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Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.

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Welcome to Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel – a show where LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work, and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? How can we switch it up? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman, Roxane Gay, and Guy Raz to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers. New episodes each week.

Rank #1: Ellen Kullman on leading through crisis

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Carbon CEO Ellen Kullman visits with Jessi to tell her rare-for-today story of growing throughout her career at only two companies - GE and DuPont. She shares lessons learned from leading DuPont during the ‘08 financial crisis, and ways we can each take control during uncertain times. 

Oct 26 2020

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Rank #2: When to be Quick, When to be Wise

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Social scientist Arthur Brooks says that many successful careers start with generating new ideas, and then end with teaching with them. “You start off as an inventor, and you finish up as an instructor,” the Harvard Kennedy School professor says. This episode, hear Arthur’s research about how your strengths change as you age, and how knowing all this can help you plan your career moves more effectively. 

Nov 18 2019

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Rank #3: Jerry Colonna: The Coach Who Tells You, “Yes, It Is You”

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Jerry Colonna was called “the Prince of New York” by New York Magazine for his success as a venture capitalist. Then his life came to a hard stop when he fell into depression and realized that his work wasn’t all it was chocked up to be. He turned his life around when he started coaching CEOs, and found out that what those business leaders needed, he could give. Now hear the executive coach’s thoughts on how to mindfully bring emotions to work, and why tapping into pain points can improve leadership

Sep 30 2019

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Rank #4: E-Sports is Growing – So Are the Jobs

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It's 2019, and you can make a living in the world of e-sports. You don't have to be a professional video gamer, though – there will be a rise in new jobs such as physical therapists, lawyers, agents, writers, artists, and more. This episode, Jessi peels back the curtain on this underworld of nerd culture, explores what e-gaming is, and what jobs we can expect due to the rise of this new industry. Featuring Andy Dinh of Team SoloMid, as well as research from LinkedIn data scientist Brian Xu.

Dec 16 2019

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Rank #5: goop's Elise Loehnen on Asking Bigger Questions and Knowing Your Value

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Elise Loehnen, goop’s Chief Content Officer, is OK with you disagreeing with her. She's honed this veritable superpower through a career built on challenging the status quo - something that generates discussions both on- and off-line. Elise doesn't find likability to be a valuable metric in her determination of her own self worth - and she doesn't think you should, either. Join Jessi and Elise for a lively conversation on the value of asking bigger questions and cultivating a deeper sense of self.

Mar 09 2020

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Rank #6: Adam Grant on When to Help Others

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This episode, workplace psychologist Adam Grant explains the secrets behind his wildly productive work life. He shares how he manages his time, plus how much of his time he gives away to help others. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings listeners' tips on how to say no.

Apr 22 2019

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Rank #7: Satya Nadella: Don't Be Brilliant, Be Curious

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Satya Nadella embodies a growth mindset – a philosophy that prioritizes the willingness to learn over the gift of being naturally brilliant. In this episode, the Microsoft CEO shares with Jessi why he's centered his career around curiosity, where he thinks Microsoft is going in the future, and what he thinks about the role of the modern corporation.

Dec 09 2019

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Rank #8: Stepping into the Spotlight with Melinda Gates

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After decades of keeping a low profile, Melinda Gates has begun sharing more about her own life. She talks about the experience of being a young woman working in technology, her desire to protect her children from too much public scrutiny, and her current journey as a philanthropist and speaker. Plus, Caroline Fairchild brings reporting on how to manage your professional identity.

Apr 29 2019

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Rank #9: Ben Horowitz on Shaping Culture

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Ben Horowitz is a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley. Part of his work is identifying and investing in new companies, and that means he's gotten very good at picking winners. In this episode, Ben talks with Jessi about how much a company's culture can affect its success, how to shift an existing culture, and what the word "culture" even means.

Dec 30 2019

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Rank #10: Roxane Gay: Bad Feminist, Master Writer

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In the decades leading up to her breakout book Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay wrote every day, not knowing if anyone was ever going to read her work. It wasn’t until she was 40 years old that she had her first taste of commercial success. This episode, hear Roxane and Jessi discuss how the writer persevered through all those years of rejection, how she teaches writing to her students, and what it’s like to write the deeply personal memoirs that Roxane has become known for.

Oct 07 2019

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Rank #11: Angela Ahrendts on Intuition

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How do you balance calculated decision-making with trusting your gut? This episode, hear Angela Ahrendts talk with Jessi about how following her intuition has shaped her career, from Burberry to Apple. Featuring reporting from LinkedIn's senior news editor Maya Pope-Chappell.

