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Leidy Klotz
October 4, 2023

Leidy Klotz, author of Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less, shares how subtracting before adding can create better outcomes, especially when we are clear about what we want to accomplish. Klotz’s innovative research shows how subtracting doesn’t necessarily mean doing less; rather it’s an important first step for individuals and organizations that want to improve processes and solve problems.

In addition to several research articles, Leidy’s work has appeared in the journals Nature and Science and been featured on NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast. He is an interdisciplinary professor of engineering, architecture, and business at the University of Virginia whose research focuses on the science of design.

A four-page Reading and Discussion Guide (shared with permission) complements this episode.

Woo-kyoung Ahn
August 2, 2023

Woo-kyoung Ahn, professor of psychology at Yale University and author of Thinking 101: How to Reason Better to Live Better, discusses how our brains are hard-wired to make quick decisions in order to keep us safe. These cognitive shortcuts can lead to misguided decision-making and stifled innovation in the short-term while costing us time, energy, and money in the long run.

Ahn received Yale’s Lex Hixon Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences in 2022, and her research was funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

Kevin Eikenberry
June 7, 2023

In remote or hybrid workplaces, leaders must be more intentional about building relationships that engender commitment, rather than just compliance, and focus more on accomplishment rather than just employee activity. This episode explores how to do that with organizational expert Kevin Eikenberry.

Kevin Eikenberry is founder and Chief Potential Officer of the Kevin Eikenberry Group and co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. He has improved the communication, leadership, learning, teams and teamwork of organizations worldwide for over twenty-five years. Kevin’s been named one of’s Top 100 Experts Worldwide in Leadership and Management and is the author of several books including The Long Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, and The Long Distance Team: Designing Your Team for Everyone’s Success, released in 2023.

Bobby Duffy
April 5, 2023

Today on In Session: Leading the Judiciary, we talk with public policy expert Bobby Duffy about his book The Generation Myth: Why When You’re Born Matters Less Than You Think. Duffy discusses what’s real and not-so-real about differences among generations. Stereotypes like “Baby Boomers hate technology” and “Millennials are lazy” not only lack support but can be dangerous: creating division and distracting from real issues. Duffy argues that to understand how different generations shape society, it’s essential to consider the political, economic, and cultural contexts impacting everyone, and the lifecycle changes common to all generations.

Bobby Duffy is professor of public policy and director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London, and previously was director of global research at Ipsos MORI and the Ipsos Social Research Institute. His first book, Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything, published in 2019, examined the causes and consequences of human delusion.

D.J. Vanas
February 1, 2023

In this episode, we explore how leaders can find their inner warrior and lead with courage. D.J. Vanas, author of The Warrior Within: Own Your Power to Serve, Fight, Protect, and Heal, explains that being a warrior is not about steely-eyed individual toughness. Rather, it is about practicing aggressive self-care, openness, and collaboration so that you’re emotionally, mentally, and physically prepared to serve and support your “tribe.”

D.J. is a former U.S. Air Force officer and a member of the Ottawa Tribe of Michigan. He has inspired thousands of public sector and Fortune 500 company leaders to find courage and lead with their inner warrior. He hosted the 2021 PBS television special Discovering Your Warrior Spirit and delivered the closing keynote at the FJC’s National Leadership Conference for Circuit and Court Unit Executives in Oklahoma City in October 2022.

Dolly Chugh
December 7, 2022

In part two of our discussion with author Dolly Chugh, we discuss how unconscious bias reveals itself in non-verbal ways, signaling feelings and beliefs we don’t intend to convey. Dr. Dolly Chugh, author of The Person You Mean to Be, How Good People Fight Bias, says this “leakage” often occurs during times of stress and in fast-moving environments. Dolly says taking the time to consider influential aspects of our own and others’ identities and acting with intention can help us to consistently convey who we mean to be. Part one, Good-ish to Great: How the Best Leaders Continue to Grow, was released October 11, 2022.

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