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The Road Home podcast with Ethan Nichtern is a contemporary exploration of Buddhist teachings. Since 2001, Ethan has taught meditation and Buddhist psychology classes and workshops around New York City and the United States. Formerly a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and on the part-time faculty at Eugene Lang College at New School University and has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale, NYU, FIT, Antioch and other universities, and as well as at many meditation/y ...
 
Welcome to the Best-Self Management podcast where we explore the brave new world of bringing your whole self to work. Best-Self Management proposes that if leaders build cultures and institute practices that support people in being and becoming their Best Selves, then high performance and uncommon loyalty is the result. Co-hosts, David Hassell and Shane Metcalf, regularly discuss the uniquely healthy and productive cofounder relationship they’ve built at 15Five over the last 7 years. They al ...
 
City Atlas is a new project about the future of New Haven. We feature and promote the sustainability goals of New Haven and Yale, and help connect members of the Yale community to the city's new initiatives and civic organizations. We aim to strengthen the ties between social justice, sustainability, and community building. City Atlas: New Haven is modeled on City Atlas: New York (newyork.thecityatlas.org). City Atlas: New Haven is the beginning of a network of sites in partnership with univ ...
 
Join Lou, Britty, Hue and GM Daniel as they navigate through everyone's favorite tabletop roleplaying game. Adventure, discovery and more await these friends as they play the only way they know how - through the magic of the internet.
 
Hello and welcome to the Mentors 4 Teens College, Scholarship, & Career Guidance podcast. A podcast designed for students, and their parents, who are challenging the modern definition of what it means to be a student. We don’t believe in standardization, being average, or following the status quo! We are the free thinkers, continuous learners, and change-makers of tomorrow. We define your own destiny, create our own luck, and change the world! In this podcast, you will learn the latest and b ...
 
The Work Remix with Lindsey Pollak offers a positive approach to personal and organizational change that combines classic business practices from the past with modern ways of working. In today’s fast-paced, high tech, multigenerational work environment, we all must be remixers to succeed. Each episode will answer your questions about thriving in the workplace of today and tomorrow. Host Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and the leading expert on Millennials and today’s mu ...
 
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Best-Self Management has ended, but don't worry because your friends at 15Five have launched a whole new podcast! HR Superstars honors you, the brave 21st century HR leader, by highlighting stories from the frontlines of People Ops. Never miss an episode of HR Superstars by visiting 15five.com/podcast! On HR Superstars delve deeply into all of the …
 
In 1968, Dr. Bernie Krause was leading a booming music career. A prodigiously talented musician and early master of the electronic synthesizer, Krause was busy working with artists like the Doors and the Beach Boys and performing iconic effects for blockbuster films. Then Warner Brothers commissioned him to create an album incorporating the sounds …
 
On this episode of The Road Home, Ann Gleig joins Ethan Nichtern for a conversation about her book, American Dharma, and the state of postmodern Buddhism in the Western world. Ann Gleig is an associate professor of religion and cultural studies at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity…
 
Writer, Chenxing Han, joins Ethan to discuss the intersection of race and privilege within Western Buddhism, focusing on giving voice to the Asian American Buddhist minority. Chenxing Han is a Bay Area–based writer whose publications have appeared in Buddhadharma, Journal of Global Buddhism, Lion’s Roar, Pacific World, Tricycle, and elsewhere. She …
 
Never underestimate the power of a network. Where we each sit in the web of people around us influences almost everything. As today’s guest explains, recognizing the patterns that exist within networks and consciously building them is the key to positively changing patterns as individuals and within organizations. In This Episode: The COVID pandemi…
 
Performer Sarah Jones joins Ethan to discuss how her empowered multicultural cross-section of meditation, comedy, & social justice creates such entertainingly potent political activism. Sarah is a Tony® Award-winning performer, writer, comedian and activist. Called “a master of the genre” by ​The New York Times​, Sarah is known for her multi-charac…
 
