What causes ineffective meetings? You probably hate wasting valuable time or interrupting work for a meeting, but there are ways to make them better. Steven…
This week on the Bregman Leadership Podcast I’m stepping outside my comfort zone to bring you my very first Q&A episode. I answer five questions…
How do you get people to listen to your ideas? Jeff Dyer is a Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School and an…
How can you challenge your own biases? John Rossman, formerly in charge of Amazon Marketplace and author of Think Like Amazon, offers his advice and…
This episode is a re-run. Today on the show, I have a (digital) face-to-face chat with Geoff Colvin. He’s the author of Humans are Underrated:…
Is it selfish to use our workspace to better ourselves? When it comes to encouraging those we trust to call us out on our blind…
Are you giving yourself time to innovate? On today’s episode, I speak about innovation and productivity with Alex Goryachev, the senior director of innovation at…
What’s the one critical thing you need to get done today? When John Zeratsky worked at Google with his co-author Jake Knapp, they noticed they…
How can large organizations act like small teams? Steve Denning is a popular Forbes.com contributor, Fortune500 leadership coach, and author of six leadership books including…
What does it mean to be a responsible leader? Bawa Jain is the Secretary-General for the World Council of Religious Leaders and the founder and…
How can you get extraordinary results by doing less? Morten Hansen, management professor at the University of California and author of Great at Work, believes…
What makes someone coachable? Humility helps, but can humility be taught? Motivational speaker and author of Raise Your Game Alan Stein Jr believes so. He…
This episode is a re-run. John Maxwell, author of The 5 Levels of Leadership (and 29 other books), talked with me about the pinnacle of…
What if everything in your life could be a project? This week, we are joined by Antonio Nieto Rodriguez, a champion of project management who…
Can we create safety in our organization? Harvard professor Amy Edmondson says it’s her aspiration to remove the need for excessive courage in the workplace.…
What drives you forward? Bob Rosen, co-author of Conscious, believes that a deliberately aware mindset leads to positive action. Good leaders, he says, have the…
How can we create more time? Laura Vanderkam, author of multiple books including Off the Clock, analyzed 900 time diaries of busy people to figure…
This episode is a rerun. How can you get the highest quality results from your work?
Being inspired by innovative management ideas is one thing. Applying them in the real world is another entirely. How can you close that gap? Stuart…
Can science inform how we think about our organizations? This week we have Dr. Wayne Jonas on the program.
How can you influence someone in a position of authority? It’s one of the ideas Ken Blanchard explores in Servant Leadership In Action. Discover what…
In this special episode of the Bregman Leadership Podcast, I’m sharing a leadership coaching session, done with my dear friend Wynne Miller. We take a…
What are the benefits of sustained meditation? Ziva Meditation practice founder Emily Fletcher returns to the podcast with a new book, Stress Less, Accomplish More.…
Which emotions are built to make us succeed? David Desteno, author of Emotional Success, asserts that when it comes to accomplishing tasks and moving forward,…
Do you have the courage to focus on what matters? Work and life are inherently integrated and shouldn’t be separated, says Leah Weiss, author of…
This episode is a re-run. I chat with bestselling author Tom Rath, about his book, Are You Fully Charged? Tom is a very practical, research-based…
What does employee engagement look like?
Can we speed the shift from negative feelings to positive behaviors?
How can you create excellent teams? Patty McCord, co-creator of the viral Netflix Culture Deck and author of Powerful, says we have to encourage particular…
How can we invest in learning? Brad Staats, author of Never Stop Learning, says we have to reconcile that learning can be an inherently “wasteful”…
How can you release control and maintain high standards? Todd Henry returns to the podcast, this time to speak about this 64 million dollar question…
What makes a good decision? Annie Duke, former professional poker champion turned psychologist and author of Thinking in Bets, says the only poor decisions are…
How do you create a more socialized workplace – one that doesn’t rely on technology?
Why does networking make us feel dirty? It doesn’t have to, according to David Burkus, author of Friend of a Friend.
How can we increase our focus? The answer is simple – we have to learn to manage our attention. Chris Bailey returns to the podcast…
How do organizations evolve? You have to have the right structures in place, says Amy Edmondson, author of Teaming.
