30 episodes

The Leadership Lyceum: A CEO’s Virtual Mentor podcast series provides situational advice to a wide audience of leaders and boards of directors through conversations with those that have been there. The podcast brings unprecedented, one-on-one access to top, current and retired, CEOs and Directors of Boards and provides beneficial information and valuable insight on situational and topical issues that confront CEOs and Boards from those that have faced them before - often in dramatic circumstances. Consider it a “Virtual Mentor” for CEOs and other leaders, because let’s face it – it’s lonely at the top.

There are basic leadership challenges common to all CEOs as well as specific situational circumstances that warrant attention in our series. The interview format delivers memoir, profile, perspective, and in a unique fashion - not only draws answers - but also brings fundamental insight. We hope that you will find merit in all the episodes and comment and contribute your own situations of interest. We’ll do our best to cover them with those CEOs that have faced them.

Leadership Lyceum: A CEO's Virtual Mentor Thomas B. Linquist

    • Business

The Leadership Lyceum: A CEO’s Virtual Mentor podcast series provides situational advice to a wide audience of leaders and boards of directors through conversations with those that have been there. The podcast brings unprecedented, one-on-one access to top, current and retired, CEOs and Directors of Boards and provides beneficial information and valuable insight on situational and topical issues that confront CEOs and Boards from those that have faced them before - often in dramatic circumstances. Consider it a “Virtual Mentor” for CEOs and other leaders, because let’s face it – it’s lonely at the top.

There are basic leadership challenges common to all CEOs as well as specific situational circumstances that warrant attention in our series. The interview format delivers memoir, profile, perspective, and in a unique fashion - not only draws answers - but also brings fundamental insight. We hope that you will find merit in all the episodes and comment and contribute your own situations of interest. We’ll do our best to cover them with those CEOs that have faced them.

    The Anatomy of a Private Equity Investment: from M&A roll-up, to IPO, and beyond with Advanced Disposal Services’ Chairman and CEO Richard Burke

    The Anatomy of a Private Equity Investment: from M&A roll-up, to IPO, and beyond with Advanced Disposal Services’ Chairman and CEO Richard Burke

    I'm joined by Richard Burke, Chairman and CEO of publicly-traded solid waste services company, Advanced Disposal Services. We will be discussing Richard's leadership in a company that delivers a service punch well above its $1.6 billion weight class. We'll cover ADS's evolution from private equity backed roll-up of solid waste businesses through its IPO in October of 2016 and right up to just prior to the announcement on April 15, 2019, that Waste Management would purchase Advanced Disposal.

    • 55 min
    A Remarkable Corporate Turnaround: The “Take-Private” of Talen Energy with CEO Ralph Alexander and CFO Alex Hernandez

    A Remarkable Corporate Turnaround: The “Take-Private” of Talen Energy with CEO Ralph Alexander and CFO Alex Hernandez

    Today I'm joined by Talen Energy’s CEO, Ralph Alexander, and CFO, Alex Hernandez. We'll be discussing the remarkable turnaround of Talen Energy that Ralph and Alex have been leading.

    • 46 min
    Climate Change as the Foremost Challenge of Our Generation with Dr. Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG

    Climate Change as the Foremost Challenge of Our Generation with Dr. Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG

    I am joined by Dr. Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG in Newark, NJ. This Earth Day Episode covers a number of topics relevant to our Mother Earth including the subject of climate change which Dr. Izzo considers to be the foremost challenge of our generation. Our sweeping climate-oriented discussion ranges from the utility industry’s role in combatting climate change, cognitive biases in political decisioning, nuclear energy’s opportunities in the war on climate change.

    • 37 min
    The ESG Canvas for Corporate Reporting with Pat Kampling, Chairman & CEO of Alliant Energy

    The ESG Canvas for Corporate Reporting with Pat Kampling, Chairman & CEO of Alliant Energy

    I am joined by Pat Kampling, CEO of Alliant Energy in Madison Wisconsin.  This Episode 20 includes a discussion on ‘sustainability’ and the quickly emerging and rapidly evolving area of ESG criteria.  Institutional investors are demanding action and attention to ESG and CEO’s are responding by charting their companies’ course. This is not without tension for corporate management teams. We’ll discuss with Pat how she and Alliant have been addressing ESG and hopefully put you at ease.

    • 30 min
    Redefining Leadership in a Traditional Industry with Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power

    Redefining Leadership in a Traditional Industry with Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power

    I'm joined by Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power in Vermont.  This Episode 19 presents a unique CEO profile in Mary Powell.  Many of the CEO’s that we have featured in the past have come from science, technology and engineering disciplines or law or finance backgrounds. Mary’s creative and liberal arts background and variety of experience renders her a uniquely effective leader in a utility industry that most often abides by tradition.

    • 29 min
    Leading a Regional Electricity Grid: Transition to a Clean Energy Future with Gordon van Welie, CEO of ISO New England

    Leading a Regional Electricity Grid: Transition to a Clean Energy Future with Gordon van Welie, CEO of ISO New England

    I joined Gordon Van Welie, CEO of ISO New England for Episode 17 in his office just outside of Springfield, Mass. The general population would likely not be aware of the pivotal and critical role that an independent system operator plays in the reliable delivery of electricity across large regions of the United States moment by moment, 24/7.

    • 34 min

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