Meet The Leader

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In these one-on-one conversations, host Linda Lacina interviews the world's top leaders, change-makers and experts on the solutions they're building to tackle the world's biggest challenges, the habits they can’t work without, and their lessons learned, all from the World Economic Forum.

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Episode Date
COP27: 7 leaders on innovating for climate change
29:26
In this special compilation episode timed to the COP 27 Climate Summit in Egypt, CEOs and government leaders share surprising and innovative approaches to scaling climate action. Featured in this episode: Rania Al-Mashat, the Egyptian minister for international cooperation; Patrick Decker, CEO, Xylem; George Oliver, CEO and chairman of Johnson Controls; Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens Corporation; Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, CEO, Mercy Corps; Mohammad Jafaar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kuwaiti Danish Dairy Company; Eric Rondolat, CEO, Signify.

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Nov 11, 2022
6 books top climate leaders want you to read
11:40
As the UN Climate Summit COP27 begins this month, here are 6 books - from ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ to ‘Speed and Scale’ that have shaped, inspired and informed top climate leaders. In this episode: Al Gore, former US Vice President and founder of the Climate Reality Project; Activist Jane Goodall, Ezgi Barcenas, AB InBev’s Chief Sustainability Officer; Kristian Teleki, executive director, Friends of Ocean Action; Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council; Jane Gilbert, the Chief Heat Officer of Florida's Miami-Dade County; Kahea Pacheco, the co-executive director of the Women's Earth Alliance.

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Nov 04, 2022
COP27: 7 leaders on what’s needed now for climate action
15:50
Ahead of the COP27 global climate summit, this special compilation episode collects interview excerpts from a range of leaders in government, business, and civil society about what leaders must put first for climate action. Leaders share a range of commitments they’d like to see move forward as well as insights on priorities that are often overlooked, including the role women play in climate change solutions, how ocean action can reduce emissions, the importance of scalable innovation and more. Includes interviews with: Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt's Minister for International Cooperation; Kristian Teleki, Director, Friends of Ocean Action; Kahea Pacheco, co-director, Women's Earth Alliance; Ezgi Barcenas, Chief Sustainability Officer, Anheuser-Busch In-Bev; Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA; Jane Gilbert, Chief Heat Officer, Miami-Dade County, Florida; Frans van Houten, former Philips CEO.

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Oct 28, 2022
3 Leaders Share What's Needed for Joy at Work
19:59
Joy is key to tackling big challenges - especially during a time of uncertainty. Leaders share strategies to rethink everything from meetings, individual success, to-do lists and more. This episode features insights from: Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, ADP; Alex Liu, Managing Partner and Chairman, Kearney; Chano Fernandez, Co-CEO, Workday.

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Oct 20, 2022
AB InBev’s sustainability chief: How to build flexible, ‘future fit’ teams
25:34
Ezgi Barcenas, the CSO of beverage giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, explains how holacratic methods that swap rigid protocol for empowered, cross-functional teams can give organizations the flexibility they'll need to adapt to new sustainability challenges and spur the swift action needed to tackle climate change.

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Oct 13, 2022
Architect Francis Kéré: How design can pioneer social change
36:02
Francis Kéré made history earlier this year as the first African person to win Architecture’s top honor: the Pritzker Prize. He discussed the ways his architecture can reshape communities and opportunity - all while driving sustainability and building national pride. He also shared the surprising challenges he faced building one of his most famous projects - and the lessons those experiences taught him about rejection, resilience and making change happen.

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Oct 06, 2022
Tencent's David Wallerstein: How technologies can tackle the earth’s biggest challenges
30:31
In his unique role as Chief Exploration Officer, Wallerstein searches the world for moonshot investments in innovations that could change the world - ones that could even tackle climate change. He talks about the potential he sees and the technologies that could slash emissions while reshaping how we travel live and work. He also explains how he’s changed as a leader, and how we can do everything we do now, just better and greener.

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Sep 21, 2022
Kearney’s Alex Liu: Finding your purpose at work and tapping into the ‘Great Reflection’
18:31
Liu believes a 'Great Reflection' lay at the heart of the the COVID-19 'Great Resignation.' More disruption is ahead and he explains that tackling the big challenges to come will take teams who've tapped into their purpose. On this episode, the managing partner shares what's needed to unlock talent in the months ahead, from rethinking routines (and meetings) to prioritizing joy at work.

