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“Robert Lustig, “The Hacking of the American Mind
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“Robert Lustig, “The Hacking of the American Mind"

Kelly draws insights from Dr. Robert Lustig whose new book “The Hacking of…

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Ashley Nicole Black, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - Feminist, Upbeat and Sad
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Ashley Nicole Black, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - Feminist, Upbeat and Sad

Kelly catches up with Ashley Nicole Black who is a writer and correspondent…

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Bob Johansen, “The New Leadership Literacies”
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Bob Johansen, “The New Leadership Literacies”

Kelly welcomes Bob Johansen back to the show to talk about his new…

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Molly Beck, “Smart, Pretty, Awkward and Reaching Out.”
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Molly Beck, “Smart, Pretty, Awkward and Reaching Out.”

Kelly visits with prolific blogger, marketer and author Molly Beck. Her new book…

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Ronald Heifetz, Harvard University - “Leadership is an Improvisational Art”
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Ronald Heifetz, Harvard University - “Leadership is an Improvisational Art”

Kelly talks to Harvard’s Ronald Heifetz about the science behind leadership and how…

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Jay Heinrichs - “Thank You for Arguing”
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Jay Heinrichs - “Thank You for Arguing”

Kelly talks to Jay Heinrichs the author the New York Times bestselling book…

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Kathryn Minshew, The Muse - People, Purpose and Path
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Kathryn Minshew, The Muse - People, Purpose and Path

Kelly talks to Kathryn Minshew, The Founder and CEO of the online career…

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Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, “Frangela” - Comedy in the Era of Trump
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Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, “Frangela” - Comedy in the Era of Trump

Kelly talks to Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton of the comedy duo…

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Julie Wilson, Institute for the Future of Learning - Failing Forward
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Julie Wilson, Institute for the Future of Learning - Failing Forward

Kelly gets schooled by Julie Wilson, the Founder and Executive Director of the…

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Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness - Peak Performance
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Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness - Peak Performance

Kelly talks to the authors of “Peak Performance,” Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness,…

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Eric Barker, “Barking up the Wrong Tree” - Why Moldova Sucks
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Eric Barker, “Barking up the Wrong Tree” - Why Moldova Sucks

Kelly and author Eric Barker talk about his new book “Barking Up The…

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Ai-jen Poo, Caring Across Generations - Improvisation for Care
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Ai-jen Poo, Caring Across Generations - Improvisation for Care

Kelly talks to activist, author and co-director of Caring Across Generations about Second…

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Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter, Improvisation and Alzheimer’s - The Long Hello
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Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter, Improvisation and Alzheimer’s - The Long Hello

Kelly connects with Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter whose story of using improvisational…

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George Anders, “You Can Do Anything” - The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education
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George Anders, “You Can Do Anything” - The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education

Kelly talks to Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times Bestselling author George…

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Sarah Robb O’Hagan - CEO, Flywheel Sports - Extreme You
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Sarah Robb O’Hagan - CEO, Flywheel Sports - Extreme You

Kelly connects with Sarah Robb O’Hagan whose career has included stints at Virgin,…

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Max Weinberg, The E Street Band - Chemistry, Comedy and Being in the Band
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Max Weinberg, The E Street Band - Chemistry, Comedy and Being in the Band

Kelly swaps stories with legendary drummer Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street…

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Kelly McGonigal, Stanford University - The Upside of Stress
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Kelly McGonigal, Stanford University - The Upside of Stress

Kelly talks to Stanford University psychologist and acclaimed TEDtalk Speaker Kelly McGonigal about…

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Lisa Bodell, Future Think - Why Simple Wins
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Lisa Bodell, Future Think - Why Simple Wins

Kelly connects with the CEO of Futurethink and author of “Why Simple Wins,”…

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Friederike Fabritius, Neuropsychologist - The Leading Brain
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Friederike Fabritius, Neuropsychologist - The Leading Brain

Kelly digs into the powerful science based strategies for achieving peak performance with…

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Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, ADMCI - Rediscovering Craftsmanship
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Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, ADMCI - Rediscovering Craftsmanship

Kelly talks to two entrepreneurs, Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, who have joined forces to…

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Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB - Leading By Owning It
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Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB - Leading By Owning It

