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 this interview, we discuss the myth of meaningful work, its leadership implications, and Ryan’s recent TEDx talk on the subject.
Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices that lead to everyday brilliance. His new book, Louder Than Words, outlines the role of a authentic voice as an individual and a leader.
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. Kathleen Eisenhardt is the S. W. Ascherman Professor of Strategy at Stanford, a highly cited author, and the co-director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. The are the authors of the new book Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World. In this interview, we talk about the complexity that surrounds all of us, and how by developing a few simple yet effective rules, people can best even the most complex problems.
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.
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.