If the title strikes you as both surprising and unnerving, welcome to the club. Within organizations giving and receiving feedback are widely considered noble acts. Although we may not be competent at feedback, we know it’s […] The post No More Feedback With Carol Sanford (Episode 103) appeared first on .
4 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Episode 102: Two Feet, Five Breaths (3-Minute Thursday)
Welcome to 3-minute Thursday. This week I introduce a way to bring more ease into your day. The practice is called Two Feet, Five Breaths. It takes one minute and requires no equipment. All you need is a place to sit and some form of breathing apparatus. (I recommend the lungs.) The other great thing […] The post Episode 102: Two Feet, Five Breaths (3-Minute Thursday) appeared first on .
60 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Learning While Sprinting With Teresa Woodland (Episode 101)
Teresa Woodland spent three decades working and living in China during its extraordinary economic and cultural transformation. Now back in the United States, she joins me to discuss what the West can learn from China. We discuss the Chinese ability to learn while sprinting, the virtues of systems thinking and embrace of paradox, how to […] The post Learning While Sprinting With Teresa Woodland (Episode 101) appeared first on .
73 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
Humble Leadership With Ed Schein & Peter Schein (Episode 100)
Humble Leadership. Yes, those two words belong together. This week on the podcast, Ed and Peter Schein join me to discuss their book Humble Leadership. We talk about leadership as a verb, the relationships behind the Singapore economic miracle, innovation through psychological safety, script-based modes of adult relating, the costs of maintaining professional distance, giving […] The post Humble Leadership With Ed Schein & Peter Schein (Episode 100) appeared first on .
44 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
Episode 99: Resilience And Racialized Body Trauma With Diane Woods
First, let’s get one thing out of the way. Understanding trauma and how it functions is scientifically sound, empirically useful, and one of the most effective ways to develop to your full potential. The great challenge of adulthood is embracing complexity. We do this by taking on multiple perspectives in our minds and building this […] The post Episode 99: Resilience And Racialized Body Trauma With Diane Woods appeared first on .
68 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
Episode 98: Why Enneagram Types Matter With Roxanne Howe-Murphy
The first time Roxanne Howe-Murphy and I planned to discuss the Enneagram, we were interrupted by an election. So we explored how to heal from Trump Shock (for those needing such healing). Life gives second chances. This week Roxanne and I took one such opportunity and ran with it. The Enneagram is a system for […] The post Episode 98: Why Enneagram Types Matter With Roxanne Howe-Murphy appeared first on .
89 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
Episode 97: Spiral Dynamics With Jon Freeman
Waiting four years to discuss Spiral Dynamics on my podcast is like waiting that long on a show about desserts before bringing up chocolate. Yes, Cindy Wigglesworth used Spiral Dynamics to help us make sense of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, but this week is our first in-depth exploration. And I’m excited to share it. […] The post Episode 97: Spiral Dynamics With Jon Freeman appeared first on .
4 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
Episode 96: Three Ways To Be Happy (3-Minute Thursday)
Three ways to be happy is the topic of today’s 3-minute Thursday. My inspiration is Martin Seligman’s classic book, Authentic Happiness, which helped me cope through hard times and find joy and freedom in good times. Seligman describes the pleasure life, the engaged life, and the meaningful life. What are these and why do they […] The post Episode 96: Three Ways To Be Happy (3-Minute Thursday) appeared first on .
73 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
Episode 95: The Clean Tech Edge With Ron Pernick
The story of clean technology is invigorating. The story of global climate change is sobering. What quality of mind and what forms of deliberate practice are needed to hold both stories in place simultaneously—and remain mostly sane? I think about this question when I read about extreme temperatures, massive flooding, and drought…and then get in […] The post Episode 95: The Clean Tech Edge With Ron Pernick appeared first on .
5 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
Episode 94: You Can Practice Better Than That (3-Minute Thursday)
You can practice better than that. Seriously. It’s time to raise the bar in organizations around how we practice leadership. That’s why we’ve looked at how to practice leadership directly and on-the-job. But what, you might wonder, are these an alternative to? What are the most common current methods for improving as leaders? Listen in […] The post Episode 94: You Can Practice Better Than That (3-Minute Thursday) appeared first on .
76 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps With Jennifer Garvey Berger (Episode 93)
Unlocking leadership mindtraps. Up for it? I am. This week I’m excited to share another mind-stretching conversation with adult development expert Jennifer Garvey Berger. We discuss her new, shorter, faster, and easier book Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How To Thrive In Complexity. Once again, Jennifer helps me unpack, unlock and uncover some of the biggest questions […] The post Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps With Jennifer Garvey Berger (Episode 93) appeared first on .
4 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
Episode 92: Practicing Leadership On-The-Job (3-Minute Thursday)
(Delayed due to technical glitch. The gorilla sat on my media server. I swear.) Practicing leadership on the job. It’s the single best way to improve what you do and who you are becoming as a leader. Practicing leadership on the job involves learning while you work. This is different from practicing leadership directly, the […] The post Episode 92: Practicing Leadership On-The-Job (3-Minute Thursday) appeared first on .
77 minutes | Jan 8, 2019
Episode 91: Agile Leadership With Jonathan Reams
Agile Leadership. The word “agility” has many meanings. As kids, we prided ourselves on being physically agile at sports–or disappointed by our lack of agility. In software, agile is a methodology and set of principles for producing products and engaging teams. What about in leadership? This week’s guest, Jonathan Reams, joins me to explore agile […] The post Episode 91: Agile Leadership With Jonathan Reams appeared first on .
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