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Sep 16, 2022
Astra’s Chris Kemp: Thinking ‘mission first’ - and building the space economy
26:26
This space tech CEO will explain how space services -such as launching satellites and delivering payloads to orbit - will build a growing space economy that can help us better live on earth. He shares what he learned defining cloud computing at NASA, building a shopping tool for Kroger and what he shares with students in the class he teaches on failure at Stanford’s business school.

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Sep 07, 2022
eToro’s Yoni Assia: Digital finance and bridging the next big wealth gap
42:41
Yoni Assia, founder and CEO of social investment network eToro, shares why he founded the non-profit initiative The GoodDollar Project and how crypto and Universal Basic Income can be a force for good and financial empowerment.

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Aug 31, 2022
Slack’s CEO: These mindsets could reboot work - and save teams billions of hours
20:21
Stewart Butterfield, Slack's co-founder and CEO, shares how leaders can navigate uncertainty while helping to make their teams more effective. He shares mindsets that can drive leaders to rethink outdated incentives and everyday practices (like the classic meeting) to reboot how companies tap their teams' capabilities. He shares questions leaders can ask themselves, what he's working on as a leader and the Slack tip he can't work without.

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Aug 23, 2022
American Heart Association: How prosperity can bridge health equity gaps
23:25

When Denise Bradley-Tyson’s husband - former Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J Tyson - passed away, she took on his work to bridge health equity gaps. Working with the American Heart Association, she’s helped drive the creation of a special fund that provides grants and low interest loans to social entrepreneurs and not-for-profits, ensuring both the funding and technical expertise needed to help new projects grow. She’ll explain how health access gaps can be bridged through entrepreneurship, prosperity, grassroots efforts - and people who lead with their hearts.




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Aug 16, 2022
BlackRock's Pam Chan on ESG and how successful future leaders will think differently
17:47
BlackRock Chief Investment Officer Pam Chan shares how living up to ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) principles will require new perspectives and partnerships. She explains how future leaders will need to think differently and move out of comfort zones to take sustainability further - while outlining the everyday habits and practices successful leaders will put into practice.

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Aug 09, 2022
Volvo's purchasing chief on supply chains, trust, and the vetting question she always asks
19:55
As Chief Purchasing Officer, Andrea Fuder has a unique insight into supply networks and how those relationships impact everything from climate action to human rights. She sees each sourcing decision as a ‘wedding’ and shares the factors she weighs when vetting new partnerships and finding leaders she can trust in the long-term. She also shares how leaders can be resilient amid supply chain disruption, the advice she shares with young leaders and a charming book she recommends.

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Aug 02, 2022
Philips innovation chief shares simple steps for better problem solving
27:25

Shez Partovi is a former physician turned Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer at Royal Philips whose early career helping patients taught him critical lessons about building truly innovative solutions to tackle tough problems. He'll take us through the questions that you should ask yourself to ensure you’re considering the right evidence, setting the right priorities and truly pushing innovation forward.


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Jul 26, 2022
Weathering a global recession – and compassion’s role: Kearney's Stefan Marcu
15:20
In the face of a potential global recession, how can you lead the best team in the best conditions possible? Kearney Senior Partner and Managing Director Stefan Marcu shares the questions leaders should ask themselves about everything from hiring to spending – and the contingency plans they should be making now. He also shares how the pandemic shaped him as a leader and how compassion can help leaders better prepare their teams for the changes ahead.

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Jul 19, 2022
Occidental's Vicki Hollub: Energy markets, climate change and the training every CEO needs
26:37
Oxy’s CEO shares her thoughts on how energy markets will shift and what’s needed to fund the energy transition. As one of the first women to run a major US oil and gas firm, she also shares how she’s changed as a leader, the traits she depends on - and the training every person in the C-suite needs to bridge the gender gap.

