Improving performance and well-being in all parts of life by creating greater harmony among them

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

Based on decades of research and practice at Wharton and worldwide, Total Leadership is a proven method for creating sustainable change as a leader in all parts of life. It’s designed for people at any level or career stage. You explore what and who matter most and then innovate by pursuing real-world experiments to produce “four-way wins,” demonstrable results that are meaningful not only for your work, your family, your community, or your private self (mind, body, spirit), but for all these different domains. Forget “balance” and learn how to find harmony and better performance, throughout life.

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Total Leadership is profiled in the lead article.

Stew Friedman        

Stew Friedman, an award-winning Wharton professor and bestselling author, founded Wharton’s Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project in 1991. He launched Total Leadership in 2000 while on leave from Wharton, serving as the senior executive at Ford Motor in charge of leadership development globally. Thinkers50 named him the world’s #1 thinker in the field of talent and the Families and Work Institute gave him its coveted Work Life Legacy Award. He is a leading voice for change in social and corporate policy to bring greater harmony between work and the rest of life. Stew earns accolades internationally as an engaging speaker and hosts a popular weekly radio show on SiriusXM.

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Stew's Bestselling Books

Net profits from book sales go to the
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Total Leadership:
Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life.

Friedman’s award-winning bestseller provides the tools for improving performance at work, at home, in the community, and for yourself. Learn the practical, theory-driven principles that help you, no matter what your occupation, become a better leader and have a richer life. Available in many languages, it shows individuals how to find clearer purpose, strengthen key relationships, and gain support for achieving success and businesses how to develop leaders while enhancing productivity, engagement, and well-being.  Learn More

Leading the Life You Want:
Skills for Integrating Work and Life

Friedman’s second bestseller hones in on the 18 critical skills for creating harmony among different parts of life and illustrates how they were learned by six admirable (though imperfect) people, who show that, contrary to common wisdom, significant public success is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of life, but as the result of meaningful engagement in all parts. Includes evidence-based exercises anyone can use. Learn More

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WORK AND LIFE RADIO SHOW AND PODCAST

On SiriusXM’s Wharton Business Radio, Tuesdays 7 PM Eastern and Free Podcast

Ep 95. Ben Feder: Working to Live or Living to Work

Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U. S. for Tencent, the Chinese internet titan that owns WeChat. Previously, Ben was CEO of Take Two Interactive, publisher of Red Dead... Listen Now

Ep 94. Sally Thornton: The Future of Work is Fluid

Sally Thornton is founder and CEO of Forshay, a company that focuses on how people can do their best work. She and Stew discuss the future of work and Sally offers specific and valuable... Listen Now

Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Johann Berlin, CEO of TLEX Institute (which stands for Transformational Leadership for Excellence) specializes in working with CEOs, companies and corporate teams to improve their connections to... Listen Now

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World Business Forum
Lincoln Center, New York City

Brief Introduction
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