29 minutes | Apr 28, 2021

Welcome to The Leading Edge

Thomas A. Stewart is the host of The Leading Edge, where he speaks with business leaders and thinkers about what it means to live and work on the leading edge — where new ideas emerge and are sharpened, and where leaders find the edge that brings success for themselves, their teams, and their enterprises. In this first episode, Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 talks to Tom about ideas and actions that have shaped his career, his work in the fields of intellectual capital and customer experience, and his management philosophy. Tom is the Chief Knowledge Officer at AchieveNEXT, a learning and development ecosystem that combines peer learning networks with talent performance solutions. He formerly served as the Editor in Chief of Harvard Business Review, a member of the Board of Editors of Fortune, and the Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market. He is the author of Intellectual Capital and The Wealth of Knowledge, and (co-authored with Patricia O’Connell) Woo, Wow, and Win. In this episode… Are you looking for a tried-and-true business philosophy? Do you want concrete strategies that will help you be a better entrepreneur, manager, or employee?  Thomas A. Stewart, a successful business writer and managing director, has a unique perspective on business: When broken down to its basic components, business is simply the combination of theory and practice. Theory without practice leads to ineffective sales and useless daydreaming. Practice without theory results in stagnant business with no advancement. However, when merged together, theory and practice lead companies into the future with new and exciting ideas that actually work. This perspective has carried Tom through decades of success — and today, he’s here to share his hard-won wisdom with listeners everywhere. In this introductory episode, Tom sits down with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, Co-founder of Rise25, to talk about what it means to work on the leading edge — a place where new ideas are cultivated and sharpened, and where leaders find their edge to succeed. Listen in as Tom recalls working at Fortune and Harvard Business Review, identifies the impacts he’s made on the world of business, and analyzes how his distinct style of management has grown over the years. Stay tuned!
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