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Jul 15, 2022
Bridging the gender gap at work: What's needed
14:53
Research shows that despite some progress, gender gaps in pay, leadership and more aren’t shrinking fast enough in a range of categories. Top female leaders share what’s needed to break down assumptions, build networks and improve living standards widely, stressing the training every exec will need and even the right place to sit in a meeting to get ideas heard. Episode features: Vicki Hollub, CEO, Occidental Petroleum; Pam Chan, Chief Investment Officer, BlackRock; Ebru Ozdemir, Chairperson, Limak; Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, ADP; Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Co-founder, Instrumental.

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Jul 13, 2022
Pfizer CEO: What’s next for health equity, vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic
35:11
After years of disruption, can the world return to normal? In a special one-on-one-conversation at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, founder Klaus Schwab talks to CEO Albert Bourla for his take on how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve - and how technologies and vaccines will change with it. Bourla also shares the surprising factors that made the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine possible and what those difficult days taught him about collaboration, tackling big goals, and how to make life-saving medicines available to the world's most vulnerable.

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Jun 22, 2022
ADP's Chief Economist: How 'seismic' changes are transforming work, economies
20:47
How can leaders navigate economic uncertainty? We asked Nela Richardson, the chief economist at ADP, to share the stats she's tracking now and the surprising long-term trends she's seeing. She explained how workers’ needs have transformed in recent years, how workers and employers might act differently in the next recession, and why some of the most important metrics right now have nothing to do with economics.

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Jun 17, 2022
Top leaders share what's needed for change after Davos 2022
10:19

Leaders gather at the Annual Meeting in Davos to discuss solutions to the world’s biggest problems. But how can they keep that sense of optimism once they return from the mountain? On the latest Meet The Leader podcast, CEOs, experts and more attending the May event share practical strategies as well as the roll of joy and understanding risk to ensure progress can move forward.


Leaders featured: Ray Dalio, Founder, Bridgewater Associates; Lindiwe Matlali, Founder, Africa Teen Geeks; Frans van Houten, CEO, Royal Philips; Alex Liu, Managing Partner, Kearney; Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programmed; Nela Richardson, Chief Economist, ADP; Kristian Teleki, Director, Friends of Ocean Action; Tolullah Oni, urban epidemiologist.



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May 31, 2022
Davos 2022 - YouTube's Susan Wojcicki on misinformation, the creator economy and more
25:24
YouTube Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki explores top questions such as: How can a massive global video platform balance free speech and misinformation? Are we in a creator economy bubble? These topics and more are covered in a special one-on-one conversation with Alyson Shontell Lombardi of Fortune Magazine at Davos 2022 - the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

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May 27, 2022
Davos 2022: What's worrying Ray Dalio - and what gives him hope
25:52
The Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates studied 500 years of history to better predict challenges to come. He collects the insights from his recent book, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order. He shares what he’s worried about now, what gives him hope, and how leaders can better navigate the likely turbulence that could come in the months ahead.

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May 26, 2022
Davos 2022 - Microsoft's Satya Nadella: The metaverse, hybrid work and a leader's changing role
33:42
The CEO shares how Microsoft is responding to a host of shifts and how leaders' roles are evolving in a dynamic time. This wide-ranging conversation from the 2022 Annual Meeting in Davos is moderated by World Economic Forum executive chairman Klaus Schwab and covers hybrid work, governance, cybersecurity threats in the Ukraine, the metaverse and the tech trends exciting him right now.

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May 25, 2022
Davos 2022 - Achim Steiner, UNDP Chief: 'Credible leadership' is defined by this trait
31:42
While tech can tackle a range of problems, from wealth inequality to the Ukraine crisis, tech policy plays an unsung role making both innovation and social progress possible. The United Nations Development Programme Administrator shares how policy can enable change and a new tool that will be launched to the public today at the 2022 Annual Meeting through a partnership with the World Economic Forum's Edison Alliance. He also shares what keeps him up at night -- and the trait all 'credible leadership' depends on.

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May 24, 2022
Davos 2022: How leaders can drive meaningful change
14:26
It's an historical turning point - how can leaders make a difference? Ahead of the World Economic Forum 2022 Annual Meeting in Davos - the first in-person meeting of its kind in two years - leaders discuss the current storm of challenges facing the globe and this pivotal moment to make change happen. Features: David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group; Leif Johansson, AstraZeneca; Achim Steiner, UNDP.