Kelly sits down with Coca Cola veteran and current CEO of DDB North America, Wendy…

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Seth Godin - The Value of Weird
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Seth Godin - The Value of Weird

Kelly talks to prolific author, blogger, marketer and entrepreneur Seth Godin about money,…

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Lauren Duca, Teen Vogue - Living in Outrage Culture
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Lauren Duca, Teen Vogue - Living in Outrage Culture

Kelly connects with Lauren Duca, the 26 year old columnist for Teen Vogue…

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Dick Costolo – Great Leaders are Great Listeners
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Dick Costolo – Great Leaders are Great Listeners

Kelly talks to former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo about leadership, improvisation and working…

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Alan Alda - Science, Improv and A Bad Trip to The Dentist
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Alan Alda - Science, Improv and A Bad Trip to The Dentist

“Ignorance was my ally as long as it was backed up by curiosity.”…

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Brené Brown, Rising Strong and Yes, And
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Brené Brown, Rising Strong and Yes, And

Kelly connects with Brené Brown to talk about her latest book “Rising Strong”…

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Mitch Prinstein, UNC Chapel Hill - Popular
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Mitch Prinstein, UNC Chapel Hill - Popular

Kelly talks to professor Mitch Prinstein about his new book “Popular” which looks at the…

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Peter McGraw, University of Colorado, Boulder - The Humor Code
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Peter McGraw, University of Colorado, Boulder - The Humor Code

Kelly talks comedy and humor with Dr. Peter McGraw, a professor with an…

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Emma Seppala, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence - The Happiness Track
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Emma Seppala, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence - The Happiness Track

Kelly talks to scholar and author Emma Seppala about the connection between happiness…

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Duncan Watts, Microsoft - Everything is Obvious
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Duncan Watts, Microsoft - Everything is Obvious

Kelly talks to the brilliant Cornell professor and Primary Researcher at Microsoft, Duncan…

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Scott Curran, Beyond Advisers - Bill Clinton, Big Law and Purpose
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Scott Curran, Beyond Advisers - Bill Clinton, Big Law and Purpose

Kelly talks with former Clinton Foundation General Counsel Scott Curran about social impact…

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Rodd Wagner, BI Worldwide - People Aren’t Widgets
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Rodd Wagner, BI Worldwide - People Aren’t Widgets

Kelly talks to Rodd Wagner, VP of employment engagement strategies for BI Worldwide…

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Katie Watson, Northwestern University - Medical Improv
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Katie Watson, Northwestern University - Medical Improv

Kelly talks to Katie Watson, a teacher of bioethics, law and medical humanities…

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Dacher Keltner, UC Berkeley - The Power Paradox
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Dacher Keltner, UC Berkeley - The Power Paradox

Kelly connects with Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner, author of “The Power Paradox.” Keltner’s…

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Dr. Keith Sawyer, University of North Carolina - Tapping Group Genius
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Dr. Keith Sawyer, University of North Carolina - Tapping Group Genius

Kelly talks to creativity scholar Dr. Keith Sawyer whose experience working with improvisational…

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Adam Alter, “Irresistible” - Welcome to the Age of Behavioral Addiction
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Adam Alter, “Irresistible” - Welcome to the Age of Behavioral Addiction

Kelly is joined by Adam Alter, Professor at NYU Stern School of Business; best-selling author…

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Adam Grant, Wharton School - Originals
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Adam Grant, Wharton School - Originals

It’s our 50th episode! Kelly celebrates by talking to the great and smart Adam Grant,…

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Tina Seelig, Stanford – Insight Out
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Tina Seelig, Stanford – Insight Out

Kelly talks to Tina Seelig, a professor at Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering…

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Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere
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Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere

Kelly goes behind the scenes with Charlie Todd, the founder of Improv Everywhere, the New…

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Nir Eyal, The Powers of Habit
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Nir Eyal, The Powers of Habit

Kelly talks to Nir Eyal, an entrepreneur and consultant whose book “Hooked” shows how habits…

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Cal Newport – Georgetown University – Deep Work
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Cal Newport – Georgetown University – Deep Work

Kelly sits down with Cal Newport, Georgetown professor of Computer Science whose latest book, “Deep…

