Podcast Topic

Agility

Hack Your Bureaucracy

Guest: Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai

Kelly talks to former Obama White House staffers Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai about their new book: “Hack Your Bureaucracy: Get Things Done No Matter What Your Role on Any Team.”

The Book of Joe

Guest: Joe Maddon

Kelly snags an interview with the legendary baseball manager Joe Maddon to talk about his new book "The Book of Joe: Trying Not to Suck at Baseball & Life."

Begin Boldly

Guest: Christie Hunter Arscott

Kelly talks to Christie Hunter Arscott, an award-winning advisor and speaker. She has a new book, it’s called: “Begin Boldly: How Women Can Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty, and Launch a Brilliant Career.”

The Power of Unwavering Focus

Guest: Dandapandi

Kelly connects with Dandapani, a Hindu priest, entrepreneur, and a former monk of 10 years to discuss his new book, "The Power of Unwavering Focus."

Stop, Ask, Explore

Guest: Joan Ball

Kelly connects with Joan Ball, an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University to discuss her new book: “Stop, Ask, Explore: Learn to Navigate Change in Times of Uncertainty.”

Both/And Thinking

Guest: Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith, the Academic Director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Delaware, joins us to talk about a new book she co-wrote with Marianne Lewis, Both/And Thinking: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems.

Wild Problems

Guest: Russ Roberts

Russ Roberts, host of the award-winning weekly podcast EconTalk, joins the pod to discuss his new book: “Wild Problems: A Guide to the Decisions that Define Us.”

The Light We Give

Guest: Simran Jeet Singh

Kelly connects with Simran Jeet Singh, the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Program on Religion & Society. His new book is called "The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life."

The Warrior Within

Guest: DJ Vanas

Kelly connects with speaker and author D.J. Vanas to discuss his new book “The Warrior Within: Own Your Power to Serve, Fight, Protect and Heal.”

Do Hard Things

Guest: Steve Magness

Kelly welcomes back performance expert Steve Magness to the podcast to talk about his new book "Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness."

The Upside of Uncertainty

Guest: Nathan Furr and Susannah Harmon Furr

Kelly crosses the Atlantic, talking to France-based couple Nathan Furr and Susannah Harmon Furr about their new book "The Upside of Uncertainty: A Guide to Finding Possibility in the Unknown."

From Stressed to Resilient

Guest: Deborah Gilboa, MD

Kelly reconnects with Doctor Deborah Gilboa (Dr. G), a go-to expert on raising and educating respectful, responsible, resilient young people. She has a new book "From Stressed to Resilient: The Guide to Handle More and Feel Less."

How the Future Works

Guest: Brian Elliott

Kelly speaks to Brian Elliot, Executive Leader at Future Forum and SVP at Slack, about his new book: “How the Future Works: Leading Flexible Team to do the Best Work of Their Lives.”

Plays Well With Others

Guest: Eric Barker

Kelly welcomes Eric Barker back to the podcast to talk about his new book: “Plays Well With Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong.”

The Culture Playbook

Guest: Daniel Coyle

Kelly welcomes back New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle to talk about his new book: “The Culture Playbook: 60 Highly Effective Actions To Help Your Group Succeed.”

The Art of Insubordination

Guest: Todd Kashdan

Kelly mixes things up with George Mason University professor Todd Kashdan to talk about his new book "The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent & Defy Effectively."

Big Feelings

Guest: Liz Fosslien

Kelly connects with writer Liz Fosslien to talk about her new book "Big Feelings: How To Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay."

Influence is Your Superpower

Guest: Zoe Chance

Kelly welcomes Yale scholar Zoe Chance back to the podcast to talk about her new book: “Influence is your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts, Sparking Change and Making Good Things Happen.”

Split the Pie

Guest: Barry Nalebuff

Kelly has a conversation with Yale Scholar Barry Nalebuff about his new book: “Split the Pie: A Radical New Way to Negotiate.”

Deep Purpose

Guest: Ranjay Gulati

Kelly connects with Harvard professor Ranjay Gulati to discuss his new book "Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies.”

The Power of Fun

Guest: Catherine Price

Kelly connects with noted science writer Catherine Price to discuss her new book "The Power of Fun: How To Feel Alive Again."

Get It Done

Guest: Ayelet Fishbach

Kelly catches up with noted University of Chicago scholar Ayelet Fishbach to discuss her new book “Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation.”

The Extended Mind

Guest: Annie Murphy Paul

Kelly speaks to noted science writer Annie Murphy Paul about her fascinating book “The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain.”

Beyond Happiness

Guest: Jenn Lim

Kelly talks to Jenn Lim, the Co-Founder, and CEO of Delivering Happiness, about her new book, "Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact."

Thursday is the New Friday

Guest: Joe Sanok

Kelly connects with Joe Sanok, host of the popular “The Practice of the Practice” podcast and the author of “Thursday is the New Friday: How to Work Fewer Hours, Make More Money and Spend Time Doing What You Want.”

The Next Rules of Work

Guest: Gary Bolles

Kelly looks into the future of work and learning with noted expert Gary Bolles whose new book is called: “The Next Rules of Work: The Mindset, Skillset, and Toolset to Lead Your Organization Through Uncertainty."

