My guest today is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington. Throughout the past decades, Arianna has become a prominent voice focused on media, politics, and well-being as the founder of both The Huffington Post and Thrive Global. She’s written 15 books, most recently Thrive, The Sleep Revolution, and Your Time to Thrive, and is one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Since our work overlaps, we had a thoughtful conversation about ending the burnout crisis, improving our well-being, and changing human behavior for this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- You’ve been a public figure since the 1970s appearing on shows, writing columns and books, and then eventually launching the Huffington Post media company. Even your new company, Thrive Global, is partially a media company. What was the inspiration that originally led you to establish a media career and when did you know that you could be successful?
- As the CEO of Thrive Global with over 100 employees, how have you been able to manage your own well-being while leading others?
- My dad has always said “you have to walk before you run” and I say “small steps before big leaps”, which you sum up as taking “Microsteps”. What are some Microsteps people can start taking that will lead to positive health and well-being outcomes?
- Last year, both of our firms released research. Your Thrive Global survey found that 75% of employees feel overwhelmed and less productive while remote working during Covid and our study with Oracle found that 78% of workers said Covid negatively impacted their mental health. During such a difficult time, what can individuals and organizations do to be more resilient?
- What’s your best piece of career advice?
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