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Radio Free Leader

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Radio Free Leader is a podcast dedicated to helping you lead smarter by tearing down the walls between the ivory tower and the corner office. Each week, host David Burkus interviews outstanding thinkers and doers in leadership, innovation, and strategy like Daniel Pink, Marcus Buckingham, Tom Rath, … read more

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1000 | A Special Announcement from David Burkus on Radio Free Leader

September 26th, 2017


A special announcement for everyone subscribed to Radio Free Leader. Listen to this announcement, then stay connected for updates on future projects at

0827 | How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed with Dan McGinn

September 11th, 2017


Daniel McGinn is the author of "Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed." McGinn works as a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, where he edits the IdeaWatch and How I Did It …

0826 | The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams with Sam Walker

September 5th, 2017


Sam Walker is The Wall Street Journal’s deputy editor for enterprise, the unit that directs the paper’s in-depth page-one features and investigative …

0825 | How to Unlock The Power of an Unfocused Mind with Srini Pillay

August 29th, 2017


Dr. Srini Pillay is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Part-Time) at Harvard Medical School. He is known for combining “head and heart” (figuratively …

0824 | How to Find and Work With a Mentor with Claire Diaz-Ortiz

August 21st, 2017


Claire Díaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, and technology innovator who has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. …

0823 | How to be Known for Something with Andrew Davis

August 14th, 2017


Andrew Davis is a bestselling author and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Before co-founding, building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Andrew Davis created programming for local television, …

0822 | Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age with Jeff Goins

August 8th, 2017


Jeff Goins is the author of four books, including the national best seller, The Art of Work. He is also a full-time blogger, speaker, and …

0821 | How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done with Jocelyn Glei

July 24th, 2017


Jocelyn K. Glei is obsessed with how we can find more creativity and meaning in our daily work. Her latest book is Unsubscribe, a modern guide to killing email anxiety, avoiding distraction, and getting real work done. …

0820 | How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter with Liz Wiseman

July 17th, 2017


0820 | How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter with Liz Wiseman by David Burkus

0819 | How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen Within Organizations with Jim Kouzes

July 5th, 2017


Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the twelve best executive educators in the United States.

Currently Jim is Dean’s Executive Fellow of …

0818 | Finding, Creating, and Using Thresholds to Create Change with David Gray

June 28th, 2017


Having been involved in a lot of well-intentioned innovation and change initiatives in industry, government and small businesses, Dave Gray noticed …

0817 | Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong with Eric Barker

May 23rd, 2017


Eric Barker’s humorous, practical blog, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree", and book of the same name, presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 290,000 people subscribe to his weekly …

0816 | The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking with Judah Pollack

May 16th, 2017


Judah Pollack is an author and speaker. He has worked with everyone from US Army Generals and Special Forces to non-profit founders and social good …

0815 | Why Innovation Needs Liberal Arts with Scott Hartley

May 8th, 2017


SCOTT HARTLEY is a venture capitalist and startup advisor. He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House, a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, and a venture partner at Metamorphic Ventures. Prior …

0814 | Unleash Your Team's Productive Power with Michael Mankins

April 25th, 2017


Michael C. Mankins is a partner in Bain & Company's San Francisco office and a leader in the firm's Organization practice. He is also a senior member of Bain's Strategy and Industrial Goods & Services practices. …

0813 | Outsmart Yor Instincts with Adam Hansen

April 20th, 2017


As a new product professional, Adam has always believed in the power of possibility—accepting new approaches, questioning conventional wisdom, and …

0812 | How To Lead In A Crisis with Melissa Agnes

April 13th, 2017


Melissa Agnes is a sought-after, international crisis management keynote speaker. She delivers powerful talks that help today’s organizations …

0811 | The Vision Of Art with Erik Wahl

April 6th, 2017


Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best-selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” …

0810 | Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky

March 29th, 2017


Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School. Andy helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to …

0809 | Becoming The Person Others Follow with Joshua Spodek

March 22nd, 2017


Joshua Spodek, bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia …

0808 | The Science of Creating High Performance Companies with Paul Zak

March 16th, 2017


Paul Zak is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont …

0807 | How Successful Organizations Respond to Customers with Josh Seidan

March 7th, 2017


Josh Seiden is a designer who has spent most of his career working on the design of complex software applications and integrating design into the product development process. Over the course of 25 years working in …

