Discover the Wealth of Your Team’s Talent

Would you like to be valued for being you rather than for being your job description? That’s a personal benefit of working in a skills-based organization. For the company, that kind of recognition brings better engagement, more productivity, and increased innovation. A skills-based orientation goes beyond job titles and descriptions. Instead, it assesses the talents […]

Why Your New Job Is CSO (Chief Storytelling Officer)

Where is leadership bred: in the heart or in the head? That may modernize Shakespeare’s original question, but it’s essential to ask in an era when many leaders live by numbers, analytics, and logic (and are asking AI to boost that). In our podcast, Dr. Tanvi Gautam, senior faculty at Singapore Management University and program […]

When Innovation (and Profit!) Can Save the World

What if your business’ success could save the world? That’s the underlying theme in our podcast episode with Borealis Foods CEO Reza Soltanzadeh. As a young doctor working with Doctors Without Borders, he saw first-hand the effects of poverty on health…and determined to do something about it. With Borealis Foods (NASDAQ: BRLS), he has…in the […]

Leadership & the Art of Ethical Persuasion

It sounds like a Zen riddle: “Does a leader make a sound if there are no followers there to hear?” Followership is the most critical part of leadership—and your ability to influence is the most critical part of gaining followers. But aside from Dale Carnegie, who talks about influence and persuasion, especially in leadership circles? […]

It’s Your Decision: How Corporate Boards Use AI

Is your board of directors ready for the future? Are you? AI is creeping into the boardroom. In fact, one company now has an AI bot on their board! That shows AI issues are now fiduciary and ethical considerations for any board member, yet few directors are truly future-ready. Our guest, Helle Bank Jørgensen, has […]

How Donatos Pizza Balances 60 Years of Innovation With Steadfast Values with CEO, Tom Krouse

Most business leaders believe in capitalism, but which one? Corporate, free-market, or state capitalism? There are many more, and each one requires different leadership. With this week’s podcast episode originally posted on Valentine’s Day, we’ll look at Agape Capitalism. As guest Tom Krouse, CEO of Donatos Pizza, explains, it centers on a love of humankind, […]

Dispensing Wellness: Walgreens’ Rx for Healthcare

Whether it is visiting a doctor, understanding and paying a medical bill, or picking out the right health insurance plan, we can probably all agree that our regular interactions with the healthcare system are not as seamless or as easy to access as they should be. Healthcare is too hard to navigate, costs too much, […]

Right Honourable Kim Campbell Discusses the Climate Overshoot Commission Report

One of the most challenging aspects of leadership is inheriting the problems of your predecessors. Great leaders, though, always look at the bigger picture – so they take responsibility for these problems they didn’t create and forge solutions for the organization’s greater good. Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun embodies this: he wasn’t at the company when […]

Can You Hear Her Now? A Former Member of Parliament Shares Her Journey

Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Former Member of Parliament for Whitby, author of Can You Hear Her Now?, Senior Advisor, Cultural Transformation and Strategic Initiatives, and Adjunct Lecturer at Queens University joins the ILI podcast, Can You Hear Her Now?, This episode was produced in partnership with the International Leadership Association as part of their 25th Annual Global Conference […]

Leading a High-Stress Team: Former Police Constable Discusses Merits of Meditation

The tech industry painted a stereotype of a play-filled office with air hockey and ping pong or calming communal workspaces with sleep pods and yoga mats. For most of us, that remains a dream. For police and other first responders, it can’t even be a fleeting thought: from “Karens” to crooks, it’s a high-stress day […]

You’ve Got a Lot of Nerve! A Discussion with Women Who Went First With Two University Presidents

Forging new territory is always hard. Forging it as a leader is even harder: your team, stakeholders, and critics are all watching you. Now, imagine you are in new territory! For women entering the still-heavily male-dominated C-suite ranks, scrutiny and pressure are extra intense. Any stumble prompts mutterings of “What do you expect with a […]

Is Your Leadership Still Relevant? Leadership Scholars Provide Their Insight

The world has changed dramatically in the last few years. That’s a given. But too many of us don’t realize that effective leadership has changed dramatically, too. While leadership development is crucial for organizational success, many programs fail to catalyze real change. They’re too often based on old concepts that focus on the individual rather […]