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Richard Nesbitt on Gender-Balanced Organizational Leadership

Richard Nesbitt was the COO of CIBC, one of Canada's Big 5 Banks until 2014 and prior to that was CEO of the Toronto Stock Exchange. He now is an adjunct professor at University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and CEO of the Global Risk Institute for Financial Services. He won the Visionary Award in 2014 from Women in Capital Markets organization for his sponsorship of gender-diverse management teams - and co-authored with Barbara Annis, Result at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth.

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Prof Noel Tichy on Action Learning at GE

Noel Tichy is a true management guru, having co-authored books with the likes of Warren Bennis and Paul Danos. He was a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, and is best known for his development in the 1980s of the action learning methods now used widely across management education programs. He introduced action learning to Crotonville, GEs ground-breaking corporate university in upstate New York, while GE was being led by Jack Welch. Here he is in discussion with Steve Mostyn, Associate Fellow at Oxford Saïd Business School.

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Charles Irvine on Conflict

Conflict is a 'natural resource' says Charles Irvine, a specialist consultant on managing conflict and who started his career working with Sout Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. If handled well conflict situations can lead to really positive outcomes, with opposing sides interacting and collaborating more and the creative tension of conflict enabling innovation. If left to fester though conflict will destroy teams, organization and certainly energy and happiness. 

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Joseph Pistrui on Nextsensing

Joseph Pistrui, professor of entrepreneurial management at IE Business School notes that the American oil tycoon J. Paul Getty observed “In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy", and that some 20 years after Getty died, Jeff Bezos, the founder and driving light behind Amazon reflected similarly “What is dangerous is not to evolve". Pistrui has developed the Nextsensing initiative to try and identify how opportunities and markets will evolve and so allow organizations to be prepared for them. 

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Steven D'Souza on Not Knowing

Leaders are typically expected to have an answer for every situation. But in today's complex and fast moving world that clearly is not possible. Steven D'Souza is a consultant and executive coach and author of several acclaimed books on leadership - including the one discussed in this podcast titled Not Knowing. An expert in psychology, organizational development, diversity and contemplation - to name a few - D'Souza brings a unique and profound set of insights for us all to learn from. 

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Orit Wolf on Nurturing Talent and Innovation

Orit Wolf is an intenationally acclaimed concert pianist - and innovation consultant. She draws inspiration from her rigorous musical training to better understand how people, particularly managers, can learn to be more creative and improvise and innovate within formal structures of well-established organizations. In this podcast she dicusses how passion is key and that talent has to be nurtured.

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Sydney Finkelstein on Superbosses

Professor Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Ivy League Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is a regular laureate in the bi-annual Thinkers50 ranking of top management thinkers - and his research focus is on the strength and weaknesses of executive talent; why capable leaders can make bad decisions and ultimately fail. In this conversation he discusses his long running research and recent book on Superbosses.

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Why Organization's Don't Learn with Brad Staats

Brad Staats is an associate professor of operations at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He co-wrote with  Harvard professor, Franesca Gino, an article for Harvard Business Review in November 2015 titled 'Why Organizations Don't Learn' which he presents in this webinar, along with some Q&A exploring the practicialities of what might be best practice for enabling organizations to learn more effectively.

 

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Shane O'Mara on the Power of the Resting Brain

Shane O'Mara is Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. His research covers how brain systems support learning, memory, and cognition, and are affected by stress and depression. He also explores how brain science can be applied in business and organisations. 

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Steven MacGregor on Wellness, Recovery and Marginal Gain

Steven is a global expert in executive health and performance with PhD and Master’s degree in Design Thinking. He is also founder of The Leadership Academy of Barcelona and author of Sustaining Executive Performance. He has trained with Olympic athletes, Tour de France riders and Ironman champions and an international level Duathlete currently racing for FC Barcelona. He is also a guest professor with experience in research and teaching at Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, IE, IMD, IESE, CEIBS and Pompeu Fabra.

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Colin Melvin on Changing an Industry

Colin Melvin is the Global Head of Stewardship for Hermes Investment Management as well as the Founder and Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services. He is an inspirational thought leader and visionary agent for positive change, who has been at the forefront of global developments in corporate leadership, stewardship and sustainability and responsible asset management for over twenty years.

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David Marquet on Intent-based Leadership

Former captain of the nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe, David Marquet, talks about how he developed the Intent-based Leadership approach while on the ship to enable devolved decision-making in complex situations - and how it can be applied to all complex environments

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Eve Poole on Leadersmithing

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever says of Eve Poole "At a time when leadership is scarce, Eve Poole offers some practical insights for all on what it takes to become a true leader".

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Kevin Gaskell on Inspired Leadership

Kevin Gaskell became CEO of Porsche UK while still in his 30s, he then acquired Maserati for the business, and went on to lead BMW GB. He has since become a serial entrepreneur - as well as adventurer and mountaineer. In this podcast he discusses the theme of his new book 'Inspired Leadership' where he explains how leaders need to inspire others, so that the motivation to succeed can come from within everyone on the team.

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Jennifer Riel on Integrative Thinking

Jennifer Riel is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty-at-large at Univeristy of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, and Managing Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute’s Knowledge Infrastructure project, which includes oversight of Rotman I-Think (Rotman's elementary and secondary school integrative thinking and design thinking program). In her role, Jennifer leads educational and knowledge sector initiatives, including writing, designing curriculum and teaching for a variety of audiences.

