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The CEB Talent Angle is produced by CEB and includes guests from the world of talent and performance.

The CEB Talent Angle is produced by CEB and includes guests from the world of talent and performance.
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The CEB Talent Angle is produced by CEB and includes guests from the world of talent and performance.






Joanne Lipman on Women At Work: Building Inclusive Workplaces

Joanne Lipman, author of That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, joins the Talent Angle on this episode to discuss structural advantages that allow men to thrive in the workplace and brings to light the daily adjustments women make to fit in. She spreads awareness of biases that fuel gender inequality at work and tactics to counteract these biases for a more inclusive workplace.


SPOTLIGHT: Focus on What Matters with Mark Manson

Mark believes that finding something important and meaningful in your life is the most productive use of your time and energy and that living a good life is about giving a $%@ only about the things that align with your personal values. Every life has problems associated with it and finding meaning in your life will help you sustain the effort needed to overcome the problems you face.


Radical Candor: A Culture of Challenge and Caring with Kim Scott and Jason Rosoff

Imagine an environment where you can bring your whole self to work? Imagine a workplace where great leaders build honest relationships with each of their employees, allowing their employees to know exactly where they stand. Believe it or not, hierarchy discourages honest feedback which leads to dysfunctional relationships and businesses. Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, and Jason Rosoff, CEO of Radical Candor, teach us how to care...


SPOTLIGHT: Changing the Way We Lead, Gen. Stan McChrystal (20 Min)

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, author of a Team of Teams, discarded a century of conventional wisdom and remade JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command) into a network that combined transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. The walls between silos were torn down. This shift has far reaching implications for leadership both inside and outside the military. For more information on the McChrystal Group go to


The NETFLIX Way: Former Chief Talent Officer, Patty McCord, on Empowering the Workforce

Netflix’s Former Chief Talent Officer, Patty McCord, doesn’t believe in Chief Happiness Officers, does not see hard work as enough, and believes HR should simply scrap policies that do not work for them. Patty McCord, author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, joins us to discuss her experience as Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and her fringe ideas that led to establishing the multi-billion dollar tech giant everyone knows. From performance reviews to...


20 Min SPOTLIGHT: Talent Secrets from Google, Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock believes that giving people freedom and supplementing our instincts with hard science are steps on the path to making work meaningful and people happy. After working at McKinsey and General Electric (GE), Laszlo Bock spent 10 years as Google’s senior vice president of People Operations, with responsibility for attracting, developing, retaining, and delighting “Googlers.” During his tenure, Google received over 100 awards as an employer of choice. He told us about non-stop...


Dan Pink on WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink...


Dan Heath on Creating Powerful Moments

Why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager...


Secrets to a Growth Culture

85% of breakdowns in companies are traceable to internal root causes. Only 13% of people working in business in North America feel any connection to their company’s purpose. These surprising statistics lead us to ask, why do some companies lose their soul, age prematurely, and stall out while others sustain profitable growth? Chris Zook, best-selling author of The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth, and partner at Bain & Company, discusses how the most...


Everything You’ve Been Taught About Success Is Wrong (Mostly): Eric Barker

It’s usually the rule breakers who turn into millionaire entrepreneurs. Insurance sales people would make successful Navy Seals. Nice guys don’t finish last. These are just a few of the latest findings from behavioral science that Eric Barker, founder of the blog Barking Up The Wrong Tree, and author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up The Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong, references to redefine success....


Controlling Your Brain: Scott Halford and the Neuroscience of Success

What if you could direct your brain? While most believe you are at the mercy of your brain, what if we actually had the ability to control it? Scott Halford, CEO of Complete Intelligence and author of Activate Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Success, discusses how we can activate “brain hacks” to refresh our brain, increase stamina and momentum, and exterminate negative feelings in order to make the best decisions in our daily work life. Begin living a life today that activates the...


Avoiding an A**hole Culture: Bob Sutton

Nobody likes to work with a jerk. But what if YOU are one? We talk with Bob Sutton, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University and author of the newly released A**hole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People that Treat you Like Dirt. We talk to Bob about “jerky behaviors” that result from being in a hurry, use of social media, being in a position of power, and exhaustion. Bob describes how toxic these behaviors can be to culture, and gives specific tactics we can use to...


How Play Drives Culture: Elizabeth Cushing, Playworks

Play keeps us in the moment. It is unpredictable and fun, and it keeps the attention of people. So why not play in the workplace? We talk to Elizabeth Cushing, the President and COO of Playworks, an organization that works with children in elementary schools to play in a socially and emotionally intelligent way. In this episode, Elizabeth shares how to use play tactics like her organization uses with children in order to promote a healthy, profitable organization.


Leadership and the Story of Yourself: Bob Rosen

We don’t talk about love in the workplace. But what if we told you the best leaders are realizing the importance of self-awareness, love, and “going deep” in order to be a great leader? Bob Rosen, global CEO advisor, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author talks to us about how the best people “go deep” within themselves to determine their story. In this episode we talk about the four components that determine our story: genetics, family relationships, events and experiences,...


Open Source Leadership: Delisa Alexander, Red Hat Chief People Officer

Culture is increasingly becoming a pivotal part of organizational strategy. Red Hat is one company that uses their culture of open decision making as a strategic advantage for their business,where they use an open source framework to make decisions in the organization. Join us as we talk to Red Hat Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer DeLisa Alexander about how Red Hat works with both leaders and employees to include characteristics of transparency, inclusivity,...


Naked Leadership, Moving Like a Startup: Frm Navy Seal Chris Fussell - Part II

How does naked leadership lead to better decision making? Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL Officer and Partner at McChrystal Group, talks to us about "naked leadership," and how he worked in the military with senior leaders to expose themselves to uncertainty on a daily basis. We then dive into techniques that retain the strength of bureaucracy, while moving at the speed of decentralized networks. Later, Fussell takes us through his model of strong leadership and culture: credibility =...


How Special Forces Lead at Speed: Chris Fussell, Fmr Navy Seal - Part 1

What if Eisenhower wasn’t the genius we thought he was? Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL Officer and Partner at McChrystal Group, talks to us about the “leader myth,” and how we often aggrandize leaders of a successful project or mission. With Chris, we dive into some of these misconceptions, and how the characteristics that make a great leader may not be the leader’s individual genius, but rather their ability to pull together networks of good teams and lead in a fast, efficient...


Self-awareness, Insight & Performance: Tasha Eurich

“A sprawling exploration of the psychic frailty that leads to self-delusion and self-aggrandizement, and—importantly—a compassionate, helpful guide for avoiding that path (or reversing it).” - Fortune Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Timesbest-selling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern voice in the business world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to solving problems. Her second book,...


Design Thinking for Your Life: Dave Evans

Learn how to design your life through the same techniques that innovators use to design products and new technology. Dave Evans, Stanford Lecturer and New York Times best-selling co-author of Designing Your Life, talks to us about following your passions in life, and how you can design a process to figure out what will ultimately make you satisfied and happy. Dave holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. While en route to biomedical engineering, Evans accepted an...


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