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  • 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.



11 Jun. 2019 | Comments (0)
Former Aetna Chairman and CEO, Ron Williams, on his book, 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.