In the spirit of the season of giving and gratitude for the upcoming American holiday, Thanksgiving, Marcel shares tips on how to elevate the spirits of the people you serve…including yourself. Keep a pen and paper handy, as he shares three activities you can try over the holiday or take back to work with you after the break.
Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, is the author of Inner Mastery, Outer Impact. Dr. Wadhwa joins Marcel to discuss where everyone’s success truly comes from: our Inner Core. He explains his story behind the inspiration for his latest book, and unpacks a few of the 5 Core Energies to mastering your Inner Core; Purpose, Wisdom, Growth, Love, and Self-Realization. The discussion comes to a close with a unique way to reframe and remove the “weeds” in our own path, leading to living with more love even with the harsh circumstances of the world today.
Marcel shares a compelling leadership model that will get results for leaders and the best out of their employees. These are six building blocks you want to develop in your leaders to create a high-performing organization.
Steve Brass, succeeded Gary Ridge as CEO of the company as part of a planned leadership transition in September 2022. Brass held the role of division president, Americas, and chief brand officer before he was named president and chief operating officer in 2019. He joined WD-40 in 1991 and has held various management positions with the company, including European commercial director headquartered in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
Edward Sullivan, Coauthor of “Leading with Heart”, joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the framework for the types of heart-centered conversations that must take place in order for leaders to help guide and coach others to success.
Marcel Schwantes brings back this stellar episode with France Frei where they talk in-depth about empowerment leadership, leading with love and making the workplace a place of diversity and inclusivity.
After having the pleasure of interviewing several Covey children in past episodes, Marcel is joined by the eldest daughter of leadership legend, the late Stephen Covey, Cynthia Covey Haller. Cynthia shares her father’s teachings and ideology from her recently co-authored book, “Life Life in Crescendo.”
Closing the loop on the recent discussion of vulnerability on the Love in Action podcast, Marcel Schwantes reflects on past interviews. Marcel quotes past guests and business leaders to prove why Vulnerability is not a weakness but instead a strength and a realistic approach to the reality of life and business.
Bringing this episode back where Marcel Schwantes sat down with award-winning CEO, Sabrina Horn, author of “Make It, Don’t Fake It,” to discuss authentic leadership and what it means to run a business with integrity.
How has leadership changed since Bill George’s 2007 True North? Today, Marcel and Bill discuss the 2022 version, True North: Emerging Leaders Edition. Bill explains the best hope for all of us: empowering the next generation of emerging leaders.
Jenn Lim is the CEO of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and Tony Hsieh (the late CEO of Zappos.com) cofounded to create happier company cultures for a more profitable and sustainable approach to business.
Donato J. Tramuto is a global health activist and founder of the Tramuto Foundation and Health eVillages. He is the author of The Double Bottom Line: How compassionate leaders captivate hearts and deliver results.
Julie is the co-author of the international bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, translated into seven languages, and Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive. She leads DesignArounds, a firm that creates and offers training to organizations worldwide.
Dorie Clark is a consultant and keynote speaker who teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She has been named one of the top fifty business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50 and the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards. Clark is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and is the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out. Her books have been translated into eleven languages.
Christine Porath is a tenured professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She’s the author of Mastering Civility and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. She is also a consultant working with leading organizations to help people and communities thrive. Her speaking and consulting clients include Google, United Nations, World Bank, Microsoft, Genentech, Marriott, 3M, Verizon, Ford, World Health Organization, and Cleveland Clinic.
The authors of Connectable, Ryan Jenkins, CSP, and Steven Van Cohen, MSOD, are founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s #1 resource for addressing workplace loneliness and creating more belonging at work. Collectively they have over 20 years of experience helping organizations like FedEx, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, State Farm, John Deere, and Delta Air Lines improve their teams. Their work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, SUCCESS, Inc., and Entrepreneur Magazine. When they are not writing and speaking, you can find them sampling craft beers, attempting to play golf together, and spending quality time with their respective families. Stay connected with them on social media @RyanAndSteven.
G. Richard Shell is a global thought leader and senior faculty member at one of the world’s leading business schools, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as Chair of Wharton’s Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, the largest department of its kind in the world. His forthcoming book, “The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values. Advance Your Career,” addresses an increasingly urgent problem in today’s workplace: standing up for core values such as honesty, fairness, personal dignity, and justice when the pressure is on to look the other way.
Dan Johnston is the co-founder and CEO of WorkStep. Prior to founding WorkStep, Dan served as a senior leader at a third-party logistics warehouse in Oregon. In that role, he worked with frontline hourly employees 1:1 and has insights into the challenges they face on a daily basis. He’s worked with some of the largest companies in the world to help them transform their approach to workforce management with cutting-edge technology.
Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and CEO of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization created to develop emerging leaders. Since founding Growing Leaders, Elmore has spoken to more than 500,000 students, faculty, and staff on hundreds of campuses across the country. Elmore has also provided leadership training and resources for multiple athletic programs, including the University of Texas, the University of Miami, the University of Alabama, The Ohio State University, and the Kansas City Royals Baseball team. Tim’s expertise on emerging generations and generational diversity in the workplace has led to media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, and more.
Anthony Pacilio is recognized domestically and internationally as an expert in neurodiverse employment and currently serves as Vice President of CAI Neurodiverse Solutions. Pacilio specializes in advancing neurodiversity programs and leads the global expansion efforts of CAI Neurodiverse Solutions. He is this week’s special guest on the show, which is sponsored by CAI Neurodiverse Solutions.
Gene Boes is President and CEO of Northwest Center, where he has served since 2018. Northwest Center works to promote DE&I: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Started in 1965, the Northwest Center has spent over 50 years serving children and adults with disabilities. Prior to his work with Northwest Center, Gene had an impressive and successful career. He worked in consulting and leadership roles for Loft9, Microsoft, Deloitte, as well as serving in the US Navy and holding an adjunct professorship at Seattle Pacific University and Seattle University.
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a New York Times #1 bestselling author, having sold over 2.5 million copies of his works worldwide. His books “Triggers” and “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” were recently recognized on Amazon’s list of the ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books Ever Written.’ He’s also won the Harvard Institute of Coaching’s Lifetime Award for Leadership. Dr. Goldsmith joined Marcel to talk about leading a more fulfilling life. He talks about the importance of “The Earned Life” and gives us a preview of his next book in this episode.
Dr. Nathan Long is the president of Saybrook University. With 25 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Long oversees all strategic and operational aspects of the university. He holds a Doctorate and Masters of Education in interdisciplinary studies. Saybrook University is an institution dedicated to progressive, humanistic education. The school is an accredited college that utilizes a hybrid online and in-person teaching model. He joins Marcel to talk about Saybrook’s mission in the world.
