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Bringing you the principles and virtues of successful and admirable leaders, one interview at a time.

Jul 7, 2022

What does patriotism have to do with leadership?

Everything, it turns out. And practical philosopher Tom Morris is back to share his latest book, a timely volume that contains the secret to what we need right now.

More than the rah-rah of nationalistic jingoism, patriotism at its core is about collective responsibility....


Jun 23, 2022

We hear more about soft skills and leadership these days. And let’s face it: these “soft” skills are actually quite hard to master.

Dan Pontefract believes in the power of empathetic leadership; he led teams at TELUS, SAP and more and transformed their cultures.

In this episode, Dan talks about these softer,...


Jun 9, 2022

What would you do when you’re out of luck and your only communication is as far as you can shout?

That’s what faced Antarctic explorers of the Heroic Age, and Brad Borkan has analyzed their decisions — good and bad — and identified the behaviors and skills that we can apply to everyday scenarios on the other six...


May 26, 2022

As vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, at Random House, Benjamin Dreyer pays attention to words. And people pay attention to Dreyer's words. More recently, they've been paying attention to Dreyer's English, a New York Times bestseller.

In this episode, we explore the importance of language...


May 12, 2022

We often think of nerds as “others.” Those whom Judge Smails in Caddyshack said “don’t belong.” But we all have quirks and ultimately we all find people with whom share our passions, interests, and ideas; from there, leadership can take root.

Curtis Armstrong is the perfect example of that. In his memoir