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Writing for Busy Readers

Guest: Todd Rogers

Kelly talks to Harvard Professor Todd Rogers about his book “Writing for Busy Readers: Communicate More Effectively in the Real World” that he co-wrote with Jessica Lasky-Fink.

Tightwads and Spendthrifts

Guest: Scott Rick

Is your spouse a tightwad or a spendthrift? Kelly talks to Scott Rick, marketing professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business about his new book “Tightwads and Spendthrifts: Navigating the Money Minefield in Real Relationships.”

Unlearning Silence

Guest: Elaine Lin Hering

Kelly talks with Elaine Lin Hering a former managing partner of Triad Consulting Group and a lecturer at Harvard Law School, specializing in dispute resolution, mediation, and negotiation. Her new book is called “Unlearning Silence."

Why Does Everything Have to be About Race?

Guest: Keith Boykin

Kelly connects with Keith Boykin, a New York Times bestselling author, TV and Film producer, and former CNN political commentator. Keith served in the White House, cofounded the National Black Justice Coalition and taught at Columbia University. He i

Amy Edmondson: The Right Kind of Wrong

Guest: Amy Edmondson

Kelly welcomes back renowned Harvard professor Amy Edmondson to the podcast to discuss her new book "The Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well."

Christian Madsbjerg: Look

Guest: Christian Madsbjerg

Kelly speaks with Christian Madsbjerg, cofounder of the consulting firm ReD Associates and professor of applied humanities at the New School in New York City. He has a new book called "Look: How to Pay Attention in a Distracted World."

Vanessa Patrick: The Power of Saying No

Guest: Vanessa Patrick

Kelly steps out of "Yes, And" mode to talk to University of Houston professor Vanessa Patrick about her new book “The Power of Saying No: The New Science of How to Say No That Puts You in Charge of Your Life.”

Neil Mullarkey: In the Moment

Guest: Neil Mullarkey

Kelly connects with Neil Mullarkey, who began his comedy career with Mike Myers, improvised with London's Comedy Store Players, and applied his knowledge of improv to the world of business management training. He has a new book, “In the Moment."

Morten Christiansen & Nick Chater: The Language Game

Guest: Morten Christiansen & Nick Chater

Kelly has a fascinating conversation with scholars Morten Christiansen and Nick Chater to talk about their new book, “The Language Game: How Improvisation Created Language and Changed the World.”

Dan Lyons: STFU

Guest: Dan Lyons

Kelly connects with Dan Lyons, journalist and former staff writer for the famed television series "Silicon Valley" to discuss his new book, “STFU: The Power of Keeping Your Mouth Shut in an Endlessly Noisy World.”

Katherine Morgan:The Perfectionist's Guide to Losing Control

Guest: Katherine Morgan Schafler

Kelly talks to Katherine Morgan Schafler, a psychotherapist, writer, speaker and former on-site therapist at Google about her new book “The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control: A Path to Peace and Power.”

David Glasgow: Say the Right Thing

Guest: David Glasgow

David Glasgow, NYU professor and Executive Director of the Melzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging talks about his new book, co-written with Kenji Yoshino, "Say the Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice."

Brian Wong: The Tao of Alibaba

Guest: Brian Wong

Kelly talks to Brian Wong, the first American employee of Alibaba about his new book “The Tao of Alibaba: Inside the Chinese Digital Giant That is Changing the World.”

Friederike Fabritius: The Brain-Friendly Workplace

Guest: Friederike Fabritius

Kelly welcomes Friederike Fabritius back to the show. She is a neuroscientist and trailblazer in the field of neuroleadership. Her new book is called “The Brain-Friendly Workplace: Why Talented People are Quitting and How to Get Them to Stay.”

Amy Gallo: Getting Along

Guest: Amy Gallo

Kelly talks to Amy Gallo, the author of the “HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict” and co-host of the HBR ‘Women at Work” podcast. Her new book is called “Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People)."

Eric Barker: 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.”

Linnea Gandhi: 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.

Jay Van Bavel: 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"

Erica Dhawan: 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.

Nedra Glover Tawwab: 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."

Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life

Guest: Luke Burgis

Kelly sits down with entrepreneur Luke Burgis to talk about his new book that explores the theories of French historian Rene Girard.

Eliza VanCort: A Woman's Guide to Claiming Space

Guest: Eliza VanCort

Kelly talks to writer, consultant, and speaker Eliza VanCort about her new book, "A Woman's Guide to Claiming Space: Stand Tall. Raise Your Voice. Be Heard."

Tony Hunter: Embedded Innovation

Guest: Tony Hunter

Kelly reconnects with an old friend from his days leading The Chicago Tribune, Tony Hunter, who is now the CEO of The McClatchy Company.

Michael Slaby: For All The People

Guest: Michael Slaby

Kelly reconnects with Michael Slaby who has written a powerful new book, “For All The People: Redeeming the Broken Promises of Modern Media and Reclaiming our Civic Life.”

Kim Scott: Just Work

Guest: Kim Scott

Kelly has a friend of the pod, Kim Scott on to talk about her fantastic new book, "Just Work: Get S**t Done, Fast and Fair."

Joann Lublin: Power Moms

Guest: Joann Lublin

Kelly talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joann Lublin about her new book “Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life.”

