34 episodes

This podcast series explores the intersections of business, organizational culture and talent through conversations with leading thinkers – and doers – around the world. Heidrick & Struggles serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services.

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This podcast series explores the intersections of business, organizational culture and talent through conversations with leading thinkers – and doers – around the world. Heidrick & Struggles serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services.

    The digital CFO: How Target transformed the consumer journey in retail

    The digital CFO: How Target transformed the consumer journey in retail

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Alyse Bodine speaks with Cathy Smith, former CFO of Target Corporation, one of the largest retailers in the United States. Smith shares her experience as CFO of Target during its successful digital transformation, including the critical importance of understanding the consumer journey, both physical and digital, to inform the company’s strategy and investments. She further shares her vision on future requirements for talent in the finance function, including more technological and data-driven skills, and advice for women in finance. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 14 min
    How purpose and agility are key for the leadership of tomorrow

    How purpose and agility are key for the leadership of tomorrow

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Roman Wecker speaks with Uwe Raschke, board member of Robert Bosch as well as CEO and chairman of BSH, Bosch Siemens Home Appliances. Raschke shares his perspective on agility, purposeful leadership, and the skills future leaders need in order to thrive. He also discusses the business transformation journey he led when he was president of Robert Bosch’s power tools division and how both organizational and culture change were vital for its success. 
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    • 18 min
    EY invests in technology and people to create innovation “superheroes”

    EY invests in technology and people to create innovation “superheroes”

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Josh Clarke speaks with Jeff Wong, global chief innovation officer at EY. Wong discusses the innovation ecosystem he has implemented at EY, investing in both technology and people to become better, faster, stronger. He also talks about the leadership skills needed to succeed in a continuously disruptive world, how to hire and develop talent with a growth mind-set, and how critical innovation is for companies to not only survive but thrive. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 22 min
    A revolution in the renewable energy sector: The journey of Lightsource BP

    A revolution in the renewable energy sector: The journey of Lightsource BP

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Claire Skinner speaks with Nick Boyle, founder and CEO of Lightsource BP, the leading global provider of solar and smart energy solutions. Boyle discusses the evolution and meteoric growth of Lightsource BP since its inception just nine years ago and how the company has overcome challenges in the disruptive renewables sector. He also talks about the future of the sector, including the need to move toward cleaner energy at a global scale, and the leadership skills and talent you need to thrive in such a young and rapidly changing industry. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min
    The Idea Factory: Fostering employees’ creativity to support business innovation

    The Idea Factory: Fostering employees’ creativity to support business innovation

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Tim Luedke speaks with Alessia Sterpetti, head of open innovation and the Idea Factory at Enel, the multinational power company. Sterpetti shares the journey of the Idea Factory, an initiative that helps foster employee creativity to come up with innovative, value-creating solutions to business challenges. She also talks about shifting the company culture to one that is entrepreneurial and also human-centric, and shares advice for up-and-coming female talent. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 12 min
    Driving value creation and developing talent in the insurance industry in Asia

    Driving value creation and developing talent in the insurance industry in Asia

    In this podcast, Adrian O’Connor, former regional chief financial officer of Prudential Corporation Asia, discusses financial growth and disruption in the insurance industry, the importance of developing talent, and how technology is evolving the role of the CFO. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 19 min

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