May 06 2019

32mins

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Rank #12: It's Never Too Late to Start Over

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Lisa Congdon didn't start her career as a visual artist until she was 39 years old. This episode, hear Jessi interview the illustrator and author about what it's like to be a late bloomer in your career, plus tips on how to get started in a creative field.

Dec 02 2019

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Rank #13: Thinking Like an Underdog with Troy Carter

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This week, Troy Carter proves that being the underdog is a career superpower. Troy has always bet on underdogs, in his music career where he managed Lady Gaga and in his investing career, where he bet early on companies like Uber and Warby Parker. He recognized these traits because he's an underdog himself. He'll share the story of how he made it from West Philly to Los Angeles, and what it taught him about how to take risks.

Jan 13 2020

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Rank #14: Staying Connected in a Time of Coronavirus

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This is a strange new reality. We're being encouraged to keep our physical distance from one another, as it's the only way we can help "flatten the curve." It's clear that we're all in this together, but as we're keeping our distance, how do we feel connected? A big part of the answer lies in sharing our stories. This week, we're checking in with four listeners around the world - including our friend Kate Burson, in Milan, Italy - to see how they're doing and how the response to COVID-19 is affecting their work and their lives.

Mar 16 2020

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Rank #15: How to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings

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Many of our guests share something in common: they have morning routines. So what's going on during these first hours of the day, and how do we get the most out of them? This episode, writer Dan Pink joins us, and he tells us about the three different kinds of people: the larks, better known as morning people, the night owls, and the third birds. Plus, hear his advice on how to manage your time more efficiently.

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #16: Radio Didn't Kill This Video Star: The Anna Faris Story

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Hello Monday is back for Season 2, and Jessi kicks off with a conversation with actor and podcaster Anna Faris. Anna's best known for her roles in the Scary Movie series and The House bunny, but starting a podcast changed things. She said, "I wanted a platform where I could feel like I was myself, that wasn't controlled by anybody else."

Sep 23 2019

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Rank #17: #MeToo and the Workplace: Ally Coll and The Purple Campaign

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Attorney and activist Ally Coll left her post at prominent law firm Boies Schiller after learning of the firm's partnership with Black Cube in its defense of now-convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein. She founded the Purple Campaign - an organization devoted to making workplaces more inclusive and harassment-free. Two years in, she'll share what's working and what's still to be done. We also check in with listener Jeff Berman, who's part of a coalition with World Central Kitchen, working at scale to feed front line medical workers in Los Angeles in their fight against COVID-19.

Mar 30 2020

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Rank #18: Weathering the Storm with LeVar Burton

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Like most people we know, actor LeVar Burton is quarantined at home right now. The former Reading Rainbow host is trying to make sense of it all. And for him, a huge part of that journey is figuring out how he can show up for others. He's determined to keep sharing his storytelling gifts and his wisdom with the world, even when he can't leave his house. In this episode, he and Jessi talk about what that's like, and they wrestle with being present in the moment during a time of crisis.

Apr 06 2020

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Rank #19: Elizabeth Gilbert on Careers vs Jobs

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This week, Hello Monday hops in the way-back machine to revisit one of our very first episodes. Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert (EAT PRAY LOVE, BIG MAGIC, CITY OF GIRLS) shares her perspective on the nature of work and challenges Jessi on the idea that people should have careers.

Feb 17 2020

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Rank #20: Bonus Episode: QUARANTINE

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As Coronavirus cuts into our lives in unexpected ways, host Jessi Hempel talks to Milan resident—and Hello Monday listener—Kate Burson about the strange anxiety and surreal quiet of living under quarantine.

Mar 05 2020

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Dr. Laurie Santos on increasing happiness

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Dr. Laurie Santos teaches people how to be happier. She’s the host of the Happiness Lab podcast on Pushkin, and the creator and teacher of Yale’s most popular class, known on Coursera.com as “The Science of Wellbeing.” She sits down with Jessi to share her journey with the science of happiness, what many people misunderstand about how joy works, and how we can each increase our own happiness. 

Learn more about Dr. Laurie Santos here and check out The Happiness Lab podcast.

Follow Jessi Hempel on LinkedIn and preorder her upcoming memoir here

Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page each week for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET on the LinkedIn News page.

Sep 26 2022

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Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg on repentance and repair

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We are all capable of harm, even when we try to do the opposite. And we all have to grapple with the effects of our actions. This episode focuses on how we can work to make things right after a wrong. Jessi sits down with author and rabbi Danya Ruttenberg to discuss the lessons outlined in her new book, On Repentance And Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World.

