Exploring Leadership —
International Leadership Association

In this series of conversations, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler introduces viewers to leaders who dance with possibility, whose creativity, depth, and vision bring leadership to life — people from many arenas whose lives add vitality and meaning to our planet.

Kunkanit Sutamchai— with Ajahn Jayasaro

In this episode, we meet Kunkanit Sutamchai of Thailand, 2022 winner of the prestigious Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given annually by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies in partnership with the International Leadership Association to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.

We also speak with her teacher, Ajahn Jayasaro, one of Thailand’s most honored Buddhist leaders and scholars, who kindly agreed to join us for this conversation about leadership, ethics, and mindfulness practice in Thailand.

To learn more about Kunkanit’s work, you can access her thesis, “The influence of mindfulness on ethical leadership: A study of Buddhist mindfulness practices among organisational leaders in Thailand.”.

* Please note the following correction from Kunkanit: “At approximately 2:14 in the video, I am actually referring to interpersonal benefits not intrapersonal.”

Rasmus Hougaard—

Rasmus Hougaard is founder of Potential Project. His new book co-authored with Jacqueline Carter is Compassionate Leadership: How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way. Potential Project is a global consulting organization “on a mission to create a more human world of work … by helping leaders and teams to understand and manage their minds, which is where all potential for great things begins.”

Rhonda Magee—

Rhonda V. Magee is a Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law, and social change work. She is the author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness (Random House, 2019).

Matthew Lee—

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Matthew T. Lee, Director of Empirical Research at the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. In this conversation, Dr. Lee describes the importance of thinking about and planning for flourishing at this time of global crisis. Part of the series Leading Amidst Global Uncertainty.

Subhanu Saxena—

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Subhanu Saxena, Director, Innovation Introduction, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In this conversation, Subhanu describes the challenges of introducing innovations in healthcare in the developing world that can make a difference during this global pandemic. Part of the series Leading Amidst Global Uncertainty.

Max Klau—

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Max Klau, Chief Program Officer of the New Politics Leadership Academy, a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to recruiting and developing military veterans and alumni of national service programs to seek political office. In this conversation, Dr. Klau describes the importance of such servant leaders for democracy at this time of global crisis. Part of the series Leading Amidst Global Uncertainty.

Riane Eisler—

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Riane Eisler, President of the Center for Partnership Studies and visionary author of global best-seller The Chalice and the Blade (1987) and other influential books. They address the value of distinguishing between partnership and domination-based societies and why thinking about the value of partnership may be particularly important during this period of global crisis. Part of the series Leading Amidst Global Uncertainty.

Rob Chesnut—

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Rob Chesnut, Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb about ethics in the corporate world and topics from his book Intentional Integrity – How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution.

Alonzo King—

In this episode, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Alonzo King, who is Choreographer, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of LINES Ballet, who has been named Artist in Residence for San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral for 2019-2020. King has been called a “visionary choreographer” who is altering the way we look at ballet.

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Anne Stevens—

In this episode, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Anne Stevens, who has been the most influential woman in the US auto industry, moving on to become CEO of a UK-based global engineering company, GKN plc. Anne knew W. Edwards Deming personally and was deeply interested in quality before it became ubiquitous in industry. Starting early in life in nursing school, she realized quickly that her interests and skills lay elsewhere, and she shifted into engineering. After some years at Exxon, she moved on to Ford Motor Company, where her lifelong love of cars and racing made her feel at home. She ultimately became COO and EVP for the Americas, after being involved in reorganizing the company for the future. Since then, she has led several engineering companies. She shares her experiences with leading in male-dominated industries—and what’s important to her in life.

Ed and Peter Schein—
In this episode, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler interviews Ed and Peter Schein. For decades, Ed Schein has been a respected global thought leader — for his work developing process consultation, career anchors, and for his application of the notion of culture to organizations. His thinking, consulting, and books have nourished the practice of organization and leadership development consultants around the world. He and Peter now work together in the Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute (OCLI) and co-authored the recent book Humble Leadership (2018).

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Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche—
In the second episode, Kathryn interviews Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, founder of Tergar International. His brain patterns were examined by researchers in ground-breaking studies. Recently he took four years off from his position at Tergar to pursue a “wandering retreat” of meditation and reflection, then returned to lead this unique organization that has a strong presence in both East and West.

Jacqueline Carter—
In the first episode, below, Kathryn is joined by Subhanu Saxena, co-Managing Partner, New Rhein Healthcare and a Regional Director for the Gates Foundation and Jacqueline Carter, International Partner and North American Director for Potential Project.

Organization Development Network of New York

(ODN of NY website)

Interview on Maureen Metcalf’s VoiceAmerica podcast

(Or visit the podcast website.)

Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World—
Webinar for the International Leadership Association

(view the recording online now) — (visit the ILA page for this book) May, 2017

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, PhD, Professor, Organization Development, CSPP, Alliant International University in San Francisco, CA ||| and Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, founder and executive director of C.L.E.A.R. International Development Inc., and Professor at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development
Creative Social Change is rooted in interviews with five prominent thought leaders — Robert Quinn, Otto Scharmer, Edgar Schein, Peter Senge, and Margaret Wheatley. Readers  then discover contributions from creative scholar-practitioners such as Riane Eisler and Karl-Henrik Robèrt, and many new voices. The book concludes with case studies from around the world that readers can thoughtfully consider.

The Role You Play—

(view the recordings online now) Jan, 2017

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, PhD, Professor, Organization Development, CSPP, Alliant International University in San Francisco, CA ||| Birgitte Ryslinge, PhD, President, Oregon Coast Community College ||| JoAnn McNutt, PhD, Organizational Psychologist and Board Consultant, Nygren Consulting