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    Marcel Schwantes: The Season for Gratitude (Ep #163 – Thanksgiving Edition)

    Marcel Schwantes: The Season for Gratitude (Ep #163 – Thanksgiving Edition)

    In the spirit of the season of giving and gratitude for the upcoming American holiday, Thanksgiving, Marcel shares tips on how to elevate the spirits of the people you serve…including yourself. Keep a pen and paper handy, as he shares three activities you can try over the holiday or take back to work with you after break.    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes This Thanksgiving, embrace the spirit of gratitude and take these activities back to work with you to...

    Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa: Inner Mastery, Outer Impact (Ep #162)

    Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa: Inner Mastery, Outer Impact (Ep #162)

    Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, is the author of Inner Mastery, Outer Impact. Dr. Wadhwa joins Marcel to discuss where everyone’s success truly comes from: our Inner Core. He explains his story behind the inspiration for his latest book, and unpacks a few of the 5 Core Energies to mastering your Inner Core: Purpose, Wisdom, Growth, Love, and Self-Realization. The discussion comes to a close with a unique way to reframe and remove the “weeds” in our own path,...

    Marcel Schwantes: Six Building Blocks of a High Performing Organization (Ep #161)

    Marcel Schwantes: Six Building Blocks of a High Performing Organization (Ep #161)

      Marcel shares a compelling leadership model that will get results for leaders and the best out of their employees. These are six building blocks you want to develop in your leaders to create a high-performing organization.   Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify   Show Notes 1. Display Authenticity Dr. Laub’s research shows that the best leaders display authenticity by being learners. Meaning they are open to input from others, they are transparent, and they are...

    Steve Brass: Servant Leadership at WD-40 (Ep #160)

    Steve Brass: Servant Leadership at WD-40 (Ep #160)

     Steve Brass, the new CEO of the iconic WD-40 Company joins Marcel to discuss succeeding the legendary Gary Ridge. Brass speaks candidly about the many lessons he learned from Ridge, and his own plans for keeping the servant leadership culture strong at WD-40. We end with Brass sharing some rather secret, and very cool, WD-40 hacks (who knew?). Brass notes that this is his debut podcast conversation and we’re honored to be the first show to feature him.   Listen on Apple Podcasts |...

    Edward Sullivan: Leading with Heart (Ep #159)

    Edward Sullivan: Leading with Heart (Ep #159)

    ​​Edward Sullivan has been coaching and advising start-up founders, Fortune 10  executives, and heads of state for over 15 years. His clients include executives from Google, Salesforce, Slack, and dozens of other fast-growth companies. He holds an MBA from Wharton and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. Edward is CEO & President of the renowned executive coaching consultancy Velocity. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify   Show Notes The Journey Behind Leading with...

    Marcel Schwantes: 3 Decisions To Be A Better Leader (Ep #158)

    Marcel Schwantes: 3 Decisions To Be A Better Leader (Ep #158)

      Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes 25 years ago, my leadership skills were on life support, but over time my toxic patterns were broken as I repeatedly chose to perform actions that created value, built community, and increased my influence. Neuroscience and positive psychology research have led us to a better understanding of how to improve our leadership behaviors and shift from a fixed to a growth mindset. To take neuroscience for a test drive and begin to...

    [REPLAY] Frances Frei: Unleashing Empowerment Leadership (Ep #157)

    [REPLAY] Frances Frei: Unleashing Empowerment Leadership (Ep #157)

    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...

    Cynthia Covey Haller: Live Life in Crescendo (Ep #156)

    Cynthia Covey Haller: Live Life in Crescendo (Ep #156)

    Cynthia Covey Haller is an author, teacher, speaker, and active community member. She has contributed to the writing of several books and articles, most recently she co-authored her late father, Stephen Covey’s final book, “Live Life in Crescendo”. Cynthia has held leadership positions in women’s organizations, served as a PTSA president, was an organizer for refugee aid and food pantry volunteer, and she is currently working as a service volunteer helping with employment needs. She graduated...

    Mark C. Crowley: Lead From The Heart (Ep #155)

    Mark C. Crowley: Lead From The Heart (Ep #155)

      Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “I have science that proves that the heart actually plays an enormous role in influencing human behavior.” [7:45] Mark explains the sentiment behind his original book and new revision Lead From The Heart. “The strength of a heart-based leader is to see the potential in others and have the belief in them that they don’t have in themselves.” [14:40] Marcel comments on the change that can happen in an employee when working with a...

    Marcel Schwantes: Authenticity and Leadership (Ep #154)

    Marcel Schwantes: Authenticity and Leadership (Ep #154)

      Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “Authenticity is showing up with your best self. It’s leading from your mind and your heart.” [2:33] Marcel explains that leaders with authenticity show up with emotional honesty, excellence in everything they do, a great attitude, openness to receiving feedback, and self-awareness. “They Treat Themselves (and Others) as Human Beings: Great leaders display authenticity by making room daily for laughter and joy while...

    Marcel Schwantes: Emotional Intelligence – 9 Questions You Need to Ask (Ep #153)

    Marcel Schwantes: Emotional Intelligence – 9 Questions You Need to Ask (Ep #153)

      Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “Emotional intelligence does its best work to get you promoted to the next level when the stakes are higher.” [1:57] Marcel Schwantes presents the research behind the importance of Emotional Intelligence. “To get a better understanding of where you measure up against the high bar of emotional intelligence, I will leave you today….with nine questions that Daniel Goleman, the foremost authority on emotional intelligence, has...

    Marcel Schwantes: Vulnerability is Reality (Ep #152)

    Marcel Schwantes: Vulnerability is Reality (Ep #152)

      Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “Some welcome it [vulnerability] as an emotional leadership strength to build trust and connect with people, while others see it as a weakness and they reject it as a leadership practice deemed as too emotional, too touchy-feely for people in positions of power.” [1:10] Which is it? Marcel begs the question: is vulnerability a strength or a weakness?  “In my study, observations, and interviews of leaders, I have found that when...

    Replay: Sabrina Horn: Make It, Don’t Fake It (Ep #151)

    Replay: Sabrina Horn: Make It, Don’t Fake It (Ep #151)

      Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes THIS IS A REPLAY OF OUR 4TH MOST LISTENED-TO EPISODE The phrase ‘fake it til you make it’ has bred and normalized dishonesty to get ahead, Marcel says. It encourages people to lie or twist the truth for personal gain, which sabotages your success and destroys your reputation. [3:17] “Technology is often misunderstood or not understood,” Sabrina claims. “I made a living out of helping people who would otherwise never meet,...

    Bill George: True North (Ep #150)

    Bill George: True North (Ep #150)

      Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “Why shouldn’t we lead with our hearts in business, and bring our whole humanity there?” [5:25] Bill George shares the heart and inspiration of True North: Emerging Leaders Edition, as today’s leadership moves from past eras of leading with your hands or head and instead from the heart. “Employees today have agency. They say if you don’t care about me…I don’t wanna work here.” [20:53] Bill comments on the shift in our workforce...

    Marcel Schwantes: Vulnerability, an Important Virtue in Leadership (Ep #149)

    Marcel Schwantes: Vulnerability, an Important Virtue in Leadership (Ep #149)

        Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify   Show Notes “Dr. Brown’s viral Ted Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has already solidified the importance of vulnerability in the workplace, and how critical it is for leaders to connect with and inspire others.” [00:45] Marcel shares Dr. Brene Brown’s philosophy on the virtue of Vulnerability as ‘the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.’ “Employees and leaders who trust one another learn to be comfortable...

    Marcel Schwantes: The Foundation for Effective Communication (Ep #148)

    Marcel Schwantes: The Foundation for Effective Communication (Ep #148)

      Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “When you focus on the needs of your employees, growing and empowering them, we can agree that this cannot be properly done without good listening skills.” [1:48] An often neglected, rarely mastered art form, Marcel explains that listening is the foundation of human communication. “Authentic listening is the ability to understand what’s happening on the other side of the fence; to identify the will of a group and help to...

    Jacqueline Carter: Compassionate Leadership (Ep #147)

    Jacqueline Carter: Compassionate Leadership (Ep #147)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “Not only is it possible to do hard things in a human way, but when we do…our people thrive.” [9:50] Jacqueline Carter dives into the data behind her new book Compassionate Leader, delighted to find this human way of doing the hard things that solve the leadership challenge of better well-being and better performance. “How does being rated high on compassion help with our stress and anxiety levels, which are off the charts?”...

