Leadership Conversation Series
Thoughts and Perspectives on Leadership

Our complimentary Leadership Conversation teleseminars connect you with well-known authors to learn their thoughts and perspectives on leadership. Click on the links below to listen to some of our recent Conversations.


A Leadership Conversation with Michael Pantalon, author of Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything — FAST. Over the last two decades, Mike’s work as a psychologist, researcher, coach, consultant, and author, has shown that it is possible to motivate ourselves and others quickly and easily. During this 25 minute teleseminar, listen in as we discuss with Mike some of these methods of motivation.

Alan Nelson

A Leadership Conversation with Alan Nelson, founder of KidLead, a non-profit organization that provides resources aimed at developing young leaders. During this 20 minute teleseminar, listen in as we discuss with Alan why it is important to develop young leaders and some best practices and resources to accomplish this goal.


A Leadership Conversation with Ben Casnocha, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and co-author of several books including The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. During this 30 minute teleseminar, hear Ben discuss key principles presented in The Alliance, including how to recruit, manage, and retain the entrepreneurial employees needed to succeed in the networked age.

Kate White

A Leadership Conversation with Kate White, an internationally known expert on careers, leadership, and success. Kate is also a bestselling author of several books on those subjects, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion and Build the Career You Deserve. Hear Kate speak about the secrets of success during this 30 minute teleseminar.

Greg McKeown

A Conversation with Greg McKeown, author of several publications including The New York Times Bestseller “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” as well as “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter,” and a blog for Harvard Business Review.

John Kotter

A Conversation with Dr. John Kotter, Harvard Professor, award winning business and management thought leader, and author of several books including “ACCELERATE: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World.”

Warren Berger

A Conversation with Warren Berger, an expert on design thinking and innovation, and author of the book “A More Beautiful Question.”

Sara Laschever

A Conversation with Sara Laschever, co-author of several books including, “Women Don’t Ask” and “Ask for It!”

Jeff DeGraff

A Conversation with Jeff DeGraff, University of Michigan professor, co-author of several books including “Leading Innovation” and “Competing Values Leadership” and a renowned thought leader on the topic of innovation.

Tom Kolditz

A Conversation with Thomas Kolditz, an internationally recognized expert on crisis leadership and leadership in extreme contexts, and author of the book “In Extremis Leadership: Leading as if Your Life Depended on It.”

Barry Schwartz

A Conversation with Barry Schwartz, Swarthmore professor and author of several books including “The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less.”

Dee Dee Myers

A Conversation with Dee Dee Myers, author of “Why Women Should Rule the World.”

Gretchen Rubin

A Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.”

Paul Tough

A Conversation with Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.”

Dan Pink

A Conversation with Dan Pink, author of four books about the changing world of work including the long-running New York Times bestseller, “A Whole New Mind,” and the #1 New York Times bestseller, “Drive.”

Betsy Myers

A Conversation with Betsy Myers, author of “Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You.”

Tony Schwartz

A Conversation with Tony Schwartz, best-selling author of “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working” and founder of The Energy Project.

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