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  • About the Author: Off the Shelf Podcast

    Off the Shelf is a new book discussion podcast series brought to you by The Conference Board. Each 30-minute episode allows our listeners to hear directly from authors of recently released books that focus on timely and relevant topics related to business management, human capital strategy, finance, the economy, policy or governance.

10 Oct. 2019 | Comments (0)
Mike Mister on his new book, How to Lead Smart People: Leadership for Professionals
In this podcast, Mike talks core and soft leadership skills and offers advice on how to look after yourself as a team leader, how to build resilience in tough situations, but also how to develop creativity and extend your skill base so that you are constantly learning.

09 Oct. 2019 | Comments (0)
Esther Stanhope on her new book, Goodbye Glossophobia
In this podcast, Esther shares tips to stand in the spotlight and speak confidently in front of audiences, from meetings and pitches to conferences and job interviews.

18 Sep. 2019 | Comments (0)
Stephen Frost on his book, Building An Inclusive Organisation
Join Sarah Bond, Council Director of the European Diversity & Inclusion in Business Council, as she interviews Stephen Frost on his book, Building An Inclusive Organisation

04 Sep. 2019 | Comments (0)
Anthony Mayo and Laura Morgan Roberts on Race, Work and Leadership
Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people's experience of work and leadership. Join two of the book’s co-editors as they share insights from this indispensable reference for anyone committed to understanding, studying, and acting on the challenges facing leaders who are building inclusive organizations

05 Aug. 2019 | Comments (0)
Julian Guthrie on the women who took on Silicon Valley and built today’s most powerful businesses
Join Julian Guthrie as she discusses her new book, Alpha Girls, which delves into the unforgettable stories of four remarkable women who became stars in the high-stakes, male-dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley.

18 Jul. 2019 | Comments (0)
Nick Morgan on How to Connect with People in a Virtual World
Join communication expert Nick Morgan as he discusses his new book, Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, which outlines five big problems with virtual communication and offers entrepreneurs, business professionals, and managers a clear path forward for helping us connect better with others in a more virtual world.

11 Jun. 2019 | Comments (0)
Ron Williams, "Learning to Lead"
Join Ron Williams, former chairman, president and CEO of Aetna Inc., as he sits down with Dr. Rebecca Ray, Executive Vice President of Human Capital at The Conference Board, to discuss his recent book, Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization, which helps future business leaders develop the professional management qualities needed to deliver personal, interpersonal, and organizational success.

11 Jun. 2019 | Comments (0)
Bluford Putnum on his book, Economics Gone Astray
Join host and Senior Economist at The Conference Board, Ilaria Maselli, for an interview with Bluford Putnam, author and Chief Economist of the CME Group, as he discusses his latest book, Economics Gone Astray, which explores critical topics in macroeconomics that help readers to better analyze market behavior and the economic consequences of policy decisions.

22 May. 2019 | Comments (0)
Annie McKee on her latest book, How to Be Happy at Work
Should we expect to be happy and fulfilled at work? In her latest book, Annie McKee makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full engagement that comes with it--is more important than ever in today's workplace. Join host, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., Executive VP of Human Capital at The Conference Board, as she sits down with Annie to discuss her new book and shed light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success.

22 Mar. 2019 | Comments (0)
Kathryn Sollmann on Building an Alternative Career Development Plan for Women
Join Kathryn Sollmann as she discusses her latest book, Ambition Redefined, which provides readers with an alternative career development strategy for women who want a fulfilling, lucrative career but do not want to climb the traditional corporate ladder.

22 Mar. 2019 | Comments (0)
Joe Cohen and Judith Harrison discuss Diverse Voices: Lessons in Leadership
Join Joe Cohen and Judith Harrison as they discuss Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership. Designed to help corporate communication and PR professionals understand the challenges faced by minorities in the field, Diverse Voices provides readers with a comprehensive catalogue of multi-cultural leadership profiles.

22 Mar. 2019 | Comments (0)
John Gaddis discusses leadership lessons and his book, On Grand Strategy
Join John Lewis Gaddis as he discusses his latest book, On Grand Strategy, which explores the art of leadership by focusing on the lessons learned from great historical leaders spanning from Herodotus to Franklin Roosevelt.