Toughness is often considered an essential ingredient in success. Sacrificing our humanity in the name of results is part of how many organizations do business. This dangerous approach ignores the central part of an organization: its people. Today’s guest works to bring the human element back to the workplace so that we can succeed with empathy and…
 
Human Resources gets a bad rap. While there’s certainly a lot wrong in the world of HR, it still has an important role to serve. It helps us operate as a more effective organization, but only when done properly. As more information becomes available, business leaders have the responsibility to help those in HR think more clearly and be more effecti…
 
In the long months we’ve all been confined to our homes, many people have become reacquainted with the vibrant life just outside their doors, finding unexpected joy, companionship, and hope through partaking in the cycles of love and loss that happen in the skies and yards around us. It is this wonder to be found in the natural world, from observin…
 
Exploring 2020 through the lens of the Tibetan bardos, Ethan Nichtern illuminates the awareness and aspiration involved in integrating the personal, interpersonal, and collective levels of our being. Returning from a short hiatus, Ethan Nichtern begins the show by sharing rawly about his struggle with seizures at the hands of his recently diagnosed…
 
Picking up immediately where we left off last time, the Magic Assholes witness a communion that has interesting results, create a spectral kelpie, and have a nice conversation with the Bodega Cat. All in a day's work. | No Dice Twitter | No Dice Facebook | No Dice Website | No Dice Discord | MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: “Entrance Music for a Podcast” by …
 
Having ideals in your organization is one thing. However, putting these complex systems into practice is something else entirely. A modern dynamic business should constantly be pushing the limits about how it creates and executes systems and structures that elicit high-performance and high-engagement. In this episode: FInding motivation to build an…
 
Right now, much of the business world is racing to figure out how to do remote work. This likely wasn’t a change they anticipated. However, there are some companies that have already been doing it for years and have valuable lessons to teach. In this episode: What companies transitioning to remote work can learn from those that already do it [2:14]…
 
Often, in the game of business, results are the points by which everything is measured. Success relies on extraordinary results. But that doesn’t mean your personal values should ever be sacrificed to meet these goals. Today’s guest is an expert at taking a nuanced and informed perspective and applying it so that both professional and personal valu…
 
Are plants intelligent? Can they think? Can they hear, see, feel, smell and taste? Throughout history, most Western philosophers and scientists answered those questions with a resounding “no.” Plants have long been treated as passive, inanimate objects that form the backdrop to our active lives, rather than highly sensitive organisms with intellige…
 
The hallowed halls of Bat Yale welcome you as we play our annual Halloween one-shot DM'd by Britty! Co-written by Britty Lea and Colorado Brown Special thanks to Caroline McKinnon, John S. Quinn-Puerta, and Chandler Rae for playtesting! | No Dice Twitter | No Dice Facebook | No Dice Website | No Dice Discord | MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: 1000 Words by P…
 
In the workplace, personal hopes and dreams might not align with outside expectations. Many of us erect a wall between our work life and our personal life. As a result, we miss out on the possibility to form deeper interpersonal connections. Today’s guest has made it his mission to help bridge these gaps with people before they’ve even entered the …
 
Dharma teacher Sebene Selassie returns to The Road Home for a conversation about her new book, and why we all need to respond to the call for connection. Sebene Selassie has studied Buddhism for over thirty years. She received a BA from McGill University in religious and women’s studies and an MA from the New School, where she focused on cultural s…
 
There are so many voices that are not represented throughout society. Be it in business or entertainment, many black people find it hard to be heard. This only deepens the psychological wounds of racism. As business leaders, we have a role in addressing this. Our guest today is on a mission to rectify this through spreading the message of personal …
 
Special thanks to the lovely Christine Savage for voicing Coriander! Listen to Green Mountain Mysteries! The Magic Assholes take far too long to let a friend inside...which unfortunately is not a metaphor. | No Dice Twitter | No Dice Facebook | No Dice Website | No Dice Discord | MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: “Entrance Music for a Podcast” by John S. Quin…
 