    Jenn Lim: Beyond Happiness (Ep #146)

    Jenn Lim: Beyond Happiness (Ep #146)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “A big part of happiness is not just our highs but it’s also our lows…and I did not know that at the time I would be experiencing one of the biggest lows in my life.” [8:45] Jenn Lim reflects upon the loss of Tony Hsieh during the publishing of her book, Beyond Happiness. “I started doing really purposeful work on how you can create organizations with scientific happiness, positive psychology, and be profitable too.” [12:50] After...

    Marcel Schwantes: Qualities of a Loving Leader (Ep #145)

    Marcel Schwantes: Qualities of a Loving Leader (Ep #145)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “Good leaders are not afraid to be long” [2:00] Marcel reminds listeners that confident, strong leaders are less concerned with being right and more so with getting to the right answer.  “Confident leaders are unassuming, they already know what they think; they want to know what you think.” [3:55] Listening more than speaking is a hallmark of a good leader. Marcel says leaders with loyal following are curious and ask questions...

    Donato Tramuto: The Double Bottom Line (Ep #144)

    Donato Tramuto: The Double Bottom Line (Ep #144)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “Compassionate leadership is empathy in action.” [11:28] Donato J. Tramuto gets started by breaking down the definition of compassion. It’s no longer enough to just say ‘I feel your pain’ , you have to put something into action.  “When you lack empathy, you lose your ability to adapt your approach because you can’t see further than your own point of you.” [12:13] Donato points out the problems created by not using empathy in...

    Julie Winkle Giulioni: Promotions Are So Yesterday (Ep #143)

    Julie Winkle Giulioni: Promotions Are So Yesterday (Ep #143)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “My story has this throughline of learning and development…that throughline is helping people to grow.” [10:25] Julie Giulioni shares her story and her passion for working with people on growth and development, both in the workplace and outside of work. “It really does feel like Promotions Are So Yesterday, is the sequel [to my previous book] because as you know, Help the Grow really focused on the conversation, ‘how can we disarm...

    Dorie Clark: The Long Game (Ep #142)

    Dorie Clark: The Long Game (Ep #142)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “What I focus my work on is helping people and helping companies figure out, in the very crowded marketplace, how they can get their best ideas heard.” [7:20] Dorie Clark introduces the inspiration behind her work and her book, The Long Game. “During COVID, we forgot the long-term game, and everybody went into reactionary mode. How do we pivot!?” [10:05] Marcel comments on the broad shift in short term versus long term thinking...

    Christine Porath: MASTERING COMMUNITY (Ep #141)

    Christine Porath: MASTERING COMMUNITY (Ep #141)

    Listen onApple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “What are the costs of these small interactions between people, that can make them feel disrespected or small?” [6:44] Christine Porath asks the big question that makes up research on the need for community in the workplace. “I stepped out of the shower and my back went out…I could not move, and it ended up being that the stress was exacerbated by toxic management. This fear-based, intense pressure cooker that put unrealistic...

    Ryan Jenkins: Connectable (Ep #140)

    Ryan Jenkins: Connectable (Ep #140)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “One of our primary goals is to destigmatize loneliness, and to make it much more accessible because it’s a universal human condition and we all experience it. So it shouldn’t be shameful, it’s simply a signal.” [8:10] Ryan explains the stigma of loneliness and how he and his co-author, Steven Van Cohen, want to help. “Let’s bring the book front and center; Connectable, what’s the big idea behind it? It’s not just a...

    G. Richard Shell: The Conscience Code (Ep #139)

    G. Richard Shell: The Conscience Code (Ep #139)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify   This episode is proudly sponsored by WorkStep. WorkStep makes the supply chain a better place to work. WorkStep’s leading software empowers companies to hire and retain their hourly workforce for the long run, while improving outcomes for critical frontline workers. For more information on WorkStep, visit www.workstep.com Show Notes “Nobody has prepared these people that are in career transitions. This is becoming an increasing...

    Dan Johnston: WorkStep (Ep #138)

    Dan Johnston: WorkStep (Ep #138)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify   This episode is proudly sponsored by WorkStep. WorkStep makes the supply chain a better place to work. WorkStep’s leading software empowers companies to hire and retain their hourly workforce for the long run, while improving outcomes for critical frontline workers. For more information on WorkStep, visit www.workstep.com Show Notes “The shortage of these frontline workers is a real thing and it’s reached critical mass.” [2:27] Marcel...

    Tim Elmore: Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership (Ep #137)

    Tim Elmore: Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership (Ep #137)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “I needed to develop off-the-platform charisma.” [6:20] Tim shared a story of one of his first criticisms and pointed to the importance of being authentic and ‘on’ all of the time.  “When we are on a platform speaking to a group of people, as the leader, if we will pull back the curtain and share a window to our own soul – maybe even our own struggle – we provide a mirror for them to see their own. We give them a window, they see...

    Anthony Pacilio: CAI Neurodiverse Solutions (Ep #136)

    Anthony Pacilio: CAI Neurodiverse Solutions (Ep #136)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify     Today’s show is proudly sponsored by CAI Neurodiverse Solutions. Are you prepared for the rising demand for neurodiverse talent? As the need for highly-skilled, top talent grows exponentially across most industries, CAI Neurodiverse Solutions recruits, assesses, and manages neurodivergent individuals, while creating rewarding, long-lasting careers. For more information, contact: CAINeurodiverseSolutions@cai.io. Show Notes...

    Gene Boes: Northwest Center (Ep #135)

    Gene Boes: Northwest Center (Ep #135)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes Visit Northwest Center to learn more about their services. As Gene says, “Until everyone is allowed to engage and contribute, none of us reach our potential.” [7:30] That’s the mission and the core belief of the Northwest Center. The organization works for full inclusivity because that’s ultimately how everyone succeeds.  “The four founding mothers continue to impact every zip code in the United States.” [9:50] Gene told a great...

    Dr. Marshall Goldsmith: The Earned Life (Ep #134)

    Dr. Marshall Goldsmith: The Earned Life (Ep #134)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “So if you’ve ever been caught in a cycle of regret… and I think that’s most of us….Marshall is here to tell us how to remove the obstacles that prevent us from creating our own fulfilling lives. And who better to help us remove those obstacles than the #1 ranked executive coach in the world.” [2:25] Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is an expert in building a fulfilling life. He joined us on the podcast to have this...

    Dr. Nathan Long: Saybrook University (Ep #133)

    Dr. Nathan Long: Saybrook University (Ep #133)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify   Show Notes Saybrook University is an online, private, non-profit graduate university and premier institution for humanistic scholarship and practice. Founded by luminary psychologists, for 50 years, Saybrook has offered advanced degrees, currently offering programs in psychology, integrative medicine and health sciences, business administration, counseling, and transformative social change. The institution is committed to helping...

    Stephen M. R. Covey: Trust & Inspire (Ep #132)

    Stephen M. R. Covey: Trust & Inspire (Ep #132)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “I saw firsthand the high cost of low trust,” [7:40] says Stephen. He points out the toxicity of a low-trust environment from his own personal experience:  “We became aware that we need to build trust with each other intentionally.” [8:00] “Trust matters. It impacts everything.”  [9:50] As Stephen says, trust is a performance multiplier and a leadership creator. It impacts organizations at virtually every level, creating benefits...

    Zina Sutch and Patrick Malone: Leading with Love and Laughter (Ep #131)

    Zina Sutch and Patrick Malone: Leading with Love and Laughter (Ep #131)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “I look for people having fun at work – laughing. If I see people in a staff meeting cracking up with each other… that’s a good team. So, why hasn’t anyone written a book about this?” [9:05] The two talk about how they decided to write a book about love, laughter, and the workplace. “The perspective that we had on love was that it was a mutual admiration, respect, and care for one human being to another.” [11:00] It’s important to...

    Mark Minukas: Unfear (Ep #130)

    Mark Minukas: Unfear (Ep #130)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes “Even the most profitable companies on the planet aren’t fear-free. But here’s what makes them different: Those companies know how to transform that negative energy of fear and anxiety and uncertainty into opportunities for learning and growth and development.” [3:20] “Sometimes we see fear and love as two completely separate things. But part of what we want to communicate to the world is that fear can actually be this amazing cue...