Follow Rabbi Ruttenberg here.

Follow Jessi Hempel on LinkedIn and preorder her upcoming memoir

Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page each week for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET on the LinkedIn News page.

Sep 19 2022

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Kwame Christian on how to have difficult conversations about race

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Kwame Christian is the founder and Managing Director of the American Negotiation Institute, a podcast host, and one of LinkedIn Learning’s most popular instructors. Now, he’s putting his considerable talents to work with a new book that teaches its title: How to have difficult conversations about race. Kwame joins Jessi for a chat about why this work is so important, and how everyone can employ his Compassionate Curiosity framework to make sensitive conversations more meaningful and productive.

Follow Kwame Christian here and check out his podcasts on the LinkedIn Podcast Network.

Follow Jessi Hempel on LinkedIn and preorder her upcoming memoir here

Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page each week for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET on the LinkedIn News page.

Sep 12 2022

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Get Hired with Andrew Seaman on the explosive history of Labor Day

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In this special episode of our sister podcast, Get Hired with Andrew Seaman, Andrew sits down with labor historian Jefferson Cowie to get a short and powerful history of organized labor in the United States,

Follow Andrew on LinkedIn and join the Get Hired community at https://lnkd.in/ghpodcast

Follow Jessi on LinkedIn and preorder her signed memoir from Books Are Magic

Sep 05 2022

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Make the Most of Your Mornings

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In this episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi sits down with writer Dan Pink for a conversation about getting more out of our very first hours of the day. Featuring the morning routines of some of Hello Monday's earliest guests, this episode illustrates the three different kinds of people: the larks, better known as morning people, the night owls, and the third birds. Dan shares his advice for managing your morning, whichever kind of bird you are, and shares some takeaways for better productivity for all of us.

Follow Dan Pink on LinkedIn and learn more about his work here.

Follow Jessi Hempel on LinkedIn and preorder a signed copy of her forthcoming memoir here.

Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and let us know what you think of the episode by commenting there, or getting in touch by email or voice memo. Reach us at HelloMonday@LinkedIn.com.

Aug 29 2022

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For Them’s Chloe Freeman on gender

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What is gender, anyway? For some folks this question is answered with a swift commitment to the gender binary - male or female. But for a growing number of people, the answer is not so simple. Jessi sits down with Chloe Freeman, actor, entrepreneur, and founder of queer wellness company For Them to dig into what it means to be nonbinary in today’s working world.

Follow Chloe Freeman on LinkedIn and check out For Them.

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Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and let us know what you think of the episode by commenting there, or getting in touch by email or voice memo. We're HelloMonday@LinkedIn.com.

Aug 22 2022

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Anne Helen Petersen on the culture of work

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It’s the final week of our series, Navigating the New Office, and Jessi is sitting down with culture writer Anne Helen Petersen to make sense of it all. She and Jessi talk about how our relationship to offices have changed, why pretending to be perfect on social media can make it hard to ask for help, and what empathy can do for us all. Then Sarah joins Jessi for some final takeaways.

Follow Anne Helen Petersen on LinkedIn. Check out Culture Study here.

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Aug 15 2022

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Navigating the New Office: Pay Transparency

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It’s the fifth week of our series, Navigating the New Office. This week, we’re doing a deep dive on a hot button topic: Pay Transparency - actually talking about what you make. This week, we learn what prompted our LinkedIn colleague McKenna to disclose what she really makes, why Hannah Williams started her viral TikTok, Salary Transparent Street, and how we can be better advocates for better bottom lines.

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Aug 08 2022

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Navigating the New Office: New job opportunities

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It’s the fourth week of our series, Navigating the New Office. To help us understand the career-long relationship between learning and earning, Jessi talks with Fable founder Padmasree Warrior. Padma breaks down the importance of skill building and the way to tell when you’ve overstayed at a particular job. She also shares her inspiration for founding Fable, which encourages conversations around great books. Then, Jessi sits down with producer Sarah Storm to highlight key takeaways.

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Aug 01 2022

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Navigating the New Office: Working Less

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It’s the third week of our series, Navigating the New Office. This week, we look at the changing profile of work around the world: People are working less? What does that look like? Why does it matter? To figure this out, Jessi talks to Gregory Warner, host of NPR’s Rough Translation podcast, about three stories of how work is changing around the world. Afterward, Sarah and Jessi talk through what working less might mean in the US. 

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Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page each week for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET on the LinkedIn News page.

