8 episodes

Conversations with the world's leading experts on the shifting landscape of leadership, creativity, and collaboration. We explore the trends, tech, and research reshaping the world of work and make practical guides to help leaders stay ahead of the curve.Hosted by David Mastronardi and Elise Keith

New Rules for Work Labs New Rules for Work

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Conversations with the world's leading experts on the shifting landscape of leadership, creativity, and collaboration. We explore the trends, tech, and research reshaping the world of work and make practical guides to help leaders stay ahead of the curve.Hosted by David Mastronardi and Elise Keith

    Future-Fit Team Agreements 1: What They Are and When We Need Them

    Future-Fit Team Agreements 1: What They Are and When We Need Them

    Episode 1 of a four-part series.  In this episode, we learn the modern history of team agreements and compare what six pioneering experts have learned about making them successful in their work with teams. Listen in as they share their insights on when teams need to form strong working agreements, the challenges of aligning objectives, and the hard-won tips on what doesn't work.

    To learn more about and connect with our Guests:
    Gustavo Razetti: https://www.fearlessculture.designJim Benson: https://modusinstitute.comGwen Stirling Wilkie: https://omni-working.comBud Caddell: https://nobl.ioMark Kilby: https://differability.worksLisette Sutherland: https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/Episode resources
    On YouTube
    Related articles: https://labs.newrulesforwork.com/

    Producer: Podrick Sonicson
    To learn more about New Rules for Work:
    Website
    Labs Newsletter
    Event: 2024 Intent to Impact in Austin, TX

    • 27 min
    Master in-the-moment communication with Matt Abrahams

    Master in-the-moment communication with Matt Abrahams

    We dive into the art of spontaneous speaking with our guest Matt Abrahams. We discuss the importance of preparing to be spontaneous in various speaking scenarios, including the crucial roles of managing anxiety, focusing on connecting with the audience rather than striving for perfection, and the significance of structure in communication. 
    Matt is a leading communication expert, educator, and author at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, renowned for teaching strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. Recognized with Stanford GSB's Alumni Teaching Award, he's also a sought-after keynote speaker and consultant, assisting presenters globally, including those at IPO road shows and prestigious events like TED and the World Economic Forum. With millions of views on his online talks and an award-winning podcast, "Think Fast, Talk Smart," Abrahams empowers speakers with actionable skills, showcased in his latest book "Think Faster, Talk Smarter," and his previous bestseller "Speaking Up without Freaking Out."
    Matt shares his experience working with a diverse range of professionals, from founders to lawyers, emphasizing that effective communication is vital in every field. 
    The conversation also covers imaginative scenarios to illustrate real-world applications of Matt's strategies, from drafting a thoughtful LinkedIn comment to navigating unexpected encounters in professional settings. 
    The discussion concludes with resources for improving communication skills and the value of practicing spontaneous speaking to excel in personal and professional life.

    To learn more about and connect with Matt:
    • His podcast: Think Fast, Talk Smart
    • His website: mattabrahams.com
    • His LinkedIn

    Episode Resources
    On YouTube

    Producer: Podrick Sonicson
    To learn more about New Rules for Work:
    Website
    Labs Newsletter
    Event: 2024 Intent to Impact in Austin, TX

    • 35 min
    Balancing Your Present and Future in the Workplace with Hal Hershfield

    Balancing Your Present and Future in the Workplace with Hal Hershfield

    In this episode, we're joined by Hal Hershfield, Professor of Marketing, Behavioral Decision Making, and Psychology at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and author of  Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Than Today. 
    This episode dives deep into understanding our future selves and how we relate to them, especially in professional contexts. We discuss how goal setting and future planning play a major role and how time travel plays into it. The conversation delves into present bias and procrastination, distinguishing between superficial planning and deep future planning. Hal shares how we get the concept of future selves wrong and also brings up external influences and affective forecasting. We also touch on balancing utility over time and the importance of giving focus to our present selves too. Finally, we discuss practical techniques to enhance our vision of our future selves and also highlight a few researchers in the field.

    To learn more about Hal and his work:
    Hal's website: https://www.halhershfield.com/
    Hal's book: https://www.halhershfield.com/yourfutureself

    Episode Resources
    Visual GuideYouTube
    Producer: Podrick Sonicson
    To learn more about New Rules for Work:
    Website
    Labs Newsletter
    Event: 2024 Intent to Impact in Austin, TX

    • 42 min
    Decoding the Dynamics of Right and Wrong Fit in the Workplace

    Decoding the Dynamics of Right and Wrong Fit in the Workplace

    We're thrilled to be joined by André Martin, PhD, organizational psychologist, and Chief Talent Officer with an impressive track record at consumer giants like Target, Nike, Google, Mars Incorporated, and Disney.

    In our conversation, André uncovers the startling $7.8 trillion in lost workplace productivity and explains why he believes we need a new vision for a 'great place to work' that focuses on fit over traditional cultural norms. He shares the importance of self-reflection and how to recognize different career paths based on Company, Craft, and Cause.

