Conversations about culture, talent and how the world of work is changing.

Over the last two years, it’s been Actionable’s great pleasure to welcome onto our 21st Century Workplace podcast such thought leaders and giants in the world of business books as Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni, and Simon Sinek. If you haven’t had a chance to give it a listen yet, let me fill you in on what it’s all about. Our podcast explores the new world of work; the pros, the cons and how to navigate everything in between. It’s rich conversations with the leading thinkers of our time in candid, unfiltered discussion. Here are a few of our most recent episodes that are well worth a listen:

Hiring Ideal Team Players with Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is easily one of the most recognizable business book authors in the game. Lencioni recently joined us again on the podcast (his second appearance in as many years) to discuss some of the ideas from his latest book, The Ideal Team Player, specifically the importance of hiring people who are humble, hungry and smart, and why it’s critical that you be transparent about your workplace’s culture and values.

Who’s Responsible for Employee Engagement? with Dan Pontefract

Earlier this year, Dan Pontefract, author of The Purpose Effect, stopped by to discuss culpability—more specifically, who’s responsibility it is to develop a more engaging environment for employees, and how employees can feel more engaged in the work that they do. As you’ll quickly learn, Pontefract’s passion for employee engagement is both inspiring and infectious.

Innovate the Factory with David Burkus

At first glance, some of the ideas that David Burkus shares during our recent conversation (and in this bestselling book, Under New Management) may seem counter-intuitive, but they have the potential to revolutionize our organizations by replacing outdated policies. Our discussion focuses on reform around established best practices in the workplace (and why they’re built for the wrong model), and why great leaders innovate the factory, not the products.

These conversations are a just a few of the many that can be found in our podcast archive. Warning: You can easily lose a couple of hours with these great thinkers!