Stephen M. R. Covey is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, which has been translated into 22 languages and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of the new book, Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others. Stephen is the former President & CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, and he co-founded and currently leads FranklinCovey’s Global Speed of Trust Practice. He has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” from the advocacy group, Trust Across America/Trust Around the World. Stephen is a highly sought-after international speaker, who has taught trust and leadership in 55 countries to business, government, military, education, healthcare, and NGO entities. He joins Marcel Schwantes as this week’s guest on the show.
When it comes to using love in the workplace, our guests on this podcast literally wrote the book. Zina Sutch and Patrick Malone are the co-authors of “Leading with Love and Laughter.” Zina has been leading development and diversity programs in the U.S. government for 20 years. Patrick Malone spent 23 years in the Navy, serving as an officer in the medical service corps. Today, she is also a faculty member of the key executive leadership program at American University, where Patrick is the director.
Mark Minukas is the co-author of the book Unfear: Transform Your Organization to Create Breakthrough Performance and Employee Wellbeing. He’s the managing partner of Co-Creation Partners, and an engineer by trade. He began his career as a Navy officer, before working as a consultant at Mackenzie and Company. There, he mastered the art of transforming teams and creating success. He has worked across multiple industries to build high-performing operations.
Jennifer Moss is a burnout expert. She is also an international speaker, award-winning journalist and author, and a frequent writer for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, The Huffington Post and SHRM. As a nationally syndicated radio columnist, she reports on topics related to happiness and workplace well-being. Under the Obama administration, Jennifer received the Public Service Award; additionally, she was named a Canadian Innovator of the Year and is a recipient of the International Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is also co-founder and member of the board at Plasticity Labs, a workplace insights and consultancy firm. Her most recent book, The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It, emphasizes the impact of corporate burnout and shares steps organizations can take to mitigate this crisis. She is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action.
Robb Holman is a thought-provoking global keynote speaker, and the founder and CEO of Holman International, a global leadership consultancy. In 2022, he was named as one of the Top 30 World’s Leadership Gurus. He is also the founder of Meeting House Ministries, and a best-selling author whose work has been featured in Inc, Forbes, and Fast Company. Robb’s most recent book, “Move the Needle: How Inside Out Leaders Influence Organizational Culture,” takes a deep dive into why we must prioritize people over procedures to get better results. He is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action.
Amelia Dunlop is Chief Experience Officer and US Customer Strategy and Applied Design Leader at Deloitte. Her core belief is that before we are consumers, we are humans with values and emotions. She uses that belief to influence how she connects businesses with their customers. As a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s CMO Journal and Adweek, Amelia holds a deep passion for the written word. Her first book, “Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work,” tells the story of how Amelia discovered her own sense of love at work, and embraces the readers who may be struggling with that very same thing. She is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action.
A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Ken Blanchard is respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership that has influenced the day-to-day management and leadership of people and companies throughout the world. With a passion to turn every leader into a servant leader, Ken Blanchard shares his insightful and powerful message with audiences around the world through speeches, consulting services, and bestselling books. When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. His most recent book, “Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust”, compiles decades of simple truths about leadership into actionable insights to turn common sense into common practice. He is Marcel Scwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action.
Jacqueline Novogratz is founder and CEO of Acumen, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to changing the way the world tackles poverty. Under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested over $132 million to build 136 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the US. These companies have leveraged an additional $746 million and brought basic services like affordable education, healthcare, and clean energy to more than 400 million low-income people around the world. Jacqueline is a frequent TEDTalk speaker, author, and has been named on the 2017 list of World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds by Forbes. Her most recent book, “Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World”, highlights 12 leadership practices for those eager to change the world for the better. She is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action.
Scott O’Neil is the former CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, where he was responsible for all properties in HBSE’s dynamic, global portfolio, including marquee teams, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils. He is co-founder of Elevate Sports Ventures, Board Advisor at Myota, and is on the Board of Directors at Zooi, Inc. Scott’s recent book, “Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving”, is a practical guide filled with actionable lessons and candid stories of his own struggles and successes. He is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action.
Omer Glass is CEO and co-founder of GrowthSpace, the world’s leading employee development platform. GrowthSpace was founded on the belief that the future of learning and development is data driven, measurable, and personalized for every employee. Prior to GrowthSpace, Omer was Management Consultant at Shaldor, one of Israel’s leading management consultancies. He is also the chairman of Hands of Light, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting ALS and cancer patients. He is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action.
Fred Reichheld is creator of the Net Promoter System, and the founder of Bain & Company’s loyalty practice. He is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World. Fred is currently a fellow and senior advisory partner at Bain & Company, and his work on customer loyalty has been widely covered in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Fortune, and other media outlets. His most recent book, Winning on Purpose: The Unbeatable Strategy of Loving Customers, shows that enriching the lives of customers through love and care is the primary purpose of business. It is also the best way to ensure sustainable growth, happily fulfilled employees and robust investor returns. He is Marcel Schwantes’s guest this week on Love In Action.
Paul Zak is a professor at Claremont Graduate University, founder and Chief Immersion Officer at Immersion Neuroscience, and Senior Scientific Advisor at CancerLife. Over a decade ago, Paul and his team discovered that the neurochemical oxytocin was the driver of trust, love, and morality that distinguish our humanity. In his quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection and happiness, he dedicated two decades of his life to brain research, which took him from the Pentagon, to Fortune 50 boardrooms, and the rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Paul is also an accomplished speaker and author. His second book, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies, explores the neurochemistry behind toxic organizational cultures, and how we can harness that neurochemistry to build effective workplaces with trust, joy, and commitment.
Jim Detert is this week’s guest on Love In Action. He is a Professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration and the world’s foremost expert on workplace courage. Jim discovered that courage is a skill that anyone can learn and develop over time. Jim’s new book, Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work, explores why people speak up or stay silent at work, and teaches you how to channel your emotions and take action with the right attitude and approach.
Heather Younger is on a mission to ensure leaders use their power to make the workplace a safe space. An experienced keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant, her recent book, “The Art of Caring Leadership: How Leading With Heart Uplifts Teams & Organizations”, emphasizes the need for leaders to model kindness, compassion and empathy, and outlines nine ways to manifest the radical power of caring support in the workplace. She is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action.
Jennifer Musselman is a globally recognized executive coach and a licensed marriage and family therapist for high-performing executives and entrepreneurs. She has been featured on Psychology Today, Forbes, and Huffington Post. She specializes in emotional intelligence, navigating conflict among leaders and couples, anxiety, burnout, and stress and depression management. With 20 years of experience as an executive at Fortune 500 companies, Jennifer intimately understands the pressures her clients face in having to do a balancing act with their professional goals and their personal life. She is this week’s guest on this special episode of Love In Action, which is both an interview and a live coaching session with a leader.
