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Chatting with us again today is Nick Morgan.  We enjoyed having Nick on our podcast in March of this year and invited him back to talk about his latest book, Power Cues, published by Harvard Business Review Press.  We talked about how your body language affects communication with the people around you, as well as, learned what your "leadership voice" is. 

A passionate teacher, Nick is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache.  He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents, as well as coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to take on the investment community.  He has also worked widely with political and educational leaders. 


Direct download: ep35_nickmorgan2.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Joining us in this episode is Edward Burger, President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.  Dr. Burger joined us for a podcast, prior to becoming a University president, in September of 2012 to talk about his book “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.”  In February of 2013 he became the 15th president of Southwestern University.  Prior to his current position, he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, where he served from 1990 to 2013, as well as the former vice-provost at Baylor University.  

A New York native, President Burger graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from Connecticut College and earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.  

President Burger is a prolific author and noted scholar, having authored or co-authored more than 35 research articles, as well as 12 books.  His most recent book, which he co-authored with Michael Starbird, is “The 5 Elements of Critical Thinking,” the focus of a Join the Conversation podcast in September 2012. 


Direct download: ep34EdBurger2_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am CDT

Chatting with us today is Dennis J. Shields, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  He spoke with us about his experiences living in a dorm room as the VP of Student Affairs and about his successes in building a great foundation for student community on his campus.

Dennis became Chancellor in 2010, after having served as the acting VP for Student Affairs at City College of New York – City University of New York.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Graceland College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law.  Dennis has held administrative positions in a number of law schools, including Duke, University of Michigan and the University of Iowa.

Direct download: ep33_DennisShields.mp3
Category:Join The Conversation Podcast -- posted at: 4:18pm CDT