Thomas Page McBee: The Power Balance

Thomas Page McBee: The Power Balance

Having a voice is power. So what happens when you can’t get heard at work? When people talk over you in meetings? When men get actionable feedback and women don’t? In this episode, I talk with Thomas Page McBee, the first transgender man to box in Madison Square...
Priya Parker: How to Have Transformative Gatherings

Priya Parker: How to Have Transformative Gatherings

Most gatherings happen on auto-pilot. Whether it’s a work meeting, or a conference, or a baby shower, we have a received idea about how it should unfold. But what if we left those scripts behind? In this episode, I sit down with Priya Parker, the author of the deeply...
016: Fanny Auger – Conversation Isn’t About Talking

016: Fanny Auger – Conversation Isn’t About Talking

What are the key ingredients in a great conversation? Curiously, they are qualities — like open-ness, willingness, silence — that have very little to do with talking, and very much to do with listening. In this episode, I speak with Fanny Auger, the founder of the...
008: Wendy MacNaughton – Activating Your Empathy Muscle

008: Wendy MacNaughton – Activating Your Empathy Muscle

The everyday activities of the 21st century human consist largely of staring at screens, typing, and talking—in that order. From Google to Alexa to email, technology teaches us to seek, to search, to ask, to demand. But what about the lost art of listening? This...