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 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

  • Past Guest Tue 6/20
    Jason Fried

    Founder and CEO

  • Past Guest Tue 6/13
    Scott Moorehead

    Culture of Good, Inc

  • Past Guest Tue 6/13
    Ryan McCarty

    Culture of Good, Inc.

  • Past Guest Tue 6/6
    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 5/30
    Joan C. Williams

    Professor; Director, Center for WorkLife Law; Author of "White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America"
    Hastings College of Law, University of California

  • Past Guest Tue 5/23
    Erin Bagwell

    Filmmaker and Feminist Blogger; Founder of Feminist Wednesday Blog

  • Past Guest Tue 5/16
    Monica Worline

    Founder, CEO; Author of "Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations"

  • Past Guest Tue 5/9
    Marci Alboher

    Vice President

  • Past Guest Tue 5/2
    Matt Schneider

    New York City Dads Group


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.

7/11/17 Eric Barker on Work & Life

Book: Barking Up the Wrong Tree
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