choosing a practiced way of life
Every listener has the means to constantly, resourcefully change and grow, especially if you become conscious of it as a Practice.
Practiced work is being done anywhere we look; yet do we recognize Practice in others or ourselves? What is the nature of Practice? And, why does it matter?
Listen in as management educators Peter Vaill and Dave Fearon discuss everything that is Practice with a capital “P.”
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Introduction-Why We Care About Practice
In our inaugural episode, we look into discovering our fascination with learning “in action,” to keep practices going in ever-changing circumstances.
episode 1-Getting started
In this episode, we get started on the basic ideas of Practice, probing our own teaching and writing experiences to unearth why Practice means something to everyone.
episode 2-How to look at practice
In this week’s episode, we develop our main way of thinking about Practice from which many current and future “conjectures” arise.
interlude 1-Cristina Negron mitusina
Our HR professional, Cristina Negron Mitusina, shares the most recent practice phase in improving employees.
episode 3-Myths and Assumptions
In this week’s episode, we tackle some myths and untested assumptions by tapping into our way of thinking about Practice, to open up curiosities and conventional wisdom about Practice.
episode 4-practice grows us?
In this episode, we speculate on learning as “fresh baked” into our Practices in the “heat” of constant change.
interlude 2-jackie geraci bardoorian
Corporate leadership development professional, Jackie Geraci Bardoorian, talks about a big leap to a new context to continue her practice.
episode 5-How We Should think about practice
In this week’s episode, we sharpen our perspectives on Practice by treating Practice itself as perspective; never holding still like a picture frame, but hung out as a shingle.
episode 6-Practice and systems
In this episode, we discuss systems that shape Practice and are shaped by Practice, performing in systems unique to the practitioner’s situation.
interlude 3-brittany ernst
Soon to complete her PhD in organizational science, Brittany Ernst makes Peter and Dave nostalgic about their work with such fine students.
episode 7-Social technical systems
Social technical systems? Yes, they are always in our faces. In this episode, we talk about the balancing game for Practices, which constantly tilt between technical and human influences.
Digitization? Hard to say, impossible to ignore. In this week’s episode, we highlight our irony in digitizing our conversations in a podcast to extend our teaching practices beyond courses and writings.
interlude 4-john uliano
Seasoned manufacturing managerial leader John Uliano shares his story about continuously improving a 124-year-old business.
episode 9-refining and tweaking our way of thinking
In this episode, we continue to refine and tweak our main way of thinking. Practice grows its practitioners as increasingly-challenging results are pursued and (sometimes) caught.
episode 10-is practice real to a practitioner?
Practice is real to us. Is it real to a practitioner? In this week’s episode, we ponder what is “real” to the individual, which raises questions about intention, naming, knowing, and learning for one’s Practice.
interlude 5-steve meisel
LaSalle University management professor, Steve Meisel, joins us to share stories on the fruits of our teaching practices.
episode 11-considering management practice
It’s everywhere we look. In this week’s episode, we hone in on a type of Practice we know well, and about managerial leadership as a practice for organizational results.
episode 12-the practice of learning
Vital to all Practices – a Practice of learning. In this week’s episode, we commend a practice of learning to any sort of Practice, free from the walls of classrooms, as it’s main power source.
episode 13-Practice is an organizing principle: part one
In this episode, we have an epiphany; Practice is an organizing principle. Conjecturing anew, we realize that a job (even a hobby) can be a Practice if we decide to make it and keep it.
episode 14-Practice is an organizing principle: part two
In this episode, we continue to look at Practice as an organizing principle. We see Practice as an interaction between the individual and a practice that distinguishes a person’s own way of doing things.
episode 15-looking ahead
In the last episode of 2019, we pause and reflect upon what we have offered so far and look ahead towards the future.
episode 16-the practice of conversing with practitioners
In this episode, we tackle how bringing practitioners into our conversations will benefit ourselves and our listeners.