    Why You Can't Miss This: 
    There's something in here for job seekers & career builders, leaders looking to hire and build a team, and those tasked to develop corporate culture relating to talent acquisition and development.
    01:14 Introduction and Focus of Work
    02:10 Understanding Disengagement in the Workplace
    03:43 Exploring the Concept of 'Fit' in the Workplace
    06:28 The Importance of Self-Reflection in Job Seeking
    11:17 Overcoming Confirmation Bias in Job Seeking
    18:27 Understanding Different Career Paths: Company, Craft, Cause
    21:31 The Impact of Company Transformation on Employee Fit
    22:29 Re-evaluating Recruitment and Onboarding
    23:09 The Cost of Mismatched Expectations
    23:57 Redefining Job Descriptions
    25:43 The Impact of Job Hopping
    26:02 Companies Doing it Right
    27:04 The Need for Re-recruiting
    27:32 The Role of Leaders in Employee Engagement
    29:00 The Future of Career Paths
    29:38 The Cost of Job Hopping Revisited
    30:45 Rethinking Job Search and Recruitment
    35:18 Advice for Job Seekers
    38:12 Where to Find More Resources


    Two examples of more realistic job previews:
    Careers at NOBL
    37 Signals


    Episode Resources
    Visual GuideYouTubeTo learn more about André and his work:
    Monday Matters newsletterwww.wrongfitrightfit.comThe Book: Wrong Fit, Right Fit: Why How We Work Matters More Than Ever"Company, Craft, or Cause Excursion" From the book. Here is the linkDialogue Article (Duke Corporate Education Publication) titled "Right Fit, Wrong Fit". Here is the link
    Producer: Podrick Sonicson
    To learn more about New Rules for Work:
    Website
    Labs Newsletter
    Event: 2024 Intent to Impact in Austin, TX

    • 40 min
    April Rinne on Changes, Challenges and Futures in Flux

    April Rinne on Changes, Challenges and Futures in Flux

    In this episode, we're joined by April Rinne, Global Futurist & Keynote Speaker, Thinkers50, and author of FLUX: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change. The conversation touches upon April's journey in writing her book and the epiphany that led to its formation. She elaborates on the concept of 'flux mindset' to help prepare for unwanted life changes. She also discusses the increasing trend of building a career portfolio and how it provides a more holistic perspective of an individual's skills and experiences. April also reveals the eight flux superpowers to better navigate the rapidly changing world.
    02:59 The Timing and Motivation Behind Publishing 'Flux'
    05:01 The Concept of Flux and Dealing with Uncontrolled Change
    09:00 The Importance of Daily Self-Reflection
    09:58 What Does the World Need from Me?
    16:13 The Power of Teamwork in Navigating Change
    17:19 The Eight Superpowers
    30:26 Exploring the Concept of Career Portfolio
    39:14 Connect with April
    Episode Resources
    Visual GuideYouTubeTo learn more about April and her work:
    April's website: www.aprilrinne.com
    For Flux mindset resources: www.fluxmindset.com
    New Rules for Work Labs

    Producer: Podrick Sonicson
    To learn more about New Rules for Work:
    Website
    Labs Newsletter
    Event: 2024 Intent to Impact in Austin, TX

    • 41 min
    Overcoming Overwhelm at Work with Bob Sutton & Rebecca Hinds

    Overcoming Overwhelm at Work with Bob Sutton & Rebecca Hinds

    We're joined by Bob Sutton, an organizational psychologist and best-selling author, and Rebecca Hinds, the head of the work innovation lab at Asana.

    Bob and Rebecca highlight the need to shift from an addition mindset to a subtraction mindset to combat workplace overwhelm. They delve into the effectiveness of combining bottom-down and top-up strategies in creating changes in the workplace. Lastly, they emphasize the importance of continuously evaluating your work practices, especially with the rapidly changing tech landscape.

    02:55 Understanding Corporate Overwhelm
    04:10 The Exhaustion of Leadership Positions
    06:14 The Role of Technology in Overwhelm
    06:24 The Impact of the Pandemic on Tech Investments
    08:44 The Importance of a People-First Strategy
    11:38 The Balance Between Bottom-Up and Top-Down Strategies
    11:53 The Role of Meetings and Collaboration Tools
    21:18 The Importance of Team Resets and Refreshes
    27:00 The Mythical Man Month and the Problem of Overstaffing
    27:29 Apple's Unique Approach to Team Management
    27:48 The Consequences of Overhiring in Tech
    28:09 The Pitfalls of Spending Money as a Substitute for Action
    28:37 The Human Tendency Towards Addition and Its Impact on Organizations
    30:05 The Problem of Rewarding Addition Over Subtraction
    31:02 Maintaining a Successful Subtraction Mindset
    40:16 The Power of Constraints in Organizational Change
    42:39 The Importance of Continuously Evaluating Work Practices

    Episode Resources


    Visual GuideYouTubeTo learn more about our guests and their work:


    Bob SuttonRebecca HindsThe Friction podcastBook (available for pre-order):
    The Friction Project: How Smart Leaders Make the Right Things Easier and the Wrong Things HarderThe original HBR articles: 


    Are Collaboration Tools Overwhelming Your Team?Meeting Overload is a Fixable Problem
    Producer: Podrick Sonicson
    To learn more about New Rules for Work:
    Website
    Labs Newsletter
    Event: 2024 Intent to Impact in Austin, TX

    • 48 min

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