Doug Hensch

Episode 14 – Mike & Katie Stallard – Connection Culture

Why is it that some organizations consistently outperform their competitors AND serve as great places to work? Is it the right strategy? Is it great leadership? Mike and Katie Stallard of E Pluribus Partners help organizations such as Sloan Kettering, NASA and others build what they call a “connection culture” where Vision, Value and Voice help employees, partners and customers feel engaged, empowered and energized. This dynamic duo shares their story of cancer, loneliness and resilience in a thought-provoking and inspiring episode.

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Hile Rutledge – Episode 13 – Emotional Intelligence

Hile Rutledge is a coach, consultant and an accomplished author. And, he is an expert in the area of emotional intelligence (EQ). As President of a consulting firm (OKA), Hile helps his clients achieve their business results by improving the human element.

In this episode we talk about Hile’s love for the great ’70s movie “The Towering Inferno,” how moving around as a kid affected his EQ and how improving just four elements of emotional intelligence could be the cure for our political polarization.

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Joy Leach – Episode 12 – Master Certified Coach

What is a professional coach? What makes a coaching engagement effective? What can coaching teach us about negotiation and leadership?

My mentor, friend and colleague, Joy Leach brings her wisdom, candidness and coaching expertise to Looking For AND in a 30-minute podcast to answer these questions and more. Joy is a Master Certified Coach and a member of the Leadership Team with the Hudson Institute of Coaching. She shares some helpful tips for leaders, coaches and just about anyone who values personal and professional development.

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Alexandra Levit – Episode 11 – Humanity Works

Did you know that by 2030 almost 1/3 of all the tasks completed by certain professions may be automated? Does this scare you like it scares me? Alexandra Levit, author if Humanity Works – Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future joins me where we talk about these numbers shouldn’t scare us and what we can do about.

Levit is a futurist with a strong track record of success who will help us filter out the noise about the coming AI revolution. We talk about why it’s NOT time to panic, human-machine hybrid teams and the jobs that will actually be created as a result.

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John Gable – Episode 10 – AllSides.com

Quick…what is your go-to news source? How often do you search for alternative views on hot topics like the wall, the Mueller investigation or climate change? John Gable, co-founder of AllSides.com has a mission to “Free people from filter bubbles so they can better understand the world — and each other.”

Please join us for a way-too-fast 30 minutes where we talk about how improv can make you a better listener, how ‘filter bubbles’ can make you angry and why we only need 3.5% of the US to make AllSides.com their home page!

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Katherine Ludwig – Episode 9 – Humility Is The New Smart

How can humans flourish as machines continue to advance and master the tasks people have been doing for decades? What does it mean to be truly human? How are learning, curiosity and humility tools that we can use to prepare for the coming ‘machine age?’

Katherine Ludwig helps us answer these questions and more while we discuss her book (Humility is the New Smart), her roots in blue collar western Pennsylvania and her undying love of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Brigid Schulte – Episode 8 – Overwhelmed

Is it possible to have too much “AND” in your life? Former Washington Post reporterPulitzer Prize winner, Brigid Schulte takes us through years worth of research on why so many of us feel overwhelmed so often. She talks about her own personal journey, what forces are behind and this and what we might be able to do about it.

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James Millar – Building Bridges – Episode 7

Making it to the C-level in business is a big accomplishment. Unfortunately, it can be lonely at the top. Jamie Millar, President/Founder of SkyBridge Associates coordinates and facilitates executive peer networks that address some very common, yet hard to fulfill, needs of today’s executives. Peer networks create a sense of community. They are a place to share ideas and solve problems. They are an invitation-only place for executives to have the conversations they probably should be having…but aren’t.

Please join us as Jamie makes a powerful case for how these networks enhance critical thinking, improve decision-making and force executives to challenge their own thinking. He offers an interesting perspective on the polarization in the US as an immigrant and talks about his absolute adoration for the Boston Red Sox…

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“Looking for Anne Loehr” – Coach, Author, Speaker – Episode 6

Anne Loehr is an author, accomplished executive coach and top-tier consultant out of the Washington, DC Metro area. Anne has embraced AND-like thinking to thrive as a sought-after speaker and thought leader.

David Marquet – Turn the Ship Around – Episode 5

What would you think about a nuclear submarine commander who stopped giving orders? Crazy? Not at all. David Marquet, author of Turn the Ship Around! and former submarine captain takes us through the murky waters of leadership in today's world. Marquet tells us that great leaders still need to be out front AND they need to do it with humility and curiosity.