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May 21, 2022
Here's the career advice CEOs would give their younger selves
16:33
In this special compilation episode, leaders like Al Gore, Jack Ma and more share advice for those starting out in their careers - both the tips they swear by and what they’d tell a younger version of themselves. Excerpts are taken from past episodes of Meet The Leader as well as the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and feature tips from top execs and CEOs from Boston Consulting Group, Morgan Stanley and more.

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Apr 26, 2022
KKR’s Pete Stavros: This change could build billions in wealth for working families
35:44
Pete Stavros of private equity firm KKR channeled a lifelong interest in bridging wealth gaps to found Ownership Works, a non-profit making it easier for companies to share ownership with employees. When done right, the approach can not only strengthen businesses and build engagement, it could create billions in wealth for working families.

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Apr 06, 2022
IRC's David Miliband: Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis - and ‘the age of impunity’
26:13
David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee, talks to Meet The Leader about the Ukraine humanitarian crisis, how aid organizations are keeping pace with an unprecedented flow of displaced people - and how the Russian invasion must end abuses of power and an 'age of impunity.'

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Mar 18, 2022
Philanthropist James Chen: Risk and the pivot that unlocked progress for poor vision
37:25
James Chen has dedicated nearly two decades to making vision care accessible and affordable. Tackling this issue hasn’t been easy, but drove home for him the importance of an entrepreneur’s mindset and domain expertise to help philanthropists like himself both reveal and back the game-changing ideas that will have the biggest impact. He talked to Meet the Leader about resilience, collaboration, founding the education campaign Clearly, and the critical pivot that unlocked key progress after years of work (leading to the first-ever UN resolution on vision last July). He also delivered an important message about ‘moonshot philanthropy’ - and the special magic that can come when philanthropists take on risk.

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Feb 16, 2022
Al Gore on effective leadership skills, climate action and the ‘tipping point’ ahead
41:50
The Nobel laureate and former US Vice President understands the key role policy makers will play in climate action. That’s why he’s been helping to train thousands around the world through the organization he founded, the Climate Reality Project, educating grassroots leaders and empowering them with the practical skills they need to drive change in their communities and help policy makers speed solutions for the environment. In this episode, Gore shares why he’s optimistic for change, how he’s evolved as a leader and communicator, the strategy he can’t work without and the advice he’d give to a younger self.

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Feb 02, 2022
Vattenfall’s CEO Anna Borg: How this energy leader makes change happen
37:02
Borg is the first-ever female CEO for this European energy company - a firm committed to fossil-free living in a generation. Phasing out fossil fuels will reshape industry and lead to historic milestones and unique collaborations (such as the joint-project that developed the world’s first fossil-free steel last year). Not moving fast enough, however, can lead to ‘devastating’ risks for business and the planet. She explains what’s needed to scale new technologies. She also shares the frameworks and questions she and her team use to weigh big decisions and to drive transformation while staying competitive. 

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Jan 18, 2022
Keep tech skills sharp in 2022: AWS training chief Maureen Lonergan
26:53
Cloud computing needs exploded after COVID-19 emerged but worker skills aren't keeping pace. In this episode, the VP of Training and Certification at Amazon Web Services discusses the sought-after digital skills workers must train for now to prepare for future needs. She explains how AWS is scaling training to millions through a range of free programs and platforms and how simple routines used by her and her team can help you sharpen your skills now and in the years ahead.

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Jan 04, 2022
15 leaders share books that inspired and changed them
31:30
This special compilation episode collects the top business and leadership books recommended by Meet The Leader guests -- people like Boston Consulting Group's Rich Lesser, Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, organizational psychologist John Amaechi, IBM Research's Dario Gil, and more. These recommendations changed how their readers -- CEOS, founders, ambassadors -- think, work and lead. Find classics for the problem solver in your life as you complete your holiday shopping. And as you get ready to tackle your own big goals in 2022, find surprising reads that will inspire, challenge and strengthen you in the year ahead.

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Dec 14, 2021
Wipro’s Thierry Delaporte: Connecting as a remote CEO during COVID-19
17:51
Starting remote as CEO during COVID-19 meant reshaping the firm’s operations -- and building trust with thousands -- mostly over Zoom. In fact, it was more than a year before Thierry Delaporte could meet many of his teams in person thanks to travel restrictions. Delaporte talked to Meet The Leader about starting in Paris as a remote CEO and Managing Director for this India-headquartered company (with staff around the world) and how he focused his communication to build connections and help simplify the company’s operations. He also explained how a favorite hobby -- sailing -- prepared him to navigate COVID's uncertainty and how those lessons could help any leader. 

