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    Deep conversations with the world's leading business experts to explore the big idea that practical love and care is great for people and for profits.
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    Mark Brouker is a retired captain from the US Navy, a published author, Executive Coach at The Honor Foundation, and the founder and President of Brouker Leadership Solutions. He is also a keynote speaker and consultant dedicated to helping businesses and Fortune 500 companies using principles he learned from his time as a Navy officer. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his most recent book, “Lessons From the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence,” and leadership strategies that work.

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    Kevin Eikenberry is the founder, owner, and Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group. He is also a virtual speaker, trainer, author, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He is a world expert on thought leadership, development and learning, as well as the co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. His most recent book, “The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere,” is a practical guide to navigating the personal and interpersonal, growing the skills to be productive, and communicating effectively. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his book and how to apply its principles to the virtual workplace.

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    Kevin Oakes is an author, the CEO and co-founder of The Institute for Corporate Productivity, and is on the Board of Directors at Performativ. He has been a pioneer in the human capital field for the past 25 years and is an international keynote speaker on culture, leadership and talent management. His most recent book, “Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company,” is a practical guide to forging organizational cultures that re-humanize work. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss how to successfully facilitate culture change.

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    Ken Rusk is President at Rusk Industries and the author of “Blue-Collar Cash: Love Your Work, Secure Your Future, and Find Happiness for Life.” Ken is a blue-collar construction business entrepreneur who has launched multiple successful endeavors over the last three decades. He coaches and trains job seekers to take control of their lives; especially those without college degrees. He joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about his professional journey and how he gained control of his destiny despite his humble beginnings. 

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    Dan Foxx is an executive coach, keynote speaker, author, and the founder and owner of Unlock Your Leadership. He has coached over 5000 top executives from America’s finest companies; from high techs in the Silicon Valley to promising startups. His most recent book, “Confessions from the Heart of an Executive Coach,” is a collection of Dan’s observations and stories based on notable experiences throughout his career. He joins Marcel Schwantes to share insights he has gleaned from his 23 years of executive coaching.

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    Martin Lindstrom is the founder and owner of Lindstrom Company, for which he is a Branding Expert and Consultant. He was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine, and was chosen, by Thinkers50, to be among the world’s Top 50 Business Thinkers for three consecutive years. He is a best-selling author and columnist, earning features as a collaborating writer in various publications like Fast Company and Forbes, to name a few. His most recent book, The Ministry of Common Sense: How to Eliminate Bureaucratic Red Tape, Bad Excuses, and Corporate Bullshit, is a humorous yet practical guide to eradicating the excessively complicated administrative procedures present in every organization. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the erasure of common sense in the workplace, and what needs to be done to bring it back.

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    Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, speaker, and executive coach. His groundbreaking energy management training has received worldwide recognition, appearing in national publications such as Harvard Business Review, Time, and Newsweek as well as TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Loehr is also a New York Times bestselling author. His most recent book, Leading with Character: 10 Minutes a Day to a Brilliant Legacy, details the importance of character-based leadership for personal and professional advancement, backed by scientific research. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his book and how they apply to businesses today.

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    Glenn and Michael Parker are a father-son duo and the authors of “The Positive Influence Leader: Helping People Become Their Best Self,” which is a practical guide to transformative leadership. Glenn is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and author. Micheal is the Managing Director for Rockefeller Capital Management and a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in financial services. They join Marcel Schwantes to discuss the power and value of influence.

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    Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is the Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup, and an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He is also Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University. Amy Edmondson is an author and the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Her work on teams, psychological safety, and leadership has influenced corporate and academic audiences all over the world, and she was recently honored with the Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50 in 2019. Together, they authored the article “Today’s Leaders Need Vulnerability, Not Bravado” in the Harvard Business Review. They join Marcel Schwantes to talk about the paradox of finding strength in vulnerability.

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    How can we restore peace this holiday season? That is the question Marcel Schwantes poses today to his guests Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick. Chester and Adrian are the co-authors of “Leading with Gratitude” (and many other best-selling management and leadership books!), and co-founders of The Culture Works, a global training firm that counsels the leadership of fortune 500 companies. They and Marcel talk about bringing gratitude into our homes and our workplaces.

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    Michael Canic is the President of Making Strategy Happen, and Bridgeway Leadership, a strategy and execution consultant, speaker, and author. His book, “Ruthless Consistency: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win,” is a practical guide to implementing an intuitive yet comprehensive model for success in any organization. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss his book and how to apply its principles to your business in these unprecedented times.

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    Dave McKeown is a renowned author, speaker, and executive coach. He is also a podcast host, the Program Leader of Box of Crayons, and the founder of Outfield Leadership. His book, The Self-Evolved Leader, is a practical roadmap to achieving leadership excellence, doing more with less, and developing the perfect team. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the contents of the book and how they apply to the workplace.

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    Brad Johnson is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, and an author. David Smith is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the US Naval War College, a gender, work and family researcher, a speaker, and an author. Their book, titled “Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace,” is a practical, research-based guide on male allyship for gender equality at work. They join Marcel Schwantes to discuss how men can become gender equality allies at home and at work.

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    Walt Rakowich is the former CEO of Prologis. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Host Hotels & Resorts, Iron Mountain and Ventas, Inc., and an Advisory Council member at Gender Fair. He is also an author, and a speaker at The Center for Heart Led Leadership. Walt joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss how he managed to keep his former company afloat during the great recession of 2008.

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    Shasta Nelson is an author, keynote speaker, and the Founder and CEO of GirlFriendCircles. An expert on friendships and healthy relationships, she has written several books covering how they impact all facets of life. She has been featured in prominent media outlets, including Good Housekeeping, The Today Show, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Her most recent book, “The Business of Friendship: Making Most of Our Friendships Where We Spend Most of Our Time,” is a guide to developing deeper connections with your colleagues. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the power of friendship, and why it’s important for the workplace.

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    Kevin Monroe is a globally recognized thought leader, consultant, and self-proclaimed perpetual optimist. He is dedicated to “helping people flourish on the road less travelled in business, leadership and life.” He is the host of the This ExtraOrdinary Life Community and Podcast, and a longtime friend of Marcel Schwantes. He joins Marcel to talk about his journey in podcasting, what makes life extraordinary, and belonging.

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    Kerry Wekelo is the Chief Operating Officer of the Culture Infusion program for Actualize Consulting, and an author. Her latest book, Gratitude Infusion: Workplace Strategies for a Thriving Organizational Culture, delivers practical strategies to develop a gratitude-based work climate and improve the efficacy of organizations. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss how you can infuse more gratitude into your leadership practices and organizational culture.

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    Deborah Smith Pegues is a Maxwell Leadership Coach, award-winning author, and TV host on the TBN Salsa Network. As a former VP of a Fortune 500 company, Deborah has extensive knowledge and experience in leadership. She is a global speaker delivering advice on relational, financial, physical, and emotional freedom. Her most recent book entitled “Lead Like a Woman,” is a manual of empowerment and a practical guide for women who dream of being leaders. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss gender inequality in the workplace and how women can rise up to senior management roles.

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    Today’s guests come from 3 different continents, but they all believe in servant leadership. Dirk van Dierendonck is Dean of Faculty/ Vice Dean of Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Vincent Giolito is an Associate Professor and the Director of Executive Education at Emlyon Business School in Morocco. Bob Liden is Associate Dean of College of Business Doctoral Programs and Professor of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this special episode of the Love In Action podcast, Marcel Schwantes speaks with this panel of expert educators about servant leadership, why it works, and the impact it has on organizations.

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