0806 | How Leaders Succeed By Breaking Down Silos

February 14th, 2017


Heidi K. Gardner, PhD, is a Distinguished Fellow in the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School.  Her research focuses on leadership and …

0805 | Why Creativity Gets Rejected...And How To Accept It with Jennifer Mueller

January 31st, 2017


Jennifer earned her PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology at Brandeis University, and has been on the faculty of many top business schools …

0804 | How to Create Meaning with Scott Mautz

January 26th, 2017


0804 | How to Create Meaning with Scott Mautz by David Burkus

0803 | How to Create a Culture of Innovation with Soren Kaplan

January 19th, 2017


Soren Kaplan is the author of the best-selling and award-winning book "Leapfrogging," an affiliated professor at the Center for Effective …

0802 | How To Lead In Multiple Sectors with Laura Gassner Otting

January 10th, 2017


Laura Gassner Otting has spent the last 20 years working to strengthen organizations that weave our social and civic fabric. Through "Limitless …

0801 | How To Work With Millennials with Brad Szollose

January 5th, 2017


Brad Szollose is the foremost expert on cross-generational leadership development strategies and the award-winning author of "Liquid Leadership: From …

0740 | How To Fail Properly with Justin Brady

December 13th, 2016


Justin Brady is the founder of the Creativity Cultivator podcast, a in-demand designer, and a consultant/speaker to companies large and small who …

0739 | How The World Sees You with Sally Hogshead

November 29th, 2016


Sally Hogshead is an American author, professional speaker, chief executive officer of Fascinate, Inc and a former advertising executive. She is the author of Fascinate and How the World Sees You. Over the past decade, …

0738 | Why Should Anyone Work Here with Gareth Jones

November 15th, 2016


Gareth Jones is a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School. He is co-author (with Rib Goffee) of “Why Should Anyone …

0737 | The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less with Greg McKeown

November 3rd, 2016


Greg McKeown writes, teaches, and speaks around the world on the importance of living and leading as an Essentialist. He has spoken at companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn,, Symantec, and …

0736 | Innovating The Future with Seth Stone

October 25th, 2016


Dr. Seth Stone is an organizational consultant focused on helping leaders uncover latent potential and thrive in the global marketplace using the …

0735 | How To Focus In A Distracted World with Cal Newport

October 18th, 2016


Cal Newport is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He also runs the popular website Study Hacks: …

0734 | How to Bring Innovation to Life with Thomas Wedel-Wedellsborg

October 11th, 2016


Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is a partner at The Innovation Architects, a management consulting firm in New York City. He is co-author of "Innovation as …

0733 | Why Only Is Better Than Best with Srinivas Rao

October 4th, 2016


Srinivas Rao uses the internet to make things, and leads a creativity and innovation revolution while he does. Rao is the author of “Unmistakeable” …

0732 | Designing A Better Future with Lisa Kay Solomon

September 27th, 2016


Lisa Kay Solomon is co-author of "Design a Better Business." She is a well-known thought leader in design innovation with a focus on building the …

0731 | Why Leaders Need Visual Intelligence with Amy Herman

August 30th, 2016


Amy E. Herman is the author of Visual Intelligence and the creator of The Art of Perception course, where she uses works of art to train police …

0730 | The Power of Now with Max McKeown

August 15th, 2016


Dr. Max McKeown is the author of 7 books, including the new book #Now, as well as The Strategy Book, winner of the Commuter Read at the Chartered Management Institute Book of the Year 2013 and Amazon's Best Business …

0729 | Managing for Happiness with Jurgen Appelo

July 26th, 2016


Jurgen Appelo is a pioneering management consultant who helps creative organizations survive and thrive in the twenty-first century. He is the author …

0728 | The Art of Strategic Gifting with John Ruhlin

July 20th, 2016


John Ruhlin is the founder of The Ruhlin Group, a gift logistics company that helps clients like the Chicago Cubs, Wells Fargo, Caesar s …