    Jennifer Moss: The Burnout Epidemic (Ep #128)

    Jennifer Moss: The Burnout Epidemic (Ep #128)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes Marcel asks Jennifer to share her story. “Happiness is in love and action; it’s about resetting priorities and understanding what makes us happy,” she claims. “We spend about 50% of our waking hours at work, and it’s really depleting us. How do we make sure that the place where we spend so much of our time is happy and healthy?” [3:48] Jennifer had the privilege of working with the world’s leading experts in her research on...

    Robb Holman: Move the Needle (Ep #126)

    Robb Holman: Move the Needle (Ep #126)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes Though many of us have lived through some kind of trauma, many of us don’t have the mindset or awareness to work on healing the hurt that came from these traumatic events, Robb claims. “The trauma manifests itself in things like fear, shame, guilt, or grief that we haven’t dealt with, and we carry that through our lives, [which] impacts how we lead people and our relationships with others.” [8:35] “The greatest dreams,...

    Amelia Dunlop: Elevating the Human Experience (Ep #125)

    Amelia Dunlop: Elevating the Human Experience (Ep #125)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts |  Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes Elevating the human experience is fundamentally about acknowledging human work and nurturing growth through love, Amelia says. “So many traditions and philosophies teach that the human condition is one of suffering,” she remarks. “There are many things you and I may not have in common but [we can understand] that feeling of suffering we share, and so that’s why I believe every experience could be made just a little bit better.”...

    Ken Blanchard: Simple Truths of Leadership (Ep #122)

    Ken Blanchard: Simple Truths of Leadership (Ep #122)

    Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes Servant leadership consists of two parts, according to Ken. “The vision, direction, values, and goals are the leadership part,” he explains. Such is the responsibility of the hierarchy; people need to know what good behavior looks like, and what they’re held accountable for. The service part of servant leadership involves “helping them win.” Servant leaders work to help their people accomplish their goals and live according to the...

    Jacqueline Novogratz: Starting a Moral Revolution (Ep #121)

    Jacqueline Novogratz: Starting a Moral Revolution (Ep #121)

    Jacqueline Novogratz is founder and CEO of Acumen, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to changing the way the world tackles poverty. Under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested over $132 million to build 136 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the US. These companies have leveraged an additional $746 million and brought basic services like affordable education, healthcare, and clean energy to more than 400 million low-income people around the world....

    Scott O’Neil: How to Master Staying Present (Ep #120)

    Scott O’Neil: How to Master Staying Present (Ep #120)

    Scott O’Neil is the former CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, where he was responsible for all properties in HBSE’s dynamic, global portfolio, including marquee teams, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils. He is cofounder of Elevate Sports Ventures, Board Advisor at Myota, and is on the Board of Directors at Zooi, Inc. Scott’s recent book, Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving, is a practical guide filled with...

    Omer Glass: Growth, Care and Development (Ep #119)

    Omer Glass: Growth, Care and Development (Ep #119)

    Omer Glass is CEO and co-founder of GrowthSpace, the world’s leading employee development platform. GrowthSpace was founded on the belief that the future of learning and development is data driven, measurable, and personalized for every employee. Prior to GrowthSpace, Omer was Management Consultant at Shaldor, one of Israel’s leading management consultancies. He is also the chairman of Hands of Light, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting ALS and cancer patients. He is Marcel Schwantes’...

    Fred Reichheld: Winning on Purpose (Ep #118)

    Fred Reichheld: Winning on Purpose (Ep #118)

    Fred Reichheld is creator of the Net Promoter System, and the founder of Bain & Company’s loyalty practice. He is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World. Fred is currently a fellow and senior advisory partner at Bain & Company, and his work on customer loyalty has been widely covered in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Fortune, and other media...

    Paul Zak: How Oxytocin Improves Performance (Ep #117)

    Paul Zak: How Oxytocin Improves Performance (Ep #117)

    Paul Zak is a professor at Claremont Graduate University, founder and Chief Immersion Officer at Immersion Neuroscience, and Senior Scientific Advisor at CancerLife. Over a decade ago, Paul and his team discovered that the neurochemical oxytocin was the driver of trust, love, and morality that distinguish our humanity. In his quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection and happiness, he dedicated two decades of his life to brain research, which took him from the Pentagon, to...

    Jim Detert: Choosing to be Courageous (Ep #116)

    Jim Detert: Choosing to be Courageous (Ep #116)

    Jim Detert is this week’s guest on Love In Action. He is a Professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration and the world’s foremost expert on workplace courage. Jim discovered that courage is a skill that anyone can learn and develop over time. Jim’s new book, Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work, explores why people speak up or stay silent at work, and teaches you how to channel your emotions and take action with the right...

    Heather Younger: Leading with Care (Ep #115)

    Heather Younger: Leading with Care (Ep #115)

    Heather Younger is on a mission to ensure leaders use their power to make the workplace a safe space. An experienced keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant, her recent book, The Art of Caring Leadership: How Leading With Heart Uplifts Teams & Organizations, emphasizes the need for leaders to model kindness, compassion and empathy, and outlines nine ways to manifest the radical power of caring support in the workplace. She is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on Love In Action. Listen on...

    Jennifer Musselman: Workplace Psychology (Ep #114)

    Jennifer Musselman: Workplace Psychology (Ep #114)

    Jennifer Musselman is a globally recognized executive coach and a licensed marriage and family therapist for high-performing executives and entrepreneurs. She has been featured on Psychology Today, Forbes, and Huffington Post. She specializes in emotional intelligence, navigating conflict among leaders and couples, anxiety, burnout, and stress and depression management. With 20 years of experience as an executive at Fortune 500 companies, Jennifer intimately understands the pressures her...

    Mahe Bayireddi: The Great Resignation, Retention, and the Talent Lifecycle (Ep #113)

    Mahe Bayireddi: The Great Resignation, Retention, and the Talent Lifecycle (Ep #113)

    Mahe Bayireddi is CEO and co-founder of Phenom, a global leader in the HR technology space with a mission to help a billion people find the right job. Their AI-based SaaS platform, TXM, connects all stakeholders in the hiring cycle for a personalized talent acquisition experience. Also an official member of Forbes Technology Council and serial entrepreneur, Mahe is passionate about using software to fundamentally transform the talent journey. He is this week’s guest on Love in Action,...

    Jen Fisher: Work Better Together (Ep #112)

    Jen Fisher: Work Better Together (Ep #112)

    Jen Fisher is Marcel Schwantes’ guest this week on the Love In Action podcast. Jen is Chief Well-being Officer at Deloitte, where she evolved the health and wellness program into a first-of-its-kind holistic and inclusive well-being strategy. Jen empowers Deloitte’s people to prioritize their well-being so they can be at their best in both their professional and personal lives. In her role, she drives the strategy and innovation around work, life, health, and wellness. Jen is the...

    Robin Ganzert: Mission Metamorphosis (Ep #111)

    Robin Ganzert: Mission Metamorphosis (Ep #111)

    Robin Ganzert is President and CEO at American Humane, an organization dedicated to ensuring the welfare and safety of animals while strengthening the bond between them and humans. She is a global nonprofit executive and has been featured on CNN, World News Tonight, Fox Business News, and other notable media outlets. Robin is also an author, radio host, and the Executive Producer of the hit television show: Hallmark Channel’s American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Her recent book, Mission...

    Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg: Closing the Gender Gap (Ep #110)

    Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg: Closing the Gender Gap (Ep #110)

    Colleen Ammerman is the Director of Gender Initiative at Harvard Business School. She has authored various articles and teaching materials on gender and work, and her research with Harvard Business School Alumni examines how race, gender, and other factors shaped their life and career experiences after grad school. Her colleague is Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration. He is the author of the award-winning book Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent. A frequent contributor to...

    Robert Glazer: Remote Work, Cultivating Culture, and Change (Ep #109)

    Robert Glazer: Remote Work, Cultivating Culture, and Change (Ep #109)

    Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of global partnership marketing agency Acceleration Partners. He is also the co-founder and chairman of BrandCycle. A serial entrepreneur, award-winning executive, and accomplished operator, Bob has a passion for helping individuals and organizations build their capacity and elevate their performance. Bob is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today international bestselling author of four books, his most recent being How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace:...

