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The New Rules of Business
The New Rules of Business

On the “New Rules of Business,” Chief Co-Founders Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan join the brightest minds in business and academia to... more

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Our Favorite Insights from Season 4

Call us biased, but this season of the podcast truly lived up to its promise to challenge preconceived notions of... more

23 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
Leaders Wildly Overestimate How Much Their Teams Trust Them. Here's How to Close the Gap

Trust is an essential feature for any successful relationship, but it’s often missing at work. Company leaders overestimate how much... more

16 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Will the Real Male Allies Please Stand Up?

Men still dominate the ranks of corporate leadership, which means they have an integral role to play in making workplaces... more

09 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
The Brilliance of Neurodivergent Leaders and Why They Can’t Be Ignored at Work

Neurodiversity advocate Margaux Joffe has something important in common with our Co-Founder Lindsay: Both women were diagnosed with ADHD as... more

02 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
Why There’s Still ‘No Right Age’ for Women Leaders

Too young. Too old. Too invested in their life at home. There’s never a “right” time to be a leader... more

19 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
What’s Preventing Gender Parity in the C-Suite?

Despite decades of progress, women make up only 10.4% of Fortune 500 CEOs. Why? In this episode, Carolyn talks to... more

12 Dec 2023 · 34 minutes
The Art of the Pivot: Sallie Krawcheck on Navigating Career Turns

Sallie Krawcheck knows a little something about the ups and downs of career turns: She began as an investment banker... more

05 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
How Allyson Felix’s Fight For Black Mothers Led to Her Game-Changing Shoe Brand

Pregnancy-related deaths for Black women are three times higher than they are for White women, and more than 80% are... more

28 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
Why the Childcare Crisis Is a Business Issue for Leaders to Solve

Business leaders are demanding employees return to the office — right in the midst of a crisis that’s making childcare... more

21 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Coming Soon: Season 4 of The New Rules of Business

Stay tuned for an all-new season of The New Rules of Business by Chief, the network that connects and supports... more

14 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
Is the “Move Fast and Break Things” Approach to Business Over?

The “move fast and break things” strategy is broken. What’s next? How can we manage incoming threats without sacrificing speed... more

07 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
Why Even Geniuses Fail to Make Rational Decisions

We make 2,000 decisions every hour of the day. Of course, they can’t all be perfect. But if you’re in... more

31 Jan 2023 · 31 minutes
Why Executives Should Start Asking, “How Are You, Really?”

Eighty seven percent want mental health support from their employers — and not just through policy. Beyond expensive benefits, the... more

24 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Will Banning Affirmative Action Kill Corporate DEI?

While corporate America pats itself on the back for DEI programs, one of the most impactful levers for achieving racial... more

17 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
Out With the Tech Bros, In With the Empath Leaders

With much of the business world in a tailspin, we’re all hungry for a new model of leadership — because... more

10 Jan 2023 · 34 minutes
Why Re-Entry Programs Are the Real DEI Initiative

Most companies are committed to preventing discrimination against people of different ethnicities, genders, and abilities. But what about those with... more

03 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
What Does Executive Presence Look Like on Zoom?

Executive presence takes years to cultivate, but it shows up in a millisecond. That’s especially true in the modern workplace,... more

20 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
Can You Get Ahead Without Being a Workaholic?

Overwork is literally killing us, with long hours and workplace stress contributing to nearly one million deaths per year. But... more

13 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Is Pursuing Productivity a Mistake?

Productivity is tanking, and executives are scrambling for solutions to boost output. But what if continually cranking up the dial... more

06 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
Is Non-Promotable Work Killing Your Career?

Every business has non-promotable tasks — like proofing other people’s work, taking notes, and mentoring others — that need to... more

29 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
Coming Soon: Season 3 of The New Rules of Business

Stay tuned for an all-new season of the New Rules of Business from Chief, the most powerful network of women... more

22 Nov 2022 · 1 minute
Is a Portfolio Career the New Professional Peak?

When you’ve reached what feels like a career apex, it can be difficult to know what to pursue after. But,... more

06 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
Are You Code-Switching Without Realizing It?

We all make investments in our professional selves. But for some, it costs a lot more than a tailored suit... more

30 Aug 2022 · 40 minutes
Why Do Women’s Voices Get Critiqued More Than Men’s?

Every executive has been coached on their public speaking at one point or another in their leadership journey. But has... more

23 Aug 2022 · 34 minutes
A Leader’s Reputation Is Made During a Crisis. Are You Ready?

Leaders know to never waste a good crisis. But the true art is figuring out the how. Carolyn and Lindsay... more

16 Aug 2022 · 32 minutes
Can Crypto Still Close the Wealth Gap?

For years, cryptocurrency has been a hot topic among investors, coworkers, celebrities, and even down-the-street neighbors. But, given recent market... more

09 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
Multitasking Is a Lie. Have Women Been Duped Into Doing It All?

So much of America’s social safety net has been built on top of women’s unpaid labor. And while we know... more

02 Aug 2022 · 37 minutes
Is Corporate Activism Redefining What It Means to Be a Leader?

The pandemic has disrupted how we live and work — and the lines in between have never been blurrier. Is... more

26 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes
Getting From a Great Idea to a Billion-Dollar Valuation

Only one out of every 1.6 million startups is estimated to achieve unicorn status. Laela Sturdy, General Partner at CapitalG... more

19 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
Is Niceness the New Red Flag for Toxic Culture?

Can niceness be the veneer that hides a toxic work culture? Are women-led businesses the most at risk? In this... more

12 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
Chief Presents: The New Rules of Business, Season 2

Season two of The New Rules of Business is coming soon! Chief Co-Founders Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan are back... more

28 Jun 2022 · 2 minutes
Destination: Metaverse

The business world is abuzz with the promise – and potential dangers – of the metaverse. The space seems to... more

15 Feb 2022 · 42 minutes
Making Intergenerational Magic At Work

It feels like every time we talk about multiage working relationships, the same tired themes arise: who’s better at technology,... more

01 Feb 2022 · 39 minutes
So a CEO Walks into a Bar...

Humor can bring people together. But in the wrong context, it can be disastrous. So how can leaders make sure... more

18 Jan 2022 · 30 minutes
Can DEI Efforts Succeed in a Hybrid Workplace?

The last year has hastened the rise of the most crucial changes to the way we work: hybrid workplaces and... more

04 Jan 2022 · 39 minutes
Who's Likeable, Anyways?

Everyone wants to be liked. But for leaders, does pursuing likability put your authority into question? Or worse, can it... more

14 Dec 2021 · 40 minutes
Taking a Public Stance with Ben & Jerry

Ben & Jerry’s is almost synonymous with corporations standing for social causes. So Lindsay and Carolyn chat with founders Ben... more

30 Nov 2021 · 29 minutes
Blowing Up the Boardroom

The traditional makeup of corporate boards is under fire, and diversity mandates are coming from all sides — from Goldman... more

16 Nov 2021 · 38 minutes
Is Pursuing Authenticity a Trap?

The ruling sentiment is to “be your authentic self” at work — but is it that simple? As a leader,... more

05 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
The New Rules of Business: Coming Soon

How do you lead when “business as usual” has gone out the window? Enter The New Rules of Business, by... more

26 Oct 2021 · 1 minute
The New Rules of Business
Who's Likeable, Anyways?
The New Rules of Business

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Everyone wants to be liked. But for leaders, does pursuing likability put your authority into question? Or worse, can it sand down... more