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Taking Bold Action

Blaire Palmer, author of three books, including What’s Wrong with Work, host of the podcast A Brilliant Gamble, and founder of That People Thing, joins the show this week to talk about her fascinating background into the world of coaching, speaking, and writing. From a start in radio at the BBC, to owning her coaching business, Blaire helps leaders bring about significant change in their organization and life. We talk about what’s wrong with work and what we can do to make it better. She...


Find Work That Matches Your Values

As the Chief Experience Officer and co-founder of CivicActions, Aaron is dedicated to creating and supporting a culture of excellence, compassion, and authenticity. A longtime friend of mine, Aaron and I have intersected throughout many different points of our lives and careers. In this episode, we talk about how he blended his experience in the worlds of personal growth, tech, politics, and business to create CivicActions with Henry Poole. We also discuss the differences he witnessed in...


What Makes a Team Great with Chris Draft

In today’s episode, the first official one with the new name of the podcast (We’re All In This Together), I reconnect with my friend and former teammate, Chris Draft. Chris played baseball with me back at Stanford when he came in as a freshman in 1995. A two-sport athlete, Chris also played football at Stanford and then went on to have an incredible, 12-year professional football career in the NFL. Today, we talk about the characteristics of great teams. We also discuss Chris’s dedication to...


Tapping Into Our Creative Genius

Sam Bennett is a creativity and productivity expert, author, and a woman who proudly won’t be under fluorescent office lights for too long. Today, we talk about her background in acting and her time at The Second City in Chicago, and how those experiences helped guide her to a profession that helps others identify and call forth their own creative genius. We also talk about the difference between creativity and artistic ability, some tips to overcome procrastination, and how we can begin to...


Conflict Without Casualties with Dr. Nate Regier

Conflict is inevitable in relationships, with teams, at work, and in life. My guest today is an expert in compassionate leadership and conflict resolution. Nate Regier is an author, speaker, psychologist, and the CEO of a consulting company called Next Element. He shares with us how his unique upbringing shaped his view of compassion and drove him to develop a methodology to better solve conflict without casualties. He explains what the compassion cycle is and how we can resolve even the...


No Hard Feelings — Embracing Our Emotions at Work

Liz Fosslein and Mollie West Duffy join the show to talk about the inspiration behind their fantastic new book, No Hard Feelings, and how we understand and integrate our emotions at work. They share insights about how we can communicate successfully in today’s diverse global business environment, some practical tips to strengthen your team’s connection, and why your company may benefit from having a crying room. Key Takeaways: [4:43] Liz and Mollie met when Liz was going on platonic...


Bringing the Human To Work

Claude Silver takes her title as the Chief Heart Officer of VaynerMedia quite literally. Her role at the firm started by Gary Vaynerchuk is to bridge the gap between a winning team, great work, and deep connections amongst the human beings involved. Today, she talks about how she brings authenticity into her work, the importance of empathy in company culture, and how to approach tough conversations at work and in life. Key Takeaways: [4:40] Claude has quite a large team at VaynerMedia,...


The Best Leaders Love People

Plain and simple, Keith White loves people. As the Division EVP of Loss Prevention and Global Sustainability at Gap Inc., he lives and breathes making a difference in the lives of his team. In our conversation, Keith shares some of his fascinating career journey, how the ideals of inclusion and belonging apply to teamwork, and why we can look at diversity and differences as opportunities for growth and connection. We also discuss the fundamentals of leadership, why he encourages mentorship,...


Why Belonging Matters

In today’s global business environment, there is a crucial need to reframe the way we think about diversity and inclusion. Eric Severson, Chief People Officer at DaVita, returns to the podcast for an impactful discussion on the concept of belonging, and why it matters so much in business today. Through his roles at DaVita, Gap Inc., and Macy’s, Eric has been a key leader throughout his career in developing innovative strategies and communities that foster belonging. Eric discusses why...


The Power of Positive Intention

The New Year is a great time to clean the slate, set new intentions, and get super clear on goals. Today, I will be talking about some subtle yet profound shifts we can make to focus on how we can step into this year with positive momentum. We talk about the power of positive intention, the balance between vigilance and allowance, and some questions to ask yourself as you create and experience your highest vision of your life in 2019 and beyond. Key Takeaways: [3:10] When we set...


