Kelly welcomes the legendary Seth Godin back to the podcast to talk about his new book “The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto for Teams.”
Kelly has a conversation with entrepreneur Surbhi Sarna who has a new book "Without a Doubt: How to Go From Underrated to Unbeatable."
Kelly welcomes neuroscientist Paul Zak back to the podcast to talk about his new book “Immersion: The Science of the Extraordinary and the Source of Happiness.”
Kelly connects with Ross Dawson, a world-leading futurist, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker to talk about his new book, “Thriving on Overload: The 5 Powers for Success in a World of Exponential Information.”
Kelly connects with happiness entrepreneur Scott Simon to talk about his new book: "Scare Your Soul: 7 Powerful Principles for Harnessing Fear and Living Your Most Courageous Life."
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.”
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.”
Kelly has an inspiring conversation with the great Annie Duke, who has see-sawed her way from academia to professional poker and back to academia. Her new book is called "Quit: The Power of Knowing When To Walk Away."
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.
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.”
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."
Kelly connects with Harvard professor Ranjay Gulati to discuss his new book "Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies.”
Kelly connects with Loran Nordgren and David Schonthal, two professors at the Kellogg School a Northwestern, to discuss their new book “The Human Element: Overcoming the Resistance that Awaits New Ideas”
Kelly connects with Sarah Stein Greenberg, the Executive Director of the D School at Stanford University to discuss her new book "Creative Acts for Curious People."
Kelly has a fascinating conversation with Harvard professor Julie Battilana about her new book which examines the science behind power and how it's not something anyone can solely possess.
Kelly has a wide-ranging discussion with the multi-talented Rosie von Lila whose work has taken her from finance to Burning Man to the US National Defense University.
Kelly talks to Michael F. Schein, Founder, and President of MicroFame Media, about all things hype.
Kelly hits the right note with authors Panos Panay and Michael Hendrix as they discuss their new book, “Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation.”
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."
Kelly sits down with academic and author Ainissa Ramirez to talk about her new book "The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another."
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."
Allison Holzer, the Chief Innovation Officer of InspireCorps, talks to Kelly about her new co-authored book, "Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life."
Kelly gleans insights from Stanford University Professor BJ Fogg on the science of changing habits.
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.
Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits has a fascinating conversation with Kelly about his new book "The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite."
Listed as one of Inc. Magazine's Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, Steve Farber is a leadership pioneer and strategist whose new book argues that loving your employees and loving your companies is the key to business success.
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.
Kelly talks to author and columnist of The New Yorker Ken Auletta about frenemies within the changing landscape of marketing and advertising.
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.
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.
Kelly talks to Gary Pisano about his new book "Creative Construction" that looks at the DNA of sustained innovation.
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.
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."
Kelly connects with Rich Karlgaard, the publisher of Forbes Magazine whose new book is called "Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
Kelly sits down with Kim Christfort at Deloitte to discuss the magic and science to crafting powerful work relationships.
Kelly dials up Ken Kocienda who was on the design team at Apple to talk about innovation, Steve Jobs and developing the iPhone.
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.
Kelly talks to Matt Walsh, the CEO of Green Stone and a business leader who has some interesting insights into the limiting effects of traditional office culture on the ability to be our most creative selves.
Kelly talks to Chris Denson, host of the Innovation Crush podcast and author of "Crushing the Box"
Kelly talks to the CEO of Sub Rosa, Michael Ventura, about his new leadership book "Applied Empathy."
Kelly takes his listeners backstage with his colleagues Steve Kakos and Anneliese Toft as they discuss "Brandstage," a process that gets insights by putting brands and organizations through The Second City process.
Kelly talks to Francesca Gino, a Harvard professor whose new book, “Rebel Talent,” highlights the unusual characteristics of our most successful innovators - including a chapter looking at the power or improvisation.
Kelly has a fascinating conversation with scholar Howard Yu about his new book "Leap," which looks at how being the best doesn't guarantee long-term success.