    Eva Huston: Authenticity, Leadership, and Love (Ep #108)

    Eva Huston: Authenticity, Leadership, and Love (Ep #108)

    As Chief Strategy Officer at Duck Creek Technologies, Eva Huston is responsible for building value for the technology and spearheading corporate strategy on a global scale. She is also an independent board member at E2open and previously served as CFO at Verisk Analytics, as well as Managing Director at JPMorgan. Eva is Marcel Schwantes’s special guest on this episode of Love In Action. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts     Show Notes “I think that whenever...

    Susan McPherson: Learning the Lost Art of Connecting (Ep #107)

    Susan McPherson: Learning the Lost Art of Connecting (Ep #107)

    Marcel Schwantes’ guest on this episode of Love In Action is Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies. A renowned keynote speaker and facilitator at American Speakers Bureau, Susan is also a founding member of Kindred, and a board member at THE LIST and The 19th. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing, PR, and sustainability communications. Her most recent book — The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business...

    Helena Clayton: Breaking Down the Data about Love in the Workplace (Ep #106)

    Helena Clayton: Breaking Down the Data about Love in the Workplace (Ep #106)

    On this episode of the Love in Action Podcast, Marcel Schwantes is talking to Helena Clayton, a researcher who focuses on the practical application of love in the workplace. Helena has been working as a coach and facilitator for 25 years, helping organizations through struggles and challenges from a foundation of love. They talk about what is possible in organizations when you lead with love – and what it looks like when you do. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts    ...

    Sabrina Horn: Make It, Don’t Fake It (Ep #105)

    Sabrina Horn: Make It, Don’t Fake It (Ep #105)

    Marcel Schwantes’ guest on this episode of Love In Action is Sabrina Horn, an award-winning CEO, communications expert, and author. Sabrina is an advisory board member to several organizations and founded Horn Group, becoming one of the few female CEOs in Silicon Valley in the early 90’s. Her most recent book, Make It, Don’t Fake It: Leading with Authenticity for Real Business Success, aims to help executives make the right decisions as they start and grow their businesses for long-term...

    Erica Dhawan: Decoding Digital Body Language (Ep #104)

    Erica Dhawan: Decoding Digital Body Language (Ep #104)

    Marcel Schwantes’ guest on this week’s episode of Love In Action is Erica Dhawan, founder and CEO of Cotential Group, a global consulting firm that transforms the way companies work through 21st-century collaboration. She is a keynote speaker and expert on 21st-century collaboration skills and behaviors. Her most recent book, Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance, educates and instructs readers on how to translate traditional body language to the...

    Hubert Joly: At the Heart of Business (Ep #103)

    Hubert Joly: At the Heart of Business (Ep #103)

    Hubert Joly is a senior lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy. He is also a member on the board of directors at Johnson & Johnson and at Ralph Lauren. He has been recognized as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 by Barron’s, and one of the 10 in the US by Glassdoor. His most recent book, The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism, is a playbook...

    Kimberly Loh: Cultivating Compassionate Conversations (Ep #102)

    Kimberly Loh: Cultivating Compassionate Conversations (Ep #102)

    Kimberly Loh is a conflict resolution and negotiation specialist, leadership coach, and co-author of the book Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart. Her book is viewed as the definitive guide to learning effective strategies for engaging in open and honest conversations about divisive issues. Previously, she worked in peacebuilding and mediation research for the United Nations, as well as writing and advocacy for international NGOs and academic institutions. A...

    Houston Kraft: Kindness is a Necessity (Ep #101)

    Houston Kraft: Kindness is a Necessity (Ep #101)

    Houston Kraft is CEO and co-founder of CharacterStrong, an organization dedicated to infusing character, empathy, and connection into education. He is an author, keynote speaker, and curriculum developer. A self-proclaimed kindness advocate, he is passionate about spreading it in meaningful ways. His most recent book, Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness, explores kindness as a skill set and competency that can bring revolutionary change. He...

    Come Celebrate the 100th Episode with Us!

    Come Celebrate the 100th Episode with Us!

    Love In Action is celebrating 100 episodes! In this 100th edition of Love In Action, four specially invited mystery guests join Marcel Schwantes. They share stories of their career development and give insights about workplace rituals, anxiety and happiness at work, and COVID-19’s impact on workplace culture.     Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts   Show Notes Marcel welcomes Erica Keswin, who was the very first guest in the pilot episode of Love In...

    Eryn Eddy: We Are So Worth Loving: (Ep #99)

    Eryn Eddy: We Are So Worth Loving: (Ep #99)

    Eryn Eddy is a social entrepreneur, author, speaker, and the founder of So Worth Loving, a lifestyle clothing brand and community of passionate and original individuals that exists to embrace the past and empower the future. She and her work have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and even the Oprah Magazine. Her book, So Worth Loving: How Discovering Your True Value Changes Everything, is a reminder that to be human is to be imperfect. She joins Marcel Schwantes to share insights about her personal...

    Adam Bryant: The CEO Test (Ep #98)

    Adam Bryant: The CEO Test (Ep #98)

    Adam Bryant is Managing Director at Merryck & Co, as well as Senior Advisor to the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership at Columbia University. He is the former “Corner Office” columnist for the New York Times. His recent book, The CEO Test: Master the Challenges That Make Or Break All Leaders, is a practical playbook for executives of all levels, sharing the seven key reasons why leaders succeed or fail in their roles. He joins Marcel Schwantes today to...

    Mita Mallick: How Companies Can Support Working Mothers (Ep #97)

    Mita Mallick: How Companies Can Support Working Mothers (Ep #97)

    Mita Mallick is Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta, a contributor at Entrepreneur Media, and the author of the popular “Please don’t” column at SWAAY. Additionally, her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review. She has led iconic brands like AVEENO, Suave, Dove, and Vaseline, where she signed Viola Davis to be the Vaseline Healing Project Ambassador. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the biases against working mothers in organizations and how to combat them. Listen on...

    Pamela Fuller: Battling Your Biases (Ep #96)

    Pamela Fuller: Battling Your Biases (Ep #96)

    Pamela Fuller is the Global Managing Client Partner on the Public Sector team and Thought Leader on Inclusion & Bias at FranklinCovey. She is also a speaker and co-author of The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection and Build High-Performing Teams. Her passion for issues of inclusion has fueled her commitment to diversity and the empowerment of historically marginalized groups, which have always been factors in her personal and professional...

    Capt. Mark Brouker: Leadership Lessons from the Navy (Ep #95)

    Capt. Mark Brouker: Leadership Lessons from the Navy (Ep #95)

    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...

    Kevin Eikenberry: How to Be the Best Long-Distance Teammate (Ep #94)

    Kevin Eikenberry: How to Be the Best Long-Distance Teammate (Ep #94)

    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...

    Kevin Oakes: Culture Renovation (Ep #93)

    Kevin Oakes: Culture Renovation (Ep #93)

    Kevin Oakes is an author, the CEO and co-founder of The Institute for Corporate Productivity, and is on the Board of Directors at Performitiv. 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...

    Ken Rusk: The Blue-Collar Boom (Ep #92)

    Ken Rusk: The Blue-Collar Boom (Ep #92)

    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...

    Dan Foxx: Confessions of an Executive Coach (Ep #91)

    Dan Foxx: Confessions of an Executive Coach (Ep #91)

    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...

    Martin Lindstrom: The Ministry of Common Sense (Ep #90)

    Martin Lindstrom: The Ministry of Common Sense (Ep #90)

    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...

    Dr. Jim Loehr: Why Leading with Character Matters (Ep #89)

    Dr. Jim Loehr: Why Leading with Character Matters (Ep #89)

    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. Dr. Loehr has also appeared on national TV shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Prior to its acquisition by Johnson and Johnson, he was the chairman and CEO of the Human Performance Institute (HPI), which he co-founded. In addition to...

    Glenn and Michael Parker: How to be a Positive Influence Leader (Ep #88)

    Glenn and Michael Parker: How to be a Positive Influence Leader (Ep #88)

    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....

    Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Amy Edmondson: Vulnerability, Not Bravado (Ep #87)

    Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Amy Edmondson: Vulnerability, Not Bravado (Ep #87)

    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...

    Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick: Finding Gratitude This Christmas Season (Ep #86)

    Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick: Finding Gratitude This Christmas Season (Ep #86)

    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. Listen on Apple...

    Michael Canic: How to be Ruthlessly Consistent (Episode #85)

    Michael Canic: How to be Ruthlessly Consistent (Episode #85)

    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....

