Podcast Topic

Talent Development

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Great At Work

Guest: Morten Hansen

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.

Awakening Compassion At Work

Guest: Jane Dutton and Monica Worline

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.

The Surprising Power Of A “Useless” Liberal Arts Education

Guest: George Anders

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.

Chemistry, Comedy And Being In The Band

Guest: Max Weinberg

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.

The Leading Brain

Guest: Friederike Fabritius

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.”

Science, Improv And A Bad Trip To The Dentist

Guest: Alan Alda

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.

Rising Strong And Yes, And

Guest: Brené Brown

Kelly connects with Brené Brown to talk about her latest book “Rising Strong” and the parallels between her studies in vulnerability and the improvisational concept of “Yes, And.”

Popular

Guest: Mitch Prinstein

Kelly talks to professor Mitch Prinstein about his new book “Popular” which looks at the science behind popularity, status and likability.

The Happiness Track

Guest: Emma Seppala

Kelly talks to scholar and author Emma Seppala about the connection between happiness and a successful career.

Bill Clinton, Big Law And Purpose

Guest: Scott Curran

Kelly talks with former Clinton Foundation General Counsel Scott Curran about social impact and innovation and how Scott’s early classes in improvisation informed his career choices.

People Aren’t Widgets

Guest: Rodd Wagner

Kelly talks to Rodd Wagner, VP of employment engagement strategies for BI Worldwide and the author of “Widgets.” Rodd shares his powerful point of view around the relationship between organizations and their employees.