0727 | How to Get Momentum When You're Stuck with Jason and Jodi Womack

July 13th, 2016


ason and Jodi Womack are the wife and husband team behind the Get Momentum Leadership Academy, a coaching program designed to help people realize …

0726 | How Happiness Accelerates Success with Emma Seppälä

June 29th, 2016


Emma Seppälä is Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and a leading expert on …

0725 | How Markets Shape Us with Tim Sullivan

June 21st, 2016


Tim Sullivan is the co-author of The Inner Lives of Markets. He is editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press and has worked at Basic Books, …

0724 | How The Work Place Affects Work with Leigh Stringer

June 14th, 2016


Leigh Stringer is a workplace strategist who blends her master's in architecture with her MBA and a passion for research with practical application. She works for EYP, an architecture, engineering and building …

0723 | Why Learning Beats Knowing with Liz Wiseman

June 8th, 2016


Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is president of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Her newest book is Rookie …

0722 | How to Speak and Change the World with Nancy Duarte

June 2nd, 2016


Nancy Duarte is a communication expert and he of Duarte, Inc. Her firm has created more than a quarter of a million presentations for the world’s most influential businesses, institutions, causes, and authors. As a …

0721 | The Truth About The 10,000 Hour Rule with Anders Ericsson

May 25th, 2016


Anders Ericsson is the world's foremost expert on expertise and the author of "Peak: Secrets From The New Science of Expertise." He is a Conradi …

0720 | What Millennials Want at Work with Bruce Pfau

May 20th, 2016


Bruce N. Pfau is KPMG’s Vice Chair of Human Resources and Communications. He holds a PhD in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. He is also …

0719 | Fixing the Fatal Flaws of Thinking with Matthew E May

May 10th, 2016


Matthew E. May is an award-winning author and noted thought leader on strategy and innovation. A popular speaker, facilitator, and coach, he works …

0718 | Leading in the Social Age with Mark Babbitt

May 3rd, 2016


Mark Babbitt is President of, a site and consultancy dedicated to leadership in the Social Age. He is co-author of "A World Gone …

0717 | The Journey of Exceptional Leaders with Ron Carucci

April 26th, 2016


Ron Carucci is a principal at Navalent, an organizational consulting and leadership consulting firm, and former Associate Professor of Organizational …

0716 | The Market Value of Leaders with Dave Ulrich

April 19th, 2016


Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and a …

0715 | When to Compete and When to Cooperate with Maurice Schweitzer

April 12th, 2016


Maurice Schweitzer is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. from the Wharton …

0714 | How Superbosses Master The Flow Of Talent with Sydney Finkelstein

April 6th, 2016


Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dart­mouth College and the di­rector of Tuck’s Center …

0713 | How Tiny Clues Yield Huge Insights with Martin Lindstrom

March 30th, 2016


Martin Lindstrom is the bestselling author of "Buyology" and one of the world's foremost marketing consulting. His new book, "Small Data," argues …

0712 | How to Build a High Performing Culture

March 22nd, 2016


Need Doshi and Lindsay McGregor are partners in life, work, and writing. The are the founders of the consulting firm Vega Factor and authors of …

0711 | The World of Work with Michael Bungay Stainer

March 16th, 2016


Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of The Coaching Habit, whose new book touches on similar themes as my new release, Under New Management. So in this special joint venture episode, Michael and I discuss the future of …

0710 | Writing the Org Chart in Pencil with Liann Eden

March 9th, 2016


Liann Eden is the co-founder of Eden McCallum, a consultant firm with no consultants. Using an innovative organizational design, Eden is able to …

0709 | The Power of Transparency with Dane Atkinson

March 1st, 2016


Dane Atkinson is the founder and CEO of SumAll, a company that made headlines for committing to salary transparency and sharing with employees what every other employee gets paid. In this interview, Dane and I discuss …

0708 | Leading Team Genius with Tim Sanders

February 23rd, 2016


Tim Sanders is the former Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer and the author of four books, including the new book "Dealstorming." He is a co-founder of …

0707 | The Power of Reciprocal Loyalty with Daniel Korschun

February 16th, 2016


Daniel Korschun is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and the author of "We Are Market Basket." In …

