Scott Sonenshein discusses his book Stretch on Brené Brown podcast

September 21, 2020

Scott Sonenshein

Brené Brown interviews Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Scott Sonenshein in a recent Unlocking Us podcast episode.

The episode explores “the art and science of being scrappy, why outsiders are sometimes better than experts, and why comparison is truly the thief of joy.” Brown and Sonenshein also discuss his book Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined.

“Stretching is really about being resourceful. It’s about doing more with what you already have,” Sonenshein says. “It’s focusing on not what other people have, not what you think you should need, not what you hope to have tomorrow, but what you have right now in front of you and how can you be more creative, more productive with what you already have.”

Sonenshein is co-author with Marie Kondo of Joy at Work and is a professor of management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.