Jonah Berger: The Catalyst

Guest: Jonah Berger

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

Fred Dust: Making Conversations

Guest: Fred Dust

Kelly talks to former IDEO executive Fred Dust about his terrific new book "Making Conversation."

Sameer Hasija: 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!"

Rishad Tobaccowala: Restoring the Soul of Business

Guest: Rishad Tobaccowala

Kelly connects with Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer for Publicis Groupe about his new book "Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data."

Tom Rath: Life's Great Question

Guest: Tom Rath

Kelly keeps the questions going with longtime Gallup executive Tom Rath whose new book focuses on the importance of contributions over passions.

Dr. Wayne Baker: All You Have To Do Is Ask

Guest: Dr. Wayne Baker

Kelly talks to Dr. Wayne Baker who teaches in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan about his new book "All You Have To Do Is Ask: How To Master The Important Skill for Success."

Sarah Rose Cavanagh: Hivemind

Guest: Sarah Rose Cavanagh

Professor Sarah Rose Cavanagh talks about her surprisingly hopeful book, “Hivemind,” that breaks down the science of tribalism.

Stephen Martin: Messengers

Guest: Stephen Martin

CEO and Columbia professor Stephen Martin talks to Kelly Leonard about the new book he co-wrote with Joseph Marks, "Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don't and Why."

Rita McGrath: Seeing Around Corners

Guest: Rita McGrath

Kelly gets insights from Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath about the coming changes in tech, education, and the way we lead our businesses.

Alicia Menendez: The Likeability Trap

Guest: Alicia Menendez

Award-winning journalist and anchor for MSNBC, Alicia Menendez, talks with Kelly about her new book, "The Likeability Trap."

Meghan Daum: The Problem With Everything

Guest: Meghan Daum

Kelly connects with New York Times bestselling author Meghan Daum about her new book "The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through The New Culture Wars."

Caroline Stokes: Elephants Before Unicorns

Guest: Caroline Stokes

Kelly connects with human capital entrepreneur Caroline Stokes about her new book: “Elephants before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company.”

Ken Auletta: 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.

John Brandt: 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.

Devora Zack: 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.

Hal Gregersen: Questions are the Answer

Guest: Hal Gregersen

Kelly connects with Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, Hal Gregersen, about his new book: “Questions are the Answer.”

David Benjamin: 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."

Sonia Banks: Silent Agreements

Guest: Sonia Banks

Kelly talks to clinical psychologist Dr. Sonia Banks who has co-authored the new book “Silent Agreements: How to Free Your Relationships of Unspoken Expectations.”

Jill Abramson: Merchants of Truth

Guest: Jill Abramson

Kelly talks to Jill Abramson, the former Executive Editor of The New York Times about her new book, "Merchants of Truth." Jill chronicles the media landscape from 2007 today.

Cameron Mitchell: 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.

Amy Edmondson: The Fearless Organization

Guest: Amy Edmondson

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

Marc Effron: Steps to High Performance

Guest: Marc Effron

Kelly talks to talent performance expert Marc Effron about the science behind high performance in business and where our focus should be to get the most out of our people.

Dr. Dolly Chugh: The Person You Mean To Be

Guest: Dr. Dolly Chugh

Kelly connects with Dr. Dolly Chugh who studies implicit bias at The Stern School of Business (NYU). Her new book has some surprising and useful insights into how all of us have biases - and how we can become better builders for inclusion and equity.

Dan Ariely: 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.

Kim Christfort: Business Chemistry

Guest: Kim Christfort

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

Dr. Donna Hicks: 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.

Peter Horst: Marketing in the #FakeNews Era

Guest: Peter Horst

Kelly talks to the former CMO of Hershey's and Capital One, Peter Horst, whose new book explores how brands can no longer sit on the sidelines in an era dominated by politics, social issues an social media.

Keiko Agena: No Mistakes

Guest: Keiko Agena

Kelly talks to Keiko Agena, best known as Lane Kim on the Gilmore Girls, about her new book "No Mistakes: A Workbook for Imperfect Artists."

Carmine Gallo: Great Leaders are Great Communicators

Guest: Carmine Gallo

Kelly talks to best selling author Carmine Gallo about his new book "Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great."

Murray Nossel: Powered by Storytelling

Guest: Murray Nossel

Kelly talks to storytelling expert Murray Nossel about the art of effective communication. Stick around at the end for one of the best Yes, And stories we've ever heard.

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!

Nicholas Chater: The Mind Is Flat…And It Improvises

Guest: Nicholas Chater

Kelly has an intriguing conversation with Behavioral Scientist Nicholas Chater whose controversial new book, “The Mind is Flat,” challenges the concepts of mental depth and unconscious thinking.

Jonah Sachs: 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.

Michael Brito: 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.

Sarah Spain: Sports, Sexism And How We Can Do Better

Guest: Sarah Spain

Kelly sits down with ESPN host and reporter Sarah Spain to talk about the future of sports, broadcasting and finding equity in both.

Leah Weiss: 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.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz: Everybody Lies

Guest: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Kelly dials up data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz whose New York Times Bestselling book “Everybody Lies” offers some fascinating and disturbing insights into big data, little lies and the difficult search for truth in our country today.