About the podcast

About the podcast

Sophie addresses current business conditions and explores ways to navigate the disruption. She shares informative insights and interviewing leading innovators who are providing or benefiting from transformative solutions that will allow companies to emerge with sustainable models, mindsets, and business practices.

Find out how to transition to more effective, productive, and supportive new ways of working—across locations, generations, and platforms—as we harness these challenging circumstances to drive significant, multidimensional changes in all our working lives.

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General Artificial Intelligence and the Spatial Web at Work

Dan Mapes is the Founder and President of Verses.AI, an advanced artificial general intelligence and spatial web company, and Founder and Director of the Spatial Web Foundation enabling the 3D Internet. He also co-authored the best-selling book, The Spatial Web. Dan explains what globally networked artificial general intelligence can do now, what will become possible soon—especially with AI-run operations—and his vision of our AI-empowered planet in 2100. Dan discusses augmented working capacities, our ongoing butterfly-like metamorphosis, and how we can all benefit by learning about and leaning into our growing capabilities. Read more

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Change Leadership: Emphasizing People Co-Creating the Future

Lata Hamilton is a change leadership expert, change management consultant, and creator of the "Leading Successful Change" program. Lata has worked with some of Australia’s largest companies on operating model changes, global cultural transformations, and digital transformations. She shares her insights about leading people to achieve long-lasting change, especially paying attention to offline process elements. She discusses learnings from pandemic pivots, change leaders’ examples, and a winning top-down/bottom-up combined approach. Lata describes the emphasis shifting from tasks and roles to skills and expertise contributing value to deliver results. Read more

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Future of Work Report: Progress and Potential

Gary A. Bolles is Chair for the Future of Work at Singularity University, co-founder of eParachute.com, and Author of “The Next Rules of Work: The Mindset, Skillset and Toolset to Lead Your Organization through Uncertainty”. After a first interview in April 2020, Gary returns to the show to report on how he sees the Future of Work progressing and our ongoing adjustments for it. He shares insights about important work trends, mindsets, behaviors, and balance. Gary describes how concurrent waves of old work rules, transitional models, and the next rules of work are impacting leaders and our multigenerational workforce with its shifting weighting of employees and non-employees. Read more

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How to Compete in the New Era of Work

We are in a period of change. The new world of work is significantly more digitized and decentralized than before. We need to orient ourselves differently to be successful, shifting from transactional to human-centric management, mindsets, and methods to deal with the faster pace of business developments, continuing uncertainties, more complex issues, and an increase in multidimensional projects. Sophie shows you why empathy is a critical corporate value, mindset, and skill for improving engagement and productivity, and achieving sustained growth as we emerge from the pandemic.

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“With an engaging style, thoughtful research, and wisdom, Sophie articulates the most critical skill of great leaders and companies – how they listen to, empathize with, and react to their employees and customers. A highly recommended read for leaders and aspirational leaders of tomorrow.”


Chief Marketing Officer, CVS Health


Remote Work Junkie: Top 50 Remote Work Experts & Leaders to Follow

“Sophie Wade is on the curated list of the top experts and leaders that contribute to and innovate the remote work space.” August 2022

Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast: Empathy is the Master Leadership Skill

“Zoë Routh interviews Sophie Wade” August 2022

Winning Teams Podcast: When Empathy is a Key Competitive Advantage

“John Murphy interviews Sophie Wade” July 2022

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