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The Amiel Show provides people who are hungry to grow as leaders and human beings with cutting-edge conversations about leadership. What's the one skill or quality you can improve that will build your public identity as a competent and trusted leader? What does it take to manage your commitments to yourself and others so that you produce better results with less stress? How can brain science inform how you develop people and organizations? What becomes possible when you reframe organizational politics as the practice of understanding and aligning with others' interests and concerns? How can you make your conversations and meetings more powerful and impactful?



Join Amiel Handelsman, executive coach and author of Practice Greatness: Escape Small Thinking, Listen Like A Master, And Lead With Your Best, as he explores these questions with seasoned executives and pragmatic thought leaders.



For all past episodes, visit www.amielhandelsman.com

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The Amiel Show provides people who are hungry to grow as leaders and human beings with cutting-edge conversations about leadership. What's the one skill or quality you can improve that will build your public identity as a competent and trusted leader? What does it take to manage your commitments to yourself and others so that you produce better results with less stress? How can brain science inform how you develop people and organizations? What becomes possible when you reframe organizational politics as the practice of understanding and aligning with others' interests and concerns? How can you make your conversations and meetings more powerful and impactful?



Join Amiel Handelsman, executive coach and author of Practice Greatness: Escape Small Thinking, Listen Like A Master, And Lead With Your Best, as he explores these questions with seasoned executives and pragmatic thought leaders.



For all past episodes, visit www.amielhandelsman.com

    Collaborative Leadership Through Jazz With Greg Thomas & Jewel Kinch-Thomas (Episode 110)

    Collaborative Leadership Through Jazz With Greg Thomas & Jewel Kinch-Thomas (Episode 110)

    Greg Thomas (who previously spoke with me here and here) and Jewel Kinch-Thomas of the Jazz Leadership Project join me to explore the extraordinary ways that jazz builds collaborative leadership.

    This is one of the most enjoyable conversations I’ve had on the podcast.

    I learned new ways of thinking about group flow states, elite performance, and deliberately practicing in teams.

    If you like this conversation, please share with friends!

    Highlights



    * 3:30 Two big misunderstandings people have about jazz

    * 8:00 Why is jazz a more useful metaphor for leadership than orchestra or opera?

    * 22:00 The rhythm section exemplifies shared leadership

    * 26:00 From “that’s not my role” to using signals to help each other out

    * 32:00 Constant feedback helps you perform at a high level

    * 36:30 Ensemble mindset, “big ears”, and three ways to listen

    * 43:00 Group flow states and grooving to the music

    * 55:00 Developing excellence by practicing “in the shed”

    * 1:00:30 Trading silos for shared purpose so you hum as a team



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    * Jazz Leadership Project

    * Tune Into Leadership, Greg and Jewel’s new blog



     



    Greg Thomas (who previously spoke with me here and here) and Jewel Kinch-Thomas of the Jazz Leadership Project join me to explore the extraordinary ways that jazz builds collaborative leadership.

    This is one of the most enjoyable conversations I’ve had on the podcast.

    I learned new ways of thinking about group flow states, elite performance, and deliberately practicing in teams.

    If you like this conversation, please share with friends!

    Highlights



    * 3:30 Two big misunderstandings people have about jazz

    * 8:00 Why is jazz a more useful metaphor for leadership than orchestra or opera?

    * 22:00 The rhythm section exemplifies shared leadership

    * 26:00 From “that’s not my role” to using signals to help each other out

    * 32:00 Constant feedback helps you perform at a high level

    * 36:30 Ensemble mindset, “big ears”, and three ways to listen

    * 43:00 Group flow states and grooving to the music

    * 55:00 Developing excellence by practicing “in the shed”

    * 1:00:30 Trading silos for shared purpose so you hum as a team



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    * Jazz Leadership Project

    * Tune Into Leadership, Greg and Jewel’s new blog



     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Integral Politics With Jeff Salzman (Episode 109)

    Integral Politics With Jeff Salzman (Episode 109)

    Integral politics involves appreciating what’s good, true, and beautiful and what’s missing in every worldview in our culture. This is neither the mushy middle nor mere theory, but instead a practical way forward in a puzzling world. The idea of integral politics is straightforward: listen closely to every perspective, take the best, and jettison the rest. Breathe in the truth. Breathe out the partial nature of it. Just as a good health program involves supplementing different practices, integral politics asks: why not also supplement different worldviews?