0706 | How Transformation Works with Roger Martin & Sally Osberg

February 9th, 2016


Strategy guru Roger L. Martin and Skoll Foundation President and CEO Sally R. Osberg are co-authors of "Getting Beyond Better: How Social …

0705 | Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone with Shawn Murphy

February 2nd, 2016


Shawn Murphy is CEO and founder of Switch & Shift, an organization dedicated to the advancement of human-centered organizational practices and leadership. He is the author of The Optimistic Workplace. In this …

0704 | Correcting Leadership BS with Jeffrey Pfeffer

January 26th, 2016


Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he has …

0703 | Becoming An Authentic Leader with Bill George

January 19th, 2016


Bill George is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. Mr. George is the former …

0702 | Energizing Your Work and Life with Tom Rath

January 12th, 2016


Tom Rath is a researcher, author, and filmmaker who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being. He has been described by …

0701 | Career Advice for Leaders with Daniel Pink

January 4th, 2016


Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books — including three long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To …

0700 | David Burkus

December 24th, 2015


A new year's announcement from David Burkus, host of of Radio Free Leader.

0625 | Whitney Johnson

December 15th, 2015


Whitney Johnson is the leading thinker on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She cofounded Rose Park Advisors, a boutique investment firm, with Clayton Christensen, and was an Institutional …

0624 | Aaron Olson & BK Simerson

December 1st, 2015


Aaron Olson and BK Simerson are the authors of Leading with Strategic Thinking: Four Ways Effective Leaders Gain Insight, Drive Change, and Get …

0623 | Fred Kiel

November 17th, 2015


Fred Kiel is the author of "Return on Character." He is is a founding partner of the leadership development and strategic analytics firm KRW International and a pioneer in the field of executive coaching. In this …

0622 | Mike Figliuolo

October 27th, 2015


Mike Figliuolo is the Founder and Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC - a leadership development and training firm. He's also the author of …

0621 | Josh Davis

October 13th, 2015


Josh Davis, Ph.D., is the director of research and lead professor at the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global institute dedicated to synthesizing scientific research and guiding its use in the business and leadership …

0620 | Susan Fowler

September 28th, 2015


Susan Fowler is the author of "Why Motivating People Doesn't Work...And What Does." She is the lead developer of The Ken Blanchard Company's Optimal Motivation program, which has been implemented worldwide. In this …

0619 | Jean-Philippe Vergne

September 14th, 2015


Jean-Philippe Vergne is the author of "The Pirate Organization." He is an assistant professor of strategy at the Richard Ivey School of Business at …

0618 | Ryan T Hartwig

September 1st, 2015


Ryan Hartwig is Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies at Asuza Pacific University, where he teaches courses on Group Communication and Leadership. He is co-author of "Teams That Thrive." In …

0617 | Todd Henry

August 18th, 2015


Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly …

0616 | Donald Sull & Kathleen Eisenhardt

August 4th, 2015


Donald Sull is a global expert on strategy and execution in turbulent markets. He is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. …

0615 | Lee Cockerell

July 20th, 2015


Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort. As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the …

0614 | Heidi Grant Halvorson

July 6th, 2015


Heidi Grant Halvorson is a social psychologist and Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia Business School. She is the author …

0613 | Dan Ariely

June 22nd, 2015


Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist and triple New York Times bestselling author. His most recent projects include Timeful, a calendar app aimed at …

0612 | Nilofer Merchant

June 8th, 2015


Nilofer Merchant is the Jane Bond of Innovation. From working with Steve Jobs at Apple, to defeating Microsoft in an epic industry battle, to advising the C-Suites of GE, IBM, Logitech and more, Merchant brings a …

0611 | Michael Lee Stallard

May 25th, 2015


Michael Lee Stallard is the author of "Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work." He is …

0610 | Tom Rath

May 11th, 2015


Tom Rath is the author of several best-selling books, including Strengths Finder 2.0, Strengths-Based Leadership and Eat Move Sleep. His latest book, …

0609 | Dorie Clark

April 27th, 2015


Dorie Clark is the author of "Reinventing You" and "Stand Out." A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, and the World Economic …

0608 | Chris White

April 13th, 2015


Christopher J. White is Managing Director of the Center for Positive Organizations and adjunct faculty in Management & Organizations at the …