Through a Buddhist lens, Shannon Watts and Ethan discuss harnessing the ancient and cultural power of motherhood to enact change in 2020. Shannon Watts, a mother of five, social activist, and Buddhist practitioner; is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a leading force for gun violence prevention, and is an active board member of Emerge America and …
 
The year 2020 has dramatically shifted the role of people leaders in business. COVID and the racial justice movement has rightly forced managers to take a hard look at their organization’s priorities. This is a time when human nature itself is being put back at the center of companies. As we consider the importance of how people feel while at work,…
 
In 2013, a sperm whale washed up dead on Spain’s southern coast. In its ruptured digestive tract, scientists found an entire flattened greenhouse that once grew wintertime tomatoes, complete with plastic tarps, hoses, two flower pots, and a spray canister. The whale also contained an ice cream tub, mattress parts, a carafe, and a coat hanger. And t…
 
No one is immune to burnout. It affects even the most passionate and resilient people. The mental and emotional exhaustion of burnout can slowly chip away at anyone’s fortitude. That’s why, especially in times like these, organizations need to support their people and bolster their resiliency however they can. About Dr. Jacinta Jiménez Dr. Jacinta …
 
Ralph De La Rosa joins Ethan to talk Western psychology meeting Buddha Nature, mindfulness as psychic survival, and normalizing dharmic rage. Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW, is an author, psychotherapist, meditation teacher, Buddhist philosopher, and student of Amma. He leads healing retreats at Omega Institute, Spirit Rock, and Kripalu, and his work has b…
 
The gang goes toe to toe with a ghost which has immediate and dire consequences. They learn more about the Lich Queen's cruel actions, Perry forgives her sister, and Ixen and Saoirse have a heart to heart. | No Dice Twitter | No Dice Facebook | No Dice Website | No Dice Discord | MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: “Entrance Music for a Podcast” by John S. Quin…
 
As Dr. Joseph Drew Lanham writes in his beautiful and deeply moving memoir, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, from his earliest days growing up in the piedmont forests and fields of Edgefield, South Carolina, he dreamed of flight. This fascination with the aerial journeys of the blue jays that stole his grandmother…
 
What does company culture have to do with business results? At 15five, we see an incredibly strong link between the two. So does today’s guest who has used culture and values to build a pool of enthusiastic employees who are motivated to do their best work every day. About Steve Zahm Steve Zahm is the president and Chief Culture Officer of Procore …
 
Committed yogi and political strategist Reggie Hubbard joins Ethan Nichtern for a conversation about the union of politics and spirituality, and the sacred importance of voting. Reggie Hubbard is currently a senior political strategist for MoveOn, managing their relationships, impact and communications with Capitol Hill. He has previously worked on…
 
Meaningful organizational change comes when we focus on what’s right with people rather than what’s wrong. This means understanding that not everyone thinks and operates the way that you do. When we appreciate these differences, we see them as assets that create stronger leaders, teams, and organizations. Darren Virassammy is a TEDx speaker and the…
 
In this shared Dharma talk, Ethan Nichtern and Sharon Salzberg share insight and practices for taking refuge in the Three Jewels of Buddhism: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. Sharon Salzberg is the host of the Metta Hour podcast. Her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World is now available for pre-order. Learn m…
 
In March of 2020 when COVID-19 hit, many organizations updated their remote work policies at least temporarily to allow people to work from home. Twitter made headlines in May by announcing that a remote work option would be available to their 5,000+ full-time workforce, forever! 15Five CEO, David Hassell interviews Twitter’s head of HR to discuss …
 
It's the Show Swap Special! Boy howdy, you're in for a treat - it's those goobers from Green Mountain Mysteries, playing in the No Dice space for a change! There is NO POSSIBLE WAY that this could go wrong. The gang takes an assignment from the legendary Erris Dawnforge as the first test run of the Pact of the Lich... mostly because they were the f…
 
Best-Self Management is returning for Season 5 on August 12th! In this season, David and Shane will be talking with HR leaders from some of the largest, most successful, and most progressive companies in the world, including Twitter, Okta, and Siemens. We'll discuss culture, people strategy, and how to thrive during turbulent times, for which there…
 
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