    A Leading Voice Of Integral Politics

    For many years, Jeff Salzman has been a leading voice of integral politics. Through his podcast, The Daily Evolver, Jeff has brought this integral vantage point to everything from Presidential politics to #metoo to movies to economics.

    This week, Jeff joins me to describe the tribal, warrior, traditional, modern, and postmodern worldviews and the many ways they battle in today’s politics. We discuss political correctness on college campuses, Cold War anticommunism, why God is both everywhere and nowhere, how life is a heartbreaking catastrophe yet we go on, the post-war liberal consensus and how it shattered, what Jeff does when encountering politicians who trigger him, why psychopaths are people too, and how as a young adult Jeff got tired of sitting through yet another heterosexual love scene at the movies. Integral politics has something to say about all of this!

    Integral Politics Stretches The Mind

    This discussion of integral politics will stretch your mind, and it’s longer than our average episode, so you’ll get extended mind-stretching! (Note: the audio quality on my end in this interview is less than usual. I don’t know why.)

    The Amiel Show is taking a six-week summer break, so you will have time to savor this conversation before I return with a new episode in September.

    In other news, I turned 49 on Tuesday. I am dedicating my 50th year on the planet to sharing my interviews and ideas with more people. Way more people. I call it the Big Tribe project. You are a huge part of it, so here’s step one: if you are intrigued or inspired by what you hear, please share this interview with friends and encourage them to subscribe to the podcast.

    I’m also offering a free copy of my E-Book, Leading When You’re Ticked Off And Other Tips For Mastering Complexity, in this blog post on my web site.

    Highlights



    * 9:00 The discipline and faith of the traditional worldview. Jeff as church camper of the year.

    * 14:00 As humanity moves forward, there are more stages of development present

    * 21:00 There is a hierarchy of growth that is natural and beautiful

    * 26:30 Ken Wilber’s Four Quadrants

    * 31:00 We get sick to death of the stage we’re at

    * 38:00 Posmodernism and “Where the f**k am I” in this movie?

    * 46:00 In a good-versus-evil society, you’d be irresponsible to not annihilate your enemy

    * 1:04:00 When you have a stack of worldviews at war with each other

    * 1:10:00 It’s good we’re battling in comments sections, not with clubs and knives

    * 1:24:00 The power of Mr. Trump’s shameless grandiose ego



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    * The Daily Evolver podcast



     

    Integral politics involves appreciating what’s good, true, and beautiful and what’s missing in every worldview in our culture. This is neither the mushy middle nor mere theory, but instead a practical way forward in a puzzling world. The idea of integral politics is straightforward: listen closely to every perspective, take the best, and jettison the rest. Breathe in the truth. Breathe out the partial nature of it.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Sustainable Enterprises Over 25 Years With Mark Milstein (Episode 108)

    Sustainable Enterprises Over 25 Years With Mark Milstein (Episode 108)

    Mark Milstein has been thinking and talking about sustainable enterprises for a quarter century.

    In this conversation—which continues the Amiel Show’s series on climate change, sustainable business, and clean tech—Mark and I discuss his professional and intellectual journey, how the field of sustainable enterprise has grown, what he’s created at Cornell, why the private sector matters, where sustainability happens inside companies, and who signs up for his classes these days.

    Mark and I hadn’t spoken for 15-20 years, so this was also a fun chance to catch up and debate whether or not “Mimbo: The Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion” is relevant for people leading in politically complex environments.

    If you like what you hear, please share. Podcast listening is a participatory sport!

    Highlights



    * 9:00 Mark is dissatisfied intellectual with his MBA program and adds a second degree

    * 15:00 A professor tells Mark, “I do not like you people.”

    * 20:00 Mark reverses a huge decision at the mailbox

    * 28:00 Are companies the problem and/or the solution?

    * 36:30 Mark creates a curriculum in sustainability at Cornell

    * 52:00 Faculty resistance to talking about sustainable enterprise has broken down

    * 58:00 Different strokes by different folks: CSR, environment management, sustainable enterprise

    * 1:06:00 Unilever, living wages, frontier markets, Base of the Pyramid

    * 1:12:00 What is greenwashing?

    * 1:19:00 Overtourism, ecotourism, and destination managers



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    * Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University



     

    Mark Milstein has been thinking and talking about sustainable enterprises for a quarter century.

