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Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

Jan 25, 2022

Workplace culture, work/life balance, and burnout have been under the microscope in recent years. But long before the unique challenges of the pandemic, Fran Katsoudas has worked to build a "conscious culture" at Cisco.

She's a 25 year veteran of the technology company, and currently the Chief People, Policy and Purpose...

Jan 20, 2022

We've got another bonus episode for you this week, because who doesn't love Adam Grant? Whitney's conversation with the author and organizational psychologist from July 2019 is one of our favorites.

It's all about how we perceive reciprocity: givers, takers, any why it's so important not to confuse "takers" with those...

Jan 18, 2022

This week, Whitney shares the entire first chapter of her new book Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company, which covers the launch point of any new S Curve of learning: Exploration.

Exploring something new is exciting, and we can be better decision makers if we consider criteria like: Is this...

Jan 13, 2022

We have an extra dose of inspiration for your week with this encore episode from January 2020. Author and speaker Simon Sinek sat down with Whitney to ask the simplest question: "Why?"

"Why am I doing this work? Why am I on this career path?" These questions lead to a disruptive change in Simon's life....

Jan 11, 2022

We can't talk about personal disruption without discussing disruptive technologies, so this week's episode is a bit different. It's a 101 course on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and the philosophy behind the decentralization movement.

Most of us have heard these terms by now, but many (even those who dabble with...