April 28, 2017 /

Broadcasting Happiness

Sue hosts Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, and best-selling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change. Michelle helps shift you towards more positive, solution-focused communication, ultimately leading to a decrease in the negative effects of stress.

Michelle and Sue discuss how to:

  • Make yourself immune to stress and negativity
  • Drive success by communicating with positivity
  • Lessen the power of negative people
  • Share bad news more effectively
  • Create and sustain a positive culture at work or home through contagious optimism
  • Share tools for positive thinking with colleagues and friends

About Michelle:

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the best-selling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

Follow her on Twitter: @michellegielan

April 28th, 2017|
January 31, 2017 /

Fear of Difference

Sue hosts Janet Crawford, CEO of Cascadance, Inc. and co-author of Leadership Embodiment. As a scientist and pioneer in the application of social neuroscience to corporate culture, Janet has two decades of experience working Fortune 500 companies with her client organizations spanning the who’s who of Silicon Valley.

Janet and Sue discuss:

  • The Biological Basis for Fear – What is our brain doing when we are in fear and what do we do about it?
  • How Do Leaders Respond Mindfully? – How do we listen openly? How do we protest/resist in a mindful way so we can collaborate?
  • Our Brain’s Reaction to Uncertainty – How do we keep our brain healthy in stressful and uncertain times?


About Janet:

Janet Crawford is CEO of Cascadance, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area firm supporting leaders in building brain-friendly organizations. A scientist and pioneer in the application of social neuroscience to corporate culture, Janet helps companies uncover and address the hidden biological roots of inequity. She speaks internationally on unconscious bias, stereotype threat and the biology of power, including a 2014 address at TEDx San Diego.

With two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, her client organizations span the who’s who of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. She has been featured in print, radio, and television, including Forbes, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, ABC and KSAN/KBLX.

Janet holds a Masters from Stanford University, a BA from U.C. Berkeley, and is former adjunct faculty at the JFK University Graduate School of Psychology. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Science and The Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. Along with renowned somatic leadership practitioner, Wendy Palmer, Janet co-authored Leadership Embodiment: How the Way We Sit and Stand Can Change the Way We Think and Speak.

Follow her on Twitter: @JanetCrawford

January 31st, 2017|
September 23, 2016 /

How to Win in the Age of Disruption

Sue Bethanis hosts Terence Mauri, a top leadership expert and author of The Leader’s Mindset: How to Win in the Age of Disruption. Terence inspires new leadership thinking and powerful shortcuts to help you disrupt your industry, your organization and, ultimately, yourself.

Sue and Terence discuss:

  • Pathways to discover your leadership purpose
  • How to act brave and decisively in the face of adversity
  • How to use failure for rapid learning
  • Incorporating 10X thinking into your leadership

About Terence Mauri:

Terence Mauri is on a mission to spread entrepreneurship – that’s the skill, the spirit and the courage that rewrites how business is done. He serves as an Inc. Magazine Columnist, entrepreneur mentor and keynote speaker. Prior to his current role, Terence was a senior consultant at Informa PLC, an FTSE 100 company. He is the author of the new book, The Leader’s Mindset: How to Win in the Disruption Age.

Follow him on Twitter: @terencemauri

September 23rd, 2016|
June 4, 2016 /

Are You a Strategist?

Sue talks with Cynthia Montgomery, Timken Professor of Business Administration and immediate past head of the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, where she’s taught for over twenty years.  on how to be the strategist your company needs. Cynthia will discuss her book, The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs and teaches the strategic tools to not only outwit your competitors but offer you, as a leader, the means to shape your organization decisively.

Follow her on Twitter: @leadstrategy

June 4th, 2016|

Pathways to Growth

Sue hosts Laurence Capron, INSEAD Professor of Strategy, and author of the book, Build, Borrow, Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma. Laurence is the author of numerous articles, including “Finding the Right Path” in Harvard Business Review (with Will Mitchell). She sits on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, the leading academic journal in the field of strategy.

Laurence will help you solve the reasons why companies fail, which pathway companies should choose to gain competitive advantage, and how to guide your organization for optimal growth.

Follow her on Twitter: @LaurenceCapron

June 4th, 2016|
March 31, 2016 /

Leading Change – Are you a decider?

Sue Bethanis hosts Nick Tasler, CEO of Decision Pulse, a global management-consulting firm, and an internationally acclaimed author of three books including his latest #1 best-seller, Domino, The Simplest Way to Inspire Change. In Domino Nick reveals a surprisingly simple framework to align teams around change and achieve new goals quicker than ever before.

Nick discusses his research and findings about how change leadership is not necessarily about charismatic personalities, fist-pounding speeches, or lofty visions, the difference between two approaches to leading change: Change by Addition and Change by Decision, and how decisions are the building blocks of change in our lives, our careers, our teams, and our societies. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we see change and experience growth.

Follow him on Twitter: @NickTasler


March 31st, 2016|
February 25, 2016 /

Insider’s View at Juniper Networks: The Future of Performance Management

Sue Bethanis hosts Jeff Jacobs, Director of Leadership & Organization Effectiveness at Juniper Networks. Jeff discusses how and why Juniper’s early disruption of the performance management process has continued to evolve and change.

  • Why traditional performance management was actually seen as a barrier to productivity and innovation
  • How challenging the status quo improves outcomes for both customers and employees
  • How empathy, courage and vulnerability play key roles in driving internal change
February 25th, 2016|
May 29, 2014 /

The Necessity of Strangers

Sue hosts Dr. Alan Gregerman, President and Chief Innovation Officer of Venture Works Inc. Dr. Gregerman is an internationally-respected expert on business strategy, innovation, and the customer experience as well as an award-winning author of three books on innovation and business success.

Dr. Gregerman shares insights from his latest book, The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success, to help us understand why our individual and business success is dependent on strangers. His tips help develop a more stranger-centric mindset so we can tap into the value strangers can offer us and unlock leadership and business potential.

Follow him on Twitter at: @alan_gregerman

May 29th, 2014|
June 26, 2013 /

End of Competitive Advantage

Sue hosts Rita Gunther McGrath, Professor at Columbia Business School, on our 100th show!  Rita shares insights from her latest book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business.

Listen as Rita and Sue discuss how the notion of a sustainable competitive advantage is irrelevant in today’s market and explore insights for building a successful dynamic strategy. You’ll come away from the conversation with new insights, tools, and approaches that could help you re-think your strategy, or at least shake out some new ideas and questions to explore.

Follow her on Twitter: @rgmcgrath


June 26th, 2013|
March 22, 2013 /

Playing to Win

Sue hosts Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management.

Roger discusses his new book, Playing to Win, based on the robust strategic approach he helped roll out at P&G. How do we best create a discipline of strategic thinking and strategic practice? What strategic choices help us beat the competition? Roger is a foremost authority in design thinking and brings great examples and metaphors to the table.

Follow him on Twitter: @RogerLMartin


March 22nd, 2013|
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