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The Business of Giving podcast by Denver Frederick aims to spread the word on social good by featuring the largest and greatest nonprofit organizations in the US. Denver interviews CEOs of nonprofits talking about how their organizations help the world a better place.

American Humane: Timely Lessons on Bouncing Back from the Brink of Financial Collapse

American Humane: Timely Lessons on Bouncing Back from the Brink of Financial Collapse

American Humane was founded in 1877, committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, but only a decade ago, there was a real question whether the organization was going to survive. In an instructive and enlightening new book, their CEO shares a story of how the organization was brought back from the brink to become one of the top-rated charities in America. She is Dr. Robin Ganzert, the president and CEO of American Humane, and author of Mission Metamorphosis: Leadership for a Humane World.

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New Ways to Understand and Treat Addiction

New Ways to Understand and Treat Addiction

Drug overdoses now kill more Americans annually than guns, cars, or breast cancer. Yet despite this, our understanding of addiction is stuck with ideas from a bygone era. My next guest has explored new ways to understand addiction from viewing it as a learning disorder, as she did in her groundbreaking book Unbroken Brain, to the idea of harm reduction, which will be central to her new book coming out next year titled Undoing Drugs. She is Author and Neuroscience Journalist Maia Szalavitz, who’s with us now. 

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COVID-19’s Toll on Mental Health and Addiction

COVID-19’s Toll on Mental Health and Addiction

The National Council for Behavioral Health is a unifying voice of America’s healthcare organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Both have been under severe stress since the COVID-19 pandemic and face difficult times ahead. And to learn more about these challenges, it’s a pleasure to have with us Chuck Ingoglia, the President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health.

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Unpacking the Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here and What To Do Now

Unpacking the Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here and What To Do Now

Harry Nelson is one of the leading healthcare legal experts in the country addressing the worsening problems on how we treat pain and addiction. In his recent book, The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain, he tells us how we got here and what we need to do as a nation to successfully address this ever-growing problem, which is only likely to be exacerbated some by the current pandemic, and he’s with us now to discuss it. 

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Developing Leadership Presence: In-Person and Over Zoom

Developing Leadership Presence: In-Person and Over Zoom

Being perceived as a leader when interacting with customers, peers, or executives is the essence of leadership presence. And there are many of us who know it when we see it, but how do you develop it? My next guest has just come out with a new book that helps explain how. She is Carol Kinsey Goman and her book is titled Stand Out: How to Build Your Leadership Presence.

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You’re Advice Isn’t Quite as Good as You Think. Do this Instead!

You’re Advice Isn’t Quite as Good as You Think. Do this Instead!

Ninety-three percent of Americans believe that their driving skills are better than average, which, of course, is not possible. There is something else we all believe we’re better than average at, much better in fact, and that is giving other people advice. I might have trouble solving my own problems, but your problems? Let me dial up that answer for you. This idea is challenged on many different levels by award-winning author and the number one thought leader in coaching, Michael Bungay Stanier, in his wonderful new book, The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious, and Change the Way You Lead Forever. And he’s with us now.

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What the Next 10 Years of Digital Disruption Will Mean to Our World

What the Next 10 Years of Digital Disruption Will Mean to Our World

Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval than we have in the past 100 years. It’s not easy to get your mind around the kind of change that will be caused by this rapid technological disruption, but my next guest will help us try. He is Steven Kotler, executive director of the Flow Research Collective and co-author of The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Disrupting Business, Industries, and Our Lives.

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The Role Cognitive Biases Played in the Spread of COVID-19

The Role Cognitive Biases Played in the Spread of COVID-19

We make decisions all the time, yet even the smartest and most experienced among us make frequent and predictable errors as a result of all too common cognitive biases. What are some of those biases?  And which ones have come into play as government and others make decisions about the COVID 19 pandemic? To find out, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Olivier Sibony, the author of a fascinating new book called You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake! How Biases Distort Decision-Making and What You Can Do to Fight Them. 

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How the Nature of Leadership is Changing in a Digital World

How the Nature of Leadership is Changing in a Digital World

Digital technology is changing every aspect of our lives from the way we communicate, eat, shop, learn, date, play, and more. But what about leadership? How is that being transformed? No one has studied this topic in-depth, not until now, and it is presented in a wonderful new book called Leading in the Digital World: How to Foster Creativity, Collaboration, and Inclusivity. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Amit Mukherjee. 

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