Podcast Topic

Collaboration

Lessons From a Lifetime of Leadership In The Pentagon

Guest: Ash Carter

Kelly somehow gets Obama's former Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, to talk to him about his new book and what life is like at the DOD. 

Limitless Mind

Guest: Jo Boaler

Kelly sits down with Stanford University professor Dr. Jo Boaler about her new book, "Limitless Mind," which cites the evidence that our brains are highly adaptable and open to great change.

Connect First

Guest: Melanie Katzman

Dr. Melanie Katzman sits down with Kelly to discuss her new book, "Connect First," which provides smart and practical ways to ignite success, meaning, and joy at work.‍

Fight Like A Mother

Guest: Shannon Watts

After starting a national movement in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, talks to Kelly about her latest book, "Fight Like a Mother."

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.

Nine Lies About Work

Guest: Marcus Buckingham

Kelly talks to best-selling author and thought leader Marcus Buckingham about his new book that deconstructs the lies that underpin so much of our daily working lives.

Compassionomics

Guests: Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli

Kelly talks to Doctors Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli about their new book, "Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes A Difference."

Nincompoopery

Guest: John Brandt

Kelly has an inspired conversation with John Brandt whose career in business and journalism has given him a unique perspective on both nincompoops and, more importantly, nincompoopery.

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Guest: Devora Zack

Kelly talks to CEO and author Devora Zack whose new book offers some tips and hacks for introverts who need and want to be more effective networkers.

Crisis, Change and How to Lead When it Matters Most

Guest: Eric McNulty

Kelly connects with Harvard professor Eric McNulty about his new book, "You're It: Crisis, Change and How to Lead When it Matters Most," which provides evidence-based insights on the complexity of leadership when you need it most.

The Art of Is

Guest: Stephen Nachmanovitch

Kelly connects with musician and author Stephen Nachmanovitch whose new book, "The Art of Is," explores the way we all improvise through our day to day lives.

Cracking Complexity

Guest: David Benjamin

Kelly connects with the co-founder of Syntegrity, David Benjamin, about his new book: "Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast."

The Purpose Path

Guest: Dr. Nicholas Pearce

Kelly talks to Dr. Nicholas Pearce - who teaches business at Northwestern and serves as an associate pastor on Chicago's South Side - about his new book "The Purpose Path."

The Power of Agency

Guest: Paul Napper and Anthony Rao

Kelly talks to performance psychology consultant Paul Napper and cognitive behavioral psychologist Anthony Rao about their new book "The Power of Agency."

Loonshots

Guest: Safi Bahcall

Kelly sits down with physicist and biotech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall to talk about his new book "Loonshots: How To Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases and Transform Industries."

Incompetent Male Leaders

Guest: Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Kelly talks to Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, an international authority on talent management and leadership development. His book, "Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders," looks at the science behind leadership as it relates to men and women.

Excellence Wins

Guest: Horst Schulze

Kelly talks to hotel impresario Horst Shulze whose new book, "Excellence Wins," speaks to the kind of collaborative and purpose-driven leadership that leads to success.

The Job

Guest: Ellen Rupell Shell

Kelly talks to professor and journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell about her compelling new book "The Job: Work and It's Future In A Time Of Radical Change."

The Prosperity Paradox

Guests: Efosa Ojoma and Karen Dillon

Kelly talks to Efosa Ojomo of the Christensen Institute and Karen Dillon, the former editor of the Harvard Business Review, about their new book "The Prosperity Paradox", co-authored with the legendary scholar Clayton Christensen.

Yes is the Answer

Guest: Cameron Mitchell

Kelly talks with Cameron Mitchell, CEO of Ocean Prime, Mitchell's Fish Market, and Rusty Bucket restaurants, about his new book "Yes is the Answer," his own rags-to-riches story and a business philosophy that puts his own staff first.

Ensemble-Made Chicago

Guests: Chloe Johnston & Coya Paz Brownrigg

Kelly talks with Chloe Johnston and Coya Paz Brownrigg about their new book "Ensemble-Made Chicago," which looks at the unique way that Chicago theater artists develop original content in a collaboration with their fellow artists and audiences.

