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Best-selling author Whitney Johnson (“Disrupt Yourself”) explores her passion for personal disruption through engaging conversations with disruptors. Each episode of this podcast reveals new insights about how we work, learn, and live.

Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson Whitney Johnson

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 292 Ratings

Best-selling author Whitney Johnson (“Disrupt Yourself”) explores her passion for personal disruption through engaging conversations with disruptors. Each episode of this podcast reveals new insights about how we work, learn, and live.

    Martin Lindstrom: The Ministry of Common Sense

    Martin Lindstrom: The Ministry of Common Sense

    Our guest this week is a New York Times bestselling author and champion humanizer, Martin Lindstrom. His latest book, The Ministry of Common Sense, releases today.
    Martin is passionate about business culture and the customer experience. Today, we discuss his methodology of persistence - what can only be described as an above and beyond, up close and personal, all in, every time radical approach to organizational transformation. Martin's methods produce results and awaken cultures. 
    He’s been named as one of the twenty most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and by TIME Magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
    Join us for a riveting deep dive with a truly exceptional human!
    For a complete transcript and links from this episode, please visit: http://www.whitneyjohnson.com/martin-lindstrom/

    • 41 min
    Margo Georgiadis: Future focused and extending legacies.

    Margo Georgiadis: Future focused and extending legacies.

    Today we are joined by Margo Georgiadis. Margo is currently the President and CEO of Ancestry.com. Her career exemplifies the power of the S curve, in particular, the launch point.
    In this episode, we discuss forging your own path and not being afraid to be the “only”. Margo shares the importance mentors have played in her life and tells us about her incredibly impressive mother – a tenacious woman that served in three separate presidential administrations. We learn how it looks to step back to grow and what her time at Google taught her about the importance of being comfortable with ambiguity.
    Join us for a delightful interview with a prolific risk taker.
    For a complete transcript and links from this episode, please visit:
    http://www.whitneyjohnson.com/margo-georgiadis/

    • 35 min
    John Mackey: Conscious Leadership

    John Mackey: Conscious Leadership

    In this episode, we are joined by John Mackey. In 1980 he co-founded small supermarket in Austin, Texas. Over the years the company has grown a bit. It now has more than 500 stores in North America and seven in the United Kingdom. You may have heard of it. It’s called Whole Foods. In 2017, the company was acquired by Amazon for $13.7 billion.
    We discuss what it means to be a conscious leader and how this shows up in everyday leadership. John and I explore how outside events can push us to a new s curve and how those unexpected moments can actually help us grow and mature. John shares how his marriage has made him the man he is today and offers advice to others trying to practice conscious leadership.
    For a complete transcript and links from this episode, please visit: http://www.whitneyjohnson.com/john-mackey/

    • 33 min
    Disrupt Yourself Today

    Disrupt Yourself Today

    Before you can be an agent of disruption, you first become its subject by disrupting yourself.
    Keeping this in mind, today’s podcast is a bit different. If you’ve been a long-time listener, this will probably come as no surprise (disruption is what we do, after all)! Join as Disrupt Yourself host Whitney Johnson coaches you, our listeners!
    Today we discuss:
    The top 5 reasons you might want to disrupt yourself. Disruption – what does it truly mean? How do we get started? How do I disrupt? For a complete transcript and links from this episode, please visit:
    http://whitneyjohnson.com/disrupt-yourself-today/

    • 24 min
    Ted Brodkin and Ashley Pallathra: Missing Each Other

    Ted Brodkin and Ashley Pallathra: Missing Each Other

    Today we discussing the new book called Missing Each Other: How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections, with its co-authors Edward “Ted” Brodkin and Ashely Pallathra.
    In Missing Each Other, they argue that we need to tune back into each other. Especially now. Because of COVID, we’ve all been pushed to a new S Curve, one that increasingly involves digital forms of connection, making it possible to miss each other even more.
    Ted is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and has been named a top doctor in America for over a decade. He holds his MD from Harvard Medical School. Fun fact: he attended the pre-college division of music at Julliard where he studied the clarinet.
    Ashley is a Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate at The Catholic University of America; p previously she was the Clinical Research Coordinator at the medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.
    In this episode we learn about what Ted and Ashley call attunement, an elevated form of human connection – one that considers not just connecting with another person – but considering our state of body and mind as part of that connection. And we discover the value of meeting people where they are can foster unique and genuine opportunities to connect. The authors provide a helpful framework and useful tools that can help us all to be more tuned into our conversations professionally and personally.
    For a complete transcript and links from this episode, please visit: http://www.whitneyjohnson.com/tedbrodkin-ashleypallathra/

    • 35 min
    Roger Martin: When More is Not Better

    Roger Martin: When More is Not Better

    In this episode we talk with Roger L. Martin, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management, and former Dean at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. In 2017 Roger was named the world’s #1 management thinker by Thinkers 50, a global ranking of management thinkers. He’s written 28 articles for the Harvard Business Review and has published 11 books.
    Roger’s latest book, When More Is Not Better, analyzes society’s increasing inequality and the impact it has on democratic-capitalism.
    Today, we discuss:
    The idea that we are actually better off with things not being perfect. He’s talking about this from an economic perspective, but I believe this also applies to the individual. How over-emphasizing efficiency drives unequal distribution of the benefits of growth. How we as individuals can modify our behavior to influence how our economy looks and operates in the future. Roger and I discuss this from the perspective of citizens, consumers and educators. This is an episode that will get you thinking and talking – calling into question many of our societal and structural assumptions.
    For a complete transcript and links from this episode, please visit: https://whitneyjohnson.com/roger-martin/

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
292 Ratings

292 Ratings

TCredo ,

Nuggets at every turn!

I started listening 9 months ago and Whitney’s skillful questioning of high quality guests always validate my experiences, motivate me to take action and inspire me to reach higher; yes all three! The Disrupt Yourself podcast is also integrated into Whitney’s bi-weekly LinkedIn Live sessions giving listeners a global community of like minded professionals to interact with as well as with Whitney herself. Whitney and WLJ team’s attention to detail is incredible and screams authenticity that is so rare when thought leaders are this successful!

Fluffwooddrive ,

Real, logical advice

Advice without fluff. Real examples and data to support it. I listen on walks to and from places and also on drives. Works great!

Andy Storch ,

If you are ready to disrupt yourself and accelerate your career…

If you are ready to disrupt yourself and accelerate your career, this is the podcast for you. Whitney Johnson interviews experts and shares some great advice that we can all use. This podcast is awesome!

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