Welcome to The Leading Edge with Thomas A. Stewart, host of The Leading Edge

By Jeremy Weisz posted 05-26-2021 06:00 AM

Thomas A. Stewart

Thomas A. Stewart is the host of The Leading Edge, where he speaks with business leaders and thinkers about what it means to live and work on the leading edge — where new ideas emerge and are sharpened, and where leaders find the edge that brings success for themselves, their teams, and their enterprises. In this first episode, Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 talks to Tom about ideas and actions that have shaped his career, his work in the fields of intellectual capital and customer experience, and his management philosophy.

Tom is the Chief Knowledge Officer at AchieveNEXT, a learning and development ecosystem that combines peer learning networks with talent performance solutions. He formerly served as the Editor in Chief of Harvard Business Review, a member of the Board of Editors of Fortune, and the Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market. He is the author of Intellectual Capital and The Wealth of Knowledge, and (co-authored with Patricia O’Connell) Woo, Wow, and Win.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you will learn:

  • Why is Thomas A. Stewart’s new podcast entitled The Leading Edge?
  • The lessons Tom learned during his time at Fortune
  • How some of Tom’s articles in Fortune and Harvard Business Review helped shape the subject of human capital 
  • The piece of advice that changed Tom’s approach to management and delegation
  • What were some of the mistakes Tom made in his career — and how did these mistakes shape him?
  • How (and why) Tom started working with AchieveNEXT

In this episode:

Are you looking for a tried-and-true business philosophy? Do you want concrete strategies that will help you be a better entrepreneur, manager, or employee? 

Thomas A. Stewart, a successful business writer and managing director, has a unique perspective on business: When broken down to its basic components, business is simply the combination of theory and practice. Theory without practice leads to ineffective sales and useless daydreaming. Practice without theory results in stagnant business with no advancement. However, when merged together, theory and practice lead companies into the future with new and exciting ideas that actually work. This perspective has carried Tom through decades of success — and today, he’s here to share his hard-won wisdom with listeners everywhere.

In this introductory episode, Tom sits down with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, Co-founder of Rise25, to talk about what it means to work on the leading edge — a place where new ideas are cultivated and sharpened, and where leaders find their edge to succeed. Listen in as Tom recalls working at Fortune and Harvard Business Review, identifies the impacts he’s made on the world of business, and analyzes how his distinct style of management has grown over the years. Stay tuned!

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Sponsor for this episode:

The Leading Edge is brought to you by AchieveNEXT. 

AchieveNEXT empowers individuals, teams, and enterprises to meet ambitious growth goals through our powerful combination of peer-to-peer learning and solutions.

We bring together thousands of the top finance and HR leaders from across North America to connect and share business and industry insights through our Alliance Networks.

We empower individuals, teams and enterprises through powerful  solutions which include 

-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training & Leadership Development 

-Business Relationship Training

- and Executive Coaching for individuals and teams.

This powerful combination helps today’s business leaders level up and achieve next-level growth.

Learn more at AchieveNEXT.com.