Provocative Conversations With Arin



Join us on the digital airwaves as we dive into weekly podcasting, exploring all things serious, funny, quirky, tragic, idiotic and inspiring in our workplaces as we fight to Think Smarter and Lead Better.


  • "Me" Work & "We" Work: Designing Workplaces for the 21st Century

    19/11/2013 Duração: 45min

    This week, Arin sits down with Jim Hackett, CEO of Steelcase. Jim discusses the importance of thoughtful actions, the incredible value of the servant leader, the significant shifts in workplaces, collaboration and company needs in the 21st Century and how Steelcase is responding to them by building a workplace you didn't even know you needed. 

  • BIRGing, CORFing and Winning Championships (REBROADCAST)

    21/08/2013 Duração: 28min

    This episode is one of our most popular, in-demand episodes and we thought you might enjoy the refresher. Arin and Jess sit down to discuss sports metaphors, implicit biases and the ways in which our successes and failures build upon themselves.

  • Power, Politicians, and Faux Pas (REBROADCAST)

    14/08/2013 Duração: 44min

    In light of Philadelphia Eagle wide receiver, Riley Cooper's recent racial slurs, we thought it was a good time to rebroadcast our episode on the complex implications of racial slurs, the subsequent apologies and why they’re way more important than we might realize.

  • Marianne Cooper & The Research Behind "Lean In"

    06/08/2013 Duração: 53min

    Marianne Cooper is the lead researcher on Sheryl Sandberg's new book, "Lean In" and  a core team member at the Clayman Institute's Voice and Influence program. She  has been researching gender issues for over 20 years and today she is joining Provocative Conversation to share her insights on the stall in women's progress, the role of likeability in the promotion of women and why you should buy "Lean In" for your sons. This is a conversation you do not want to miss! 

  • Non-Consensual, Unwanted, Qualified: How Words Frame Reality

    31/07/2013 Duração: 36min

    Arin and Jess discuss what our word choices reflect, suggest and change about our perception of such important topics as rape, sexual harrassment, gender  and racial discrimination. Join us as we dig into the power of words, the burden of proof and the nuts and bolts of exactly how unconscious biases work.