Exploring Leadership with Ed and Peter Schein

Exploring Leadership With Ed and Peter Schein

Exploring Leadership is a series of conversations hosted by Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, which introduce viewers to leaders who dance with possibility and whose creativity, depth, and vision bring leadership to life — people from many arenas whose lives add vitality and meaning to our planet.

In this episode, Kathryn interviews Ed Schein and Peter Schein, co-authors of Humble Leadership (2018), who discuss the impetus behind their new book. Learn what it was like for this father and son team to work together on the book as Ed and Peter dispense nuggets of wisdom on leadership, humility, personalization, organizational development, storytelling, and the ILA as caretakers of a leadership ecosystem emphasizing the value of learning. Visit the Humble Leadership page to download a sample chapter after listening to Kathryn's interview!

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler has many years of experience in leadership development, organizational consulting, research, and somatic learning. She has helped hundreds of executives to cultivate healthy organizations and is Professor Emeritus of Organization Development at Alliant International University. Kathryn has published widely on leadership and change and is the author of Inner Peace – Global Impact (IAP, 2012) and the lead editor of Leading With Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity (Jossey Bass/Wiley, 2014), and Creative Social Change: Leadership for a Healthy World (Emerald, 2016). Her recent research focuses on awareness and mindfulness at work: her published work in this area highlights how being fully present enhanced participants’ connectedness with others and with the natural environment and renewed their sense of purpose in their work. In addition to earning a Ph.D. at Columbia University (NY) as a sociologist, she studied with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais who developed a sophisticated approach to somatic system learning. As a somatic educator, she helps children and adults with moderate to severe neuro-motor challenges to move, learn, and live fully. She has studied mindfulness and awareness with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mingyur Rinpoche, Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, and other masterful teachers of meditation. Kathryn and her husband, a composer, live overlooking San Francisco, a view that encourages them to pause and appreciate gleaming sunsets and foggy mornings, the calls of ravens and the circling of hawks, and the sparkling city lights.

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Ed Schein is the author of numerous bestselling books, including the recent Humble Inquiry and Humble Consulting. Schein recently retired from the position of the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has received ample recognition for his work, with multiple lifetime achievement awards from associations such as the American Society of Training Directors (2000), the Academy of Management (2009), and the International Leadership Association (2012). Edgar Schein is renowned as the father of organizational cultural studies.


VMR headshot v.2Peter Schein is a Silicon Valley innovator with 30 years of business experience at large and small technology companies, including Apple, SGI, and Sun Microsystems in corporate development and M&A. He has an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Stanford, an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern, and an OD certificate from the USC Center for Effective Organizations. Humble Leadership is his second writing collaboration with his father, Ed.