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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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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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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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Relinquishing Power: The Hidden Strength of “I Don’t Know”
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Relinquishing Power: The Hidden Strength of “I Don’t Know”

True leadership is about surrounding yourself with people who know what they are doing —and…

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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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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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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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What Improv Can Teach You About Holding Onto New Hires
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What Improv Can Teach You About Holding Onto New Hires

Your onboarding program sucks. Here are tips on keeping your new recruits on their toes,…

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What It's Like to Manage a Bunch of SNL Stars
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What It's Like to Manage a Bunch of SNL Stars

When Second City executive vice president Kelly Leonard gave Tina Fey creative space,…

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How Improv Can Make You a Better Leader
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How Improv Can Make You a Better Leader

Second City, Chicago’s renowned comedy school and theater, shows that the funny business translates to…

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Live From Cigna, It's Improvisation
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Live From Cigna, It's Improvisation

Imagine all of the company executives standing arm in arm pretending to be a six-headed…

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Am I a Bad Boss? Seriously, Am I?
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Am I a Bad Boss? Seriously, Am I?

It's incredibly easy to judge our boss, company leaders, and everyone else for not living…

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Take the F****ing Note: Performance Feedback
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Take the F****ing Note: Performance Feedback

Giving and receiving effective and useful feedback is a rare and wonderful thing. But it…

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Comedy is Authenticity or Astro Teller’s Rollerblades
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Comedy is Authenticity or Astro Teller’s Rollerblades

Comedy is a significant art form that allows us to speak truth to power; to…

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Bad Boss: Stephen Colbert Mocks Me on National Television
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Bad Boss: Stephen Colbert Mocks Me on National Television

Some bosses don’t want to hear truth, so they create barriers to real conversations; they…

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Adam McKay: Leading Like an Improviser
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Adam McKay: Leading Like an Improviser

Leading by following. It’s a concept that is core to improvisation. The idea is that…

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