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Real Change

Alyssa Dickman leads a discussion of Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World by Sharon Salzberg. We talk about the connection between personal development work and leadership impact.

Lead From The Outside feat. Christine Gautreaux

Kate Arms and Christine Gautreaux lead a discussion of Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams. We talk about having influence when you start with a disadvantage.

The Power Of Us

Nitya Shekar leads a discussion of The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation, and Promote Social Harmony by Jay J. Van Bavel, PhD and Dominic J. Packer, PhD. How can leaders harness identity to increase effectiveness.


Alyssa Dickman leads a discussion of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Anne Morriss and Frances X. Frei.

The Coaching Habit & The Advice Trap

Kate Arms leads a double-feature discussion of Michael Bungay Stanier's books, The Coaching Habit and The Advice Trap. Two books on leading better through talking less.

Look Back, Look Ahead

Alyssa Dickman, Kate Arms, and Nitya Shekar discuss themes from the books we read for Season 1 and give a preview of what's coming in Season 2.

Living With A SEAL feat. Carmen Ekdahl

In the final episode of Season 1, Nitya Shekar and Alyssa Dickman are joined by special guest Carmen Ekdahl of Cop Coach and the non-profit Transformational Leadership Collaborative to discuss Living With a Seal by Jesse Itzler.

Emotional Agility

Alyssa Dickman leads a discussion of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David. We look at how to engage effectively with our emotions and why leaders need to develop emotional agility.


Kate Arms leads a discussion of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up by Jerry Colonna. We look at what it means as a leader to embrace your demons in service of better relationships and more effective leadership.

Think Again

Nitya Shekar leads a discussion of Think Again by Adam Grant. We look at how questioning our beliefs makes us more effective leaders.

The Truth About Leadership

Alyssa Dickman leads a discussion of The Truth About Leadership by Barry Posner and James M. Kouzes. We look at the ten fundamental truths about leadership that tend to remain constant over time.

The First 90 Days

Kate Arms leads a discussion of The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins. We look at the skills and processes you need to get off to a good start in a new leadership role.

The Four Agreements feat. Margaret Leahy

Nitya Shekar leads a discussion of The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. We look at why words matter and how leaders can build presence and trust through these four simple agreements they can make with themselves. Featuring special guest Margaret Leahy.

The Outward Mindset

Alyssa Dickman leads a discussion of The Outward Mindset by The Arbinger Institute. We discuss how looking outside yourself, your team, or your organization and focusing on the impact you have on others makes you more effective and influential.

Who Do We Choose To Be?

Kate Arms leads a discussion of Who Do We Choose To Be? by Margaret J. Wheatley. We discuss the leadership challenges of the modern world and Wheatley's call for everyone to face reality, claim leadership, and restore sanity.

No Hard Feelings

Nitya Shekar leads a discussion of No Hard Feelings by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy. We discuss how accepting emotions at work increases productivity and effectiveness for individuals and organizations.

Managing Transitions

Alyssa Dickman leads a discussion of Managing Transitions by William Bridges and Susan Bridges. We discuss how changing processes and systems is different from leading people through transitions, and why change fails if the transition isn't managed well.

Say What You Mean

Kate Arms leads a discussion of Say What You Mean by Oren Jay Sofer. We discuss how mindfulness and non-violent communication skills help leaders have more impact and build better relationships through more effective and satisfying conversations.

The Untethered Soul

Nitya Shekar leads a discussion of The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer. We discuss how mindfulness and self-awareness help leaders increase their options.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Nitya Shekar leads a discussion of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. We discuss the various cognitive biases that influence how the human brain functions and some ways that we can either counter or "be with" them.

The 15 Commitments Of Conscious Leadership

Kate Arms leads a discussion of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp. We discuss trust-based leadership, radical responsibility, play, and more.

Dare To Lead

Alyssa Dickman leads a discussion of Brene Brown's Dare to Lead. We discuss rumbling with vulnerability, empathy, shame, daring leadership, and more.

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