0607 | Ray Fisman & Tim Sullivan

March 31st, 2015


Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan are the authors of newly updated and paperback edition of "The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office." Fisman is the …

0606 | Herminia Ibarra

March 16th, 2015


Herminia Ibarra is an expert on professional and leadership development. She is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD, the founding director of The Leadership Transition executive education …

0605 | L. David Marquet

March 2nd, 2015


L. David Marquet is the author of Turn The Ship Around and the new workbook Turn YOUR Ship Around. He is a former submarine captain in the US Navy and sought-after leadership authority. In this interview, we discuss how …

0604 | John Richard Bell

February 16th, 2015


John Richard Bell is a retired CEO, a strategy consultant, and author of "Do Less Better." In this interview, we discuss the power of strategic …

0603 | Ron Friedman

February 2nd, 2015


Ron Friedman, Ph.D. is an award-winning psychologist and founder of ignite80, a consulting firm that helps smart leaders build extraordinary …

0602 | Edward Hess

January 19th, 2015


Ed Hess is the author of "Learn or Die" and a host of other great books. He is professor of business administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence …

0601 | Joshua Wolf Shenk

January 5th, 2015


Joshua Wolf Shenk is a curator, essayist, and author, most recently, of "Powers of Two." His magazine pieces include cover stories in Harper’s, Time, …

0526 | Max McKeown

December 22nd, 2014


Max McKeown is the author of "The Innovation Book." Max holds a PhD and MBA with a speciality in strategic change and an MSc in Psychology. He …

0525 | Chris Taylor

December 8th, 2014


Chris Taylor is the founder of, a training and development company that spreads actionable insights from business books in the …

0524 | Warren Berger

November 23rd, 2014


Warren Berger is the author of "A More Beautiful Question." He is a journalist and book author who has spent his career profiling a wide range of …

0523 | S. Chris Edmonds

November 10th, 2014


S. Chris Edmonds is the author of "The Culture Engine." He is a S. Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, thought leader, and executive consultant. …

0522 | Tanveer Naseer

October 27th, 2014


Tanveer Naseer is the co-author of "Leadership Vertigo." He is also the Principal and Founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop …

0521 | Scott Eblin

October 13th, 2014


Scott Eblin is the the author of "Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative," and founder of the Eblin Group, a professional …

0520 | Dorie Clark

September 29th, 2014


Dorie Clark is the author of "Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future." She is a former presidential campaign spokeswoman, a former …

0519 | Rich Horwath

September 16th, 2014


Rich Horwath is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author on strategy, including his new book "Elevate." In this interview, we discuss the three disciplines of advanced strategic thinking …

0518 | Rajiv Narang

September 1st, 2014


Rajiv Narang is the author of "Orbit-Shifting Innovation" and founder of Erehwon, a 20 year old pioneering Innovation firm, where he has helmed the …

0517 | Henry Evans

August 18th, 2014


Henry is co-author (with Colm Foster) of "Step Up: Lead in Six Moments that Matter." He is the founder and Managing Partner for Dynamic Results, LLC, …

0516 | Edward Slingerland

August 4th, 2014


Edward Slingerland is the author of "Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity." He is Professor of Asian Studies and Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at the University of …

0515 | Dean Schroeder

July 20th, 2014


Dean Schroeder is co-author (with Alan Robinson) of "The Idea-Driven Organization.” As an educator, Dean is the Herbert and Agnes Schulz Professor of …

0514 | Christoph Lueneburger

July 6th, 2014


Christoph Lueneburger is the author of "A Culture of Purpose: How to Choose the Right People and Make the Right People Choose You." He is a partner …

0513 | David Craig

June 22nd, 2014


David Craig is a Senior Vice President at CannonDesign in New York, where he leads the firm’s Workplace Strategy Practice globally. Craig is a recognized expert and leader in developing, implementing and promoting …

0512 | Aubrey Daniels

June 9th, 2014


Aubrey C. Daniels is the author of the bestselling management classic Performance Management: Changing Behavior that Drives Organizational Effectiveness, recently re-released in a fifth addition. His management …