Mahe Bayireddi is CEO and co-founder of Phenom, a global leader in the HR technology space with a mission to help a billion people find the right job. Their AI-based SaaS platform, TXM, connects all stakeholders in the hiring cycle for a personalized talent acquisition experience. Also an official member of Forbes Technology Council and serial entrepreneur, Mahe is passionate about using software to fundamentally transform the talent journey. He is this week’s guest on Love in Action, sponsored by Phenom.
Jen Fisher is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on the Love In Action podcast. Jen is Chief Wellbeing Officer at Deloitte, where she evolved the health and wellness program into a first-of-its-kind holistic and inclusive well-being strategy. Jen empowers Deloitte’s people to prioritize their well-being so they can be at their best in both their professional and personal lives. In her role, she drives the strategy and innovation around work, life, health, and wellness. Jen is the co-author of the bestselling book, “Work Better Together: How to Cultivate Strong Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Bottom Lines.”
Robin Ganzert is President and CEO at American Humane, an organization dedicated to ensuring the welfare and safety of animals while strengthening the bond between them and humans. She is a global nonprofit executive and has been featured on CNN, World News Tonight, Fox Business News, and other notable media outlets. Robin is also an author, radio host, and the Executive Producer of the hit television show: Hallmark Channel’s American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Her recent book, “Mission Metamorphosis: Leadership for a Humane World”, is an inspirational guide to increasing business revenue and efficiency while effecting positive change in the world. She is this week’s guest on this episode of Love In Action, sponsored by Duck Creek Technologies.
Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg are the co-authors of “Glass Half Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work.” This book (based on their highly-acclaimed research) aims to peel open the curtain on the pervasive managerial actions and organizational obstacles that perpetuate the gender gap. They are joint guests in this week’s episode of Love In Action, sponsored by Duck Creek Technologies.
Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of global partnership marketing agency Acceleration Partners. He is also the co-founder and chairman of BrandCycle. A serial entrepreneur, award-winning executive, and accomplished operator, Bob has a passion for helping individuals and organizations build their capacity and elevate their performance. Bob is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today international bestselling author of four books, his most recent being How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace: Simple and Effective Tips For Successful, Productive and Empowered Remote Work. He is this week’s guest on this episode of Love In Action, sponsored by Duck Creek Technologies.
As Chief Strategy Officer at Duck Creek Technologies, Eva Huston is responsible for building value for the technology and spearheading corporate strategy on a global scale. She is also an independent board member at E2open and previously served as CFO at Verisk Analytics, as well as Managing Director at JPMorgan. Eva is Marcel Schwantes’s special guest on this episode of Love In Action.
Marcel Schwantes’ guest on this episode of Love In Action is Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies. A renowned keynote speaker and facilitator at American Speakers Bureau, Susan is also a founding member of Kindred, and a board member at THE LIST and The 19th. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing, PR, and sustainability communications. Her most recent book — The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships — provides insights on how to forge lasting relationships and foster value-based connections.
On this episode of the Love in Action Podcast, Marcel Schwantes is talking to Helena Clayton, a researcher who focuses on the practical application of love in the workplace. Helena has been working as a coach and facilitator for 25 years, helping organizations through struggles and challenges from a foundation of love. They talk about what is possible in organizations when you lead with love – and what it looks like when you do.
Marcel Schwantes’ guest on this episode of Love In Action is Sabrina Horn, an award-winning CEO, communications expert, and author. Sabrina is an advisory board member to several organizations and founded Horn Group, becoming one of the few female CEOs in Silicon Valley in the early 90’s. Her most recent book, Make It, Don’t Fake It: Leading with Authenticity for Real Business Success, aims to help executives make the right decisions as they start and grow their businesses for long-term success.
Marcel Schwantes’ guest on this week’s episode of Love In Action is Erica Dhawan, founder and CEO of Cotential Group, a global consulting firm that transforms the way companies work through 21st-century collaboration. She is a keynote speaker and expert on 21st-century collaboration skills and behaviors. Her most recent book, “Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance,” educates and instructs readers on how to translate traditional body language to the digital world.
Hubert Joly is a senior lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy. He is also a member on the board of directors at Johnson & Johnson and at Ralph Lauren. He has been recognized as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 by Barron’s, and one of the 10 in the US by Glassdoor. His most recent book, “The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism,” is a playbook for facilitating the re-foundation of business and capitalism. It chronicles his journey turning Best Buy around from the brink of extinction to being ranked 75 on the Fortune 500 list. Hubert joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss what lies at the heart of business, and how to foster a good work environment.
Kim Loh is a conflict resolution and negotiation specialist, leadership coach, and co-author of the book Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart. Her book is viewed as the definitive guide to learning effective strategies for engaging in open and honest conversations about divisive issues. Previously, she worked in peacebuilding and mediation research for the United Nations, as well as writing and advocacy for international NGOs and academic institutions. A lawyer by profession, she is an expert in international arbitration and litigation. Her work today centers on serving conscious leaders to up-level their human relationships and harness the true power of their teams. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss what drives conflict and share strategies for peaceful resolution.
Houston Kraft is CEO and co-founder of CharacterStrong, an organization dedicated to infusing character, empathy, and connection into education. He is an author, keynote speaker, and curriculum developer. A self-proclaimed kindness advocate, he is passionate about spreading it in meaningful ways. His most recent book, Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness, explores kindness as a skill set and competency that can bring revolutionary change. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss how kindness can improve our quality of life and shares actionable tips to help us be more kind every day.
In this 100th edition of Love In Action, four specially invited mystery guests join Marcel Schwantes. They share stories of their career development and give insights about workplace rituals, anxiety and happiness at work, and COVID-19’s impact on workplace culture. Join in on the fun!
Eryn Eddy is a social entrepreneur, author, speaker, and the founder of So Worth Loving, a lifestyle clothing brand and community of passionate and original individuals that exists to embrace the past and empower the future. She and her work have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and even the Oprah Magazine. Her book, “So Worth Loving: How Discovering Your True Value Changes Everything,” is a reminder that to be human is to be imperfect. She joins Marcel Schwantes to share insights about her personal struggle, community, empathy, and the power of honest conversations. She talks about entrepreneurship and the impact of self-doubt on our ability to work and lead others.
Adam Bryant is Managing Director at Merryck & Co, as well as Senior Advisor to the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership at Columbia University. He is the former “Corner Office” columnist for the New York Times. His recent book, “The CEO Test: Master the Challenges That Make Or Break All Leaders,” is a practical playbook for executives of all levels, sharing the seven key reasons why leaders succeed or fail in their roles. He joins Marcel Schwantes today to discuss his book and how leaders can apply its principles in the workplace.
Mita Mallick is Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta, a contributor at Entrepreneur Media, and the author of the popular “Please don’t” column at SWAAY. Additionally, her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review. She has led iconic brands like AVEENO, Suave, Dove, and Vaseline, where she signed Viola Davis to be the Vaseline Healing Project Ambassador. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the biases against working mothers in organizations and how to combat them.