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Mastering the Last Mile: A Webinar with Dilip Soman

Dilip Soman is a Professor of Marketing and holds the Corus Chair in Communications Strategy at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. His research is in the area of behavioural economics and its applications to consumer wellbeing, marketing and policy. Dilip Soman has also worked with UK Prime Minister's Cabinet Office 'Nudge Unit' on creating policy initiatives that work by 'nudging' behaviur changes. In this webinar he explores this approach and the difficulty in enabling real behaviour change in organizations.

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Dr Stefano Tasselli on Networks

Stefano Tasselli is an Assistant Professor at the Innovation Management group of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In this podcast he discusses how friendship connections amongst people in organizations hold the key to how projects can be accelerated and knowledge transferred. He holds a PhD from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His research interests include the micro-foundations of organizational social networks; social networks, knowledge transfer and innovation; and organizational theory.

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Working with the Grain of the Brain: A Webinar with James Parsons

Executive and organizational performance is closely related to executive health - both in mind and body. James Parsons explores the foundational importance of managing core body health to achieve greater coherence. In this webinar James not only makes the connection between performance and "a healthy mind in a healthy body", but also focuses on HRV, heart rate variability, and how it underpins so much of our behaviour, particularly our ability to manage our emotions and decision-making mindsets.

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Grounded and Conscious: A Webinar with Bob Rosen, CEO of Healthy Companies Inc

Bob Rosen is a globally respected leadership researcher and consultant, and CEO of Healthy Companies Inc. He has interviewed large numbers of senior leaders in over 50 different countries over the course of two decades, many of which have been reported in the Leadeship Journey's series appearing in our sister publication IEDP Developing Leaders. Recently these interviews have included Angela Ahrendts, then CEO of British fashion label Burberry and now with Apple; Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, the CEO of Lego ho has transformed the business; Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

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Strategy Execution: A Webinar with Prof Joe Ryan of Vanderbilt University

Much corporate time and resource is dedicated to developing strategic vision and creating strategic plans. But business leaders only really succeed when they can execute their plans effectively.   Prof Joseph Ryan, Faculty Director at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, has consulted for numerous large organizations across the globe and taught on many executive education programs including the EMBA at the Wharton School.

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Jacqueline Carter on The Mind of the Leader

Jacqueline Carter is an International Partner and North American Director for Potential Project. She has over 20 years of experience working with organizations around the globe to enhance effectiveness and improve performance, primarily through the wider use of mindfulness practice in organizations. Her clients include Cisco, Accenture, LVMH and the Royal Bank of Canada to name a few.

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Elena Botelho on What Makes a CEO

Elena Botelho grew up in Azerbaijan and Russia in a family of mathematicians and earned her MBA from Wharton. She has advised more than 200 CEOs and boards over two decades, first as a strategy consultant with McKinsey and currently as a partner at the consultancy ghSMART. She leads the CEO Genome Project - a collaboration between ghSMART and some leading universities, including Chicago and NYU that has analysed the largest CEO data set to identify the key characteristics that make up successful business bosses - which she discusses with Roddy Millar in this conversation.

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Leadership in the Digital Age: A Webinar with Marc Beretta of HEC Paris

Marc Beretta is Academic Director of Executive Programs at the top-ranked international business school HEC Paris. He started his career managing people in finance before becoming a certified coach and an international consultant and founder and CEO of Inis alga®. He also teaches on the TRIUM program (HEC Paris, London School of Economics, New York University).

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Joshua Gans on Prediction Machines

Joshua Gans is a professor of strategic management and holds the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. His research is primarily focused on understanding the economic drivers of innovation and scientific progress, and has core interests in digital strategy and antitrust policy. Joshua serves on the editorial board of Management Science, managing director of the Core Research consultancy and writes regularly for Forbes, HBR and Digitopoly.

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Energy and Performance: A Webinar with Prof Paul Brown

People are the driving force of all organizations - but they can also be what holds performance back and dulls creativity. The challenges facing organizations in the 21st century are very different from those of the 20th century, with the pace and continuity of change vastly greater. To manage these new challenges requires a different set of solutions and approaches to those used in the last century.

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Vicki Culpin on Sleep

The impact of poor sleep on people can be significant both in terms of their ability to work effectively and also on their health.

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Hemant Taneja on the Economies of Unscale

A Managing Director with the large Venture Capital firm General Catalyst, Hemant Taneja reflects on the new business model environment, where start-ups can rent scale to grow horizontally - in a paradigm not previously available before the advent of tech platforms and AI.

Read the Unscaled book review, here on Ideas for Leaders.

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Robin Kermode on Speaking so People Listen

Whether you are making a sales presentation, leading a team, explaining a strategy to the Board, the sound of your voice, regardless of the words you are saying, carries a message to your listeners. Robin Kermode is a stage and screen actor who is now one of Europe's leading communications coaches, working with senior politicians, executives, entrepreneurs and media personalities. In this podcast with Roddy Millar he discusses how everyone can practice to ensure they bring their authentic voice to the fore when big occasions often make us try to sound different.

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