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An initiative to bring together pioneers, provocateurs, thought leaders and those leading the conversation around culture, transformation, and change.

Podcast Series

Transformational resources for Leaders

The Let Go & Lead podcast is hosted by Gagen MacDonald Founder and CEO, Maril MacDonald, an industry pioneer in change leadership and cultural transformation, who has dedicated her life’s work to helping others overcome the human struggle of change.

Over 12 years, from business to academia and non-profits to the arts, Maril has interviewed dozens of leaders. In each case, from anecdotes to neuroscience, she has probed the lessons they’ve learned in leadership. From those conversations, a framework has emerged. This framework is both a personal and organizational resource, which aims to serve the individual leader or leadership at scale.

Over the course of its lifespan, Let Go & Lead has existed in many forms. From video interviews to resource guides to its current iteration as a podcast, at its core, it remains a place where people can access a diversity of perspectives on interdisciplinary approaches to leadership.

LG&L Podcast / Sep 08, 2021

Seth Godin, Author, Speaker, Teacher, Entrepreneur

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LG&L Podcast / Aug 25, 2021

Dani Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Whirlpool Corporation

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LG&L Podcast / Aug 04, 2021

Juan Carlos Cruz, Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs, Livent

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LG&L Podcast / Jul 14, 2021

Shaunta Vaughn, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente

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LG&L Podcast / Jun 23, 2021

Scott Halford, Neuroscience Educator, Speaker and Author (Part 2)

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LG&L Podcast / Jun 08, 2021

Scott Halford, Neuroscience Educator, Speaker and Author (Part 1)

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LG&L Podcast / May 26, 2021

Dr. Candace Steele Flippin, SVP and Chief Communications Officer, Acuity Brands

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LG&L Podcast / May 12, 2021

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM

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LG&L Podcast / Apr 28, 2021

Bill Novelli, Master of Reinvention, Georgetown University

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LG&L Podcast / Jun 03, 2020

Danielle Merfeld, Chief Technology Officer, GE Renewable Energy

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LG&L Podcast / May 26, 2020

Blake Jones, Co-Founder, Namasté Solar

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LG&L Podcast / May 19, 2020

Michele Skerl, Freedom Equine, LLC and MaryCay Durrant, Gagen MacDonald

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LG&L Podcast / May 12, 2020

Rorke Denver, Founder, Ever Onward and New York Times best-selling author

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LG&L Podcast / May 05, 2020

Francesca Gino, Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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LG&L Podcast / Apr 28, 2020

Richard Sheridan, CEO, Co-founder & Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations

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LG&L Podcast / Apr 21, 2020

Malaika Myers, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hyatt

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LG&L Podcast / Apr 14, 2020

James Madara, M.D., CEO and Executive Vice President, American Medical Association

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LG&L Podcast / Apr 13, 2020

Tom Wilson, Chair, President and CEO, Allstate

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LG&L Podcast / Nov 12, 2019

Jenn Hulett, Vice President of People, Ericsson North America

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LG&L Podcast / Nov 05, 2019

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, CEO, DevryBV Sustainable Strategies

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LG&L Podcast / Oct 29, 2019

Peggy Alford, SVP of Core Markets, PayPal

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LG&L Podcast / Oct 22, 2019

Dave Hollis, CEO, The Hollis Company

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LG&L Podcast / Oct 15, 2019

Ginger Hardage, CEO, Unstoppable Cultures

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LG&L Podcast / Oct 08, 2019

Jeff Jones, CEO, H&R Block

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LG&L Podcast / Oct 01, 2019

Daniel Pink, New York Times Best Selling Author

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LG&L Interview / Jul 15, 2019

Tony Weisman

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LG&L Interview / Jul 15, 2019

Jim Murray, president; Peter Rahal, Founder

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LG&L Interview / Jul 15, 2019

Luke Saunders

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LG&L Interview / Jul 15, 2019

Marc Schulman

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LG&L Interview / Jul 15, 2019

Rick Wetzel

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LG&L Podcast / Jun 18, 2019

Michael Walsh, Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness Leader, Eaton

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LG&L Podcast / Jun 04, 2019

Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

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LG&L Podcast / May 23, 2019

Darcy Winslow, President & Founder, Academy for Systems Change

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LG&L Podcast / May 07, 2019

John Renehan, Executive Director Global Digital Solutions, Pratt & Whitney

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LG&L Podcast / Apr 23, 2019

Glenda Eoyang, PhD, Founding Executive Director, Human Systems Dynamics Institute

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LG&L Podcast / Apr 08, 2019

Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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LG&L Podcast / Mar 25, 2019

Kathryn Petralia, President & Co-Founder, Kabbage

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LG&L Podcast / Mar 11, 2019

Aaron Hurst, Co-Founder & CEO, Imperative

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2019

Deborah Rutter

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2019

Jeremy Martin

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2019

Gabriela Franco Parcella

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2019

Lauren Dunne

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2019

Karen Durham-Aguilera

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2019

Nido Qubein

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2019

Jack Reed

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2019

John Heffner

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LG&L Interview / Jan 28, 2019

Lisa Osborne Ross

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LG&L Interview / Oct 23, 2018

Cristina Gonzalez

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LG&L Interview / Sep 28, 2018

Iris Ware

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LG&L Interview / Sep 18, 2018