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Nov 30, 2021
Top Leaders Barack Obama, Elizabeth Wathuti and more: Habits for climate action
18:49
In this special episode inspired by the COP26 summit, Meet The Leader compiles the habits and mindsets top leaders say we’ll need to stay on track to meet climate goals, such as: accepting imperfect compromises, forging partnerships, building leadership incentives and more. This episode includes insights from top global leaders (Barack Obama, Christiana Figueres), climate activists (Elizabeth Wathuti) and top C-Suite leaders (Vattenfall’s CEO Anna Borg; Yara’s CEO Svein Holsether; Russell Reynolds’ CEO Clarke Murphy; CEO Mahendra Singhi Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited and IKEA’s CDO Barbara Martin Coppola).

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Nov 17, 2021
Activist Jane Goodall on hope, making change happen - and climate summit COP26
37:55
Jane Goodall is one of the world's best known primatologists and activists for animal welfare and the environment. The founder of the Jane Goodall Institute shares how to advocate for change and the strategies she's used over the decades to connect with compassion. She also shares a critical message about hope -- both how it propels her and how we can use it as a tool for action as leaders gather to discuss climate change at COP26.

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Nov 02, 2021
How effective leaders manage change and uncertainty: AlixPartners' CEO Simon Freakley
37:56
This management consulting firm’s CEO discusses the company's research on disruption and how leaders can both anticipate change and better manage it, making decisions quickly and effectively. He also shares personal lessons learned from early roles, like his days working as an apprentice for his father’s boat building business. Classic people skills like listening with curiosity and respect can anchor any leader in ever-changing times.

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Oct 19, 2021
Unilever’s HR Chief on the future of work - and vulnerability's role
32:36
As Unilever's Chief Human Resource Officer, Nair is the first female, first Asian and the youngest ever person to hold that post at the company. As a result, she knows a little something about pioneering and she talked to Meet The Leader about the future of work as Unilever tests new models such as 4-day work weeks and other new programs rethinking the classic 9 to 5. Our new work future will also take a mastery of soft skills - of vulnerability, transparency and the type of empathy that ensures everyone can truly have a voice and adapt their workplaces to meet the needs of the years ahead. Nair shares how she models these traits, the dramatic moment that shaped how she leads, and why mastering soft skills will be the hardest task of all.

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Oct 05, 2021
Russell Reynolds Associates’ Clarke Murphy: How effective leaders bridge ‘say/do’ gaps for sustainability
35:00
Protecting people and the planet is the biggest challenge of our lifetime and one that will require a new type of leadership. CEO Clarke Murphy understands this more than most. His firm Russell Reynolds Associates has just released a first-of-its-kind report, digging into what the new generation of leaders will need to meet sustainability goals in the decades to come. Clarke talked to Meet The Leader about the findings, from what 'spooked' him and inspired him to what gave him pause. He also shared steps leaders can take to bridge 'say/do' divides, rethink incentives and transform company culture. His practical advice paired with the report's surprising findings help leaders better tap the most important sustainability resource already in their organization: their people.

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Sep 21, 2021
Africa Teen Geeks' Lindiwe Matlali: True leaders seek impact, not accolades
36:59
Africa's largest computer science non-profit looks to reshape opportunity in Africa by teaching kids to code and creating a pipeline of tech leaders and entrepreneurs. Matlali built this organisation from scratch, with bootstrapping and cold calls, as she worked to transform mindsets and curriculums, and bridge equity gaps. She talks to Meet the Leader about how tech training and entrepreneurship can reshape Africa. She also discusses the power of humility in making collaboration and making change happen and the lessons she's learned from her own mentor, Google’s Marian Croak, about being present. Those lessons can help anyone be a better mentor to a new generation.

