Leadership Arts Review

Leadership Arts Review

Leadership Arts Review is a dynamic podcast about the art and science of leadership. Kate Arms, Alyssa Dickman, and Nitya Shekar explore a different leadership book each episode to help you navigate all the theories and strategies out there and find the elements that work for you.

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June 7, 2022 46 min

Sharon Salzberg is a prominent meditation teacher with a specialization in loving-kindness meditation. In Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, she discusses how meditation practices give us the energy and motivation to sustain the hard work of driving change.

We discuss the relationship between resilience and grief, the gifts of anger, and how mindfulness creates hope and energy when things are difficult.

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In Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change, Stacey Abrams shares her story and the tools she has used to build a movement for change as a black woman.

Special guest Christine Gautreaux brings her stories of having worked on campaigns led by Ms. Abrams to this discussion of the special challenges of leading change when you start with the deck stacked against you.

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April 5, 2022 44 min

In The Power of Us, Jay J. Van Bavel, PhD and Dominic J. Packer, PhD explore the subtle and not-so-subtle ways our sense of identity shapes our perception and behaviour. And they revisise the conclusions from some classic studies in psychology based on more nuanced analysis.

NItya, Kate, and Alyssa discuss how to intentionally create belonging, the impact of leaders' identities on organizations, and how a sense of identity can s...

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March 1, 2022 40 min

In Unleashed, Anne Morriss and Frances X. Frei discuss not only how to have leadership impact when you are in the room, but also how to keep having impact in your absence.

Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about the trust triangle, supporting inclusion as a leader, and strategic collaboration with outside organizations -- with a special look at what loves look like at work.

Listen in if you are committed to leading others in ways that fre...

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February 1, 2022 49 min

Michael Bungay Stanier shares how to empower others through good questions in The Coaching Habit and how to get better results through giving less advice in The Advice Trap.

Kate, Alyssa, and Nitya discuss the differences and overlaps between the two books and why they make a powerful pair. We talk about questions that aren't questions, the discomfort of silence, and why giving advice is so tempting.

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January 4, 2022 45 min

Join us as we take a look back at the first season of the Leadership Arts Review podcast and ahead to Season 2. Hear us discuss themes that crossed the season, which books we loved most, and which ones we use ourselves. We talk about what we've learned and what we are changing. And just a little about the books we have lined up for the next few episodes.

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Season 1 finale! Season 2 coming soon!

Jesse Itzler invited a Navy SEAL to live with him for a month and put him through extreme fitness training. Living With a SEAL is that story.

Special guest Carmen Ekdahl, coach to police officers and other first responders, joins Alyssa and Nitya for a discussion about leadership in the context of daily threats, the power of extreme training to push even the toughest folks past their comfort zon...

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July 6, 2021 47 min

Susan David shares why emotional agility is a crucial leadership skill and teaches a four-part process for working with emotions to extract the wisdom they bring without overwhelming us. 

Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about the power of getting to know our emotions and learning how to relate to them without being directed by them. We share some personal stories and some patterns we have seen in our work developing leaders.

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June 1, 2021 43 min

Jerry Colonna believes that better humans make better leaders. In Reboot, he shares what that means and how we can all become better humans and better leaders.

Kate, Nitya, and Alyssa talk about the power of radical self-inquiry, becoming fierce with reality, and facing the crucible moments that transform good leaders into great ones. This conversation gets more personal than usual as we discuss Jerry Colonna's coaching question...

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May 4, 2021 48 min

What would change if you celebrated learning you were wrong about something in service of being right? 

Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about why leaders need to be comfortable changing their minds for the right reasons, how to cultivate a scientific mindset, and why rethinking your positions is valuable even when you don't change your mind.

Listen in if you have ever wondered how you can change your mind without looking weak or foo...

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April 6, 2021 43 min

If you only remembered 10 things about leadership, what should they be?

Alyssa, Kate, and Nitya talk about the fundamental truths about leadership that tend not to change over time. We also discuss the three elements that create the conditions for trust, the relationship between values and employee engagement, and what love has to do with leadership.

Listen in if you have ever wondered what stays constant as leadership fads and trend...

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March 2, 2021 41 min

What do you need to do in the first few months in a new leadership role to set yourself up for success?

Kate, Nitya, and Alyssa talk about the process Michael D. Watkins recommends for navigating the first three months on a job without falling into the common traps and pitfalls. We discuss his suggested techniques and some of the real world challenges that make them hard to do. And we share some personal stories of both success and ...

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February 2, 2021 32 min

What does it mean to take seriously the idea that words matter?

Nitya, Kate, and special guest Margaret Leahy talk about the four ways Don Miguel Ruiz says serve as guideposts for leaders to speak and act with integrity and pay attention to their impact.

Listen in if you have ever wondered how to become more trustworthy, more at peace with yourself or others, or more confident that you are speaking with integrity.

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January 5, 2021 43 min

How would you like to have more influence in your organization or in the world?

Alyssa, Nitya, and Kate talk about how an outward mindset enables individuals, teams, and organizations to be more effective. The discussion includes a description of the outward mindset and how to cultivate it, stories of outward mindsets in action, and a few words about why it can initially be hard to make the shift from a so-called inward mindset. Inc...

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December 1, 2020 47 min

What is required of leaders when the world feels like it is falling apart? How can facing reality and claiming leadership equip everyone to face the complex problems of the modern world?

Kate, Nitya, and Alyssa talk about what it means to put the human spirit first in a world that often feels overwhelming and scary.

Listen in if you have ever wondered how to make workplaces more human, or how you can be a force for good in a world th...

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November 3, 2020 35 min

What goes wrong when we think that having emotions is unprofessional? How can embracing emotions at work make us more effective at our jobs and drive better business results?

Nitya, Kate, and Alyssa talk about what emotions are, how they impact behavior, and what true emotional intelligence really takes in the workplace.

Listen in if you have ever wondered how to make workplaces more human, or how to feel like you can be yourself at ...

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October 6, 2020 43 min

How many times have you been through an organizational change that didn't stick?

Alyssa, Nitya, and Kate talk about the psychology of how people deal with change and what that means for leaders. The discussion covers endings, new beginnings, and the messy time in the middle. The episode is full of stories of transitions including introducing new technologies, migrating business systems, corporate mergers, and navigating the COVI...

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September 1, 2020 43 min

Have you ever struggled to get your point across in a conversation? 

Nitya, Kate, Margaret, and Alyssa talk about listening as the key to being heard, self-awareness as the key to speaking clearly, empathy as the key to effectiveness, and presence as the key to putting them all together.

Listen in if you have ever wondered how to be more persuasive without becoming a bully.

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August 4, 2020 44 min

How does spiritual wisdom about the self and the soul turn into real-world leadership advice? 

Nitya, Kate, Margaret, and Alyssa have a lively discussion about self-awareness as the seat of personal power, leadership presence, and how we can cultivate the freedom to choose what we do in each moment. 

Listen in if you have ever wondered why so many leaders have come to embrace mindfulness practices.

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July 7, 2020 44 min

In this discussion of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Nitya, Alyssa, and Kate talk about the power of intuition, how it fails, and how to train it. We also discuss the psychology of dealing with rare events, tips for hiring better, how to plan projects so that you have happy memories, and how all this applies to behavioral change and change management.

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