Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking joins the show to discuss her latest book Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole. Joe and Susan talk about the power of harnessing our pain and struggles and turning them into creativity, connection, and transcendence.
Best-selling author and popular blogger Eric Barker joins Joe to discuss his latest book, Plays Well With Others, sharing what decades of research tells us about relationships and how we can build better ones in our own lives. In this episode, Joe and Eric cover first impressions, romantic relationships, friendships, and the importance of being a member of a community.
David Gergen, former White House advisor to four different U.S. Presidents and New York Times– best selling author joins Joe to talk about his latest book Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders Are Made. In this episode David argues that leaders must take an inner journey to master themselves before leading others. He also shares what he learned working for Presidents Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton. After spending the last two decades sharing leadership lessons with his students at the Harvard Kennedy School, he now hopes to spread them more widely through his book and this podcast.
The commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division, Major General David Hodne joins the show to discuss the lessons he’s learned shaping the complex cultures of the organizations he’s lead in the military. He shares stories about changing the way privates meet their drill sergeants on the first day of basic training, how character counts more than resume, and how he develops leaders in the 4th Infantry Division. Finally, he explains why communication is an important skill for leaders to develop.
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In this episode, Joe talks to the Brunsons about how they’ve managed their careers and their family, while both having served in the U.S. Army. LT. GEN. Brunson and Kirsten share lessons on communication, maintaining relationships with children, and emphasize the importance of counseling when couples feel stuck.