Join Professor Stew Friedman in exploring everything related to work and the rest of life: your family, your community and society, and your private self (mind, body, and spirit). You’ll hear from the world’s leading experts – including researchers, CEOs, psychologists – and from everyday people in all kinds of jobs and families, with the aim of helping you become more informed and effective in creating harmony among the different parts of life. Please visit the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project for a complete roster of guests and interview transcripts. Visit our free podcast site for a curated set of edited shows supplemented by links to additional information about each guest and notes that outline each show’s content.

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  • Past Guest Tue 9/19
    Sim Sitkin

    Founding Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership in Ethics; Director, Behavioral Science and Policy Center
    Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

  • Past Guest Tue 9/12
    Frank Dobbin

    Professor; Chair, Harvard Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program
    Harvard University

  • Past Guest Tue 9/5
    Gretchen Rubin

    Author and Blogger; Podcaster

  • Past Guest Tue 8/29
    Robert Sutton

    Professor of Management Science & Engineering; Fellow at IDEO; Senior Scientist at Gallup; Author of "The Asshole Survivor Guide"
    Stanford University

  • Past Guest Tue 8/22
    Dr. Michael Baime

    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Founder and Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness
    University of Pennsylvania

  • Past Guest Tue 8/15
    David Flink

    Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer; Author of "Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities"
    Eye to Eye

  • Past Guest Tue 8/8
    Mick Batyske

    DJ; Investor; Speaker

  • Past Guest Tue 8/1
    Nilofer Merchant

    Innovation Expert; Author of "THE POWER OF ONLYNESS: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World"

  • Past Guest Tue 7/25
    Matt Schneider

    New York City Dads Group

  • Past Guest Tue 7/18
    Dr. Stephanie Abbuhl

    Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs; Executive Director
    University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine; FOCUS on Health and Leadership for Women

  • Past Guest Tue 7/11
    Eric Barker

    Author of "Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong"

  • Past Guest Tue 6/27
    Jonelle Lesniak

    Senior Analyst


Stew FriedmanStew Friedman

Stew is Wharton’s Practice Professor of Management, having founded both the Wharton Leadership Program and the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project. He has been recognized as one of HR's Most Influential International Thinkers, as one of the "world's top 50 business thinkers" by Thinkers50, and as winner of Thinkers50's Distinguished Achievement Award in the talent management field. Working Mother chose him as one of America’s 25 most influential men to have made things better for working parents and the Families and Work Institute honored him with its Work Life Legacy Award. His Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life (Harvard Business, 2014) was a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Total Leadership: Better Leader, Richer Life (Harvard Business, 2008), which describes his Total Leadership program, was also a bestseller and is in eight languages. An award-winning teacher, The New York Times cited the “rock star adoration” he inspires in his students.

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