episode 17-lessons learned
In this episode, we reflect on what we’ve learned from practitioners in conversation thus far.
a sudden end, a hopeful beginning
In this short note, we acknowledge and mourn the loss of Peter Vaill, one of our founding Conversationalists, a management educator, a role model, a father, and a dear friend. We will move past this and continue to develop, what Peter called, “our Practice of Practice.” We will miss him greatly.
episode 18-honoring peter (with eric dent)
In this episode, we pick up the pieces and move forward as we further our search into the nature of Practice with ethics professor, and former doctoral student of Peter’s, Dr. Eric Dent.
episode 19-building practices piece by piece (with joe seltzer)
In this week’s episode, management professor Joe Seltzer joins us to discuss building Practices in teaching and wood artistry to last.
episode 20-Helping Yourself and Others (with Kathie Ross)
In this week’s episode, chief administrator Kathie Ross shares how she is making her organizations and Practice work with and for people alike.
episode 21-managerial leadership (with brian maguire)
In this week’s episode, chief operating officer Brian Maguire joins us to discuss managerial leadership from a small business all the way up to a large corporation.
episode 22-Beyond "Business as Usual" (with Kate Emery)
In this episode, Kate Emery, a business leader with an artist’s eye, talks about her process of capturing a vision beyond “business as usual.”
Episode 23-Organization Development (with Matt Minahan)
In this episode, organizational leader and former student Matt Minahan talks about building on his practice as a strategist while sharing stories of Peter’s teaching days.
Episode 24-Changing with the Times (with Judy Cooper)
In this episode, Judy Cooper brings her forty years of experience at the Glenholme School for special needs to the conversation, showing us how her role as a leader has and continues to develop during COVID-19.
Episode 25-Making Plans Happen (with Joe Tindall)
In this week’s episode, marketing guru Joe Tindall joins us in discussing how his projects shape his practice from moment to moment.
Episode 26-The Use of Self (with David Jamieson)
In this episode, management professor David Jamieson guides us through exploring the use of self in Practice.
Episode 27-Leadership Emerges (with Joe Raelin)
In this week’s episode, management professor Joe Raelin joins us in discussing the inner workings of leadership and how it emerges from our Practices.
Episode 28-Consulting Leaders (with Linda Ferraro)
In this episode, we are joined by Leadership Consultant Linda Ferraro to discuss how her work is the success of others in organizations.
Episode 29-To Find and Be Found (with Steve Cady)
In this week’s episode, management professor Steven Cady tells us how he is building a legacy, a place for OD teachers, thinkers, and practitioners to find each other and be found by each other.
Episode 30-Social Enaction (with Dave Jr.)
In this week’s episode, we introduce “the other Dave Fearon” and delve into the inner workings of social enaction.
Episode 31-Making decisiosn (with David Schwab)
In this episode, David Schwab, whose practice is running DAS Contruction Services, joins us to talk about his love for learning and making tough decisions in order to benefit his Practice.
Episode 32-a practiced life
In this episode, Dave goes solo as he reflects on what it means to live a practiced life and how to maintain this perspective.
Episode 33-Living a Full, Practiced Life (with Allan Cohen)
In this week’s episode, Babson College Management professor Alan Cohen enters into a conversation on how he is, as always, living a practiced teaching life to the fullest.
Episode 34-Expanding Your Practice Horizons (with Jim Stoner)
In this episode, longtime Fordham University Management Professor Jim Stoner displays his role as an “expander” of vision, purpose, connections, ideas. A poet tells us so.
Episode 35-The Power of Talk (with Dave Jr.)
In this episode, Dave and Dave explore the power of talk to keep a Practice advancing in permanent white water.
Episode 36-A Practitioner's Voice (with Sarah Stookey)
In this week’s episode, professor Sarah Stookey talks about her Practice on teaching for a practitioner’s “voice”: not as a singing coach, but a bolder, broader thinking coach.
