A PwC podcast series that looks at transformation through the lens of a diverse group of people, each of whom have driven, lived through or studied transformation in their own ways, discussing strategy, leadership, organisation and culture.
Transformation Talks S1E10 - Treating employees like family
In this podcast David Lancefield, Strategy& Partner, is joined by Timpson Group, CEO, James Timpson. The Timpson Group has been a family owned and operated business for 150 years. We talk to James about his leadership style, delving into the unique way he recruits, rewards and inspires his people
Transformation Talks S1E9 - Transforming for Humanity: how to put a company to the service of humanity
In this episode, Strategy& Partner David Lancefield is joined by Paul Polman, who was the chief executive of Unilever for 10 years until January 2019. In this episode we talk about how Paul transformed Unilever for the good of society through pioneering a new, longer-term approach to shareholder value with sustainability at its core. That included the sourcing of raw materials and packaging of goods, developing new relationships with suppliers and producing healthier products. We find out more about Paul's purpose, leadership and passion, and he also gives his top tips to CEOs.
Transformation Talks S1E8 - When transforming at speed and scale, listen to the customer
In this episode, David Lancefield is joined by Xavier Rolet, CEO, CQS who talks about his tenure as CEO of the London Stock Exchange. During his leadership, he scaled up the organisation from £800m to £14 billion through a complete reorganisation, which included acquisitions, new technology and hiring a new leadership team. In this podcast we find out about Rolet's strategy, leadership style and mindset, and why it is essential to put the customer first.
Transformation Talks S1E7 - The transition to the future of work
In this seventh episode of Transformation Talks, Strategy& Partner David Lancefield speaks with Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation at PwC US. Lynda and Bhushan share their views around the forward-thinking 'social pioneers' - as opposed to organisations - being the ones who will take the lead in the transition to the future of work.
Transformation Talks S1E6 - Staging a transformation, and trusting the executive team
In this sixth episode of Transformation Talks, Strategy& Partner David Lancefield speaks with Dame Moya Greene, former chief executive of Royal Mail. Moya shares her insights on how to approach a complex transformation, drawing on her own experience involving multiple different stakeholders such as unions, government and regulators. She also tells us how, as a board member, it pays to recognise the intellectual and emotional “smarts” of your company’s executive team.
Transformation Talks S1E5 - Learning from startups and achieving better board dynamics
In this fifth episode of Transformation Talks, Strategy&Partner David Lancefield speaks with Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President of TechUK about how start-ups and large organisations can learn from each other when pursuing transformation, what it takes for boards to work well and the critical role diversity plays in creating high performing teams.