0511 | Larry Downes

June 2nd, 2014


Larry Downes is co-author of Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation. He is an Internet industry analyst and author on the …

0510 | Les McKeown

May 31st, 2014


Les McKeown is the author of Do Lead: Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the Impossible. Les McKeown is the President and CEO of Predictable Success, a leading advisor on leadership and organisational …

0509 | Kathy Cramer

May 31st, 2014


Dr. Kathy Cramer is the author of Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do. A psychologist by training, she created and has …

0508 | Orly Lobel

May 31st, 2014


Orly Lobel is the author of Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding. Lobel is the Herzog Professor of Law …

0507 | Denise Brosseau

May 31st, 2014


Denise Brosseau is the author of Ready to be a Thought Leader. Denise is an award winning author, thought leadership consultant and keynote speaker …

0506 | Shawn Hunter

May 31st, 2014


Shawn Hunter is the author of Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes. Shawn is Executive Producer & Vice President for Leadership Development Channel at Skillsoft. For over a decade Hunter has …

0505 | George Bradt

May 31st, 2014


George Bradt is the co-author of First Time Leader: Foundational Tools for Inspiring and Enabling Your New Team. George has a unique perspective on …

0504 | William Cohen

May 31st, 2014


Dr. William Cohen is the president of the California Institute of Advanced Management and the first graduate of Peter Drucker’s executive PhD program. He is the author of The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of …

0503 | Julian Birkinshaw

May 31st, 2014


Julian Birkinshaw is Professor and Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. Julian is a recognised expert on innovation, …

0502 | Alan Gregerman

May 31st, 2014


Alan Gregerman is the President and Chief Innovation Officer of VENTURE WORKS Inc. He is the author of The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing …

0501 | Andrew King

May 31st, 2014


Andrew King is co-author (with Jeanne Liedtka and Kevin Bennett) of Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works. He is a …

0426 | Gianfranco Zaccai

May 31st, 2014


As part of the pre-order campaign for my new book, I interviewed two individuals profiled in The Myths of Creativity as part of special, advance episodes of LDRLB. Today, we’re releasing the second of those two …

0425 | Ray Fisman & Tim Sullivan

May 31st, 2014


Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan are the authors of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office. Fisman is the Lambert Family Professor of Social …

0424 | Jennifer Anastasoff

May 31st, 2014


As part of the pre-order campaign for my new book, I interviewed two individuals profiled in The Myths of Creativity as part of special, advance episodes of LDRLB. Today, we’re releasing the first of those two …

0423 | Todd Henry

May 31st, 2014


Todd is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas. Todd’s work has been featured by Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes,, US News & World Report, …

0422 | David Burkus

May 31st, 2014


To celebrate the launch of his new book, David Burkus has turned over his microphone to friend and LDRLB contributor Soren Kaplan. In this interview, David and Soren discuss why brainstorming isn’t even, why the most …

0421 | Patrick J Murphy

May 31st, 2014


Patrick J. Murphy is professor of management at DePaul University. He has consulted to or advised more than 100 entrepreneurial ventures and is he is …

0420 | Larry Keeley

May 31st, 2014


Larry Keeley is a strategist who has worked for over three decades to develop more effective innovation methods. Larry is President and co-founder of Doblin Inc, an innovation strategy firm known for pioneering …

0419 | Scott Barry Kaufman

May 31st, 2014


Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D. is the author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined. He is a cognitive psychologist specializing in the development of …

0418 | Judah Pollack

May 31st, 2014


Judah is the co-author (with Ori Brafman) of The Choas Imperative: How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success. He is an expert in the art of leadership in a rapidly changing world. A …

0417 | Rita Gunther McGrath

May 31st, 2014


Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. …

0416 | Michael Raynor

May 31st, 2014


Michael E. Raynor is a Director at Deloitte Services LP and the Innovation Theme Leader in the firm’s Eminence function. In addition, Raynor is an advisor to senior executives in many of the world’s leading corporations …

0415 | Eric Lowitt

May 31st, 2014


Eric Lowitt is a globally recognized expert in the fields of competitive strategy, growth, and sustainability. He is the author of The Collaboration …

0414 | Adam Grant

May 31st, 2014


Adam Grant is the youngest tenured professor and single highest-rated teacher at The Wharton School. He is a former record-setting advertising …

