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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

Meet The Leader World Economic Forum

    • Business
    • 3.3 • 20 Ratings

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

    This former astronaut shares what’s key to building strong, effective teams

    This former astronaut shares what’s key to building strong, effective teams

    Soichi Noguchi is a former astronaut with the Japanese space agency JAXA who has flown to space not once but 3 times. He’ll talk about the unique training these astronauts undergo - and the special lessons these trainings can teach any team about tapping each individual's expertise and what's needed to be a great leader and a great follower. He has since worked in a number of capacities, including as a professor at the University of Tokyo and an executive fellow at the Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies. He’ll share what he’s focused on now - and how space can help us better live on Earth.  

    • 20 min
    Cyber has a skills gap. How approaches to tech, hiring – and retaining women - can help

    Cyber has a skills gap. How approaches to tech, hiring – and retaining women - can help

    With hacking, it’s always a matter of when, not if and many leaders believe cyber skills gaps could leave their organization vulnerable. In fact, nearly 80% of respondents surveyed in our 2024 Cybersecurity Outlook report said their organizations do not have the in-house skills to meet their cybersecurity objectives this year. Given tech’s fast pace of growth and change, making opportunities available more widely will be critical bridging that skills gap in the sector while also driving opportunity and economies more widely. Petra Jenner, senior vice president and general manager at cyber and analytics company Splunk shares how leaders can expand talent pools to new groups (including women and those with non-traditional backgrounds) and how to retain people skilled in such a stressful field.


    This episode leverages the following research:
    Global Gender Gap 2024: https://www.weforum.org/publications/global-gender-gap-report-2024/
    Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2024: https://www.weforum.org/publications/global-cybersecurity-outlook-2024/
    Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2023: 
    https://www.weforum.org/publications/global-cybersecurity-outlook-2023/
     

    • 23 min
    Top leaders from Microsoft, IKEA and more share advice for new grads

    Top leaders from Microsoft, IKEA and more share advice for new grads

    Today's grads will live longer, face faster cycles of technological change and drive careers like we've never seen. This special compilation episode taps top leaders from companies like Intel, Microsoft, Ingka Group and more on the unique ways they can make the most of the first days of their careers. From remembering to "take your space" to finding time to "browse", they share the advice that has shaped them and that they wish they knew sooner. 
    In this episode: Olajumoke Adekeye, Founder, Young Business Agency; Ulrika Biesèrt, CHRO, INGKA Group; Sander van't Noordende, CEO, Randstad; Rishi Khosla, Co-founder and CEO of OakNorth; Annette Mosman, APG; Madison O'Brien, Teamgage; Christy Pambianchi, Chief People Officer, Intel; Brad Smith, President, Microsoft. 

    • 22 min
    Microsoft’s Brad Smith: Tech blindspots and the key lesson that changed how he leads

    Microsoft’s Brad Smith: Tech blindspots and the key lesson that changed how he leads

    As Microsoft’s vice chair and president, Brad Smith leads a team of professionals across business, legal and corporate affairs, tackling issues that stand at the crossroads of technology and society. In this wide-ranging discussion recorded at the Annual Meeting in Davos, he shares how these issues have shaped his thoughts on innovation and how they have informed his book and podcast Tools & Weapons. The 30-year Microsoft veteran also shares the career lessons that have changed him, how he leverages AI in his everyday work, why he thinks leaders must learn to be better storytellers and the tech blindspots they'd do well to avoid.

    • 31 min
    We're living longer - how approaches to work, careers and finances will change: APG's Annette Mosman

    We're living longer - how approaches to work, careers and finances will change: APG's Annette Mosman

    Living longer than ever will mean we’ll need to prepare for our later years in ways we've never done before. While financial education and making savings last is always paramount, the World Economic Forum's recent Longevity Economy Principles report drives home the need to make sure we also prepare to live those extended years with purpose, changing the way we approach everything from careers to community. Annette Mosman, the CEO of APG (one of the world’s largest pension investors) shares how she approaches the long-term as well as the trends she sees on the horizon -- and how they could change how workers and leaders take on everything from training to career development and advancement. 

    Longevity Economy Principles Report: https://www.weforum.org/publications/longevity-economy-principles-the-foundation-for-a-financially-resilient-future/

    • 23 min
    Speak last, lean on your team, and one CEO's other top lessons learned: Norsk Hydro

    Speak last, lean on your team, and one CEO's other top lessons learned: Norsk Hydro

    Norsk Hydro was founded nearly 120 years ago to tackle global famine. Today, it has evolved to take on a bigger challenge: climate change. The company focuses on low- and no-carbon aluminium, a material that will be key in electric vehicles, construction and comprises 2% of emissions. CEO Hilde Merete Aasheim shares the unique technologies and partnerships that are helping to drive a green energy transition. She also takes us through her unique path to the top job, one that has spanned a range of roles, from plant manager to auditor to HR leader. She shares how seemingly unrelated roles can help you better understand yourself and how you can contribute as a leader -- better motivating people and tapping the full capabilities of your team. 

    This episode was recorded at the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, 2024. 

    • 20 min

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Wonderful analysis regarding leadership

Linda Lacina does an incredible job at eliciting leadership principles from top leaders. Really serious discussions.

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