The Fearless Organization

Guest: Amy Edmondson

Kelly gets to talk to renowned scholar Amy Edmondson about her new book "The Fearless Organization."

Joy

Guest: Ingrid Fetell Lee

Kelly connects with former IDEO design director Ingrid Fetell Lee whose new book, "Joyful," looks at the science underneath how we experience joy in the world around us.

Ethics, Medicine and Human Nature

Guest: Dan Ariely

Kelly talks to noted behavioral scientist Dan Ariely about a new ethics training program called 'The Medical Professionalism Project,' as well as his own fascinating backstory.

Business Chemistry

Guest: Kim Christfort

Kelly sits down with Kim Christfort at Deloitte to discuss the magic and science to crafting powerful work relationships.

Designing Creativity at Apple

Guest: Ken Kocienda

Kelly dials up Ken Kocienda who was on the design team at Apple to talk about innovation, Steve Jobs and developing the iPhone.

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Guest: Michele Gelfand

Kelly connects with professor Michele Gelfand whose study of culture has led her to believe that our behaviors and attitudes are largely based on whether we are a product of tight cultures or loose cultures.

Leading with Dignity

Guest: Dr. Donna Hicks

Kelly connects with Harvard professor Donna Hicks about her new book "Leading with Dignity." Dr. Hicks' extensive work in international conflict led her to study the role dignity plays in how human beings can work more effectively with one another.

Outsiders, Rebels And Comedy Icons

Guest: Mike Sacks

Kelly Leonard talks to noted comedy writer Mike Sacks about some very funny people and how they got that way.

Improvisation For Autism

Guest: Sylvia Smith and Nick Johne

Kelly meets up with Dr. Sylvia Smith, Executive Director of Giant Steps and Improv teacher Nick Johne to discuss their unique partnership developing and leading Improvisation for Autism classes.

Elastic Thinking

Guest: Leonard Mlodinow

Kelly meets Leonard Mlodinow, a theoretical physicist who has co-written books with Stephen Hawking and Deepak Chopra. His new book is called “Elastic Thinking”

Best Of Getting To Yes, And

Guest: Best Of Guests

We recently aired our 100th episode of “Getting to Yes, And.” So we’ve compiled ten of our favorite moments from the podcast. Enjoy!

Unsafe Thinking

Guest: Jonah Sachs

Kelly talks to author Jonah Sachs about his new book “Unsafe Thinking” which looks at the science and stories behind breakthrough ideas.

Participant Marketing

Guest: Michael Brito

Kelly meets Michael Brito a digital strategist whose new book “Participant Marketing” makes the case for engaging your most powerful marketing tool: your own employees.

How We Work

Guest: Leah Weiss

Kelly sits down with Stanford University professor Leah Weiss whose new book “How We Work” looks at ways in which we can re-humanize the workplace.

In Defense Of Troublemakers

Guest: Charlan Nemeth

Kelly cooks up trouble with professor Charlan Nemeth whose new book looks at the virtues of the outliers and misfits. Read further for this week’s Rule of Three.

Dream Teams

Guest: Shane Snow

Kelly talks to author Shane Snow whose new book “Dream Teams,” shows the normal ways teams fall apart and the unlikely ways that teams can come together to excel.

The Chaos Imperative

Guest: Ori Brafman

Kelly talks to professor and author Ori Brafman about his book “The Chaos Imperative” which looks at everything from military strategy to open offices, giving us insights into how to better use the chaos that exists in our work and life.

America Needs Talent

Guest: Jamie Merisotis

Kelly talks to Jamie Merisotis who runs one of the largest private foundations in the United States that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.

An Education In Comedy

Guest: Anne Libera and Kelly Leonard

This week we talked to Anne Libera, Director of the Comedy Studies program for The Second City and Columbia College.

Organizations Improvise

Guest: Colin Fisher

This week we talked to Colin Fisher, a scholar, author and teacher of team leadership, creativity and improvisation.

Leading By Owning It

Guest: Wendy Clark

Kelly sits down with Coca Cola veteran and current CEO of DDB North America, Wendy Clark to talk about the current state of advertising, culture and leadership.

Great Leaders Are Great Listeners

Guest: Dick Costolo

Kelly talks to former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo about leadership, improvisation and working out with Gavin Newsome.