0413 | Michael Roberto

May 31st, 2014


Michael Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He has served on the faculty at Harvard …

0412 | Heidi Grant Halvorson

May 31st, 2014


Heidi Grant Halvorson is Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia Business School. She is co-author (with E. Tory Higgins) …

0411 | How Less Is Often More With Teams

May 31st, 2014


Sometimes adding to the number of people on a team can actually subtract from the quality of the teams output. This isn’t a rare occurrence, it’s a well researched phenomenon. In this episode, we review the research on …

0410 | Alexander Osterwalder

May 31st, 2014


Alexander Osterwalder is an entrepreneur, speaker, and business model innovator. In their book, Business Model Generation, he and Professor Yves …

0409 | Two Strategy Questions That Matter

May 31st, 2014


Strategy is a heavy topic. Either it requires a seemingly infinite time commitment, or it is easily mistaken for an organizational vision or (perhaps worse) a short-term operational plan. If you’re trying to build a …

0408 | Keith Sawyer

May 31st, 2014


Dr. Keith Sawyer is the author of the new book Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity.

He is one of the world’s leading scientific experts on creativity and innovation. In his first job after graduating from …

0407 | Francesca Gino

May 31st, 2014


Francesca Gino is Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations, & Markets Unit at the Harvard Business …

0406 | Jody Thompson

May 31st, 2014


Jody Thompson is the co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) and co-author of the new book Why Managing Sucks And How to Fix It. In …

0405 | Saul Kaplan

May 31st, 2014


Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Business Innovation Factory and the author of Business Model Innovation Factory. In this interview, …

0404 | Do IPOs Hurt Innovation?

May 31st, 2014


Interesting new research from Shai Bernstein at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business suggests that companies that go public experience a …

0403 | Daniel Pink

May 31st, 2014


Daniel Pink is the author of the New York Times Bestseller To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. In this interview, we talk about the new ABCs of influencing others, the power of attunement for …

0402 | Karen Martin

May 31st, 2014


Karen Martin is the author of The Outstanding Organization: Generate Business Results by Eliminating Chaos and Building the Foundation for Everyday …

0401 | Potential Trumps Proven Achievement

May 31st, 2014


For the premiere of season four we talk about potential. Not our potential, but some recent research demonstrating that potential has significantly more allure than accomplishment. It turns out, we have a preference for …

0312 | Matthew May

May 31st, 2014


Matthew May is is the author of The Laws of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything, as well as three previous, …

0311 | Soren Kaplan

May 31st, 2014


Soren Kaplan is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Leapfrogging: Harness the Power the of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs. …

0310 | John Baldoni

May 31st, 2014


John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, author and speaker. He is the president of Baldoni Consulting LLC, an …

0309 | Talent Anarchy

May 31st, 2014


Talent Anarchy is the dynamic speaking duo of Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt. These Talent Anarchists use their collective experiences, common …

0308 | Todd Henry

May 31st, 2014


Innovation requires creativity. And Todd Henry knows something about creativity.

Todd is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company that …

0307 | Cynthia Montgomery

May 31st, 2014


Cynthia A. Montgomery is the Timken Professor of Business Administration and immediate past head of the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, …

0306 | Max McKeown

May 31st, 2014


Max McKeown is a a new breed of business guru. He works consultant, researcher and writer focused on innovation and strategy. He is the author of two …

0305 | Scott Eblin

May 31st, 2014


Scott Eblin is the co-founder and president of The Eblin Group, Inc., a leadership development and strategy firm that supports organizations in ensuring the success of their executive level leaders. Through his work as …

0304 | Bob Frisch

May 31st, 2014


Bob Frisch, managing partner of The Strategic Offsites Group, has worked with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to German mittelstand family businesses to the U.S. Department of State. Bob’s work has been …

0303 | David Owens

May 31st, 2014


David A. Owens is professor of the practice of management at Vanderbilt’s Graduate School of Management, where he also directs the Executive …

0302 | Marcus Buckingham

May 31st, 2014


Marcus Buckingham is a key soloist in the strengths movement choir. He is a best-selling author, popular keynote speaker and business consultant who …

