GUEST INTERVIEWS

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.

The Home Depot Co-founder Shares Vision for a Values-Based Organization

The Home Depot Co-founder Shares Vision for a Values-Based Organization

There’s been a lot written about values-based businesses, but far less from those who have actually lived it, and not in just one setting but across a wide range of enterprises, with each producing the same exceptional results. One such person is Arthur Blank, Co-Founder of Home Depot, Owner of the Atlanta Falcons among other businesses, and author of a wonderful new book titled Good Company.

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A Coach Can Help You See the World Through New Eyes

A Coach Can Help You See the World Through New Eyes

Coaches rely far too much on asking open-ended questions, says my next guest. She maintains that reflective inquiry to complement those questions can help provide insights and potential breakthroughs. All this and much more is captured in a fascinating new book called Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Dr. Marcia Reynolds.

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How You Can Design Your Conversations  to Have Meaning and Impact

How You Can Design Your Conversations to Have Meaning and Impact

How often do you walk away from a conversation feeling really heard, that it moved the people in it forward in some important way? Dialogue is the oldest tool for change we have, but we seem to be getting worse and worse at it. This dilemma and how to address it is captured in a fascinating new book called Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Fred Dust.

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Make the Center of Gravity What You Aspire to….and Not Today

Make the Center of Gravity What You Aspire to….and Not Today

With the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic turndown, the tyranny of the present has never been more pronounced. My next guest believes, however, that in these uncertain times, the ability for an organization to look into the future, as much as 10 years, is more important than ever. He is Josh Suskewicz, a Partner at Innosight and Co-author of the book Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking Into Breakthrough Growth.

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Make Better Decisions by Calibrating Your Level of Confidence

Make Better Decisions by Calibrating Your Level of Confidence

We have been told for the longest time that the more confident we are the better, but my next guest says that way of thinking can lead to enormous trouble. He is Don Moore, a professor at the Berkeley Haas School of Business and Author of Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely.

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Former Superintendent of West Point and a Psychologist on Character and Leadership

Former Superintendent of West Point and a Psychologist on Character and Leadership

Character, the moral values, and habits of an individual is in the spotlight now more than perhaps at any other point in modern history. What is the role of character in successful leadership, and how do you build it in individuals and prospective leaders? Those questions are addressed in a wonderful new book titled The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity.

And with us now are its co-authors, General Robert Caslen, the 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, who is now serving as the President of the University of South Carolina, and Dr. Michael Matthews, Professor of Engineering Psychology at the US Military Academy at West Point.

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How Brands Can Drive Impact Through Purpose

How Brands Can Drive Impact Through Purpose

There was a time when developing impactful social missions and driving business growth were considered to be mutually exclusive. Today, however, they are linked more closely than they have ever been. No one understands that connection better than my next guest. She is Myriam Sidibe, the author of Brands on a Mission: How to Achieve Social Impact and Business Growth Through Purpose. 

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A New Approach for Agricultural Development in Africa

A New Approach for Agricultural Development in Africa

In order to feed and employ the fastest growing population in the world, a new approach is needed for agricultural development in Africa. This has been a focus of Bain & Company who recently came out with a report titled “How Farmer-Allied Intermediaries Can Transform Africa’s Food Systems.” And here to discuss it is Vikki Tam, the Co-Author of this report and the Leader of Bain Social Impact Practice.

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What the Union of Charity Navigator and ImpactMatters Means to the Sector and Philanthropy

What the Union of Charity Navigator and ImpactMatters Means to the Sector and Philanthropy

Charity Navigator, the world’s largest evaluator of nonprofits has acquired ImpactMatters, a start-up that applies rigorous methodology to assess nonprofit impact. That announcement, issued on October 14, ushered in a new era for how donors will go about their giving. And here to discuss that with us is Michael Thatcher, the CEO of Charity Navigator, and Elijah Goldberg, the Co-Founder of ImpactMatters, and who is now serving as the Vice President of Impact Ratings for Charity Navigator.

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