The Secrets of High Performing Teams with Patrick Lencioni

This week I am honored and fired up to be speaking with Patrick Lencioni. Pat is the founder of The Table Group, author of 11 books which have sold over five million copies, and one of the world’s leading experts in team performance and organizational health. His mega-bestselling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, is one of the best books ever written on the subject and continues to be on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list, even 16 years after it was released. His latest book is...


Every Role Matters

If you’ve ever attended a play, sporting event, or concert, chances are you paid primary attention to the people on the stage or field, but not as much to all the people behind the scenes working to pull off what made the event so fantastic. Whether it’s an organization of 3 people or a group of 3,000, we thrive at work when everyone does their part. On this week’s episode, we talk about teamwork and collaboration, the distinction between our job and our role, why we must embrace the...


The Power of Kindness

Today’s episode covers something the world can use a whole lot more of right now — kindness. The media loves to continue the narrative that the world is unsafe, full of conflict, and divided. And while there is some truth to this, as I travel around the country and the world, and interact with lots of different groups and people, I see something else. There is lots of kindness and compassion going on around us already and sometimes it helps just to tune in and connect with it rather than...


The Power of Giving with Scott Harrison, Founder of Charity Water

On this special Giving Tuesday episode I have the honor of talking to Scott Harrison, founder of Charity Water. For the past 12 years, Scott and his team have worked in 26 countries to help 8.4 million people get clean water. The water crisis is one of the largest humanitarian issues on the planet - there are still 663 million people without access to clean water in the world. On today’s show, Scott shares his remarkable journey from New York City nightclub promoter and addict, to...


Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Today’s solo episode focuses on the importance of team chemistry and culture. Regardless of how much talent a team has, the strategy, or even the value of the specific service or product being created and offered, without a strong culture, a team can’t truly succeed. I share some principles and examples of great culture, and ideas for what you can do to infuse your team with winning chemistry. Key Takeaways: [1:50] Announcement! I have signed on to write my next book with the wonderful...


Compassion at Work with Scott Shute of LinkedIn

Scott Shute means business when it comes to bringing your whole self to work. As the Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn, Scott develops and delivers programs that assist in the well-being of leaders, teams, employees, and customers. On the podcast today, he shares his story of growing up as a small town kid from Kansas, with a dual capability in both engineering and the arts. Scott details his own personal experience with meditation and mindfulness practices, and how he...


What To Do When You Feel Jealous

In a world where we are constantly posting our achievements, our successes, and the highlight reel of our vacations on social media, it’s understandable that we would feel jealous from time to time. On this week’s episode, we talk about jealousy and the impact it has on our relationships, our work and even our own feeling of worthiness. We talk about how to deal with the energy of jealousy when it shows up, and even when a little jealousy might be good for us. If you ever find yourself...


Trust The Process

One of the most important things we can do in our work and our life is to trust the process. This is about trusting ourselves, others, and the overall journey, even when things seem difficult or confusing. Patience and trust are essential in business, family, and just about every other aspect of life, but they can be tough to practice, especially when things don’t seem to be going the way we want them to go. Today, we talk about specific ways we can trust the process more effectively and the...


How to Ask For Help

For as much as we love to lend our support and help others, many of us find it awkward or uncomfortable to ask for help ourselves. Today, we talk about the top reasons people don’t seek support and ways to shift the mindset on what it actually means about us when we’re willing to reach out to others. When we ask people for their time, feedback, or support in a gracious way, it creates a win-win for everyone. Asking for help is a way to practice vulnerability, which is a necessary aspect of...


Moving Away From the “Us” vs. “Them” Mentality

One of my personal challenges, especially in recent weeks (and years), has been exploring how to advocate for things I find important, without creating more division and separation. Learning how to effectively navigate situations that may be different than our vision of the way things should be, without a sense of self-righteousness, is a tricky yet essential aspect of being a good leader. In groups, teams, and organizations of all types and sizes, it’s common to see divisiveness. It’s...