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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 Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast Heidrick & Struggles

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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.

    Putting digital at the heart of the organization

    Putting digital at the heart of the organization

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Shaloo Kulkarni speaks to Raj De Datta, chief executive officer and cofounder of Bloomreach, a digital commerce platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. De Datta shares what he believes are the most critical issues for organizations that are focused on building on their digital transformation program and discusses the difference between a customer-centric approach to the digital experience and the more successful seeker-centric approach. He also offers some advice for those seeking to become entrepreneurs.
     
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    • 16 min
    Leadership characteristics for CEO success

    Leadership characteristics for CEO success

    Anton Katz, founder and CEO of Talos, a leading institutional technology provider, discusses the leadership characteristics that have helped him as CEO, the importance of diverse talent and inclusive teaming, and the common themes of the lessons he's learned throughout his career. 
     
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    • 22 min
    General counsel perspectives: Leadership skills needed to navigate a new role during the pandemic

    General counsel perspectives: Leadership skills needed to navigate a new role during the pandemic

    Rhonda Ferguson, executive vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary at Allstate, discusses the leadership skills needed to navigate onboarding into her role in a new organization during the pandemic and the important role that inclusive diversity plays as a core value and strategy.
     
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    • 13 min
    CHRO insights: Digitalization and disruption

    CHRO insights: Digitalization and disruption

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Merja Eskola speaks to Hanne Peltola, chief human resources officer at Neles, a publicly listed Finnish technology company. Peltola shares her insights on how digitalization has created opportunities, not only for the customer environment, but also helping employees to better balance their working and private lives. She further taps into the importance of a diversified workforce, which should remain a common challenge for all companies around the world.
     
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    • 15 min
    HR insights: Performance management and digitalization

    HR insights: Performance management and digitalization

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Roger Muys speaks to Michael Hinssen, global head of HR at Munich Re, a global provider of reinsurance, primary insurance and risk, and insurance-related risk solutions. Hinssen shares insights on Munich Re’s digitalization process from an HR perspective, how the company navigated the pandemic, their new performance management strategy, and how he thinks about driving inclusion, as well as offers some advice for HR leaders: understand the business deeply, be a clear communicator, and simplify the strategy into simple actions.
     
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    • 29 min
    CFO insights: Diversity, sustainability, and talent development

    CFO insights: Diversity, sustainability, and talent development

    In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Axel de Schietere speaks with Cécile Cabanis, board member and former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Danone, the multinational food products corporation. Cabanis talks about the path her career has taken, the coincidence and dedication that led her to where she is today. She offers leadership advice to women aspiring to a career in finance and stresses the importance of focusing on one’s strengths rather than weaknesses, as well as to always stay true to oneself. She also discusses the balance needed between short- and long-term goals and Danone’s commitments to ESG, specifically concentrating on localization, health, and overall governance.
     
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    • 23 min

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