Noise

Guest: Linnea Gandhi

Kelly welcomes Linnea Gandhi back to the podcast to talk about the work she did as "Chief of Staff" for the new book "Noise," by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein.

The Power of Us

Guest: Jay Van Bavel

Kelly connects with NYU professor Jay J. Van Bavel to talk about his new book "The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation and Promote Social Harmony.”

Remote Work

Guest: Robert Pozen & Alexandra Samuel

Kelly connects with authors Robert Pozen & Alexandra Samuel about their new book "Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work . . . Wherever You Are"

Digital Body Language

Guest: Erica Dhawan

Kelly connects with CEO Erica Dhawan, who offers amazing insights into the many ways we need to alter the way we communicate through digital spaces.

Set Boundaries, Find Peace

Guest: Nedra Glover Tawwab

Kelly connects with therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab to talk about her new book "Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself."

Beating Burnout at Work

Guest: Paula Davis

Kelly talks to resiliency expert Paula Davis about her new book, “Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold The Secret to Well-Being and Resilience.”

Improv for Democracy

Guest: Don Waisanen, Ph.D.

Kelly introduces us to professor Don Waisanen, whose new book, "Improv for Democracy," offers that improv-based teaching and training can help the world.

The Six New Rules of Business

Guest: Judy Samuelson

Kelly talks to Judy Samuelson of the Aspen Institute to talk about her new book, “The Six Rules of Business: Creating Real Value in a Changing World.”

Alien Thinking

Guest: Cyril Bouquet

Kelly makes a long-distance connection with professor Cyril Bouquet who teaches in Switzerland at the Institute for Management Development. They discuss his new book "Alien Thinking: The Unconventional Path to Breakthrough Ideas."

How To Change

Guest: Katy Milkman

Kelly talks with Wharton professor Katy Milkman about her new book: “How To Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be.”

What Girls Need

Guest: Dr. Marisa Porges

Kelly has a fascinating conversation with Dr. Marisa Porges who currently runs The Baldwin School outside of Philadelphia, but she also worked in the Obama White House and flew fighter jets for the Navy.

Wintering

Guest: Katherine May

Kelly speaks to bestselling author Katherine May about her new book "Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times."

Laziness Does Not Exist

Guest: Dr. Devon Price

Kelly connects with Dr. Devon Price to discuss their new book "Laziness Does Not Exist," which focuses on the many ways that the term "lazy" is used to oppress our most disadvantaged communities.

The Catalyst

Guest: Jonah Berger

Kelly connects with Wharton professor and bestselling author Jonah Berger to talk about his new book "The Catalyst."

The Power of Daily Practice

Guest: Dr. Eric Maisel

Kelly rings in the new year with best selling author and creativity coach Dr. Eric Maisel to discuss his book "The Power of Daily Practice."

The Phoenix Encounter Method

Guest: Sameer Hasija

Kelly talks to Singapore-based INSEAD professor Sameer Hasija about his new book “The Phoenix Encounter Method: Lead Like Your Business Is On Fire!"

2030

Guest: Mauro Guillén

Kelly talks to Wharton School management professor Mauro Guillén about his new book, “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide And Reshape The Future Of Everything.”

Unleashed

Guest: Frances Frei

Kelly has a spirited conversation with Harvard professor Frances Frei about her new book co-written with Anne Morriss, “Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.”

Shtick to Business

Guest: Peter McGraw

Kelly connects with University of Colorado Boulder professor Peter McGraw to talk about his new book "Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You About Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career.”

Doing Agile Right

Guest: Darrell Rigby

Kelly talks all things Agile with Bain & Company's Darrell Rigby whose new book is called "Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos."

Manifesto for a Moral Revolution

Guest: Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz, the CEO of Acumen, a global community changing the way the world tackles poverty, talks about her new book: "Manifesto For A Moral Revolution."

The End of Jobs

Guest: Jeff Wald

Kelly connects with Work Market Founder Jeff Wald to talk about his new book "The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations.”

The Innovation Stack

Guest: Jim McKelvey

Serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Square, Jim McKelvey, links with Kelly about his new book "The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time."

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

Guest: BJ Fogg

Kelly gleans insights from Stanford University Professor BJ Fogg on the science of changing habits.

Radical Candor

ICYMI: Kim Scott

In case you missed it: Kim Scott sits down to discuss her best-selling book and management philosophy, Radical Candor, and gives listeners systematic hacks that individuals can apply to make work and life better.

How We Make Stuff Now

Guest: Jules Pieri

Kelly connects with co-founder and CEO of The Grommet, Jules Pieri, on her new book, "How We Make Stuff Now," which unlocks key insights on turning ideas into products to build a successful business.

Frenemies

Guest: Ken Auletta

Kelly talks to author and columnist of The New Yorker Ken Auletta about frenemies within the changing landscape of marketing and advertising.

The Positive Shift

Guest: Catherine Sanderson

Kelly sits down with Amherst professor Catherine Sanderson to talk about her new book "The Positive Shift," which explores how our mindset can make us healthier and happier.