Pamela Fuller is the Global Managing Client Partner on the Public Sector team and Thought Leader on Inclusion & Bias at FranklinCovey. She is also a speaker and co-author of “The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection and Build High-Performing Teams.” Her passion for issues of inclusion has fueled her commitment to diversity and the empowerment of historically marginalized groups, which have always been factors in her personal and professional endeavors. She joins Marcel Schwantes today to talk about how leaders and team members can challenge their unconscious biases to promote a healthier organizational culture.
Mark Brouker is a retired captain from the US Navy, a published author, Executive Coach at The Honor Foundation, and the founder and President of Brouker Leadership Solutions. He is also a keynote speaker and consultant dedicated to helping businesses and Fortune 500 companies using principles he learned from his time as a Navy officer. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his most recent book, “Lessons From the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence,” and leadership strategies that work.
Kevin Eikenberry is the founder, owner, and Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group. He is also a virtual speaker, trainer, author, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He is a world expert on thought leadership, development and learning, as well as the co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. His most recent book, “The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere,” is a practical guide to navigating the personal and interpersonal, growing the skills to be productive, and communicating effectively. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his book and how to apply its principles to the virtual workplace.
Kevin Oakes is an author, the CEO and co-founder of The Institute for Corporate Productivity, and is on the Board of Directors at Performativ. He has been a pioneer in the human capital field for the past 25 years and is an international keynote speaker on culture, leadership and talent management. His most recent book, “Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company,” is a practical guide to forging organizational cultures that re-humanize work. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss how to successfully facilitate culture change.
Ken Rusk is President at Rusk Industries and the author of “Blue-Collar Cash: Love Your Work, Secure Your Future, and Find Happiness for Life.” Ken is a blue-collar construction business entrepreneur who has launched multiple successful endeavors over the last three decades. He coaches and trains job seekers to take control of their lives; especially those without college degrees. He joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about his professional journey and how he gained control of his destiny despite his humble beginnings.
Dan Foxx is an executive coach, keynote speaker, author, and the founder and owner of Unlock Your Leadership. He has coached over 5000 top executives from America’s finest companies; from high techs in the Silicon Valley to promising startups. His most recent book, “Confessions from the Heart of an Executive Coach,” is a collection of Dan’s observations and stories based on notable experiences throughout his career. He joins Marcel Schwantes to share insights he has gleaned from his 23 years of executive coaching.
Martin Lindstrom is the founder and owner of Lindstrom Company, for which he is a Branding Expert and Consultant. He was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine, and was chosen, by Thinkers50, to be among the world’s Top 50 Business Thinkers for three consecutive years. He is a best-selling author and columnist, earning features as a collaborating writer in various publications like Fast Company and Forbes, to name a few. His most recent book, The Ministry of Common Sense: How to Eliminate Bureaucratic Red Tape, Bad Excuses, and Corporate Bullshit, is a humorous yet practical guide to eradicating the excessively complicated administrative procedures present in every organization. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the erasure of common sense in the workplace, and what needs to be done to bring it back.
Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, speaker, and executive coach. His groundbreaking energy management training has received worldwide recognition, appearing in national publications such as Harvard Business Review, Time, and Newsweek as well as TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Loehr is also a New York Times bestselling author. His most recent book, Leading with Character: 10 Minutes a Day to a Brilliant Legacy, details the importance of character-based leadership for personal and professional advancement, backed by scientific research. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his book and how they apply to businesses today.
Glenn and Michael Parker are a father-son duo and the authors of “The Positive Influence Leader: Helping People Become Their Best Self,” which is a practical guide to transformative leadership. Glenn is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and author. Micheal is the Managing Director for Rockefeller Capital Management and a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in financial services. They join Marcel Schwantes to discuss the power and value of influence.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is the Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup, and an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He is also Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University. Amy Edmondson is an author and the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Her work on teams, psychological safety, and leadership has influenced corporate and academic audiences all over the world, and she was recently honored with the Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50 in 2019. Together, they authored the article “Today’s Leaders Need Vulnerability, Not Bravado” in the Harvard Business Review. They join Marcel Schwantes to talk about the paradox of finding strength in vulnerability.
How can we restore peace this holiday season? That is the question Marcel Schwantes poses today to his guests Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick. Chester and Adrian are the co-authors of “Leading with Gratitude” (and many other best-selling management and leadership books!), and co-founders of The Culture Works, a global training firm that counsels the leadership of fortune 500 companies. They and Marcel talk about bringing gratitude into our homes and our workplaces.
Michael Canic is the President of Making Strategy Happen, and Bridgeway Leadership, a strategy and execution consultant, speaker, and author. His book, “Ruthless Consistency: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win,” is a practical guide to implementing an intuitive yet comprehensive model for success in any organization. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his book and how to apply its principles to your business in these unprecedented times.
David Sluss is an executive educator, scholar, and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business. He joins Marcel Schwantes to explore the virtue of patience and why it is something we need to actively practice.
Dave McKeown is a renowned author, speaker, and executive coach. He is also a podcast host, the Program Leader of Box of Crayons, and the founder of Outfield Leadership. His book, The Self-Evolved Leader, is a practical roadmap to achieving leadership excellence, doing more with less, and developing the perfect team. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the contents of the book and how they apply to the workplace.
Brad Johnson is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, and an author. David Smith is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the US Naval War College, a gender, work and family researcher, a speaker, and an author. Their book, titled “Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace,” is a practical, research-based guide on male allyship for gender equality at work. They join Marcel Schwantes to discuss how men can become gender equality allies at home and at work.
Walt Rakowich is the former CEO of Prologis. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Host Hotels & Resorts, Iron Mountain and Ventas, Inc., and an Advisory Council member at Gender Fair. He is also an author, and a speaker at The Center for Heart Led Leadership. Walt joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss how he managed to keep his former company afloat during the great recession of 2008.
Shasta Nelson is an author, keynote speaker, and the Founder and CEO of GirlFriendCircles. An expert on friendships and healthy relationships, she has written several books covering how they impact all facets of life. She has been featured in prominent media outlets, including Good Housekeeping, The Today Show, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Her most recent book, “The Business of Friendship: Making Most of Our Friendships Where We Spend Most of Our Time,” is a guide to developing deeper connections with your colleagues. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the power of friendship, and why it’s important for the workplace.
Kevin Monroe is a globally recognized thought leader, consultant, and self-proclaimed perpetual optimist. He is dedicated to “helping people flourish on the road less travelled in business, leadership and life.” He is the host of the This ExtraOrdinary Life Community and Podcast, and a longtime friend of Marcel Schwantes. He joins Marcel to talk about his journey in podcasting, what makes life extraordinary, and belonging.