What behaviors set the best CEOs apart? Elena Botelho, co-author of The CEO Next Door, and her team interviewed 18,000 leaders to find out. Discover…
How can we improve our company’s culture? Dave Logan and his co-authors of Tribal Leadership conducted a large ten-year study of two-dozen organizations and discovered…
Is the story you tell yourself negatively impacting your performance? Maria Van Hekken, Bregman Coach and author of Leading with Yes, talks to us this…
What if leadership maturity wasn’t about age, but effort and experience? This week, I’m joined by Keith Eigel and Karl Kuhnert, who wrote The Map.…
How do we overcome the fear of taking risks? Herminia explains how managers can step up to bigger leadership positions, without relying on introspection.
Discover the most important words a leader can say, the benefits of a two-line email, and why culture isn’t a soft skill.
Are you afraid of taking a risk? You might just be afraid of feeling. If you are willing to feel everything, you can do anything—which is the premise of my new book.
Why do talented people face career derailment? If you know your faults, you can find the type of work environment right for you, says Carter…
What does it mean to be a five-star communicator? Carmine Gallo says the power of persuasion and the impact of compelling stories can set us apart from the rest.
How can you elevate a moment—and can every moment be truly powerful?
In a fast-paced, technological world, what is the best kind of leader? Discover the merits of autocratic leadership versus democratic leadership.
How can we encourage creative problem-solving in our teams? By creating safe spaces that activate the “seeking system” part of our brains.
Has your team plateaued? Once you reach the top, you either innovate or atrophy.
How can you inspire trust in others? Start by trusting yourself.
In a world of change, how do we launch new ideas, careers, and projects?
How do you get a diverse, multigenerational team to work well together? The answer is kindness.
Are we at the mercy of our emotions? As it turns out, we can control them more than we think.
Have you tried meditation and thought it wasn’t for you? It actually might not have been meditation.
How can we understand the people with whom we disagree? By learning to differentiate opinions from facts.
When is it time to leave your career for something totally new? Daron K. Roberts tells the story of his own amazing career change.
You have a vast professional network, but are you using it the right way? According to Erica Dhawan, real power comes from the ability to leverage your network for answers.
What does it take to write a killer joke for the President of the United States? About thirty bad ones, first, says David Litt, former speechwriter for President Obama and writer/producer for Funny or Die.
What if you had a special sense that allowed you to perceive change happening right now? The Seventh Sense explores the idea of connected systems and how they change the very nature of how we do business.
What are the qualities that make people extremely successful? Sarah Robb O’Hagan would know; she has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women In Sports”.
Are you afraid telling your employees the hard truth will make you seem like a jerk? Both praise and criticism should show you care, says Kim Scott.
Are you sucking the intelligence out of your team? According to Liz Wiseman, there are two kinds of leaders, and the latter only get about half of their team’s intelligence.
Are you confusing comfort with happiness? Emily Esfahani Smith furthers our discussion on happiness.
Should you have a warm-up routine for work? According to Dan McGinn, what you do before a performance makes all the difference to that performance.
Are you stuck in a rut? You can’t just think your way to a better future, say Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, you have to design it.
What is the secret to building a world-class team? Sam Walker boiled down the success of the world’s greatest sports teams to a single factor: a great captain.
Can you live happier and be a better leader? According to Tal Ben-Shahar, happiness is the key to successful leadership–but just pursuing it isn’t going to get you there.
How can you develop employees who care? Discover how much your company stands to gain by developing caring mindsets.
Are meaning and happiness part of your career? Marshall Goldsmith, world renowned business educator and coach, returns to the podcast.
How do you talk someone out of believing in a lie? There’s a better way than just spouting the facts, says Daniel Levitin.
How can we have productive conversations around sensitive issues? Bestselling author Mark Murphy offers a solution in his newest book.
Can a little bit of rest actually make us far more productive? Discover why even an hour of rest a week can increase your productivity.
How do you “show love” in your professional life? It sounds like a crazy question, but being genuinely selfless is actually the best thing you can do for your career.
What makes a successful mentorship? It’s not about having a mentee who listens and a mentor who teaches well–it’s all about values compatibility.
