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EPISODE 10: Creating More Human Organizations with Arianna Huffington and Dr. David Rock

Modern working life is overrun with distractions, obligations, and burnout. Arianna Huffington, author and CEO of Thrive Global, has made it her mission to infuse more humanity into how work gets done. In this week’s episode, Arianna sits down with Dr. David Rock, NLI Co-Founder and CEO, to explore the problem of being “always on” and offer leaders strategies to make their own organizations more human.

2020-01-31T15:04:31-05:00November 11th, 2019|

EPISODE 9: Create Cultures of Speaking Up with Dr. Mona Weiss and Khalil Smith

The most dangerous sound in any organization is silence. And yet, for many of us, speaking up is one of the hardest things to do at work. In this week’s episode, Assistant Professor of Management and Diversity at the Free University of Berlin Dr. Mona Weiss discusses her research around “employee voice.” She explains why personality alone can’t explain why some people keep quiet and why others make themselves heard, and offers research-backed tips to get everyone more engaged.

2020-01-31T15:05:20-05:00October 28th, 2019|

EPISODE 8: Stop Using D&I to ‘Fix’ Employees with Mastercard CIO Randall Tucker & Khalil Smith

No one wants to be told they need fixing, and yet this is the impression so many diversity and inclusion programs leave on employees. According to Randall Tucker, Chief Inclusion Officer at Mastercard, the smarter way to gain people’s buy-in is to frame D&I as an extension of an organization’s business goals. That way, Randall says, leaders can help people see D&I as a tool for building their skills, not correcting their flaws.

2020-01-31T15:04:50-05:00October 14th, 2019|

EPISODE 7: Feedback Thrives at Microsoft with Liz Friedman and Dr. Heidi Grant

It’s among the most heart-stopping questions a person can receive at work: Can I give you some feedback? But research shows it doesn’t have to be so dread-inducing. Done right, feedback can spark transformation. On this week’s episode, Liz Friedman, Senior Director of Global Performance & Development at Microsoft, shares how America’s most valuable company is learning to make self-improvement an active effort through smarter feedback.

2020-01-31T15:05:01-05:00September 30th, 2019|

EPISODE 5: Killing Ratings and Making Performance Come Alive with GAP’s Rob Ollander-Krane and Dr. Andrea Derler

No one likes to feel like a number. And yet, so many organizations use rigid, ratings-based approaches for tracking employees’ performance. Rob Ollander-Krane, Director of Talent Planning and Performance at Gap Inc., has for years decided to take his teams in a different direction — namely, by killing performance ratings. In this episode, discover how Rob’s bold decision has ushered in a brand-new world of work.

2020-01-31T15:05:44-05:00September 2nd, 2019|

EPISODE 3: Put Storytelling to Work with Soledad O’Brien and Dr. David Rock

For thousands of years, humans have used storytelling to share their truths and connect with others. And yet, as so many of today’s organizations continue to diversify, leaders still struggle to include a range of perspectives, even for critical decisions. Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien shares her thoughts on our collective need to get a bit more personal.

2020-01-31T15:05:52-05:00August 5th, 2019|

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