Team Building

2-2: "The Pressure Valve Leaders" - Jaime Robinson and Lisa Clunie

2-2: "The Pressure Valve Leaders" - Jaime Robinson and Lisa Clunie

Jaime Robinson and Lisa Clunie are the founders of the New York agency, Joan.

Joan was started by two women who came together at the very beginning of a moment in history. 

As you’ll hear, they didn’t decide to start a company for the explicit purpose of creating an environment overtly designed for women. 

But they did decide to fuel the company with the unique qualities that the two of them bring as women: empathy; determination; sensitivity; resilience; intelligence and originality.

They brought one other thing that runs through the DNA of Joan. A desire to get the best out of everyone who works there. And you’ll hear how they support each other to do that, in their own ways.

65: "The One-of-Many Leader" - Mohan Ramaswamy

65: "The One-of-Many Leader" - Mohan Ramaswamy

Mohan Ramaswamy is one of the partners of Work & Co.  Mohan and I recorded this conversation at the Cannes Creativity Festival in June. Work and Co is unusual because they have 14 partners - all of whom are involved in all the major decisions of the company. For a business whose reputation and success has grown rapidly, that kind of community leadership is rare.

61: "The Teacher, The Preacher, The Weird Kid and The Absurdist" - John Boiler, Glen Cole, Evin Shutt & Matt Jarvis

61: "The Teacher, The Preacher,  The Weird Kid and The Absurdist" - John Boiler, Glen Cole, Evin Shutt & Matt Jarvis

This is my conversation with the four people at the heart of over the last 14 years. The two initial founders: John Boiler and Glenn Cole. And the two people they added soon after to help build the business. Evin Shutt and Matt Jarvis. Rarely do I see partnerships that - both in their intention and in their casting - have been formed on lasting foundations. Ego, insecurity and yes, fear get in the way. But when you get it right, it sounds like this conversation.