Celeste Headlee

An Excerpt from Celeste Headlee’s Latest Book, “Do Nothing”

Excerpted from DO NOTHING copyright © 2020 by Celeste Headlee. Used by permission of Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. We answer work emails on Sunday night. We read endless articles about how to hack our brains to achieve more productivity. We crop … [ more ]

The Biggest Danger Women Pose to the Status Quo

Start 2020 strong with Pat Mitchell, first female president of CNN Productions and PBS, co-founder and curator of TEDWomen, global advocate for women’s rights, and author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman. Scroll down and click Play to listen in your browser. Or subscribe to Women Amplified wherever you get your podcasts, and take advantage of Conference for Women speakers year-round!

Here’s How to Be Happier Now

“So many people are so stressed out and so overwhelmed that they can’t even, and I say this from personal experience, they cannot even allow themselves to pause and recognize that they’re running at an unacceptable pace.” Scroll down and click Play to listen in your browser. Or subscribe to Women Amplified wherever you get your podcasts, and take advantage of Conference for Women speakers year-round!   Podcast: Play in … [ more ]

We Need to Talk | 2019 Session

“We need to talk.” These may be some of the most dreaded words ever spoken in an office or over the dinner table. But in our personal and professional lives, civil discourse can be a potent tool to diffuse conflict, find understanding, and feel connected. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has interviewed thousands of people on all sides of every equation. These years of experience give her a unique … [ more ]

How to Manage Your Boss

“Look at who your boss is; understand how they operate—don’t judge; understand how you operate; and then assess the gap.” —Mary Abbajay, organizational and leadership development expert and author, Managing Up Most leadership books focus on how to manage the people who report to you. But equally important is how you manage your boss. (And we all have a boss—even CEOs of public companies have to report to a board.) … [ more ]

Want to Be a Better Leader? Help Your Team Stop Complaining and Be More Accountable

“Drama in the broader sense is unproductive thinking and disruptive behavior. We call it emotional waste. It is anything taking energy away from results and happiness in the workplace. It’s a subtraction.” —Leadership expert and author Cy Wakeman In this refreshing new conversation, leadership expert and New York Times best-selling author Cy Wakeman explains why unproductive workplace drama is on the rise—and how you can avoid it, be happier and more productive, … [ more ]

Dream Big. Then Do This.

“We think branding is what you do when you want likes or fans, or you want to be famous….Actually anyone who interacts with other people needs to think about branding. Your brand is how the world experiences you and what they believe to be true.” —Personal branding expert Lida Citroën Women tend to be more hesitant than men to think about personal branding. But once you realize it’s simply a … [ more ]

Gloria Steinem on Women in 2019

Click Play below to listen in your browser. “It’s a truth-telling in the past couple of years that I haven’t seen before in the majority….the likelihood of being believed has increased.” —Women’s rights pioneer and advocate Gloria Steinem  What would you ask Gloria Steinem if you could? This February, Steinem spoke at our Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose along with communication expert, award-winning journalist and author (and our new podcast … [ more ]

2017 Session | Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

Is there room for civility in today’s high-paced, heads-down, sound-bite, cut-to-the-chase world? The answer is a resounding yes. Civility brings financial, emotional and physical benefits. Join researcher and rudeness expert Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a discussion with a panel of senior executives on the costs and remedies for incivility. This panel will share how you can foster a more positive environment at work, tactical strategies to limit digital … [ more ]

Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work | Podcast

Click Play below to listen. Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. Electronic devices are partly to blame, but the erosion of our conversational skills lies with each of us. The only way forward is to start talking to each other, says Celeste Headlee, TV and radio show host and author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (out in September). In 30 minutes, Headlee … [ more ]