Kerry Wekelo is the Chief Operating Officer of the Culture Infusion program for Actualize Consulting, and an author. Her latest book, Gratitude Infusion: Workplace Strategies for a Thriving Organizational Culture, delivers practical strategies to develop a gratitude-based work climate and improve the efficacy of organizations. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss how you can infuse more gratitude into your leadership practices and organizational culture.
Deborah Smith Pegues is a Maxwell Leadership Coach, award-winning author, and TV host on the TBN Salsa Network. As a former VP of a Fortune 500 company, Deborah has extensive knowledge and experience in leadership. She is a global speaker delivering advice on relational, financial, physical, and emotional freedom. Her most recent book entitled “Lead Like a Woman,” is a manual of empowerment and a practical guide for women who dream of being leaders. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss gender inequality in the workplace and how women can rise up to senior management roles.
Today’s guests come from 3 different continents, but they all believe in servant leadership. Dirk van Dierendonck is Dean of Faculty/ Vice Dean of Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Vincent Giolito is an Associate Professor and the Director of Executive Education at Emlyon Business School in Morocco. Bob Liden is Associate Dean of College of Business Doctoral Programs and Professor of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this special episode of the Love In Action podcast, Marcel Schwantes speaks with this panel of expert educators about servant leadership, why it works, and the impact it has on organizations.
Marcel Schwantes welcomes this week’s guest, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak, to the Love In Action Podcast. Dr. Trzeciak is Chief of Medicine at Cooper University Healthcare, and Professor and Chair of Medicine at Cooper Medical School. His research has been featured in prominent medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is the bestselling author of “Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference.”
Alain Hunkins is a best-selling author of “Cracking the Leadership Code” and CEO of Hunkins Leadership Group. Alain is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the three foundational competencies of good leadership.
Rob Chesnut is a former federal prosecutor, an author, General Counsel of Airbnb, and one of the most influential voices in business ethics in the USA. His recent book, Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead An Ethical Revolution, is a manual for cultivating integrous cultures in six steps. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the importance of integrity in business, and how a lack of it leads to one’s own detriment.
Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He is also a lecturer and the co-author of the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge. He has been cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 12 best executive educators in the US and ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine as 16th on their list of the top 100 thought leaders. He joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about the relationship between leadership and adversity.
Dr. David Schramm is a family scholar at Utah State University, and a TEDx speaker, consultant and trainer. His research centers on couples, relationships, parenting, and flourishing at home and at work. He joins Marcel Schwantes in this week’s show to prove that successful business culture and outcomes are founded in family science.
Karin Hurt is a former Verizon Wireless executive, an accomplished author, and an international keynote speaker. She has over 20 years of experience in customer service, sales, and human resources. She inspires transformational change around the world through her leadership training and consulting firm, Let’s Grow Leaders, of which she is the CEO and co-founder. Her newest book, “Courageous Cultures”, is a practical manual to building an open environment in which ideas are cultivated at every level in an organization. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss her work.
“If there’s ever a Mount Rushmore of leadership thinkers and experts that have changed the world,” Marcel Schwantes says, “…I believe that the bust of Edgar Schein should be deserving of a spot.” Edgar Schein is the world’s foremost expert on humble leadership. He is also the author of the Humble Leadership series, the first two of which are “Humble Inquiry” and “Humble Consulting.” The most recent addition to the series is “Humble Leadership”, which he co-wrote with his son Peter Schein, a leadership expert in his own right. Both Edgar and Peter join Marcel to discuss what makes a humble leader.
Marcel Schwantes calls this episode “one of the most authentic and real and raw conversations” he has ever had. His guest, JT McCormick, is the CEO of Scribe Media, a multimillion-dollar publishing company that has been ranked the number one Top Company Culture in America by Entrepreneur magazine, and number two Best Place to Work in Texas. JT is the author of “I Got There: How a Mixed Race Kid Overcame Racism, Poverty and Abuse to Arrive at The American Dream.” He joins Marcel to chat about his amazing life story – his journey from scrubbing toilets at a restaurant to becoming President of a million-dollar software company, and now CEO of Scribe Media – and to share the lessons he learned along the way.
Gary Hamel is a world-renowned influential business thinker, a consultant, the Director and co-founder of Management Lab, and a visiting Professor at the London Business School. His newest book, “Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them,” is a practical guide to dismantling business bureaucracy and replacing it with a much more human-centered and effective system. He and Marcel Schwantes discuss the book and how leaders can apply the principles of ‘humanocracy’.
This week’s guest on the Love In Action podcast, Robert (Bob) Quinn, believes that purpose has a positive influence on a company’s financial health and competitiveness. In addition, on a personal level, purpose helps people grow and thrive. Bob is the Margaret Elliot Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus at Michigan Ross School of Business. A prolific author and revered teacher and speaker, he has published 18 books and has been named one of the top speakers in the world on organizational culture. He is among the top 1% of professors cited in organizational behavior textbooks. His viral Google talk on personal purpose has amassed over 16 million views. Bob joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about his book, The Economics of Higher Purpose: Eight Counterintuitive Steps for Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization, including how to shift from a transaction-oriented to a purpose-oriented mindset.
Dr. Amy Bradley is a senior faculty member of Hult International Business School. She was chosen as a member of the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020 and her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and The Guardian. Her recent book, The Human Moment: The Positive Power of Compassion in the Workplace, is a hands-on manual to cultivating a culture in the workplace that practices and supports compassion. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the book, and how its principles apply in today’s world.
Jay Perry is the Founder and CEO of Ally Business Coaching, co-author of Success Manifesto with Brian Tracy, and a certified Birkman consultant. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss leadership, communication, and perceptions. This episode is proudly sponsored by Ally Business Coaching. Visit them at www.allybusinesscoaching.com
Moshe Engelberg is an author and the Founder and CEO of ResearchWorks, Inc. His recent book, “The Amare Wave: Uplifting Business by Putting Love to Work (The Amare Way),” is a practical guide to leading through love, deeply rooted in behavioral science and diverse wisdom traditions. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his book and how its principles apply to the current global climate.
Adam Waytz is an award-winning social psychologist, and Associate Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. His work has been published in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal. He joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to discuss his new book, The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World. They chat about our innate need for human interaction, and why we need to see each other.
These are extraordinary times. In addition to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are once again experiencing the pain and conflict arising from the killing of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer. The country is yet again being forced to face its painful history of systemic racial prejudice towards people of color, and people everywhere are rightfully demanding meaningful change. The issue of racism goes beyond the killing of George Floyd, however. It is a “we” problem, and it’s going to take all of us to speak up, speak out, and be a voice for change. As business leaders, we have to confront the injustices that we see at work and put the spotlight on what’s happening inside our corporate walls. This week’s show is a replay of an episode in which Laura Morgan Roberts addresses the issue of racism in corporate America, and offers powerful solutions for all of us.