How does a company grow its revenue from less than $400M to over $1 billion? That’s the growth trajectory Don Kania led when he became CEO of FEI.
Can you give a speech that actually inspires action? According to expert communicator Sean D’Souza, that’s exactly what every speech should do.
Through a series of fascinating experiments, behavioral economist Dan Ariely has begun to decipher the relationship between meaning, money and motivation.
Voice and public speaking coach Tracy Goodwin, author of Captivate the Room, says the most important thing isn’t what you say, it’s how you say it.
Do you have a dream you’ve been waiting to make good on? Bernie lays out his formula for following through on your most ambitious goals and dreams.
What is leadership presence and how can it be developed? That’s the question Lisa Bloom is asking senior leaders.
His organization had an annual loss of $30MM. In four years, Brian turned that into an annual gain of $140MM.
What is most important to the success of your business, talent or organization? According to Dave Ulrich, structure & process have four times more impact on a business’s success than level of talent.
How can we become more aware of our own biased thinking? Mahzarin Banaji helps us uncover biases and stereotypes ingrained since childhood.
Discover the importance of having a support group of fellow entrepreneurs and how to stay grounded during the tough times.
What separates extraordinary leaders from those who under-perform? Over thirty years ago, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner set out to answer that question.
Are you and your team losing ground to unnecessary meetings, emails and bureaucracy? Discover when you should skip your next meeting.
Do you feel your organization’s policies are counterintuitive? You’re not alone.
Discover the power of naming your fears, the importance of conviction, and how to determine when it’s okay to only go “knee deep.”
Are your words building trust and enabling your colleagues to do their best work? Judith Glaser asserts that humans are wired to be profoundly impacted even by simple conversations.
Discover the six steps of his own scientifically-validated meditation practice and how you can apply them daily, even if you thought meditation would never work for you.
Discover what makes a Challenger-salesperson unique, why you should never “lead with” your value proposition, and the three traits you can train to help your team sell like Challengers.
What do you do when you know you’ve made a big mistake? Alexis Stenfors mismarked his trading books, resulting in a $100 million error, and was labeled a rogue traitor.
How can your team be 35-50% more productive? By shifting from their critter state to their smart state, says Christine Comaford.
What does it take to achieve wild success? On this special episode, I speak with Jeffrey Seller, Tony-award-winning producer of Hamilton, Rent, and Avenue Q.
Can you reduce the amount of suffering in your life just by asking a few specific questions? On this episode, we’ll examine each of them and I’ll put them to the test with a real situation from my life.
What do you do when there is no clear answer to your problem? Learn Prof. Badaracco’s five timeless questions and subtle skills to help you make the best decisions possible.
It’s not just the message that’s important – it’s how you deliver it that can make all the difference.
How can we influence others using the tools of social science and psychology? First, we have to realize how they are influencing us, says Jonah Berger.
Discover how the Four Agreements apply to leadership, let go of doubts, and manifest your best ideas.
Discover how to build trust strategically in new relationships, the three conditions that trust requires, and why the best leaders are the most trusting ones.
Want to create a killer brand for your company, project or team? You’ll not only get to learn Julia’s six steps for creating a brand, you’ll get to see them in action.
What are the values of a great leader? Are you a value-based leader? You can (and should) be.
What’s the secret to getting ahead farther and faster in your workplace?
Skills are necessary to leadership, but the ability to let go of that need may be just as important.
All people are capable of creating and developing a successful idea, but those with these mindsets are more likely to be successful.
Though her mission is to help women be heard and take action, her wisdom applies to everyone.
Discover what you can do to get the best feedback, and how to deliver a perfect performance every time.
Lissa offers us a totally novel way to understand and overcome fear so we can make better decisions, live happier, and accomplish more.
Dr. Susan David argues we need to make room for our emotions so that we can make sound decisions when we are in triggering situations.
In this special hour-long episode, we look at stress and its impact on leadership,
In her new book, Caroline combines neurobiology, psychology and behavioral economics into a practical guide to help you live happier and work smarter.
Discover the new playbook for deal-making with Chris Voss, former FBI lead hostage negotiator.
Learn how to create “clever awakenings” that breaks your audience from normal routines.
Howard makes the case that the honesty, authenticity, and love we cultivate in our personal lives is exactly what we should bring to business.
