Dan Schawbel is a millennial TV personality, serial entrepreneur, and global keynote speaker. The career workplace expert and startup advisor is also a New York Times bestselling author. To date, he has already written 3 bestselling books: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, and Me 2.0 4 Steps to Building Your Future. Dan is also the host of the 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel podcast where he interviews world-class individuals like Condoleeza Rice, Richard Branson, Jay Shetty, and Gary Vaynerchuk.
Dan is also a partner and research director at Future Workplace. Future Workplace acquired Dan’s company WorkplaceTrends.com in 2016. WorkplaceTrends.com is the world’s largest workplace research aggregator and boasts of over 450 sources. Dan is also the managing partner at Millennial Branding. Millennial Branding is a Gen Y consulting and research firm and has worked with global companies like Oracle, Red Bull, American Express, Deutsche Bank, and NBC Universal, among many others.
Through Millennial Branding and Future Workplace, Dan was able to publish 40 revolutionary research studies after surveying a staggering 90, 000 people from 20 countries. Dan and his extensive work has also been featured in more than 700 media outlets including NBC, CNN, Men’s Health, The New York Times, and USA Today.
His bestselling book Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation was chosen “book of the month” by The Financial Times. His New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success was named by Chicago Tribune as the #1 career book for 2013. The #1 international bestseller Me 2.0 4 Steps to Building Your Future was also hailed by the New York Post as the #1 career book of 2009.
This week’s episode talks about what work connectivity context is, the different ways people can keep team engagements high, and the best way to build a more socialized workplace.
Dan also shares his thoughts on how people can stand out as professionals, why he thinks video is king, and how people can build their credibility.
On how great leaders can create connection in the age of isolation, Dan has this to say, “We need to use technology as a bridge to form stronger bonds with the people that we work with, our family, and friends and not let it be a barrier between us and them.”