0615 | Lee Cockerell

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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 operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping and entertainment village, and the ESPN sports and recreation complex. He is the author of the new book Time Management Magic and an investor in the new startup, Thrive 15. Lee also hosts a podcast, Creating Disney Magic. In this interview, we discuss how Lee created and led Disney Magic and how you can too, no matter who you work for.

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0614 | Heidi Grant Halvorson

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Heidi Grant Halvorson is a social psychologist and Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia Business School. She is the author of four bestselling books, including Nine Things Successful People Do Differently and her new book No One Understands You and What To Do About It. In this interview, we discuss the cognitive biases that make authentic interactions so difficult…and what to do about it.

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0613 | Dan Ariely

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Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist and triple New York Times bestselling author. His most recent projects include Timeful, a calendar app aimed at using behavioral science to maximize productivity, a documentary on dishonesty, and Irrationally Yours, a compilation of essays on applying behavioral economics to every day life. In this interview, we discuss how to better bridge the gap between social science and everyday practice.

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0612 | Nilofer Merchant

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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 world-class pedigree to her work. You’ve probably seen her byline and ideas in publications like the Harvard Business Review, Wired, and Oprah. A TED speaker, she shares the stage with luminaries regularly, including Malcolm Gladwell, and Bono (yes, THAT Bono). In this interview, we talk about how collaboration is the future of strategy.

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0611 | Michael Lee Stallard

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Michael Lee Stallard is the author of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work. He is co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners and a respected and recognized expert on the human connection aspects of leadership and culture. He speaks, teaches, coaches and consults for clients including General Electric, Google, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, NASA, Texas Christian University, U.S. Department of Treasury and Yale New Haven Health System. In their interview, we discuss what Bono and U2 can teach leaders about making a great work culture.

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