    In this conversation—which continues the Amiel Show’s series on climate change, sustainable business, and clean tech—Mark and I discuss his professional and intellectual journey, how the field of sustainable enterprise has grown, what he’s created at Cornell, why the private sector matters, where sustainability happens inside companies, and who signs up for his classes these days.

    Mark and I hadn’t spoken for 15-20 years, so this was also a fun chance to catch up and debate whether or not “Mimbo: The Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion” is relevant for people leading in politically complex environments.

    If you like what you hear, please share. Podcast listening is a participatory sport!

    Highlights



    * 9:00 Mark is dissatisfied intellectual with his MBA program and adds a second degree

    * 15:00 A professor tells Mark, “I do not like you people.”

    * 20:00 Mark reverses a huge decision at the mailbox

    * 28:00 Are companies the problem and/or the solution?

    * 36:30 Mark creates a curriculum in sustainability at Cornell

    * 52:00 Faculty resistance to talking about sustainable enterprise has broken down

    * 58:00 Different strokes by different folks: CSR, environment management, sustainable enterprise

    * 1:06:00 Unilever, living wages, frontier markets, Base of the Pyramid

    * 1:12:00 What is greenwashing?

    * 1:19:00 Overtourism, ecotourism, and destination managers



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    * Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University



     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    My Journey With Sustainable Business (Episode 107)

    My Journey With Sustainable Business (Episode 107)

    This week, we turn the tables.

    Chris Chittenden, senior ontological coach and past podcast guest, interviews me about my journey with sustainable business.

    I found the experience liberating.

    We discuss why I started a series on climate change, clean technology and sustainable business, the people and ideas who have influenced me, how I work with regret, and how I express these commitments in the life I was given.

    I hope that this taste of my journey gives you insight and courage on your own journey.

    If you get value from this, please share with friends.

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    This week, we turn the tables.

    Chris Chittenden, senior ontological coach and past podcast guest, interviews me about my journey with sustainable business.

    I found the experience liberating.

    We discuss why I started a series on climate change, clean technology and sustainable business, the people and ideas who have influenced me, how I work with regret, and how I express these commitments in the life I was given.

    I hope that this taste of my journey gives you insight and courage on your own journey.

    If you get value from this, please share with friends.

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    • 50 min
    Climate Change—Walking On A Knife’s Edge With Theo Horesh (Episode 106)

    Climate Change—Walking On A Knife’s Edge With Theo Horesh (Episode 106)

    Think about climate change. This can feel like walking on a knife’s edge.

    This week, Theo Horesh brings this perspective and many other fresh insights to my series on sustainable business, climate change, and clean technology.

    Theo and I discuss what it is about human brains and human evolution that makes climate change such an elusive topic, how fascism relates to climate change (hey, why stop at one foreboding topic?), why apocalyptic thinking exists and how it looks different on the political left and right, the gifts and limitations of the Go Local movement, and practical tips for expanding our hearts and minds. In the middle of all this, I jump in to explain why today’s progressive is yesterday’s Eisenhower Republican.

    Theo is great at explaining complex topics without either squashing their complexity or confusing the listener. And I always end conversations with him feeling wiser and more engaged than when we started.

    Highlights



    * 6:00 How do fascist leaders affect climate change?

    * 12:00 How Amiel’s computer programming ineptitude prevented nuclear war

    * 17:00 Different ways to interpret big storms

    * 23:00 How facing climate change became the structure of Theo’s life

    * 27:30 It’s easy to be vague and apocalyptic

    * 35:00 Varieties of conservative apocalyptic thinking

    * 39:00 True But Partial Challenge—the Go Local movement

    * 41:30 You have to get your inspiration from somewhere

    * 50:00 Amiel redefines the political center

    * 57:30 Reading The Economist gives Theo the “wows”



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    * Theo’s latest book, The Holocausts We All Deny: Collective Trauma In The World Today



     

    Think about climate change. This can feel like walking on a knife’s edge.

    This week, Theo Horesh brings this perspective and many other fresh insights to my series on sustainable business, climate change, and clean technology.

    Theo and I discuss what it is about human brains and human evolution that makes climate change such an elusive topic, how fascism relates to climate change (hey, why stop at one foreboding topic?), why apocalyptic thinking exists and how it looks different on the political left and right, the gifts and limitations of the Go Local movement, and practical tips for expanding our hearts and minds. In the middle of all this, I jump in to explain why today’s progressive is yesterday’s Eisenhower Republican.

    Theo is great at explaining complex topics without either squashing their complexity or confusing the listener. And I always end conversations with him feeling wiser and more engaged than when we started.