Bill Bartlett

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LG&L Interview / Aug 31, 2018

Greg Cameron

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LG&L Interview / Aug 31, 2018

Drew Lydecker

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LG&L Interview / Aug 31, 2018

Ed Wehmer

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LG&L Interview / Aug 31, 2018

Kim Feil

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LG&L Interview / Aug 31, 2018

Terry Brady

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LG&L Interview / Aug 31, 2018

Edwin Eisendrath

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LG&L Interview / Aug 31, 2018

Andrea Zopp

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LG&L Interview / Jan 30, 2018

Kelly McGrail

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LG&L Interview / Jan 30, 2018

Keith Alper

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LG&L Interview / Jan 30, 2018

Kathy Beiser

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LG&L Interview / Jan 30, 2018

Karen Tripp

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LG&L Interview / Jan 30, 2018

Jennifer Mauer

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LG&L Interview / Jan 30, 2018

Gary Sheffer

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LG&L Interview / Jan 30, 2018

Courteney Monroe

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LG&L Interview / Jan 30, 2018

Maureen Cragin

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LG&L Interview / Jan 29, 2018

Gary Kelly

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LG&L Interview / Sep 15, 2017

Anne Pramaggiore

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LG&L Interview / Sep 15, 2017

Julie Howard

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LG&L Interview / Sep 15, 2017

Shari Runner

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LG&L Interview / Sep 15, 2017

James L. Madara

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LG&L Interview / Sep 15, 2017

Tonise Paul

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LG&L Interview / Sep 15, 2017

Matt Shattock

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LG&L Interview / Sep 15, 2017

Howard Tullman

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LG&L Interview / Aug 26, 2016

Alexander Pissios

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LG&L Interview / Aug 24, 2016

Jonathan Weiss

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LG&L Interview / Aug 10, 2016

Chris Dornfeld

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LG&L Interview / Aug 09, 2016

Sid Bala

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LG&L Interview / Aug 03, 2016

Raaja Nemani

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LG&L Interview / Jul 29, 2016

Kent Nielsen

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LG&L Interview / Jul 12, 2016

Pam Rose

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LG&L Interview / Jul 11, 2016

Jodi Fyfe

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LG&L Interview / Jul 08, 2016

Pedro A. Guerrero

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LG&L Interview / Aug 11, 2015

Aylwin Lewis

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LG&L Interview / Aug 11, 2015

David Snyder

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LG&L Interview / Aug 11, 2015

Necole Merritt

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LG&L Interview / Aug 11, 2015

Paula Davis

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LG&L Interview / Aug 10, 2015

Bill Kurtis

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LG&L Interview / Aug 10, 2015

Jeff Winton

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LG&L Interview / Aug 06, 2015

Peter Marino

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LG&L Interview / Aug 06, 2015

Tom Yorton

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LG&L Interview / Aug 06, 2015

Anne C. Toulouse

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LG&L Interview / Aug 06, 2015

Victoria Podesta

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Mitch Albom — Inspiring with Stories

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Jay Conger — The Best Leaders are Catalytic Learners

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Jonathan Spitz — On the power of a team

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Jonathan Spitz — On improving engagement

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Meg Wheatley — Leaders must be curious

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Patricia Harrison — On Renewing Your Strength

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Patricia Harrison — On Communities

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Simon Mainwaring — On being purposeful in the marketplace

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LG&L Video / Jun 23, 2015

Howard Schultz — On Connecting Employees to the Vision

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LG&L Video / Jun 22, 2015

Eric Ryan — On Purpose

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LG&L Video / Jun 22, 2015

Al Carey — Increase performance and build pride through the power of purpose

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LG&L Video / Jun 22, 2015

Al Carey — Tough times may be the best times to empower people

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LG&L Video / Jun 22, 2015

Bruce Mau — Leadership is a Design Methodology

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LG&L Video / Jun 22, 2015

Dan Pink — On Employee Motivation

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LG&L Video / Jun 22, 2015

Dan Pink — On Purpose Beyond Profit

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LG&L Video / Jun 22, 2015

Denise Ramos — On Connecting Strategy to Purpose

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LG&L Video / Jun 22, 2015

Denise Ramos — On Purpose

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LG&L Video / Jun 18, 2015

Bernard Tyson — On Valuing Respect and Diversity

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LG&L Video / Jun 18, 2015

Bernard Tyson — On Creating an Environment for Listening and Feedback

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

Mary Jo Herseth

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

Rob Clark

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

John R. Ettelson

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

Kate Bensen

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

Merrillyn J. Kosier

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

Jennifer M. Smoter

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

John Canning

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

David Prosperi

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

Kym White

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LG&L Interview / Jun 17, 2015

Harry Kraemer

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LG&L Interview / Jun 16, 2015

Jon Harris

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LG&L Interview / Jun 16, 2015

Tiffany LaBanca

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LG&L Interview / Jun 16, 2015

Sonny Garg

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LG&L Interview / Jun 16, 2015

Carrie J. Hightman

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LG&L Interview / Jun 11, 2015

Bridget Coffing

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LG&L Video / Jun 10, 2015

Eric Ryan — Creating Corporate Values

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LG&L Video / Jun 09, 2015

Dan DiZio — On Employees Having the Answers

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