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Executive Edge

Summary: Executive Edge is an audio podcast designed to bring cutting-edge thinking about public- and private-sector leadership to the attention of judiciary executives. Each episode includes a conversation with one or more thought leaders whose research and expertise are relevant to the work of executives in the federal courts.

Podcasts:

 Executive Edge Episode 17: Grit: How Hard Work, Not Talent, Predicts Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:01

Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance debunks the myth of genius to assert that consistent practice and dedication are the real determinants of individual success. Dr. Duckworth’s research demonstrates that behaviors, rather than innate talent, are what lead to the marked success we want for ourselves, and hope for our employees to achieve.

 BONUS Managing Health and Wellness During Covid-19 and Beyond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:32

This special episode discusses actionable strategies for improving mental health, increasing personal and professional productivity and fostering happiness in yourself, and those around you. Judge Jeremy Fogel, former director of the Federal Judicial Center and current Executive Director of the Berkeley Judicial Institute, and Dr. Dacher Keltner, founding Director of the Greater Good Science Center, host of the Center's award-winning podcast, "The Science of Happiness," and professor of psychology at the University of California Berkeley, share their personal strategies for managing challenges and suggest manageable steps anyone can take to achieve a better sense of balance during unbalanced times.

 Executive Edge Episode 16: Radical Self-Inquiry for Leaders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:43

Jerry Colonna, author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up, asserts that engaging in radical self-inquiry makes us better humans and better leaders. As founder of Reboot.io, Jerry draws on his expertise as an investor, executive, and board member in more than 100 organizations to help others find and lead with humanity, resiliency, and equanimity.

 BONUS Off Paper – Episode 17: Listening to Black Officers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:54

Retired chief U.S. probation and pretrial services officers Tony Anderson, Belinda Alexander-Ashley, Ph.D., and Yador Harrell discuss their personal experiences of racial bias in their lives and careers, their reactions to the killing of George Floyd and other unarmed Black men and women by police officers, and their suggestions for alleviating racial discrimination in the probation and pretrial services workplace.

 Executive Edge Episode 15: Understanding & Combating Racial Bias | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:48

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, professor of psychology at Stanford University and MacArthur “genius” award recipient explains that although our brains are “wired” to see differences, research shows that self-awareness and thoughtful and deliberate decision making can help end the subtle and subjective discrimination we see and experience in our personal lives and workplaces.

 Executive Edge Episode 14: Ambidextrous Leadership and Organizational Culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:26

Recognizing and valuing tight and loose cultures within organizations enables leaders to find the right balance necessary for an optimal workplace. Cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand, author of Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World, discusses how to find that right balance at the right time.

 Executive Edge Podcast Episode 14: Ambidextrous Leadership and Organizational Culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:26

Recognizing and valuing tight and loose cultures within organizations enables leaders to find the right balance necessary for an optimal workplace. Cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand, author of Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World, discusses how to find that right balance at the right time.

 Executive Edge Podcast Episode 13: Creating Psychological Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:36

An interview with Harvard professor Amy Edmondson

 Executive Edge Episode 13: Creating Psychological Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:36

Research shows that psychological safety in organizations leads to higher productivity and higher morale. Amy Edmondson, professor at the Harvard Business School and author of The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning and Growth talks about how to create and sustain what she calls a “fearless” organization.

 Executive Edge Episode 12: Leadership Skills for the Twenty-First Century | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:32

An interview with Harvard professor Joseph Nye, author of the widely-acclaimed book The Powers to Lead. Drawing on his broad public service and academic experiences, Nye suggests that leadership is more widely dispersed throughout society and organizations than we often think. He defines three different types of power – hard, soft, and smart – to explain how to best motivate others in today’s judiciary

 Executive Edge Podcast Episode 12: Leadership Skills for the Twenty-First Century | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:08

An interview with Harvard professor Joseph Nye, author of the widely-acclaimed book The Powers to Lead. Drawing on his broad public service and academic experiences, Nye suggests that leadership is more widely dispersed throughout society and organizations than we often think.

 Executive Edge Episode 11: Leadership Blind Spots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:51

An interview with Brian Brandt co-author with Ashley Kutach of Blind Spots: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, and CEO of Core Insights, a Texas-based company that provides training, strategic guidance and coaching.

 Executive Edge Podcast Episode 11: Leadership Blind Spots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:51

An interview with Brian Brandt co-author with Ashley Kutach of Blind Spots: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, and CEO of Core Insights, a Texas-based company that provides training, strategic guidance and coaching.

 Executive Edge Episode 10: How to Think Differently | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:15

An interview with Rohit Bhargava, a leading authority on marketing, trends, and innovation. He is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of six business books, including Non-Obvious: How to Think Differently, Create Ideas, and Predict the Future, and he teaches a popular course on marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University.

 Executive Edge Podcast Episode 10: How to Think Differently | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:15

Episode 10: An Interview with Rohit Bhargava, a leading authority on marketing, trends and innovation. He is the Wall Street Journal best selling author of six business books, and teaches a popular course on marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University. Rohit Bhargava is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world. In this episode, we will focus our conversation on his book Non-Obvious: How to Think Differently, Create Ideas, and Predict the Future.

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