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Zoe Chance, Yale – Woo The Gator
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Zoe Chance, Yale – Woo The Gator

Kelly talks to Zoe Chance, who is a marketing professor teaching influence and persuasion at…

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Nicholas Epley, The Center for Decision Research – Behavioral Science Meets Improvisation
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Nicholas Epley, The Center for Decision Research – Behavioral Science Meets Improvisation

Kelly talks with Nicholas Epley about The Booth Schools of Business and their…

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David Hornik, August Capital | The Venture Capitalist
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David Hornik, August Capital | The Venture Capitalist

Why is Kelly talking to a wildly successful venture capitalist? Maybe it’s because he’s really…

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Dr. Charles Limb | This is Your Brain on Improv
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Dr. Charles Limb | This is Your Brain on Improv

Kelly talks to Dr. Charles Limb, who has studied the effects of improvisation on the…

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Caroline Webb, How to Have a Good Day
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Caroline Webb, How to Have a Good Day

Kelly talks to Caroline Webb, author of the fantastic new book How to Have a…

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Howard Tullman | Chicago: Collaboration Capital of the World
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Howard Tullman | Chicago: Collaboration Capital of the World

Kelly talks to Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, the tech hub that serves as a…

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Bob Johansen, Seeing Into The Future
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Bob Johansen, Seeing Into The Future

Kelly talks to futurist Bob Johansen who has worked with companies like Kellogg’s, Intel, Disney…

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Phil Clement | Risk, Manchester United and the Value of Pride
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Phil Clement | Risk, Manchester United and the Value of Pride

Kelly talks with Phil Clement, Global CMO of AON about working at the intersection of…

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Jason Fried, Basecamp | How Work Isn’t Working
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Jason Fried, Basecamp | How Work Isn’t Working

Kelly sits down with Jason Fried, the CEO and Co-Founder of Basecamp whose TEDtalk “Why…

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Angela Duckworth | Grit, Resilience and Passion
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Angela Duckworth | Grit, Resilience and Passion

Kelly talks to Angela Duckworth, the author of the New York Times Bestselling book Grit.

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Joshua Wolf Shenk, The Powers of Two
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Joshua Wolf Shenk, The Powers of Two

Kelly talks to Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of “Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of…

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Charles Duhigg, Smarter, Faster, Better
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Charles Duhigg, Smarter, Faster, Better

Kelly sits down with Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times Best Selling author Charles…

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Kim Scott discusses
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Kim Scott discusses "Radical Candor"

Kelly Leonard connects with Kim Scott who is the author of the book Radical…

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Craig Dubitsky, The Entrepreneur CEO
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Craig Dubitsky, The Entrepreneur CEO

Kelly talks Craig Dubitsky, the CEO of Hello Products and the co-founder of EOS products…

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Robert Sutton | Stanford University – The No A****** Rule
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Robert Sutton | Stanford University – The No A****** Rule

Kelly talks with best-selling author and Stanford University professor Bob Sutton about the defining characteristics…

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Julie Mason, The Press Pool – Electoral Dysfunction
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Julie Mason, The Press Pool – Electoral Dysfunction

Kelly talks with Julie Mason, host of the Press Pool on Sirius/XM’s Potus Channel about…

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Gretchen Rubin: Happiness and Habits
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Gretchen Rubin: Happiness and Habits

Kelly talks to Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project” and “Better Than Before” about…

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Simon Sinek | Starting with Why
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Simon Sinek | Starting with Why

Kelly talks to thought leader Simon Sinek about his new book Together is Better, on…

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Katie Elfering Discusses Secrets of Millennials
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Katie Elfering Discusses Secrets of Millennials

Kelly mines insights around the Secrets of Millennials from Katie Elfering, Senior Design Researcher…

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Reverend Doctor Samuel Wells: God, Marriage and Improvisation
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Reverend Doctor Samuel Wells: God, Marriage and Improvisation

Kelly connects with Reverend Doctor Samuel Wells, The Vicar of St. Martin in the Fields…

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Dan Kois | Slate Magazine – Politics & Parenting
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Dan Kois | Slate Magazine – Politics & Parenting

Kelly Leonard sits down with Dan Kois of Slate Magazine to discuss politics and parenting.

