Download and listen-on-the-go to the 5th of 14 special episodes
What does it take to be the disruptor and not the disrupted? This series of special episodes provides clues. Scott and I are featuring our discussions about best-selling business books as well as our conversations with world-class business authors. (Links for Episodes 1 through 4 under Resources below).
This week we’re featuring our conversation with Ron Friedman, Ph.D. about creating an extraordinary workplace.
Ron is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. He’s also the author of the best-selling book The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace. Ron is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, Fast Company, Forbes, and CNN (see bio below).
You’ll gain insights on:
- Three essential needs that people of every age require from their workplace in order to collaborate, solve complex problems, make bold decisions, and take new actions
- What video gaming can teach us about becoming an extraordinary workplace
- Three immediately actionable ideas for creating the best place to work
About Ron Friedman
Ron Friedman is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. He has served on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for some of the world’s most successful organizations.
Popular accounts of his research have appeared on NPR and in major newspapers, including The New York Times, Financial Times, the Globe and Mail, Washington Post, The Guardian, as well as magazines such as Men’s Health, Entrepreneur, and Success.
Ron is also the author of a highly-acclaimed new book called The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace. He is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, Fast Company, Forbes, and CNN. Read More about Ron Friedman
Resources for This Episode
- Read about The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
- Listen to previous episodes of our special summer series on “Being the Disrupter and Not the Disrupted”:
- Pam Harper & Scott Harper: Pam & Scott’s Book Pairing for Thinking Differently (Episode B-1)
- Guest Terence Mauri: Winning in the Age of Disruption: Secrets of the Leader’s Mindset (Episode B-2)
- Guest Judith E. Glaser: Accelerating Trust Through Conversational Intelligence (Episode B-3)
- Pam Harper & Scott Harper: Pam & Scott’s Book Pairings for Increasing Innovation (Episode B-4)
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