For over 75 years, RHR’s mission has remained the same: to shape leaders who shape the world. In this series, we will interview leaders on what has shaped them and their organizations.
Work Is Broken
When 80% of people are disengaged or unhappy at work, it’s time we admit that work is broken. The pandemic brought on the great resignation but preceding that was the great contemplation. The pandemic became a catalyst for what many had already begun to think about - the kind of life they want to live. Being unhappy at work is no longer a standard people are willing to accept. In this episode, RHR’s Cristina Jimenez, Partner and Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging speaks to Pa Sinyan, managing partner of Gallup EMEA, on a very human level about the role work plays in our lives and what the future of work might look like.
The Dress Rehearsal is Over
Things we see in the world that disturb or worry us and that we want to fix are in some way reflected within us. A recognition of this truth is what motivated Lindsay Levin to found Leaders’ Quest, an organization dedicated to developing leadership mindset, skills, and wisdom. In this episode, RHR Senior Partner David Astorino speaks to Lindsay about the value of spending time with different people, about being present, and about how we can allow space for others without limiting our own space.
Neurodivergence and Innovation
Neurodivergence is often stigmatized and conceptualized as a disorder or disease, with discussion primarily focused on how it may limit an individual. There is another story to be told. What if we look more closely at the link between neurodivergence and the uniquely human capacity for invention? In this episode, Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, world-renowned professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, talks to Orla Leonard, head of RHR International’s Senior Team Effectiveness practice, about how the study of autism has shaped his work and life and how those who have been diagnosed with autism and other neurodivergent conditions have and will continue to shape the future of innovation.
Storyteller to Leader
Storytelling is about being curious—being curious about how other people experience the world and using that as a starting point to understand their lives and stories. That’s how Ben Steele, executive vice president and chief customer officer of REI, lives his life and leads his organization. In this episode, Joanna Starek, head of advisory services for RHR International, talks to Ben about his journey from storyteller to leader, how his experience was shaped by the unpredictable nature of events, and how that gave him the opportunity for intentional growth.
The last couple of years has been a defining moment in our lives and for leaders globally. The playbook was thrown out the window, and leaders were left with two options: Work your way around the conflict or embrace it. Peter Fasolo, CHRO of Johnson & Johnson, believes for the betterment of the world, leaders should embrace conflict. In this episode, our Senior Partner David Astorino speaks with Peter about how leadership must start and end with purpose and why we should view our work as a pursuit of learning and understanding why things happen.
Lifting Each Other Up
In this episode, Girls Inc. President and CEO Dr. Stephanie Hull chats with Deb Rubin, a Senior Partner and Head of Board & CEO Services at RHR International. Stephanie shares how the values instilled in her by her family and her experiences as a woman of color have helped shape her as a person, as a mission-driven leader, and as an advocate for women and girls.
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Insight from the best leaders in the world interviewed by those who know how to get at what’s of value.