The Minor Consult explores leadership with innovators, changemakers, and risk-takers.
Hosted by Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, the podcast convenes top minds from across fields to share their perspectives, impart lessons from their careers, and discuss the complex challenges leaders face today. Through their conversations, Dr. Minor unearths the qualities and skills that leaders need to succeed in turbulent times.
Dr. Minor has served as Dean since 2012 and is also a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine. Under his leadership, Stanford Medicine has emerged as a leader in the Precision Health revolution, which emphasizes preventive, personalized health care and leverages advances in biomedicine to treat and cure complex diseases. With more than 160 published articles and chapters, Dr. Minor is an expert in balance and inner ear disorders. In 2012, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Disclaimer: Lloyd Minor has no financial interests in or formal relationships with the organizations of his guests.
Author & Physician Siddhartha Mukherjee on Writing, Biomedicine, & “The Song of the Cell”
In a special episode recorded in front of a live audience at the Stanford School of Medicine, Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes award-winning author and physician-scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee. They discuss Siddhartha’s new book, The Song of the Cell, how history and philosophy inform our understanding of biomedical progress, and the importance of conveying authority, while also acknowledging uncertainty, in science communication. Siddhartha also talks about his writing process, how he balances his work as a writer, physician, scientist, and entrepreneur, and biomedical breakthroughs that give him hope for the future.
Anthropologist Roberta Katz on Gen Z, Social Change, & The Information Age
Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes cultural anthropologist, attorney, and author Roberta Katz to discuss her professional journey and insights from her book Gen Z, Explained: The Art of Living in a Digital Age. During their conversation, they explore the values and viewpoints of the first digitally native generation, including the high regard for authenticity, adaptability, and human connection. They also talk about what older generations can learn from Generation Z and what to expect from interpersonal relationships and leadership as the digital information age evolves in coming decades.
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on Valuing Diverse Thought & Embracing Discomfort
Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, who journeyed from a segregated small town in Texas to a successful career on Wall Street before taking the helm of one of the world’s most impactful philanthropies. Together, they discuss the opportunities for upward mobility that exist in our country and share how living with purpose and pursuing social justice are vital to ensuring everyone can reach their potential. Additionally, Darren discusses the importance of addressing root causes of inequity in America in order to mend divisions and reinforce our common humanity.
Adventurer & Leadership Guru Alison Levine- Summiting Mountains & Overcoming Obstatcles
Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes leadership expert and adventurer, Alison Levine, for a discussion about finding greatness at the intersection of dreams and determination. During their conversation Alison shares leadership lessons she learned while summiting the world’s tallest mountains. Additionally, she and Dean Minor talk about pushing past limitations, rejecting complacency in favor of opportunity, and the value of resilience – even if it means relentlessly focusing on the next step rather than the end result. They also discuss ways to empower teams, the freedoms and opportunities in failure, and living without regrets. Are you up to the challenge?
John Stamos On Family, Hollywood & Letting Go Of Your Fears
In this episode, Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes actor, musician, and Hollywood superstar John Stamos discuss personal and professional impacts of the pandemic, the joys and legacies of family, and overcoming life’s hurdles to embrace purpose and success. Along the way, they touch on John’s four-decade career as an actor (including many show business memories), The Beach Boys and the power of music, and the importance for leaders to respect others, seize opportunities, and find outlets of expression and human connection.
CEO of Mental Health America Schroeder Stribling on Advocating for the Vulnerable & Building Resilience
In this episode, Dean Lloyd Minor is joined by President and CEO of Mental Health America, Schroeder Stribling. After discussing her journey to activism and leadership, they examine the emerging mental health crisis, how to deal with societal traumas, and the keys to building an effective nonprofit. Together, they explore the power of networks, radical hospitality, building communities, and collaborative action to provide hope and
Andrew Samel, MD
Thoughtful questions on important topics with calm and cerebral guests. Dr. Minor does a wonderful job of giving the listener insights into effective leadership styles.
Great line up and great interviewers. Well worth the time!
Strong opinionated leaders in their field with both reflection & forecast.