    David Sluss: Patience is a Powerhouse (Episode #84)

    David Sluss: Patience is a Powerhouse (Episode #84)

    David Sluss is an executive educator, scholar, and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business. He joins Marcel Schwantes to explore the virtue of patience and why it is something we need to actively practice.  Kelly Merbler, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, leadership development consultant, keynote speaker, and principal of The Kelly Merbler Company, joins Marcel for post-conversation commentary.   Listen on Apple...

    Dave McKeown: The Self-Evolved Leader (Episode #83)

    Dave McKeown: The Self-Evolved Leader (Episode #83)

    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. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts   Show...

    Brad Johnson and David Smith: How to be Good Guys (Episode #82)

    Brad Johnson and David Smith: How to be Good Guys (Episode #82)

    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...

    Walt Rakowich: Transformative Influence (Episode #81)

    Walt Rakowich: Transformative Influence (Episode #81)

    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. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes Walt’s book, Transfluence:...

    Shasta Nelson: Friendship is More Than Magic (Episode #80)

    Shasta Nelson: Friendship is More Than Magic (Episode #80)

    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 many magazines, TV shows, and newspapers, 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...

    Kevin Monroe: How Belonging Impacts This Extraordinary Life (Episode #79)

    Kevin Monroe: How Belonging Impacts This Extraordinary Life (Episode #79)

    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. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts  ...

    Gratitude Infusion with Kerry Wekelo (Episode #78)

    Gratitude Infusion with Kerry Wekelo (Episode #78)

    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. Listen on Apple...

    Deborah Smith Pegues: Leading Like a Woman (Episode #77)

    Deborah Smith Pegues: Leading Like a Woman (Episode #77)

    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...

    Servant Leadership Panel of Experts (Episode #76)

    Servant Leadership Panel of Experts (Episode #76)

    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...

    Dr. Stephen Trzeciak: Compassion Makes a Difference (Episode #75)

    Dr. Stephen Trzeciak: Compassion Makes a Difference (Episode #75)

    Marcel Schwantes welcomes this week’s guest, Dr. Stephen Trzeciak, to the Love In Action Podcast. Dr. Trzeciak is Chief of Medicine at Cooper University Healthcare, and Professor and Chair of Medicine at Cooper Medical School. His research has been featured in prominent medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is the bestselling author of Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a...

    Alain Hunkins: Cracking the Leadership Code (Episode #74)

    Alain Hunkins: Cracking the Leadership Code (Episode #74)

    Alain Hunkins is a best-selling author of “Cracking the Leadership Code” and CEO of Hunkins Leadership Group. Alain is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the three foundational competencies of good leadership. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes According to research, only 23% of people think that their leaders are leading well. When the...

    Rob Chesnut: Be Intentional About Integrity In Business (Episode #73)

    Rob Chesnut: Be Intentional About Integrity In Business (Episode #73)

    Rob Chesnut is a former federal prosecutor, an author, General Counsel of Airbnb, and one of the most influential voices in business ethics in the USA. His recent book, Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead An Ethical Revolution, is a manual for cultivating integrous cultures in six steps. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss the importance of integrity in business, and how a lack of it leads to one’s own detriment. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts...

    Jim Kouzes: The Relationship Between Leadership and Adversity (Ep #72)

    Jim Kouzes: The Relationship Between Leadership and Adversity (Ep #72)

    Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He is also a lecturer and the co-author of the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge. He has been cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 12 best executive educators in the US and ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine as 16th on their list of the top 100 thought leaders. He joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about the relationship between leadership and...

    Marcel Schwantes: From Boss to Leader (Ep #71)

    Marcel Schwantes: From Boss to Leader (Ep #71)

    Marcel Schwantes shares a preview of his exclusive leadership training course in this solo episode of Love In Action. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes Marcel describes the reason behind starting the Love In Action podcast. He says he’s tired of living in a world where organizations see their people as objects or functions to be used for profit, while disregarding their livelihoods. [2:48] Leaders have a responsibility to take care of people. When...

    David Schramm: Family is Everything (Ep #70)

    David Schramm: Family is Everything (Ep #70)

    Dr. David Schramm is a family scholar at Utah State University, and a TEDx speaker, consultant and trainer. His research centers on couples, relationships, parenting, and flourishing at home and at work. He joins Marcel Schwantes in this week’s show to prove that successful business culture and outcomes are founded in family science. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes “Family for me is everything,” David says. “…I want to help other people have...

    Karin Hurt: Creating Courageous Cultures (Ep #69)

    Karin Hurt: Creating Courageous Cultures (Ep #69)

    Karin Hurt is a former Verizon Wireless executive, an accomplished author, and an international keynote speaker. She has over 20 years of experience in customer service, sales, and human resources. She inspires transformational change around the world through her leadership training and consulting firm, Let’s Grow Leaders, of which she is the CEO and co-founder. Her newest book, Courageous Cultures, is a practical manual to building an open environment in which ideas are cultivated at...

    Edgar & Peter Schein: How to Be a Humble Leader (Episode #68)

    Edgar & Peter Schein: How to Be a Humble Leader (Episode #68)

    “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...

    JT McCormick: How I Got There (Ep #67)

    JT McCormick: How I Got There (Ep #67)

    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...

    Gary Hamel: Humanocracy (Ep #66)

    Gary Hamel: Humanocracy (Ep #66)

    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’....

    Robert Quinn: The Power of Higher Purpose (Ep #65)

    Robert Quinn: The Power of Higher Purpose (Ep #65)

    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...

    Dr. Amy Bradley: The Human Moment (Ep #64)

    Dr. Amy Bradley: The Human Moment (Ep #64)

    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...

    Jay Perry: Leading by Example (Ep #63)

    Jay Perry: Leading by Example (Ep #63)

    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     Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes “Leadership is simple in theory but tricky in execution,” Jay says. He...

    Moshe Engelberg: The Amare Way (Ep #62)

    Moshe Engelberg: The Amare Way (Ep #62)

    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. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes The word “amare” is...

    Adam Waytz: Harnessing the Power of Our Shared Humanity (Ep #61)

    Adam Waytz: Harnessing the Power of Our Shared Humanity (Ep #61)

    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. Listen and...

    Replay: Toward A Racially Just Workplace with Laura Morgan Roberts (Ep #60)

    Replay: Toward A Racially Just Workplace with Laura Morgan Roberts (Ep #60)

    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...

    Frances Frei: Unleashing Empowerment Leadership (Ep #59)

    Frances Frei: Unleashing Empowerment Leadership (Ep #59)

    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...

    Marc Lesser: Becoming a Mindful Leader (Ep #58)

    Marc Lesser: Becoming a Mindful Leader (Ep #58)

    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...

    Monte Williams: Getting In The C.A.R. (Ep #57)

    Monte Williams: Getting In The C.A.R. (Ep #57)

    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...

    Dr. Monica Worline: Awakening Compassion at Work (Ep #56)

    Dr. Monica Worline: Awakening Compassion at Work (Ep #56)

    Dr. Monica Worline is the co-founder 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...

    Stephen M.R. Covey: Celebrating 30 Years of The 7 Habits (Ep #55)

    Stephen M.R. Covey: Celebrating 30 Years of The 7 Habits (Ep #55)

    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....

    Dr. Timothy Clark: Psychological Safety (Episode #54)

    Dr. Timothy Clark: Psychological Safety (Episode #54)

    Dr. Timothy Clark is an Oxford-trained social scientist, author, and international authority in the fields of psychological safety and innovation, large scale change and transformation, and senior leadership development. He is the Founder and CEO at LeaderFactor, and is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs around the globe. His latest book, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation, guides leaders through the process of...

    Kevin Hancock : Finding Your Authentic Voice (Episode #53)

    Kevin Hancock : Finding Your Authentic Voice (Episode #53)

    In this week’s memorable and uplifting show, Marcel Schwantes chats with Kevin Hancock, who shares his inspirational story of finding purpose in the midst of adversity and re-scripting his definition of leadership as a result. They also discuss his new book, The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes Kevin is the CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, one of the oldest and...

    Matthew Emerzian: Everybody Matters (Episode #52)

    Matthew Emerzian: Everybody Matters (Episode #52)

    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. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes Marcel asks Matthew what he hopes...

    Michael Hyatt: The Visionary Leader (Episode #51)

    Michael Hyatt: The Visionary Leader (Episode #51)

    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...

