10x Bolder: The New Leadership Playbook is a conversation-based podcast series exploring how leaders align values with influence. Whether creating opportunities for refugees, implementing "open hiring" practices or corralling heads of state toward greater climate ambition, these leaders’ stories offer honesty, inspiration and insights for current and emerging business leaders alike. 10x Bolder is hosted by Halla Tómasdóttir, CEO of The B Team.
The world’s crises are interdependent. The socioeconomic challenges we face are intergenerational. Our economic model is broken. But we can build a sustainable, more inclusive world if leaders everywhere commit to brave, collaborative action today. A new leadership playbook can deliver change in this decade—provided we summon the courage and elevate our leadership to meet this moment.
The B Team is a global collective of business and civil society leaders advocating a better way of doing business for the wellbeing of people and the planet.
Mats Granryd: Meet the Man Mobilizing Mobile
Imagine the influence one could wield if they led an organization that could mobilize mobile as a force for good. Mats Granryd, is doing precisely that but who exactly is the director general of the global trade association for the planet’s 700 mobile-phone network operators?
Christiana Figueres & Mary Robinson: A Stubborn Optimist & A Prisoner of Hope
When the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen collapsed, devastating diplomats, scientists and activists concerned about the health of the planet, the glass appeared nine-tenths empty. Together with many others, these two women worked tirelessly and brilliantly—against frighteningly low odds—to get 196 UN member states to unanimously sign the 2015 Paris Climate agreement. Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), listen to their story.
Paul Polman: The ‘Accidental CEO’
You might think you know Paul Polman, the former CEO of Unilever. At the very least, you might be familiar with his reputation as one of the most purpose-driven business leaders of the past 30 years. But in this episode you will hear a different side of Paul—one that reveals how a Dutch boy who once thought he would enter the priesthood would later, and by accident, take on the mantle of responsible business.
Hamdi Ulukaya: We Need a New Leadership Playbook
Leave it to a food maker to change the culture of corporate America. Hamdi Ulukaya’s story reads like a modern-day fairy tale: born and raised a shepherd boy in Turkey, he came to the United States with $3,000 in his pocket and became a billionaire businessman. His unwavering commitment to community has made Hamdi a revered voice of inclusion across the business landscape—a voice that is leading the way in calling for business reform at the highest levels. His bold leadership is the very inspiration for The B Team’s New Leadership Playbook.
Joseph Kenner: On Giving Jobs to Those Who Want Them–No Questions Asked
You may not be familiar with Greyston Bakery, but you’ve likely eaten their goods. (They’re the primary supplier of brownies to Ben & Jerry’s.) This social enterprise, the first certified benefit corporation in the state of New York, is transforming lives through its “open hiring” practice, providing opportunities to those previously considered unemployable. Greyston’s CEO Joseph Kenner is on a mission to unlock the power of human potential and believes that inclusive hiring is key to creating both a more level playing field for society and a better bottom line for the company.
10x Bolder: The New Leadership Playbook is a conversation-based podcast series exploring how leaders align values with influence. Whether creating opportunities for refugees, implementing ‘open hiring’ practices, or corralling heads of state toward greater climate ambition, these leaders’ stories offer honesty, inspiration and insights for current and emerging business leaders alike.
Our first episode will be available on Wednesday, September 29th 2021.