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Sep 07, 2021
Yara’s Svein Tore Holsether: Trust will power the next big climate breakthrough
34:06
After the Paris Climate agreement of 2015, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Yara shifted gears. The milestone event - held just a few months after he started at Yara - sharpened his understanding of the critical role his company could play in decarbonising food value chains. The shifts that resulted have meant new priorities and a new way of working for him and his teams at the fertiliser and food solutions company as it looks to both feed the world and protect the planet. It has also lead to an exploration of innovative ways to produce 'green ammonia' that could lead to fossil free fertiliser and help decarbonise long-range shipping. Such new solutions require collaboration and trust. That trust, says Holsether, will be play a bigger role than miracle tech in making progress for the climate.

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Aug 24, 2021
Organisational Psychologist John Amaechi: ‘Find your inner giant’
25:54
This former NBA basketball player changed course after his athletic career to earn a PhD in psychology and found a psychological business consultancy that leverages science, research and evidence-backed insights into human behaviour. He talks to Meet The Leader about how looking inward can help top execs recognize leaders throughout an organisation and how everyday choices and commitments can shape success. He also shares how bias conversations must change in workplaces and insights from his latest leadership book: 'The Promises of Giants.'

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Aug 10, 2021
John Pearson of DHL Express: Keep business – and leadership - simple
33:26
CEO John Pearson shares the strategies this shipping and logistics company uses to simplify and focus a complex business – methods that have helped it navigate major upheavals including the COVID-19 pandemic. Special training programs - including one featuring a small red passport each staffer carries – are a special source of pride and one of several important ways the company keeps communication clear and thousands of employees aligned in one of the most global companies in the world. 

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Jul 27, 2021
Johnson Controls’ George Oliver: Leadership 'rhythms' can drive innovation, opportunity
30:46

During the COVID-19 crisis, those in critical infrastructure joined doctors and nurses in the pandemic’s front line as temporary hospitals and isolation rooms were needed nearly overnight. Chairman and CEO George Oliver shared how practice and routine helped the company weather the crisis and how building technologies can help tackle other complex problems such as climate mitigation. Oliver also shared how routine can drive innovation and the habits this early riser depends on in his own life.




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Jul 13, 2021
IKEA's Barbara Martin Coppola on COVID-19, the climate, and its tech and data transformation
33:46
When most of IKEA’s global retail locations closed temporarily during the pandemic, e-commerce became the cornerstone of the business. This near overnight shift was possible, in part, thanks to a digital transition that was already several years underway, one of the biggest in the company’s 78-year-history. Barbara Martin Coppola, an alum of Google and Samsung, was hired in 2018 as the company’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer to lead this transition, using data and technology to modernize everything from IKEA’s supply chains, to its stores to the way its staffers work. In this episode, Coppola shares the leadership lessons she’s learned and why she believes in resilience and “stubborn optimism.” She also shares and the experiences that have prepared her to tackle big challenges including early music studies. 

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Jul 06, 2021
P&G's Loic Tassel on scaling planet-friendly consumer products and habits
36:13

To meet big climate goals, consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble is redesigning both products and supply chains. In this effort, P&G Europe is pioneering many sustainable products and helping consumers build better habits for the planet. P&G Europe’s president Loic Tassel shares how his teams are helping to rethink everything from how we buy our shampoo to the temperature with which we wash our laundry. He talks to Meet The Leader about the upcoming European Green Deal, how being a father of five drives him, and what he’s learned in his near 33 years at the company.




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Jun 25, 2021
Morgan Stanley’s Audrey Choi: Leadership isn’t in titles
38:21

The Chief Sustainability Officer of Morgan Stanley hails from policy and journalism and helped invent her current role. She’ll explain why unique backgrounds are key to tackling sustainability, what drove the firm to dive into sustainable investing after the last recession and how finance can play a key role in addressing some of the biggest challenges of our day.




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Jun 11, 2021
Volvo’s Lars Stenqvist: 'Partnership is the new leadership'
35:46

The Chief Technology Officer of Volvo Group discusses tech’s role in transport’s decarbonisation. He’ll also explain the role creativity and accountability will play in that transition and how leaders will need to change how they interact with everyone from teams to rivals.




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May 27, 2021
Boston Consulting Group’s Rich Lesser: “We can go further than we think”
35:30
The CEO discusses leadership lessons from three decades at the firm, the signals that prompt teams to tackle big challenges - and what’s really needed to make progress on the climate.