    Charn McAllister: It’s Important To Be Likable (Episode #50)

    Charn McAllister: It’s Important To Be Likable (Episode #50)

    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. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes “Really...

    Dr. Wayne Baker: Ask For The Help You Need (Episode #49)

    Dr. Wayne Baker: Ask For The Help You Need (Episode #49)

    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 has been published in Harvard Business Review, Chief Executive Magazine, and Sloan Management Review. His teaching and research focus on social capital, social networks, generosity and positive organizations. He...

    Ankur Gopal: Redefining Talent Acquisition (Episode #48)

    Ankur Gopal: Redefining Talent Acquisition (Episode #48)

    Ankur Gopal is the CEO of Interapt, an award-winning mobile and wearable technology solutions innovation partner. He was named one of Business’ First 40 Business Leaders Under 40 and inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2014. He joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss talent acquisition and what he’s doing to make it easier. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Show Notes Interapt is an IT services firm that provides solutions primarily for...

    Todd Palmer: Leaning Into The Uncomfortable (Episode #47)

    Todd Palmer: Leaning Into The Uncomfortable (Episode #47)

    Marcel Schwantes welcomes Todd Palmer to this week’s Love In Action show. Todd is the CEO of Extraordinary Advisors, a renowned executive coach and author of The Job Search Process: Find and Land a Great Job in Six Weeks or Less. He shares how he went from being $600,000 in debt to making the Inc. 5000 list six times! He and Marcel chat about his amazing story, and his proven framework for helping business owners achieve success through authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability. Listen and...

    Chester Elton: Gratitude Makes a Difference (Episode #46)

    Chester Elton: Gratitude Makes a Difference (Episode #46)

    Love In Action now has listeners in 100 countries! That means that people around the world tune in every week to learn how to become the best version of themselves as a leader and as a person of extreme positive influence. This week’s honored guest is Chester Elton, one of the world’s top leadership and organizational culture experts, and co-author of multiple bestselling books. Chester is also the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training firm that counsels Fortune 500 companies on...

    Laura Morgan Roberts: Toward A Racially Just Workplace (Episode #45)

    Laura Morgan Roberts: Toward A Racially Just Workplace (Episode #45)

    Laura Morgan Roberts is a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School’s Gender Initiative. As an expert in diversity, inclusion, authenticity and identity development, Laura’s extensive research formed the basis for her study of the influence of African American business leaders. She chats with Marcel Schwantes about her recent article, “Toward a Racially Just Workplace,” and...

    Robb Holman: Going All In (Episode #44)

    Robb Holman: Going All In (Episode #44)

    Marcel Schwantes’ guest on this week’s Love In Action show is internationally renowned leadership coach, speaker and bestselling author, Robb Holman. Robb’s recently released book, All In: How Impactful Teams Build Trust From The Inside Out, takes leaders on an inspirational and practical journey of learning. When there is trust, he says, teams can accomplish the impossible together. He and Marcel chat about his book, including his proprietary Inside Out leadership coaching method. Listen and...

    Dr. Mara Klemich: What Drives Human Behavior (Episode #43)

    Dr. Mara Klemich: What Drives Human Behavior (Episode #43)

    Dr Mara Klemich is a consulting psychologist with degrees in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. She is also the co-founder of Heart Styles. For over 30 years Mara and her husband Stephen Klemich have drawn upon their expertise in psychology, neuroscience and leadership to help people become the best version of themselves. They have developed a radical approach to identifying what drives human behavior, and have outlined those principles in their newly-released book, Above The Line:...

    Michael Ventura: The Power of Empathy (Episode #42)

    Michael Ventura: The Power of Empathy (Episode #42)

    Michael Ventura is the founder and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa. He has worked with some of the world’s largest and most important brands such as GE, TED and the White House; and has served as a board member and advisor to a variety of organizations. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and West Point, where he teaches design thinking and how to integrate empathy into the creative process. He joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to discuss...

    Dr. Nate Regier: A New Way To Think About Conflict (Episode #41)

    Dr. Nate Regier: A New Way To Think About Conflict (Episode #41)

    This week’s show is one of the best yet! Dr. Nate Regier gives Marcel Schwantes and listeners a new way to think about conflict, calling it the greatest untapped energy resource in the world. Considering that Gallup estimates that negative conflict costs the US economy $350 billion a year, Nate’s statement seems doubly shocking. He joins Marcel to discuss this counterintuitive idea as well as his new book, Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide For Compassionate Accountability. Listen and...

    Mikaela Kiner: Women Advocating For Change (Episode #40)

    Mikaela Kiner: Women Advocating For Change (Episode #40)

    Mikaela Kiner has over 15 years experience in HR leadership roles at major companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks, and Amazon. She is a certified executive coach and the founder of Reverb, an HR consulting and leadership development company that helps their clients create healthy, inclusive cultures. She joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to discuss her powerful new book, Female Firebrands. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts   Show Notes...

    Rerun: Mike Vacanti and The HumansFirst Club Movement (Episode #39)

    Rerun: Mike Vacanti and The HumansFirst Club Movement (Episode #39)

    This is a rerun of episode #8 featuring Mike Vacanti, the founder of the HumansFirst Club, where Mike and Marcel discuss the hope of being able to create positive change in the workplace, and how to lead from a humans first perspective. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts Click here to get the show notes of the original episode, plus resources. Related Episodes John Eades: Leading By Elevating Others (Episode #34) Melanie Katzman: Connect First...

    Mike Vacanti: Creating Value By Putting Humans First (Episode #38)

    Mike Vacanti: Creating Value By Putting Humans First (Episode #38)

    Mike Vacanti returns to the Love In Action podcast this week after the successful launch of his new book Believership: The Superpower Beyond Leadership. In his previous executive roles, Mike has managed mergers and acquisitions and integrated companies with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue and thousands of people on global teams. Today he is an in-demand speaker and consultant, and the founder of the Humans First Club, the worldwide movement to make humans first in the workplace and...

    Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler: Experience Conflict Freedom (Episode #37)

    Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler: Experience Conflict Freedom (Episode #37)

    In addition to being a sought-after speaker, Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is the founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, a premier consulting firm based in New York City. She is also the author of a new book, Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself From Conflict At Work, at Home and In Life. Jennifer joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to show us how we can experience conflict freedom. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Podcasts   Show Notes...

    Raj Sisodia: The Power of a Healing Organization (Episode #36)

    Raj Sisodia: The Power of a Healing Organization (Episode #36)

    This week’s distinguished guest is Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism thought leader, international speaker, and bestselling author. Raj is the F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College. He has co-authored a new book with organizational innovation expert Michael J Gelb, entitled The Healing Organization: Awakening The Conscience Of Business To Help Save The World. Raj chats with Marcel Schwantes about...

    Dave Mortensen: There’s A Place For Love In Business (Episode #35)

    Dave Mortensen: There’s A Place For Love In Business (Episode #35)

    This week’s guest, Dave Mortensen, together with his co-founder, made the bold decision to reinvent the culture of work in their business. Today their company, Anytime Fitness, is the world’s largest and fastest-growing coed fitness club franchise and has earned numerous industry awards including Top Global Franchise and one of America’s Most Promising Companies. Dave Mortensen is the President of Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness. He has been featured on ABC’s Secret...

    John Eades: Leading By Elevating Others (Episode #34)

    John Eades: Leading By Elevating Others (Episode #34)

    John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft, a leadership development company that transforms managers into leaders. In 2017 he was named a LinkedIn Top Voice in Management and Workplace. He is also a renowned speaker and host of the Follow My Lead podcast. He joins Marcel Schwantes on this week’s show to talk about his new book, Building the Best: Eight Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success, and to equip you with the tools you need to become the kind of leader the world needs...

    The Best of 2019 with Marcel Schwantes (Episode #33)

    The Best of 2019 with Marcel Schwantes (Episode #33)

    Marcel Schwantes reflects on the biggest lessons he learned in 2019 from his guests about being a better leader. His mission to spread the Love In Action message is the Why behind this podcast, and the reason he spends most of his time interviewing the world’s top leaders and influencers as well as writing, speaking and coaching leaders. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes Marcel once landed in the ER because of...

