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Podcast with Edgar & Peter Schein

Are You A Humble Leader? Podcast with Edgar & Peter Schein

Today we’re talking to Professor Edgar Shein and Peter Shein. Ed and his son Peter together co-founded the Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute ( and have together published the award-winning Humble Leadership and Culture + Change + Leadership: The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, along with the upcoming second edition of Humble Inquiry that will be released in 2021.

Ed is Professor Emeritus of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University, has consulted and published extensively, and has been the recipient of two-lifetime achievement awards. Peter’s unique work draws on 30 years of industry experience in marketing and corporate development at technology pioneers including Apple, SGI, Sun Microsystems, and numerous internet start-ups.

In this week’s podcast, we explore how humble leadership and humble inquiry can help to improve our workplace cultures.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:07] – Ed shares clarifies what is culture and how we can shape it.
  • [05:10] – Peter shares what Humble Leadership is and why it matters to workplaces and their culture.
  • [09:13] – Ed gives us an insight into what Humble Inquiry is and what role it plays in Humble Leadership.
  • [13:09] – Peter shares some of the barriers to inquiry.
  • [16:49] – Ed highlights some practical tips for growing an attitude and approach of Humble Inquiry in workplaces.
  • [22:18] – Peter shares where performance measurement and humble inquiry can collide.
  • [24:52] – Ed and Peter enter the lightning round.

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