Discover the “four thieves” stealing away your productivity and how to identify the priority that will give you the most results.
On this week’s podcast, Marshall shares some of his profound knowledge, daily practices and concrete advice that can help us transform the way we work.
How do companies sustain a high growth rate as they mature?
How you can use your future self to help you accomplish your goals, and how to avoiding being too future-focused.
Learn why being supportive and demanding is best for your team, and how to move forward with your life goals without getting bogged down.
Discover the basic steps for developing resilience in yourself, why a “good enough” leader is actually best, and the most powerful way to keep your brain in shape.
Discover how he gives direct feedback without being offensive, and the three elements you can develop to be more personable and successful.
Discover the four steps to accountability and how you can not only be an example in your organization, but enact change in those around you.
Discover Chris Bailey’s secret to staying focused in a sea of social media distraction, and his trick to preventing procrastination.
Does better self-awareness make you a better leader? Matt Tenney thinks so.
Discover Christine’s steps for “detoxing” the need to be constantly connected with our devices.
When you engage in Deep Work, you don’t just get things done, you get them done well.
Learn the three greatest temptations that leaders can fall prey to, and how you can avoid them in your life.
He’ll share a formula to bring out the best in your employees in just 24 hours.
Find out what four behaviors and character traits make “ordinary” people successful, and learn how to apply them in your business and life.
Learn how to change a mindset without a lecture, and try a fun restaurant game to practice relinquishing control in your everyday life.
Erica shows us how to access the many valid forms of inner intelligence within us that are worth listening to.
Is there a secret to building trust? Venable led a team of fighter pilots – the ones from the school portrayed in the movie Top Gun.
Find out what first three steps he took as a new commanding officer that challenged the status quo.
How can we make work more enjoyable, so that we look forward to showing up?
Feeling discomfort without “hitting the fear button” will allow you to experience things more fully. Don’t relieve stress, weather it.
Is it possible for leaders to be authentic? Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, doesn’t think so.
What happens when we stop defining ourselves based on others?
Charles explores the ways in which productive people have built systems and habits to efficiently accomplish their goals.
Amy Cuddy offers a crazy simple, surprisingly effective path for always standing in our power.
Carol Dweck has identified two ways of approaching the world: a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset. And there is a clear winner.
It’s not always the loudest, most popular leader that wins: it’s the leader that is willing to speak truth to power.
Most of us can think of ways we want to change. The bigger challenge is follow-through.
Can you build trust with people, even when you’re in competition with them? It’s not only possible, it’s essential.
Should you dump a bucket of cold water over your head every morning? According to Dr. Howard Jacobson and Glenn Murphy, the answer is a resounding YES!
What can you learn from con artists about becoming a better influencer?
Are our choices really our own? Learn how your leadership decisions might be easily manipulated by the things around you–and what you can do about it.
You’ll leave this conversation with a better sense of how to help your employees put out their own fires without leaving your desk.
You’ll learn his secret for getting people to voluntarily and consistently endure his fitness torture, morning after morning.
Todd Henry and I discuss what it takes to lead powerfully and communicate your ideas in a way that translates your thoughts into value.
You will leave this conversation with insight into how anthropologists see the world.
You’ll leave my conversation with Phil Tetlock with a better understanding of how to predict the future and an approach to bouncing back when you’re wrong.
You’ll leave this conversation with Geoff Colvin with some guidance on how to bring out your best in a way that keeps you relevant in an age of technology.
You’ll leave this conversation with Tom Rath with a number of concrete ways to make healthier choices to live a more productive, energized life.
Ron Friedman chats with me today about workplace management and employee relationships.
Bestselling author Dan Pink joins us to talk about motivating people, regardless of whether they work for us or buy from us.
John Maxwell, author of The 5 Levels of Leadership (and 29 other books), talked with me about the pinnacle of leadership and how we can get there.
Lee Ross is a wise man himself. You’ll have a better understanding of the difference between wisdom and intelligence and how to avoid the trap of naive realism.
You’ll leave this conversation with skills to be more productive, as well as an appreciation of the risks and excitement of starting a new business.
I talk about my vision for the Bregman Leadership Podcast and why you should give it a listen.