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    “If there’s ever a Mount Rushmore of leadership thinkers and experts that have changed the world,” Marcel Schwantes says, “…I believe that the bust of Edgar Schein should be deserving of a spot.” Edgar Schein is the world’s foremost expert on humble leadership. He is also the author of the Humble Leadership series, the first two of which are “Humble Inquiry” and “Humble Consulting.” The most recent addition to the series is “Humble Leadership”, which he co-wrote with his son Peter Schein, a leadership expert in his own right. Both Edgar and Peter join Marcel to discuss what makes a humble leader.

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    Marcel Schwantes calls this episode “one of the most authentic and real and raw conversations” he has ever had. His guest, JT McCormick, is the CEO of Scribe Media, a multimillion-dollar publishing company that has been ranked the number one Top Company Culture in America by Entrepreneur magazine, and number two Best Place to Work in Texas. JT is the author of “I Got There: How a Mixed Race Kid Overcame Racism, Poverty and Abuse to Arrive at The American Dream.” He joins Marcel to chat about his amazing life story – his journey from scrubbing toilets at a restaurant to becoming President of a million-dollar software company, and now CEO of Scribe Media – and to share the lessons he learned along the way.

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    Gary Hamel is a world-renowned influential business thinker, a consultant, the Director and co-founder of Management Lab, and a visiting Professor at the London Business School. His newest book, “Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them,” is a practical guide to dismantling business bureaucracy and replacing it with a much more human-centered and effective system. He and Marcel Schwantes discuss the book and how leaders can apply the principles of ‘humanocracy’.

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    This week’s guest on the Love In Action podcast, Robert (Bob) Quinn, believes that purpose has a positive influence on a company’s financial health and competitiveness. In addition, on a personal level, purpose helps people grow and thrive. Bob is the Margaret Elliot Tracy Collegiate Professor Emeritus at Michigan Ross School of Business. A prolific author and revered teacher and speaker, he has published 18 books and has been named one of the top speakers in the world on organizational culture. He is among the top 1% of professors cited in organizational behavior textbooks. His viral Google talk on personal purpose has amassed over 16 million views. Bob joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about his book, The Economics of Higher Purpose: Eight Counterintuitive Steps for Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization, including how to shift from a transaction-oriented to a purpose-oriented mindset.

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    Dr. Amy Bradley is a senior faculty member of Hult International Business School. She was chosen as a member of the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020 and her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and The Guardian. Her recent book, The Human Moment: The Positive Power of Compassion in the Workplace, is a hands-on manual to cultivating a culture in the workplace that practices and supports compassion. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the book, and how its principles apply in today’s world.

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    Jay Perry is the Founder and CEO of Ally Business Coaching, co-author of Success Manifesto with Brian Tracy, and a certified Birkman consultant. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss leadership, communication, and perceptions. This episode is proudly sponsored by Ally Business Coaching. Visit them at www.allybusinesscoaching.com    

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    Moshe Engelberg is an author and the Founder and CEO of ResearchWorks, Inc. His recent book, “The Amare Wave: Uplifting Business by Putting Love to Work (The Amare Way),” is a practical guide to leading through love, deeply rooted in behavioral science and diverse wisdom traditions. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his book and how its principles apply to the current global climate.

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    Adam Waytz is an award-winning social psychologist, and Associate Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. His work has been published in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal. He joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to discuss his new book, The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World. They chat about our innate need for human interaction, and why we need to see each other.

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    These are extraordinary times. In addition to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are once again experiencing the pain and conflict arising from the killing of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer. The country is yet again being forced to face its painful history of systemic racial prejudice towards people of color, and people everywhere are rightfully demanding meaningful change. The issue of racism goes beyond the killing of George Floyd, however. It is a “we” problem, and it’s going to take all of us to speak up, speak out, and be a voice for change. As business leaders, we have to confront the injustices that we see at work and put the spotlight on what’s happening inside our corporate walls. This week’s show is a replay of an episode in which Laura Morgan Roberts addresses the issue of racism in corporate America, and offers powerful solutions for all of us. 

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    The Los Angeles Times describes Frances Frei as “the go-to woman for companies like Uber who are looking to improve their image.” Frances is a Harvard Business School (HBS) professor who is credited with making HBS more gender-inclusive. She also served recently as Uber’s first VP of Leadership and Strategy, brought in to turn around its toxic culture. Along with co-author Anne Morriss, she has written “Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leaders Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.” She chats with Marcel Schwantes about her book and how to unleash the potential of those you lead by applying practical love.

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    Marc Lesser is a speaker, executive coach, and the founder and CEO of ZBA Associates, a consulting company specializing in executive development and leadership. He joins Marcel to discuss his recent book, Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, which offers readers a practical framework that they can apply to leadership regardless of their level. The book provides the tools to eliminate fear and self-doubt, shift one’s awareness, and cut out workplace drama.

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    This week’s Love In Action podcast is sponsored by ALEU — The Leadership Development Company. Founder Monte Williams believes that “When you lead yourself with passion, you inspire others; and when you inspire others, anything is possible.” His personal mission is to inspire passion through the leadership of self and others. Monte also serves as Senior Director of Client Services at TaskUs, and over the course of his career he has built many high performing teams that have generated millions of dollars in revenue. He is an executive coach and speaker; he recently delivered an inspiring TEDx talk entitled, Get In The C.A.R. — The Keys To Sustainable Leadership. He joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about his company’s mission and how leading others must be preceded by leading yourself.

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    Dr. Monica Worline is the founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches other organizations how to use compassionate leadership to humanize and energize the workplace. In addition, she is a research scientist and the Executive Director of Compassion Lab. Her co-authored book, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations, is a practical guide to practicing compassion on the job. She joins Marcel to discuss the book and how its principles apply to all organizations.

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    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the seminal book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by the late, great Stephen Covey. A special 30th Anniversary Edition is to be released later this month, with new content and personal insights from Stephen Covey’s son, Sean Covey. Another of Stephen’s sons, Stephen M.R. Covey joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to discuss his father’s work and legacy, including the reasons why the book has stood the test of time. Stephen M.R. Covey is co-founder of Covey Link and Franklin Covey Global Speed of Trust, as well as the bestselling author of The Speed of Trust.

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    Matthew Emerzian is an author, keynote speaker, and the founder and CEO of Every Monday Matters, a non-profit organization committed to helping others understand their value and purpose. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Oprah.com, The Today Show, and the Hallmark Channel. He joins Marcel Schwantes to share a powerful and timely message about why we all matter.

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    This week’s guest on the Love In Action podcast is Michael Hyatt, CEO and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company, and the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Michael Hyatt & Company has been featured in the Inc 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America for three consecutive years. Michael is also a bestselling author. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his new book, The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team and Scale Your Business, and to explain how leaders can design an irresistible vision and rally their teams to achieve it.

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    Charn McAllister is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizational Development at D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Earlier in his career, Charn served in the US Army as a helicopter pilot and troop commander during two deployments in Iraq. He joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to talk about why being a likable leader matters and how it leads to results.

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    Marcel Schwantes welcomes Dr. Wayne Baker to this week’s Love In Action show. Wayne is the co-founder and board member of Give and Take Inc. He also serves as the Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. His work and research focus on social capital, social networks, generosity and positive organizations. He chats with Marcel about the art of making strategic asks as detailed in his new book, “All You Have To Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success.”

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