    Highlights



    * 6:00 How do fascist leaders affect climate change?

    * 12:00 How Amiel’s computer programming ineptitude prevented nuclear war

    * 17:00 Different ways to interpret big storms

    * 23:00 How facing climate change became the structure of Theo’s life

    * 27:30 It’s easy to be vague and apocalyptic

    * 35:00 Varieties of conservative apocalyptic thinking

    * 39:00 True But Partial Challenge—the Go Local movement

    * 41:30 You have to get your inspiration from somewhere

    * 50:00 Amiel redefines the political center

    * 57:30 Reading The Economist gives Theo the “wows”



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    * Theo’s latest book,

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Climate Change & No-Matter-What Commitment With Terry Patten (Episode 105)

    Climate Change & No-Matter-What Commitment With Terry Patten (Episode 105)

    What if we reframed climate change as an invitation to live a full and meaningful life? For business leaders, what if it provided the catalyzing purpose that so many of us seek? For my colleagues in the field of leadership development, why not us, and why not now?

    The first question is the theme of Terry Patten’s extraordinary book, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries.

    This week, Terry joins me to discuss the book and its relevance for leaders, coaches, and all of us. It is the third episode in my new series on climate change, sustainable business, and clean technology.

    Find a quiet environment. Pull up a seat. Grab a cup of tea. Have a listen.

    And if you like it, please share with people who would enjoy it, too.

    Highlights



    * 7:00 When we point at a problem, three of our fingers are pointing back at ourselves

    * 22:00 We have more to metabolize than we ever have before

    * 28:30 How insane it is to become unhappy

    * 35:30 Noticing that I’ve always been doing the best I can

    * 40:00 The “consensus trance”

    * 46:00 Terry takes the True But Partial Challenge

    * 56:00 This is all improv

    * 1:02:00 No-matter-what commitment



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    * Terry’s web site

    * Terry’s book, A New Republic of the Heart



    What if we reframed climate change as an invitation to live a full and meaningful life? For business leaders, what if it provided the catalyzing purpose that so many of us seek? For my colleagues in the field of leadership development, why not us, and why not now?

    The first question is the theme of Terry Patten’s extraordinary book, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries.

    This week, Terry joins me to discuss the book and its relevance for leaders, coaches, and all of us. It is the third episode in my new series on climate change, sustainable business, and clean technology.

    Find a quiet environment. Pull up a seat. Grab a cup of tea. Have a listen.

    And if you like it, please share with people who would enjoy it, too.

    Highlights



    * 7:00 When we point at a problem, three of our fingers are pointing back at ourselves

    * 22:00 We have more to metabolize than we ever have before

    * 28:30 How insane it is to become unhappy

    * 35:30 Noticing that I’ve always been doing the best I can

    * 40:00 The “consensus trance”

    * 46:00 Terry takes the True But Partial Challenge

    * 56:00 This is all improv

    * 1:02:00 No-matter-what commitment



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    * Terry’s web site

    * Terry’s book, A New Republic of the Heart

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

patrickwal ,

Great podcast for leaders, coaches or anyone deeply inquisitive!

I've become a big fan of this podcast over the past 6 months. Amiel is a great host (attentive, warm, funny, great questions, etc) and his guests have been a rich, varied selection of people I'd mostly not heard of, or was not very familiar with. 2 recent podcasts with the late Doug Silsbee were deeply moving, but I also loved his recent "mashup" of prior podcasts segments around the theme of keeping promises. Other favorite conversations (and really, too many to name) were with Keith Witt, Suzanne Cook-Greuter, and Cindy Wigglesworth. Just browse his guest list at his site - you'll definitely find topics of interest. Thanks Amiel for a great, fun, inspiring podcast!

Teri_BJ ,

Thoughtful leadership tool

Deep, rich interviews from thought leaders in leadership development space

kgregd ,

Great Leadership & Coaching Discussions

Wow! The discussions by Amiel are articulate, well facilitated, and quite intelligent. They are one of the best resources related to leadership, coaching, and personal development that I’ve found, and where I always learn something new. I’m an executive coach and find these talks to be an invaluable way of staying up to date on diverse but related subjects, and to hear interviews with a wide range of wonderful experts. This is the only podcast I’ve repeatedly recommended to others as something they should listen to. Amiel - thanks very much for all your hard work in being well prepared and bringing such wonderful discussions to us.

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