30 episodes

Biweekly one-on-one conversations where the world's top leaders, change-makers and experts share the projects that excite them and the habits they can’t work without, all from the World Economic Forum.
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Meet The Leader World Economic Forum

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    • 3.8 • 13 Ratings

Biweekly one-on-one conversations where the world's top leaders, change-makers and experts share the projects that excite them and the habits they can’t work without, all from the World Economic Forum.
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    Wipro’s Thierry Delaporte: Connecting as a remote CEO during COVID-19

    Wipro’s Thierry Delaporte: Connecting as a remote CEO during COVID-19

    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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    • 17 min
    Top Leaders Barack Obama, Elizabeth Wathuti and more: Habits for climate action

    Top Leaders Barack Obama, Elizabeth Wathuti and more: Habits for climate action

    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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    • 18 min
    Activist Jane Goodall on hope, making change happen - and climate summit COP26

    Activist Jane Goodall on hope, making change happen - and climate summit COP26

    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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    • 37 min
    How effective leaders manage change and uncertainty: AlixPartners' CEO Simon Freakley

    How effective leaders manage change and uncertainty: AlixPartners' CEO Simon Freakley

    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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    • 37 min
    Unilever’s HR Chief on the future of work - and vulnerability's role

    Unilever’s HR Chief on the future of work - and vulnerability's role

    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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    • 32 min
    Russell Reynolds Associates’ Clarke Murphy: How effective leaders bridge ‘say/do’ gaps for sustainability

    Russell Reynolds Associates’ Clarke Murphy: How effective leaders bridge ‘say/do’ gaps for sustainability

    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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    • 35 min

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