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”
We recently aired our 100th episode of “Getting to Yes, And.” So we’ve compiled ten of our favorite moments from the podcast. Enjoy!
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.
Kelly talks to author Jonah Sachs about his new book “Unsafe Thinking” which looks at the science and stories behind breakthrough ideas.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly talks to serial entrepreneur David Cancel about his unique approach to selling, marketing and the future of work. Read further for this week’s Rule of Three.
Kelly talks to Professor Melissa Shilling whose new book “Quirky” explores the science the traits that drive geniuses like Elon Musk, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs and Marie Curie.
Kelly digs into the science behind great work performance with Berkeley professor Morten T. Hansen. His new book, “Great at Work,” gives some surprising insight into what makes individuals truly excel in their jobs.
This week we talked to Anne Libera, Director of the Comedy Studies program for The Second City and Columbia College.
Kelly talks to acclaimed scholars Jane Dutton and Monica Worline who show us the evidence based science that a caring workplace is a more successful workplace.
Kelly talks to journalist Joe Hagan whose new book, “Sticky Fingers,” traces the evolution of Rolling Stone Magazine and its iconic and controversial founder Jann Wenner.
Kelly talks to Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times Bestselling author George Anders about his new book “You Can Do Anything,” which offers that a Liberal Arts education is, in fact, the best way to prepare for a job in the future.
Kelly connects with Sarah Robb O’Hagan whose career has included stints at Virgin, Nike, Equinox Fitness Clubs and her current role as CEO of Flywheel Sports. She is the author of “Extreme You: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass, Repeat.”
Kelly swaps stories with legendary drummer Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. They talk about Max’s time in a pit band on Broadway, auditioning for Bruce, connecting with Conan O’Brien and giving Charlie Watts an amazing gift.
Kelly connects with the CEO of Futurethink and author of “Why Simple Wins,” Lisa Bodell. They explore simple techniques to help organizations embrace change and increase their capability for innovation.
Kelly digs into the powerful science based strategies for achieving peak performance with neuropsychologist Friederike Fabritius who has co-authored a new book called “The Leading Brain.”
Kelly talks to Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, who have joined forces to create the American Design and Master Craft Initiative, a venture that supports innovation at the deepest level. Their first project: The Bienville Legacy, a motorcycle...
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.
Kelly talks to prolific author, blogger, marketer and entrepreneur Seth Godin about money, failure and the value of being weird.
Kelly connects with Lauren Duca, the 26 year old columnist for Teen Vogue who has inspired legions of young women and men while ending up in the crosshairs of Tucker Carlson and Fox News. Check this out. She is wise beyond her years.
Kelly talks to legendary TV and Film actor Alan Alda whose new book talks about the work he has been doing using improvisation to help scientists become more effective communicators.
Kelly Leonard sits down with Dan Kois of Slate Magazine to discuss politics and parenting.
Kelly Leonard talks to musician Peter Himmelman about stories, songs and using fear to propel creativity.
Michael Slaby – former CTO, Obama for America; Managing Partner, Timshel – Putting Tech in the Room Where it Happens. Kelly sits down with Michael Slaby who gives a behind the scenes look at the historic use of social media in the Obama campaigns.
Kelly connects with Linnea Gandhi, who is a practitioner of applied behavioral science and improvisational theater, with the goal of improving decision-making and relationships in business. Her company TGG Group is led by Daniel Kahneman...
Sonya has spent decades helping businesses give back – hear her tales that stretch from the boardroom to disaster areas to embracing a ‘Yes, And’ attitude.
Neil Stevenson shares fascinating stories from the cutting edge design firm IDEO and how his study of improvisation has opened new doors in his creative work.
Kelly sits down with Scott Barry Kaufman, the Scientific Director – Imagination Institute in the Positive Phycology Center at the University of Pennsylvania where he investigates the measurement, and development of intelligence, imagination and...