Stewart Friedman Transcript

Dr. Stewart Friedman is an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of both The Wharton Leadership Program and Wharton’s Work/Life Integration Project.

In today’s episode we explore:

🚀 What it means to be a future-ready leader. Stewart shares his background and his experience at Ford Motor Company, where he took time away from teaching to lead a 50-person team focused on transforming the company culture through leadership development, reaching 2,500 managers per year.

👨 👩 👧 👦 How the way you feel about your job affects how well you parent your kids. We’ll dive into Stewart’s research and explore the concept of work-life integration, debunking the myth of work-life balance, and discussing the pandemic’s impact on this delicate interplay.

📚 We’ll also unpack his research paper “The Indirect Effect of Holistic Career Values on Work Engagement: A Longitudinal Study Spanning Two Decades” and explore the implications of his findings for leaders today.

🔍 We’ll also explore Stewart’s TOTAL leadership framework which focuses on the importance of finding mutual value in four domains: work, home, community, and self (mind/body/spirit). You will discover how leadership impacts all of these areas and how leaders need to adapt to create lasting, positive change.

💡 Finally, we’ll discuss vulnerability in leadership and why it’s crucial for effective and empathetic leaders.

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