The Los Angeles Times describes Frances Frei as “the go-to woman for companies like Uber who are looking to improve their image.” Frances is a Harvard Business School (HBS) professor who is credited with making HBS more gender-inclusive. She also served recently as Uber’s first VP of Leadership and Strategy, brought in to turn around its toxic culture. Along with co-author Anne Morriss, she has written “Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leaders Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.” She chats with Marcel Schwantes about her book and how to unleash the potential of those you lead by applying practical love.
Marc Lesser is a speaker, executive coach, and the founder and CEO of ZBA Associates, a consulting company specializing in executive development and leadership. He joins Marcel to discuss his recent book, Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, which offers readers a practical framework that they can apply to leadership regardless of their level. The book provides the tools to eliminate fear and self-doubt, shift one’s awareness, and cut out workplace drama.
This week’s Love In Action podcast is sponsored by ALEU — The Leadership Development Company. Founder Monte Williams believes that “When you lead yourself with passion, you inspire others; and when you inspire others, anything is possible.” His personal mission is to inspire passion through the leadership of self and others. Monte also serves as Senior Director of Client Services at TaskUs, and over the course of his career he has built many high performing teams that have generated millions of dollars in revenue. He is an executive coach and speaker; he recently delivered an inspiring TEDx talk entitled, Get In The C.A.R. — The Keys To Sustainable Leadership. He joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about his company’s mission and how leading others must be preceded by leading yourself.
Dr. Monica Worline is the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches other organizations how to use compassionate leadership to humanize and energize the workplace. In addition, she is a research scientist and the Executive Director of Compassion Lab. Her co-authored book, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations, is a practical guide to practicing compassion on the job. She joins Marcel to discuss the book and how its principles apply to all organizations.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the seminal book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by the late, great Stephen Covey. A special 30th Anniversary Edition is to be released later this month, with new content and personal insights from Stephen Covey’s son, Sean Covey. Another of Stephen’s sons, Stephen M.R. Covey joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to discuss his father’s work and legacy, including the reasons why the book has stood the test of time. Stephen M.R. Covey is co-founder of Covey Link and Franklin Covey Global Speed of Trust, as well as the bestselling author of The Speed of Trust.
In this week’s memorable and uplifting show, Marcel Schwantes chats with Kevin Hancock, who shares his inspirational story of finding purpose in the midst of adversity and re-scripting his definition of leadership as a result. They also discuss his new book, The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership.
In this week’s memorable and uplifting show, Marcel Schwantes chats with Kevin Hancock, who shares his inspirational story of finding purpose in the midst of adversity and re-scripting his definition of leadership as a result. They also discuss his new book, The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership.
Matthew Emerzian is an author, keynote speaker, and the founder and CEO of Every Monday Matters, a non-profit organization committed to helping others understand their value and purpose. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Oprah.com, The Today Show, and the Hallmark Channel. He joins Marcel Schwantes to share a powerful and timely message about why we all matter.
This week’s guest on the Love In Action podcast is Michael Hyatt, CEO and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company, and the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Michael Hyatt & Company has been featured in the Inc 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America for three consecutive years. Michael is also a bestselling author. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his new book, The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team and Scale Your Business, and to explain how leaders can design an irresistible vision and rally their teams to achieve it.
Charn McAllister is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizational Development at D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Earlier in his career, Charn served in the US Army as a helicopter pilot and troop commander during two deployments in Iraq. He joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to talk about why being a likable leader matters and how it leads to results.
Marcel Schwantes welcomes Dr. Wayne Baker to this week’s Love In Action show. Wayne is the co-founder and board member of Give and Take Inc. He also serves as the Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. His work and research focus on social capital, social networks, generosity and positive organizations. He chats with Marcel about the art of making strategic asks as detailed in his new book, “All You Have To Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success.”
Ankur Gopal is the CEO of Interapt, an award-winning mobile and wearable technology solutions innovation partner. He was named one of Business’ First 40 Business Leaders Under 40 and inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2014. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss talent acquisition and what he’s doing to make it easier.
Marcel Schwantes welcomes Todd Palmer to this week’s Love In Action show. Todd is the CEO of Extraordinary Advisors, a renowned executive coach and author of The Job Search Process: Find and Land a Great Job in Six Weeks or Less. He shares how he went from being $600,000 in debt to making the Inc. 5000 list six times! He and Marcel chat about his amazing story, and his proven framework for helping business owners achieve success through authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability.
Love In Action now has listeners in 100 countries! That means that people around the world tune in every week to learn how to become the best version of themselves as a leader and as a person of extreme positive influence. This week’s honored guest is Chester Elton, one of the world’s top leadership and organizational culture experts, and co-author of multiple bestselling books. Chester is also the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training firm that counsels Fortune 500 companies on employee engagement issues. He chats with Marcel Schwantes about his new book, Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results. They also talk about several gratitude practices that boost team performance, engagement and morale, while reducing turnover.
Laura Morgan Roberts is a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School’s Gender Initiative. As an expert in diversity, inclusion, authenticity and identity development, Laura’s extensive research formed the basis for her study of the influence of African American business leaders. She chats with Marcel Schwantes about her recent article, Toward a Racially Just Workplace, and tackles what is seemingly the most uncomfortable conversation in the work environment.
Marcel Schwantes’ guest on this week’s Love In Action show is internationally renowned leadership coach, speaker and bestselling author, Robb Holman. Robb’s recently released book, All In: How Impactful Teams Build Trust From The Inside Out, takes leaders on an inspirational and practical journey of learning. When there is trust, he says, teams can accomplish the impossible together. He and Marcel chat about his book, including his proprietary Inside Out leadership coaching method.
Dr Mara Klemich is a consulting psychologist with degrees in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. She is also the co-founder of Heart Styles. For over 30 years Mara and her husband Stephen Klemich have drawn upon their expertise in psychology, neuroscience and leadership to help people become the best version of themselves. They have developed a radical approach to identifying what drives human behavior, and have outlined those principles in their newly-released book, Above The Line: Living and Leading With Heart.
Michael Ventura is the founder and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa. He has worked with some of the world’s largest and most important brands such as GE, TED and the White House; and has served as a board member and advisor to a variety of organizations. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and West Point, where he teaches design thinking and how to integrate empathy into the creative process. He joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to discuss his book, Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership; in particular, how empathy can spark innovation and solve tough challenges that we face as leaders.
This week’s show is one of the best yet! Dr. Nate Regier gives Marcel Schwantes and listeners a new way to think about conflict, calling it the greatest untapped energy resource in the world. Considering that Gallup estimates that negative conflict costs the US economy $350 billion a year, Nate’s statement seems doubly shocking. He joins Marcel to discuss this counterintuitive idea as well as his new book, “Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide For Compassionate Accountability.”