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May 14, 2021
WorldQuant’s Igor Tulchinsky: “Obstacles are nothing more than information”
20:59
The CEO of quantitative investment firm WorldQuant talks experimentation, the principles he lives by and why he founded a not-for-profit online university to modernize talent pools and bridge opportunity gaps.

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Apr 29, 2021
Verizon's Hans Vestberg: Focus on what's most important
36:31

The CEO of Verizon shares why he charts his time, the questions he asks world leaders and why he's dedicated his life to bridging connectivity gaps.




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Apr 09, 2021
Leaders from IBM, Deloitte and more: Habits they can’t work without
23:57
To mark the 6-month anniversary of Meet The Leader, this compilation episode collects favourite tips, mindsets and approaches from past episodes as well as insights from World Economic Forum events like the Annual Meeting in Davos.

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Mar 19, 2021
Signify’s Eric Rondolat: How small steps drive big changes
22:28
This global lighting company achieved carbon neutrality last fall. Its CEO will share the changes it made - and its lessons learned.

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Mar 04, 2021
EY’s Carmine Di Sibio: ‘Build a better working world’
25:46
The CEO will share how new programs are helping the firm train future leaders in tech and sustainability and even create jobs to tackle neurodiversity.

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Feb 18, 2021
AB InBev’s Carlos Brito: Solve the right problem
29:21
The CEO of one of the world’s largest brewing companies explains how tech like blockchain and fintech are helping retailers and smallholder farmers around the world and how such investments are strengthening communities in developing economies more resilient have kept the company humming during the pandemic.

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Feb 04, 2021
Davos Agenda Week Preview: Time to act
29:12
Polly Courtice, the Founder Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) shares why business survival depends on taking action on sustainability, what sometimes holds leaders back and the role of corporate boards in putting planet over profit. This episode will also include insights from top leaders ahead of January’s Davos Agenda Week.

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Jan 21, 2021
The Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein: Rise to the occasion
30:41
David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, explains the role courage plays in making change happen, and what leaders must do to push through the resistance that they face.

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Jan 06, 2021
Deloitte’s Punit Renjen: ‘The future is not pre-ordained’
32:49
How will you play the hand you’re dealt? This shape-your-own-destiny approach helped Deloitte’s Global CEO forge his own unique path in life and is helping the company tackle big challenges such as climate change and expanding opportunity for millions.

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Dec 16, 2020
PwC’s Bob Moritz: What tomorrow’s leaders need today
26:11
Tackling long-term challenges requires leaders committed to making big change happen. Moritz will share how the leaders of tomorrow can truly drive progress and make an impact. He’ll also share how PwC is helping to upskill the next generation of workers, and how a set of non-financial metrics can better measure how companies are doing right by society.

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Dec 02, 2020
AARP’s Deb Whitman: Scaling empathy
24:18
This special training program for staff at banks and credit unions didn’t just help tackle the multi-billion-dollar problem of financial exploitation. It built motivation and empathy among thousands of front line staffers to help protect seniors’ retirement savings. 

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Nov 18, 2020
Hexa Foundation’s Netta Korin: Deploying passion and persistence
27:16
The co-founder of Orbs, Israel’s largest blockchain group, explains what drove her to found a non-profit using blockchain to tackle some of the world’s biggest humanitarian problems. She’ll explain how she leverages patience and persistence in her work and the importance of looking for “the doers” to make things happen.

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Nov 04, 2020
Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan: Finding Better Measures of Success
21:40

How can public companies help solve some of the world’s biggest problems? The CEO of Bank of America, Brian Moynihan, explains how a special set of metrics can help companies better measure and disclose how they’re doing well for society on environmental, social and governance issues. He’ll also talk about staying focused for the long term, his reliance on curiosity, and the importance of looking “out-in” as a leader. 





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Oct 21, 2020
IBM’s Dario Gil and the Science Super Squad
25:40
What if the world’s top scientists can help us prevent future crises, all with the best technology at their fingertips? The Director of IBM Research explains the need for a Science Readiness Reserves and the supercomputer project that inspired it. He also shares what he’s learned about what makes great collaborations tick and why he listens to Bach (loudly) on the way into work.

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Oct 07, 2020