    Brian Paradis: Lead with Imagination (Episode #32)

    Brian Paradis: Lead with Imagination (Episode #32)

    We’ve moved from the Information Age into the Imagination Age, and creative thinking skills are now just as important as the so-called ‘hard’ business skills. Imagination plus leadership is the formula to unleash all kinds of potential. So says Brian Paradis, author of the compelling new book Lead With Imagination. Brian is a senior partner of C-Suite Solutions, a national advisory firm that helps health care organizations move from “volume to value.” He served previously as...

    Jacqueline Carter: The Mind of the Leader (Episode #31)

    Jacqueline Carter: The Mind of the Leader (Episode #31)

    Marcel’s guest on this week’s Love In Action show is Jacqueline Carter. Jacqueline is the international partner and the North American director for Potential Project. She has over 20 years of experience working with organizations around the globe, including Cisco, Marriott and Google, to improve performance. She is also the co-author along with Rasmus Hougaard, of the exciting new book, The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People and Your Organization For Extraordinary Results....

    Whitney Johnson: Building a High-Growth Team (Episode #30)

    Whitney Johnson: Building a High-Growth Team (Episode #30)

    Whitney Johnson has been recognized as one of the world’s foremost management thought leaders by Thinkers 50 and Fortune magazine. She is an advisor, speaker, and host of the weekly podcast, Disrupt Yourself. She joins Marcel Schwantes to discuss her recent book, Build An A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve, in which she shows leaders and managers how to reduce turnover and enhance loyalty by leading their team members up their current learning curve and...

    Dan Cable: Becoming Alive at Work (Episode #29)

    Dan Cable: Becoming Alive at Work (Episode #29)

    Bestselling author Dan Cable is this week’s guest on the Love in Action podcast. Dan is a social psychologist and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the London Business School. He has also been ranked among the top 25 most influential management scholars in the world. His teaching and work are focused on culture and employee engagement, and the link between brands and employee behaviors. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Business Week and...

    Randy Ross: Relationomics (Episode #28)

    Randy Ross: Relationomics (Episode #28)

    Marcel welcomes Dr. Randy Ross, Founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer at Remarkable, to the show. Randy is a master of cultural transformation who has traveled internationally as a speaker, coach and Fortune 500 consultant, building teams and developing leaders. He has a unique understanding of employee engagement and he offers practical solutions for increasing both team morale and performance in his new book Relationomics: Business Powered by Relationships. Listen and Subscribe on Apple...

    Melanie Katzman: Connect First (Episode #27)

    Melanie Katzman: Connect First (Episode #27)

    Marcel Schwantes talks with author Dr. Melanie Katzman about her book, Connect First: 52 Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning and Joy at Work. Melanie is a psychologist and executive coach to the world’s top organizations and government agencies. She is also the founder of Katzman Consulting and a founding partner of the global nonprofit Leader’s Quest. She has been featured in The Financial Times, New York Times, Vanity Fair among others, and has made numerous television appearances on...

    Steve Farber: Love Is Just Damn Good Business (Episode #26)

    Steve Farber: Love Is Just Damn Good Business (Episode #26)

    This week’s guest is executive coach and thought leader, Steve Farber, who teaches that love, rather than being a soft skill as it’s widely considered, is a hard-core leadership principle that helps shape winning businesses and elevates the customer and employee experience. Steve authored the seminal book, The Radical Leap — widely considered one of the top 100 business books ever written. He is the President of Extreme Leadership Inc., and he recently released another book, Love is Just...

    Joel Peterson: Building the Bonds of Trust (Episode #25)

    Joel Peterson: Building the Bonds of Trust (Episode #25)

    Marcel chats with Joel Peterson in this week’s show. Joel is the Chairman of JetBlue and author of the recently re-released book The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great. Listen in to learn how you can build a high trust organization. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes This week’s show is sponsored by TDIndustries, a legendary Fortune magazine Best Companies to Work For. Like Joel...

    Richard Boyatzis: Helping People Change (Episode #24)

    Richard Boyatzis: Helping People Change (Episode #24)

    This week’s guest on the Love In Action podcast is Richard Boyatzis, a renowned expert on emotional intelligence and bestselling author. Richard and his colleagues at Case Western University have recently released a new book entitled Helping People Change, which reveals their findings about a more effective approach to helping people learn and change behaviors. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes The big idea in the book...

    Sally Helgesen: How Women Rise (Episode #23)

    Sally Helgesen: How Women Rise (Episode #23)

    Sally Helgesen, one of the world’s premier experts on women’s leadership and a best-selling author joins Marcel Schwantes to talk about some of the most common habits that undermine women in their quest to become more successful, and what she has found gets in the way of women reaching their fullest potential.   Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Show Notes As you seek to rise to the next level — whether that means a new job, a challenging promotion, an entrepreneurial...

    Carol Grannis: Vulnerability is Self-Disclosure (Episode #22)

    Carol Grannis: Vulnerability is Self-Disclosure (Episode #22)

    Dr. Carol Grannis is the Chief Self-Esteem Officer for Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of the Anytime Fitness franchise system which is the fastest-growing franchise in the country. She has 28 years of experience in HR, Employee Engagement, and Training and Development. She is also a speaker, lecturer and facilitator for groups all over the world. On this week’s show, she chats with Marcel Schwantes about the leadership powerhouse of vulnerability. Listen and Subscribe on Apple...

    Dr. Melissa Hughes: Employee Engagement Starts in the Brain (Episode #21)

    Dr. Melissa Hughes: Employee Engagement Starts in the Brain (Episode #21)

    Marcel Schwantes chats with Dr. Melissa Hughes about how the brain works and how to make it work better. Dr. Hughes, a neuroscience expert, is the author of Happy Hour With Einstein, as well as a keynote speaker and thought leader. She shares practical applications of neuroscience to help leaders learn habits that lead to positive work cultures of belonging, psychological safety and gratitude. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts  ...

    Harold MacDowell: Servant-Leadership is Love in Action (Episode #20)

    Harold MacDowell: Servant-Leadership is Love in Action (Episode #20)

    Marcel Schwantes chats with Harold MacDowell, an icon in the servant-leadership movement. Harold is the CEO of TDIndustries, a $631M company with over 2600 “partners” (employees) in the company. TD has made the Fortune Magazine Best Companies to Work For list for 17 consecutive years under Harold’s leadership. Marcel and Harold discuss the two sides of servant-leadership, and its personal as well as business impact. Listen and Subscribe on Apple...

    Jerry Colonna: Radical Self-Inquiry (Episode #19)

    Jerry Colonna: Radical Self-Inquiry (Episode #19)

    Marcel Schwantes chats with executive coach and author Jerry Colonna about his new book, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up. They discuss Jerry’s concept of Radical Self-Inquiry and how shame and fear keep us from being happy and fulfilled at work and in life. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes ● Leadership represents the opportunity to complete the process of becoming the adult you are born to be. Leaders who...

    Kristen Hadeed: Can Cleaning Toilets Create Leaders? (Episode #18)

    Kristen Hadeed: Can Cleaning Toilets Create Leaders? (Episode #18)

    Today, Marcel Schwantes talks to Kristen Hadeed, author of Permission to Screw Up, and founder of Student Maid, a cleaning company that has employed thousands of students all around the world. This is a challenging industry, but Kristen blew industry standards out of the water with her innovative ideas, company culture and by focusing on love. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes Marcel and Kristen talk about some of the...

    Renée Smith: The Benefits of Love in the Workplace (Episode #17)

    Renée Smith: The Benefits of Love in the Workplace (Episode #17)

    What would be the outcome if we all had a more loving, safe and human workplace? Renée Smith is today’s guest on the Love in Action Podcast and she is going to share with us the benefits of bringing more love into the workplace. Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes Renée is the founder of A Human Workplace. She is a writer and speaker who lectures about the cost of fear and the benefits of love in the workplace. She...

    Jim Harter: The Building Blocks of Organizational Culture (Episode #16)

    Jim Harter: The Building Blocks of Organizational Culture (Episode #16)

    Today Marcel Schwantes gets to talk to one of the legends of the Gallup Organization, Jim Harter, to discuss Gallup’s new book: It’s the Manager.   Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes It’s the Manager was the largest global study in the future of work. Jim shares that the whole world is interested in and talking about where work is going, and what the new workforce is asking about. With this book, they aimed...

    Mark C. Crowley: The Physiological Impacts of Bad Management (Episode #15)

    Mark C. Crowley: The Physiological Impacts of Bad Management (Episode #15)

    Today’s guest, Mark C. Crowley, author of Lead From the Heart, knows the secret to make great leadership happen. He proves, without a doubt, the physiological reasons why leading from the heart give teams and companies real advantage.   Listen and Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts From Difficult Beginnings Mark’s mother passed away when he was young, and his father seemed intent on destroying Mark’s self-esteem and emotional well-being. It’s...