Mikaela Kiner has over 15 years experience in HR leadership roles at major companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks, and Amazon. She is a certified executive coach and the founder of Reverb, an HR consulting and leadership development company that helps their clients create healthy, inclusive cultures. She joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to discuss her powerful new book, “Female Firebrands.”
This is a rerun of episode #8 featuring Mike Vacanti, the founder of the HumansFirst Club, where Mike and Marcel discuss the hope of being able to create positive change in the workplace, and how to lead from a humans first perspective.
Mike Vacanti returns to the Love In Action podcast this week after the successful launch of his new book Believership: The Superpower Beyond Leadership. In his previous executive roles, Mike has managed mergers and acquisitions and integrated companies with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue and thousands of people on global teams. Today he is an in-demand speaker and consultant, and the founder of the Humans First Club, the worldwide movement to make humans first in the workplace and in our communities. Mike chats with Marcel Schwantes about his book as well as the work the Humans First Club is doing around the world.
In addition to being a sought-after speaker, Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is the founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, a premier consulting firm based in New York City. She is also the author of a new book, “Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself From Conflict At Work, at Home and In Life.” Jennifer joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to show us how we can experience conflict freedom.
This week’s distinguished guest is Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism thought leader, international speaker, and bestselling author. Raj is the F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He has co-authored a new book with organizational innovation expert Michael J Gelb, entitled “The Healing Organization: Awakening The Conscience Of Business To Help Save The World.” Raj chats with Marcel Schwantes about how for-profit businesses can become agents of healing for their employees, customers, and communities.
This week’s guest, Dave Mortensen, together with his co-founder, made the bold decision to reinvent the culture of work in their business. Today their company, Anytime Fitness, is the world’s largest and fastest-growing coed fitness club franchise and has earned numerous industry awards including Top Global Franchise and one of America’s Most Promising Companies. Dave Mortensen is the President of Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness. He has been featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire and Be The Boss Canada. He is a sought-after speaker on leadership culture and employee engagement. He and his partner have also written a book, Love Work, about how to inspire a high performing culture at the center of people, purpose, profits and play.
John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft, a leadership development company that transforms managers into leaders. In 2017 he was named a LinkedIn Top Voice in Management and Workplace. He is also a renowned speaker and host of the Follow My Lead podcast. He joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to talk about his new book, Building the Best: Eight Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success, and to equip you with the tools you need to become the kind of leader the world needs today.
Marcel Schwantes reflects on the biggest lessons he learned in 2019 from his guests about being a better leader. His mission to spread the Love In Action message is the Why behind this podcast, and the reason he spends most of his time interviewing the world’s top leaders and influencers as well as writing, speaking and coaching leaders.
We’ve moved from the Information Age into the Imagination Age, and creative thinking skills are now just as important as the so-called ‘hard’ business skills. Imagination plus leadership is the formula to unleash all kinds of potential. So says Brian Paradis, author of the compelling new book Lead With Imagination. Brian is a senior partner of C-Suite Solutions, a national advisory firm that helps health care organizations move from “volume to value.” He served previously as President of Florida Hospital’s central region, a $4 billion enterprise, and under his leadership, it became the number one ranked hospital in Florida for three years.
Marcel’s guest on this week’s Love In Action show is Jacqueline Carter. Jacqueline is the international partner and the North American director for Potential Project. She has over 20 years of experience working with organizations around the globe, including Cisco, Marriott and Google, to improve performance. She is also the co-author along with Rasmus Hougaard, of the exciting new book, “The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People and Your Organization For Extraordinary Results.” The book is based on extensive research, including assessments of more than 35,000 leaders, and reveals how leaders can disrupt how they lead by training their brains.
Whitney Johnson has been recognized as one of the world’s foremost management thought leaders by Thinkers 50 and Fortune magazine. She is an advisor, speaker, and host of the weekly podcast, Disrupt Yourself. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss her recent book, “Build An A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve,” in which she shows leaders and managers how to reduce turnover and enhance loyalty by leading their team members up their current learning curve and designing their jobs to maximize learning and engagement.
Bestselling author Dan Cable is this week’s guest on the Love in Action podcast. Dan is a social psychologist and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the London Business School. He has also been ranked among the top 25 most influential management scholars in the world. His teaching and work are focused on culture and employee engagement, and the link between brands and employee behaviors. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Business Week and his clients include some of the biggest brands on the planet including Coca Cola, Estee Lauder, and Twitter. Dan joins host Marcel Schwantes to discuss his research as detailed in his book, “Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do.”
Marcel welcomes Dr. Randy Ross, Founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer at Remarkable, to the show. Randy is a master of cultural transformation who has traveled internationally as a speaker, coach, and Fortune 500 consultant, building teams and developing leaders. He has a unique understanding of employee engagement and he offers practical solutions for increasing both team morale and performance in his new book “Relationomics: Business Powered by Relationships.”
Marcel Schwantes talks with author Dr. Melanie Katzman about her book, Connect First: 52 Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning and Joy at Work. Melanie is a psychologist and executive coach to the world’s top organizations and government agencies. She is also the founder of Katzman Consulting and a founding partner of the global nonprofit Leader’s Quest. She has been featured in The Financial Times, New York Times, Vanity Fair among others, and has made numerous television appearances on ABC, CBS and Lifetime.
This week’s guest is executive coach and thought leader, Steve Farber, who teaches that love, rather than being a soft skill as it’s widely considered, is a hard-core leadership principle that helps shape winning businesses and elevates the customer and employee experience. Steve authored the seminal book, “The Radical Leap” — widely considered one of the top 100 business books ever written. He is the President of Extreme Leadership Inc., and he recently released another book, “Love is Just Damn Good Business.” He chats with host Marcel Schwantes about his latest work.
Marcel chats with Joel Peterson in this week’s show. Joel is the Chairman of JetBlue and author of the recently re-released book “The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great.” Listen in to learn how you can build a high trust organization.
This week’s guest on the Love In Action podcast is Richard Boyatzis, a renowned expert on emotional intelligence and bestselling author. Richard and his colleagues at Case Western Reserve University have recently released a new book entitled “Helping People Change,” which reveals their findings about a more effective approach to helping people learn and change behaviors.
Sally Helgesen, one of the world’s premier experts on women’s leadership and a best-selling author joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about some of the most common habits that undermine women in their quest to become more successful, and what she has found gets in the way of women reaching their fullest potential.
Dr. Carol Grannis is the Chief Self-Esteem Officer for Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of the Anytime Fitness franchise system which is the fastest-growing franchise in the country. She has 28 years of experience in HR, Employee Engagement, and Training and Development. She is also a speaker, lecturer and facilitator for groups all over the world. On this week’s show, she chats with Marcel Schwantes about the leadership powerhouse of vulnerability.