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Brian Bannon | Commissioner Chicago Public Library “Diversity, Dyslexia and Chance the Rapper”
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Brian Bannon | Commissioner Chicago Public Library “Diversity, Dyslexia and Chance the Rapper”

Kelly is joined by Brian Bannon, Commissioner Chicago Public Library to discuss “Diversity, Dyslexia and…

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Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism, 1989 and Whole Foods
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Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism, 1989 and Whole Foods

Kelly connects with Raj Sisodia, the co-founder of Conscious Capitalism who brings some much needed…

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Mike Sacks, Outsiders, Rebels And Comedy Icons
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Mike Sacks, Outsiders, Rebels And Comedy Icons

Kelly Leonard talks to noted comedy writer Mike Sacks about some very funny people and…

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Adam McKay - Trump, Basketball, Improv and More
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Adam McKay - Trump, Basketball, Improv and More

Kelly has an engaged and funny conversation with Academy Award winning filmmaker Adam McKay.

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“Talking Change with the Future’s Guy.” - J Walker Smith
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“Talking Change with the Future’s Guy.” - J Walker Smith

Kelly talks to renowned insight guru J Walker Smith about our need to understand “Change”…

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Kathleen Schafer - Leading with a Sense of Self
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Kathleen Schafer - Leading with a Sense of Self

Kelly talks to leadership expert Kathleen Schafer about running an office and running for an…

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Insights and Improvisations - Dan Pink
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Insights and Improvisations - Dan Pink

Kelly Leonard finds interesting connections with best selling author Dan Pink about improvisation and insights…

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Ethics, Improvisation, and Gaming - Podcast with Ethisphere
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Ethics, Improvisation, and Gaming - Podcast with Ethisphere

Kelly Leonard is joined by Erica Salmon Byrne and Jen Ellison to…

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The Story of Coca-Cola - Katherine Twells
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The Story of Coca-Cola - Katherine Twells

Kelly Leonard talks storytelling, consumer branding,  leadership and listening with Coca Cola marketing executive…

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Leading In - Christie Hefner
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Leading In - Christie Hefner

Kelly Leonard sits down with Christie Hefner who has surprising and thoughtful ideas on “people”…

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Asking The Manager of Ask A Manager - Alison Green
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Asking The Manager of Ask A Manager - Alison Green

Kelly Leonard gets the best work advice about management from Alison Green who runs the…

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The Science of Creativity - Barry Kaufman
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The Science of Creativity - Barry Kaufman

Kelly Leonard sits down with Scott Barry Kaufman, the Scientific Director – Imagination Institute…

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Larry Ellison to Miles Davis: What Makes A Superboss - Sydney Finkelstein
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Larry Ellison to Miles Davis: What Makes A Superboss - Sydney Finkelstein

Dr. Finkelstein has spent decades studying leadership, in his new book “Superbosses,” he finds some…

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Design Thinking and Drunken Bass Playing - Neil Stevenson
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Design Thinking and Drunken Bass Playing - Neil Stevenson

Neil Stevenson shares fascinating stories from the cutting  edge design firm IDEO and how his…

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Ready for Hillary Clinton, Trump and Dealing with Rats - Tracy Sefl
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Ready for Hillary Clinton, Trump and Dealing with Rats - Tracy Sefl

Kelly Leonard connects with Tracy Sefl, a longtime political consultant who…

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Flying, Giving and Improvising - Sonya Jackson
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Flying, Giving and Improvising - Sonya Jackson

Sonya has spent decades helping businesses give back – hear her tales that stretch from…

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Improv Meets Thinking Fast and Slow - Linnea Ghandi
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Improv Meets Thinking Fast and Slow - Linnea Ghandi

Kelly Leonard connects with Linnea Gandhi, who is a passionate practitioner of applied behavioral science…

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Putting Tech in the Room Where it Happens - Michael Slaby
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Putting Tech in the Room Where it Happens - Michael Slaby

Michael Slaby – former CTO, Obama for America; Managing Partner, Timshel – Putting Tech in…

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Follow the Fear: What Artists Can Teach You about Innovation - Peter Himmelman
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Follow the Fear: What Artists Can Teach You about Innovation - Peter Himmelman

Kelly Leonard talks to musician Peter Himmelman about stories, songs and using fear to propel…

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