    Annie McKee: How to be Happy at Work (Episode #14)

    Annie McKee: How to be Happy at Work (Episode #14)

    Being happy at work isn’t something most people expect. But today’s guest, Dr. Annie McKee, believes it’s possible. In fact, she wrote a book on it, called “How to be Happy At Work,” published by Harvard Business Review Press. According to Annie, there are three key factors: hope, purpose, friendship, and in this episode, we dive into how to be happy at work. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes Why She Wrote the Book Annie has...

    Julie Winkle Giulioni: The Ladder is Broken (Episode #13)

    Julie Winkle Giulioni: The Ladder is Broken (Episode #13)

    Career development is broken and our expectations have not kept pace with the reality of today’s workplace, according to today’s guest, Julie Winkle Giulioni. Julie co-authored the book, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, and works with organizations worldwide to improve performance through leadership and learning. Today, she’s talking about developing and growing employees. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes Why She Wrote the...

    Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Are Women Better Leaders? (Episode #12)

    Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Are Women Better Leaders? (Episode #12)

    Are women better leaders than men? Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority on psychoanalysis, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He’s also an author, and his latest book is rather controversial. He asks the question: Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? And why are women so good at it? Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes The Controversy That Isn’t Tomas’s book sparks...

    Douglas Conant: Rebooting Your Company (Episode #11)

    Douglas Conant: Rebooting Your Company (Episode #11)

    What does it take to reboot a company from the ground up? Joining us on this episode is Doug Conant, the Founder of ConantLeadership, former CEO of the Campbell Soup Company, and co-author of the international bestseller, TouchPoints. Today, Doug is sharing about how he turned Campbell around, and how he’s able to create leadership connections in the smallest of moments. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes Campbell Soup before...

    Ashley Goodall: What You’re Getting Wrong About Leadership (Episode #10)

    Ashley Goodall: What You’re Getting Wrong About Leadership (Episode #10)

    How many conventional leadership ideas do we take as the truth but turn out to be lies? We’re joined today by Ashley Goodall, the author of Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, and the Senior Vice President Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco. Ashley separates fact from fiction in the realm of workplace and leadership misconceptions, and what the truths really are. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts  ...

    Terry Turner: We’re All In This Together (Episode #9)

    Terry Turner: We’re All In This Together (Episode #9)

    What does “we’re all in this together” look like? Join us on this episode as we sit with Terry Turner, the President and CEO of Pinnacle Financial Partners. Today we’re talking about cultivating a culture of ownership, keeping employees engaged, and how love can still manifest in action — even at companies like banks. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts   Show Notes Ownership Pinnacle associates are treated like they’re owners — because they...

    Mike Vacanti: The HumansFirst Club Movement (Episode #8)

    Mike Vacanti: The HumansFirst Club Movement (Episode #8)

    Times are changing. There is a movement happening: are you in? Joining us today is Mike Vacanti, the founder of the HumansFirst Club. Today we’re talking about the hope of being able to create positive change in the workplace, and how to lead from a humans first perspective. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts Show Notes   The HumansFirst Club Movement: We are at an inflection point where we’re realizing we can do better. The HumansFirst...

    Claude Silver: Being a Chief Heart Officer (Episode #7)

    Claude Silver: Being a Chief Heart Officer (Episode #7)

    How do you help people bring their whole selves to work? Just ask Claude Silver, the Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia. She oversees wonderful people and their heartbeats, and the experience they have within the four walls of the office and even in life. What happens when you make people feel like they belong, that they’re appreciated and that they’re here to do some incredible, innovative work that excites them? More than you can imagine. Listen and Subscribe...

    Bob Chapman: The Extraordinary Power of Caring (Episode #6)

    Bob Chapman: The Extraordinary Power of Caring (Episode #6)

    What if someone tapped you on the shoulder and asked if you liked your job. Would you say you loved it? Today on the podcast we have Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller and the author of Everybody Matters. We’re talking about the extraordinary power of caring: what happens to a workplace when people are cared for and care for others in return? What kind of impact will that make? Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts Show Notes   The...

    Richard Sheridan: Creating Joy at Work (Episode #5)

    Richard Sheridan: Creating Joy at Work (Episode #5)

    When you think about work, do you think about joy as well? Joining us on this episode is Rich Sheridan, the author of Joy, Inc. and most recently Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear. He leads Menlo Innovations as their co-founder and CEO. Today we’re talking about how you can bring more joy into your work — and what can happen when you do. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts Show Notes   Defining Joy...

    Howard Behar: How to Lead with Love (Episode #4)

    Howard Behar: How to Lead with Love (Episode #4)

    On this episode of Love in Action, we have Howard Behar, the former president of Starbucks International. During his tenure, Howard grew the coffee company from 28 stores to over 15,000 locations, and he’s the author of It’s Not About The Coffee and The Magic Cup. Today we’re talking about servant leadership, how to lead with love, and the power of putting people and values first. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts Show Notes “The Magic...

    Ken Blanchard: Servant Leadership Is Something You Do (Episode #3)

    Ken Blanchard: Servant Leadership Is Something You Do (Episode #3)

    Join us on episode #2 of Love in Action as we unpack the true meaning of customer service and servant leadership with legendary management and leadership expert, Ken Blanchard: consultant, speaker, Chief Spiritual Officer and Co-Founder of The Ken Blanchard Companies, and author of many classics, including The One Minute Manager. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts | Creating raving fans Ken shares his three secrets to creating raving fans from a...

    Erica Keswin: Bring Your Human to Work (Episode #2)

    Erica Keswin: Bring Your Human to Work (Episode #2)

    Welcome to the Love in Action Podcast, and we’re launching today with someone I deeply admire: Erica Keswin, the author of “Bring Your Human to Work.” Join us as we talk about the book, and dive deep into real-life examples of designing workplaces that are good for people, great for business, and just might change the world. Listen and Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play | Google Podcasts | The Big Idea When people ask Erica what it means to bring your human to work, she...

    Love In Action Podcast Trailer: Why You Should Listen (Episode #1)

    Welcome to the Love in Action Podcast and the 7-minute teaser where I explain the reason I named it as such. The term “Love in Action” has been loosely used in conversation around social media. It has even made sub-titles of books and a few media headlines. But what does this term, often perceived as “unfit” for work really mean, from a business standpoint? And why did I create a whole podcast (have I told you how much work goes into this?) to push forth this idea?...

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    I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Marcel for his podcast, Love in Action. He is an extraordinary interviewer who prepares, asks thoughtful questions and allows the interviewee the opportunity to fully express their ideas. 
    It is clear that Marcel has a wealth of real-world business experience that he brings to his work. His work style is collaborative — rather than “teacher-tell — it is more like, “let’s you and I figure out the issues that need to be addressed and together come up with a plan to facilitate change.”

    Glenn Parker

    Leadership and Team Building Expert
    I am loving the ”Love in Action” podcast! Marcel continues to up the game as his latest endeavor (Love in Action podcast) features the best of the best Servant Leaders (Ken Blanchard, Howard Behar and Ashely Goodall to name a few) as guests. Marcel’s natural, inquisitive, and conversational style sets the tone for applying Love to leading others. Marcel ends each episode with two or three takeaways and I always like to see how our notes compare. I often hit on new ways to view leadership by opening my head (and heart) to this leading voice talking to the leading voices of servant leadership.

    Al Ferreira

    Practicing Servant Leadership Artisan
    I love Marcel Schwantes’ new podcast Love in Action! With his deep insights from years of coaching leaders, working in organizations, and writing about the latest research and thinking in business, Marcel boldly brings love to the center of the conversation with his podcast. Tapping into the latest thinkers, teachers and leaders who are putting their hearts on the line for their organizations, Marcel helps us learn why love is not just a feeling but the most powerful and necessary action we can take each day in the workplace.

    Renée Smith

    Keynote Speaker
    Had the absolute pleasure of appearing in his amazing podcast twice. Marcel is passionately curious, indefatigably prolific, and intensely creative: he writes, speaks, and thinks on so many topics and always has something important to contribute. Anyone interested in leadership will enjoy his show.

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    Chief Innovation Officer at ManpowerGroup

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