Episode 37-Practicing for the Future (with Brittany Buis)
In this week’s episode, “heat seeking” OB teacher Brittany Buis joins Dave to talk about why she left a secure banking Practice so she could be there for Management students in 2040.
Episode 38-Standing Out (with Olga Fernandez)
In this episode, Olga Fernandez, president of Sheep Don’t Bark, shares how her Practice keeps The Idea Factory in the crowded picture of boutique marketing firms by keeping her clients in focus.
Episode 39-Goal Oriented Practices (with Nicole Thorogood)
In this episode, project management director Nicole Thorogood shares how she believes in goals and, with her corporate project teams and personality, regularly converts them to accomplishments.
Episode 40-The Evolution of Practice (with David Oyanadel)
In this week’s episode, long-time educator and entrepreneur David Oyanadel tells us how he is extending his Practice as an educational technologist to co-creating and leading the immersive technology solutions for ARsome Technologies.
Episode 41-Practice From the Heart (with Mark Robinson)
In this episode, executive consultant Mark Robinson talks about his organizational development Practice and bringing your heart into what you love to do.
Episode 42-Media & Practice (with Mike Boissennault)
In this week’s episode, technology director Mike Boissennault shares how he is evolving his media Practice, grown in over 35 years at ESPN, to create a whole new media experience.
Episode 43-Life & Practice On Our Side (with Michael Pirson)
In this episode, Fordham Professor Michael Pirson has life on his mind and wants to see us have life on our side. He talks of ways to bring like-minded people into a global life-sustaining conversation.
Episode 44-Worldly Practice (with Sylvia Vriesendrop)
In this week’s episode, professional conversationalist Sylvia Vriesendorp shares how she inspires health leaders managing in and around the world in different cultures to enrich our shared global health Practice.
Episode 45-Pacing Your Practice (with Jon Pace)
In this week’s episode, Chief People Officer Jon Pace is gauging his Practice to “keep pace” with the rapidly changing tech support business.
Episode 46-Practice Alongside Peter Vaill (with Mitch Kusy)
In this episode, OD professor Mitch Kusy joins Dave to share memories and lessons learned alongside Peter at Antioch University.
Episode 47-Practice: A Two-Way Street (with Al Guskin)
In this episode, Antioch professor Alan Guskin joins us to discuss how he and Peter both believed deeply in learning from and with their PhD student practitioners.
Episode 48-The Practice of Conversation (with Dave Jr.)
In this week’s episode, Dave Sr and Dave Jr continue their conversation about conversation itself using a sample in an actual meeting to show what’s under the hood.
Episode 49- Readapting Practice (with Christina Negron Mitusina)
Christina spoke with Peter and Dave in Interlude 1 nine months ago. In this episode, she tells Dave how her HR Practice now works very well in a very different global corporation.
Episode 50-Moving On Up (with Brian Hannigan)
Senior project lead Brian Hannigan’s Practice results in gleaming glass walls on NYC’s finest skyscrapers. But, in this week’s episode, he says he’s had to break a few glass ceilings to get where he is today.
Episode 51- Learning Leadership (with Tom Casey)
In this week’s episode, Tom Casey, leadership consultant, author, and founder of Discussion Partners, talks to Dave about how becoming a leader is a Practice all its own.
Episode 52-Auditing Your Practice (with Kesi Brathwaite)
In this week’s episode, young professional Kesi Brathwaite talks about how the taxing work of becoming an auditor at a billion dollar company is all worth it.
Episode 53-Experiencing Practice (with Maddie Smith)
In this episode, Maddie Smith talks about how her Practice in the greater sports arena to bring people to experience her teams.
Episode 54-Being Your Own Practice (with Kathy Kane)
In this episode, long-time organizational behavior professor Kathy Kane joins the conversation to enlighten Dave on why being “there” was so important.
Episode 55-Growing Pains of Practice (with Ben Williams)
Ben Williams and David Oyanadel (Episode 40) are partners. In this week’s episode, Ben talks to Dave about how his collaborations grow his Practice and business with David.