Jul 25 2022

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Navigating the New Office: How to Change

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It’s the second week of our series, Navigating the New Office. This week, we look at a core skill we need if we want to do just about anything: How do we change? To get to the bottom of this, Jessi talks to Katy Milkman, a behavioral scientist at Wharton and the author of HOW TO CHANGE: The science of getting from where you are to where you want to be, and Sarah and Jessi chat about what they’ll each be trying to change using some of Katy’s advice. 

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Jul 18 2022

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Navigating the New Office: Carole Robin on relationships

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It’s time for Hello Monday’s summer series! This summer, we’re looking at Navigating the New Office. The pandemic drags on, and there’s more unrest now than ever, and yet, we’re all meant to show up and kill it at work. If you’re wondering how, we’ve got you. Over the next six weeks, we’ll be looking at six big questions on what it means to make the most of our new workplace realities. To start things off, Jessi sits down with Carole Robin, the co-author of CONNECT: BUILDING EXCEPTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES, and a professor of the affectionately known “touchy feely” class at Stanford Business School. Carole walks Jessi through some tips for how to connect with coworkers in the office and through a screen. Then Jessi breaks it down with producer Sarah Storm. 

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Jul 11 2022

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Striking It Rich with Charlie Ayers, Google's first chef

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In this episode from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi talks with Charlie Ayers. He won a cook-off to become employee #53 at Google. Then, the company went public. In this conversation, he reflects on how the "Google effect" shaped his next career moves, and what it all means to him more than a decade down the road.

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Jul 04 2022

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Tig Notaro on bringing your whole self to work

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Comedian and performer Tig Notaro has spent the last decade being very upfront about her life. She’s discussed everything from her cancer diagnosis to the loss of loved ones on stage, through her comedy specials, and throughout her show, One Mississippi. Now, she sits down with Hello Monday host Jessi Hempel to reflect on the way the decision to be outspoken has shaped her life and career. 

Visit Tig on the internet and check out her new show, Tig Notaro: Drawn

Follow Jessi Hempel on LinkedIn and pre-order her memoir, The Family Outing

Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page each week for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET. 

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Jun 27 2022

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Tiago Forte helps you build a second brain

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There’s so much information at our fingertips all the time! Tiago Forte, author of the new book, Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential, sits down with Jessi to walk us all through how to keep track of the important stuff. 

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Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page each week for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET. 

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Jun 20 2022

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Alan Henry on being Seen, Heard, and Paid

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Alan Henry, WIRED editor and author of the new book SEEN, HEARD and PAID: The New Work Rules for the Marginalized, joins Jessi for a conversation about how to make productivity hacks work for everyone.

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Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page each week for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET.

Jun 13 2022

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DJ DiDonna on why sabbaticals are for everyone

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Sabbaticals, it turns out, aren’t only for people in academia. Jessi sits down with DJ DiDonna, founder of the Sabbatical Project to talk about what he learned from his own sabbatical experience and to get advice for all of us on how to plan for - and take - time away from our work.

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Jun 06 2022

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Elizabeth Gilbert on career vs calling

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In this audience favorite from the Hello Monday archives, Jessi sits down with Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author, whose titles include City of Girls, Big Magic, and Eat, Pray, Love. Their conversation ranges from when to choose a job over a career, to what it takes to unlock creativity, and finally why it's so important to make work for yourself.

May 30 2022

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James Peyer on unorthodox ideas

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Like a lot of successful entrepreneurs, James Peyer is a bit of an outlier. He thinks about something differently: Aging. To James, aging is a curable illness, something to be treated or prevented. He sits down with Jessi for a conversation on what led him to create Cambrian Biopharma, and why unorthodox ideas are so critical to the development of society and culture.

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Join the Hello Monday community: Subscribe to the Hello Monday newsletter, and join us on the LinkedIn News page each week for Hello Monday Office Hours, Wednesdays at 3p ET. 

May 23 2022

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Chelsea Clinton on finding her voice

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Chelsea Clinton, host of the podcast IN FACT, sits down with Jessi for a candid conversation about what it was like growing up in the most public possible eye, and shares how she learned to step into her power as an advocate, investor, storyteller, and mom. 

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May 16 2022

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By Elijah the Analyst - May 25 2020
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I came here after a suggestion from Adam Grant’s podcast, Work Life. I’ve only listened to one episode, but I’ve already gotten SO much value. Can’t wait to keep listening.

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I love Guy Raz. He is a host from Wow in the World. My favorite podcast. I like Mindy too. Don’t listen to this podcast.