Marcel Schwantes chats with Dr. Melissa Hughes about how the brain works and how to make it work better. Dr. Hughes, a neuroscience expert, is the author of “Happy Hour With Einstein,” as well as a keynote speaker and thought leader. She shares practical applications of neuroscience to help leaders learn habits that lead to positive work cultures of belonging, psychological safety, and gratitude.
Marcel Schwantes chats with Harold MacDowell, an icon in the servant-leadership movement. Harold is the CEO of TDIndustries, a $631M company with over 2600 “partners” (employees) in the company. TD has made the Fortune Magazine Best Companies to Work For list for 17 consecutive years under Harold’s leadership. Marcel and Harold discuss the two sides of servant-leadership, and its personal as well as business impact.
Marcel Schwantes chats with executive coach and author Jerry Colonna about his new book, “Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up.” They discuss Jerry’s concept of Radical Self-Inquiry and how shame and fear keep us from being happy and fulfilled at work and in life.
Today, Marcel Schwantes talks to Kristen Hadeed, author of “Permission to Screw Up”, and founder of Student Maid, a cleaning company that has employed thousands of students all around the world. This is a challenging industry, but Kristen blew industry standards out of the water with her innovative ideas, company culture and by focusing on love.
What would be the outcome if we all had a more loving, safe and human workplace? Renée Smith is today’s guest on the Love in Action Podcast and she is going to share with us the benefits of bringing more love into the workplace.
Today’s guest, Mark C. Crowley, author of Lead From the Heart, knows the secret to make great leadership happen. He proves, without a doubt, the physiological reasons why leading from the heart give teams and companies real advantage.
Being happy at work isn’t something most people expect. But today’s guest, Dr. Annie McKee, believes it’s possible. In fact, she wrote a book on it, called “How to be Happy At Work,” published by Harvard Business Review Press. According to Annie, there are three key factors: hope, purpose, friendship, and in this episode, we dive into how to be happy at work.
Career development is broken and our expectations have not kept pace with the reality of today’s workplace, according to today’s guest, Julie Winkle Giulioni. Julie co-authored the book, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, and works with organizations worldwide to improve performance through leadership and learning. Today, she’s talking about developing and growing employees.
Are women better leaders than men? Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority on psychoanalysis, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He’s also an author, and his latest book is rather controversial. He asks the question: Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? And why are women so good at it?
What does it take to reboot a company from the ground up? Joining us on this episode is Doug Conant, the Founder of ConantLeadership, former CEO of the Campbell Soup Company, and co-author of the international bestseller, TouchPoints. Today, Doug is sharing about how he turned Campbell around, and how he’s able to create leadership connections in the smallest of moments.
How many conventional leadership ideas do we take as the truth but turn out to be lies? We’re joined today by Ashley Goodall, the author of Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, and the Senior Vice President Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco. Ashley separates fact from fiction in the realm of workplace and leadership misconceptions, and what the truths really are.
What does “we’re all in this together” look like? Join us on this episode as we sit with Terry Turner, the President and CEO of Pinnacle Financial Partners. Today we’re talking about cultivating a culture of ownership, keeping employees engaged, and how love can still manifest in action — even at companies like banks.
Times are changing. There is a movement happening: are you in? Joining us today is Mike Vacanti, the founder of the HumansFirst Club. Today we’re talking about the hope of being able to create positive change in the workplace, and how to lead from a humans first perspective.
How do you help people bring their whole selves to work? Just ask Claude Silver, the Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia. She oversees wonderful people and their heartbeats, and the experience they have within the four walls of the office and even in life. What happens when you make people feel like they belong, that they’re appreciated and that they’re here to do some incredible, innovative work that excites them? More than you can imagine.
What if someone tapped you on the shoulder and asked if you liked your job. Would you say you loved it? Today on the podcast we have Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller and the author of Everybody Matters. We’re talking about the extraordinary power of caring: what happens to a workplace when people are cared for and care for others in return? What kind of impact will that make?
When you think about work, do you think about joy as well? Joining us on this episode is Rich Sheridan, the author of Joy, Inc. and most recently Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear. He leads Menlo Innovations as their co-founder and CEO. Today we’re talking about how you can bring more joy into your work — and what can happen when you do.
On this episode of Love in Action, we have Howard Behar, the former president of Starbucks International. During his tenure, Howard grew the coffee company from 28 stores to over 15,000 locations, and he’s the author of It’s Not About The Coffee and The Magic Cup. Today we’re talking about servant leadership, how to lead with love, and the power of putting people and values first.
Join us on episode #2 of Love in Action as we unpack the true meaning of customer service and servant leadership with legendary management and leadership expert, Ken Blanchard: consultant, speaker, Chief Spiritual Officer and Co-Founder of The Ken Blanchard Companies, and author of many classics, including The One Minute Manager. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts | Creating raving fans Ken shares his three secrets
Welcome to the Love in Action Podcast, and we’re launching today with someone I deeply admire: Erica Keswin, the author of “Bring Your Human to Work.” Join us as we talk about the book, and dive deep into real-life examples of designing workplaces that are good for people, great for business, and just might change the world. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts | The Big
Welcome to the Love in Action Podcast and the 7-minute teaser where I explain the reason I named it as such. The term “Love in Action” has been loosely used in conversation around social media. It has even made sub-titles of books and a few media headlines. But what does this term, often perceived as “unfit” for work really mean, from a business standpoint? And why did I create a whole podcast (have I told
Pat Falotico, CEO of the Robert K Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen Inc., were asked, “What are the biggest barriers to serving well?” This is a short highlight we captured from the 2015 Servant Leadership Summit three-hour webinar.
Pat Falotico, CEO of the Robert K Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen Inc., were asked, “what does it look like to think of others above ourselves without becoming a doormat? What does that look like in practice, and not just theory?” This is a short highlight we captured from this year’s Servant Leadership Summit three-hour webinar.
Pat Falotico, CEO of the Robert K Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen Inc., were asked the question: “Is it possible to be an effective servant leader under the thumb of oppressive, command-and-control leaders? And if so, how?”
s your company struggling to retain its workforce? Pretty expensive habit, but you’re not alone. According to data from Harvard Business Review and the Corporate Leadership Council, 25% of top performers plan to leave their company within 12 months 50% of executives say their organizations are ineffective at managing and keeping top talent. 33% of “emerging stars” report feeling “disengaged” from their companies. 40% of “high potentials” have little confidence in senior management. If you’re
n November 9, Becky Robinson (Weaving Influence) and Karin Hurt (Let’s Grow Leaders) hosted a Servant Leadership Summit: An Exclusive 3-hour Webinar from the World’s Top Servant Leaders. It was a fantastic time well spent and a terrific way to start the week. The speakers included some heavy hitters, including Ken Blanchard, Cheryl Bachelder, and Ken Jennings, to name a few. → Click here for the event page with all speaker bios. ← Close to 700