0301 | Robert Hurley

May 31st, 2014


Dr. Hurley is a Professor at Fordham University and President of Hurley Associates. Dr. Hurley consults with organizations on leadership development, …

0212 | Les McKeown

May 31st, 2014


Les McKeown (not the one from the Bay City Rollers) is is the President & CEO of Predictable Success. He has has started over 40 companies in his …

0211 | Kevin Oakes

May 31st, 2014


Kevin Oakes is co-author of The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management. He is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the fastest growing and largest corporate network focused on …

0210 | Mike Figliuolo

May 31st, 2014


Mike is the Founder and Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC – a professional training firm focused on leadership development.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993 where he was …

0209 | Teresa Amabile

May 31st, 2014


Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration and a Director of Research at Harvard Business School. Originally …

0208 | Pam Fox Rollin

May 31st, 2014


Pam Fox Rollin is an executive coach and the head of IdeaShape, a coaching and consulting firm for senior executives. Pam is an experienced …

0207 | Jesse Lyn Stoner

May 31st, 2014


Jesse Lyn Stoner has worked closely with leaders for over twenty-five years, helping them create collaborative, engaged organizations that make a …

0206 | Mitchell Kusy

May 31st, 2014


Dr. Mitchell Kusy, an international consultant, has worked internally in several organizations including American Express Financial Advisors as head …

0205 | Tim Harford

May 31st, 2014


Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times. His column, “The Undercover Economist,” reveals the economic ideas behind everyday …

0204 | Todd Dewett

May 31st, 2014


Todd Dewett, Ph.D., is a tenured Professor of Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. He is also a noted speaker …

0203 | Guy Kawasaki

May 31st, 2014


Guy Kawasaki is the former Chief Evangelist of Apple and current head of Alltop. He is the author of the new book Enchantment and, in this interview, …

0202 | Guy Harris

May 31st, 2014


Guy Harris describes himself as a Recovering Engineer. He has served as an officer aboard a US Navy Submarine, and he has held leadership positions …

0201 | US Naval Academy

May 31st, 2014


Siddhartha Herdegen is the Assistant Chair of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. In this podcast, …

0112 | Les McKeown

May 31st, 2014


Les McKeown is the President & CEO of Predictable Success. He has started over 40 companies in his own right, and was the founding partner of an …

0111 | Jim Kouzes

May 31st, 2014


Jim Kouzes has been a fixture in the world of leadership studies for over 30 years. He is co-author, with Barry Posner, of the seminal The Leadership Challenge and the duo have just released a new book, The Truth About …

0110 | Diana Whitney

May 31st, 2014


Diana Whitney Ph.D. is the President of Corporation for Positive Change, an international consulting firm specializing in the application of …

0109 | Bob Sutton

May 31st, 2014


Robert Sutton is Professor of Management science at the Stanford Engineering School and researcher in the field of Evidence-based management. He is …

0108 | Liz Wiseman

May 31st, 2014


Liz Wiseman is president of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley. She advises senior executives and leads strategy and leadership forums for executive teams …

0107 | Michael Lee Stallard

May 31st, 2014


Michael Lee Stallard and Jason Pankau are co-founders of E Pluribus Partners. They are also co-authors of Fired Up or Burned Out. In this podcast, they make a compelling case for why the next competitive advantage is …

0106 | Becky Robinson

May 31st, 2014


Becky Robinson is the blogger behind LeaderTalk, a recent addition but a staple in the blogging community. In addition she serves as an adjunct at …

0105 | Steve Farber

May 31st, 2014


Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated—an organization devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in …

0104 | Marshall Goldsmith

May 31st, 2014


Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior for …

0103 | Michael Petty

May 31st, 2014


Michael Petty is the managing partner of North Star Partners, a firm that assists companies in the areas of leadership development, strategic thought and application, and financial stewardship.

0102 | Daniel Pink

May 31st, 2014


Daniel Pink is the author of several New York Times best-selling books including his new release, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. In Drive, Dan explores new research that suggests that our …

0101 | Bret Simmons

May 31st, 2014


This inaugural episode’s guest is Bret Simmons, PhD. Dr. Simmons is a professor of organizational behavior and leadership at the University of …

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