Podcasts

“Finding–and becoming–great mentors and sponsors with Carla Harris”

Originally posted in our July 2023 Top of Mind Newsletter. If you haven’t ever heard from Carla Harris, consider this your wake-up call. Harris is the former Chair of the National Women’s Business Council, former Vice Chair of Wealth at Morgan Stanley, and has made a continued career of writing and speaking about leadership and mentorship. Earlier in 2023, she joined Adam Grant on his podcast, ReThinking. During their conversation, Harris and Grant unpack her early…

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The Psychology Podcast: “Psychodrama & Learned Hopefulness with Dan Tomasulo”

Originally posted in our December 2022 Top of Mind Newsletter. Trauma-informed practices in psychology, therapy, education, and many other fields are becoming increasingly popular. Researchers have thoroughly documented the impacts of trauma, hence the importance of trauma-informed practices. But in positive psychology, these practices take on an even more hopeful spin.  In this episode from the Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman, psychologist Dan Tomasulo discusses his work in creating hope, something he calls learned hopefulness.…

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“How William James Can Save Your Life”

Originally posted in our October 2022 Top of Mind Newsletter. What’s the point of it all? This question has led to a range of discourses in psychology, philosophy, and religion. One philosopher from the turn of the 20th century spoke very openly about this in an 1895 lecture titled “Is Life Worth Living?” William James, often referred to as the father of American Psychology sought to understand this question to save himself. He framed this type…

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“How to Change Your Workplace”

Originally posted in our September 2022 Top of Mind Newsletter. To close out this month’s Top of Mind Newsletter, let’s apply some of what we’ve learned about our individual minds to collectives. In any established organization, workers will have seen any number of “change initiatives,” from reducing waste in a corporate setting, improving customer feedback, or developing new programs to improve employee morale. And we often hear about how these initiatives do not work or how…

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“Air Force Academy Tennis Coach Survives Stroke and Uses his Resilient Attitude to Thrive”

Originally posted in our September 2022 Top of Mind Newsletter. Those who follow ELI and other mindset leaders have heard about the power of resilience many times, but it is another thing to hear from someone who has struggled against tough odds about how they do it. In this podcast interview, Dan Oosterhous of the Air Force Academy shares his story of recovery from two strokes that impacted his career as a pilot and as a…

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