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Anne Bahr Thompson on Doing Good and Brand Citizenship

Podcast Recorded: May 2018
  • CSR & Governance
  • Leadership & Change
  • Marketing
Podcast Guest: Anne Bahr Thompson

Leading brand consultant, Anne Bahr Thompson, has been conducting research over recent years through her CultureQ initiative into, initially how Millennials and then other generations, think about brands. One of the strongest new elements is the power of corporate citizenship and how 'doing good' also helps businesses 'do well'. Her 'Brand Citizenship' model takes customer focus from Me-to-We.

See also the review of her book 'Do Good' .

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Bob Chapman - Proving the Benefits of People-Centred Leadership

Bob Chapman is the CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Inc and author, with Raj Sisodia, of the best-selling book 'Everybody Matters' that describes the story of how he inherited a failing organisation and after several years unsuccessfully applying traditional cost-cutting methodologies to turn it around, he pivoted after a couple of epiphany moments, to a leadership approach and set of values that focuses on the employees rather than the products. The results have been both transformatory for the business and life-changing for many employees.

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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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Coaching and the Trust Wheel Conversation with Emmanuel Mankura and Krishna Thapa

In this focused conversation with two remarkable and hugely insightful people, we continue our exploration of what traditional societies know and understand implicitly as well as explicitly about good leadership. practice. Emmanuel Mankura is a Maasai Elder who has travelled the world sharing his knowledge and wisdom gleaned from his community, heritage and enormous acuity. Krishna Thapa is an Everest summiteer, SAS soldier and Nepali Gurkha, who has led teams to the top of the world, and into the some of the world's most dangerous zones. 

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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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Danielle Lyssimachou on the Secret of Profit

Profit is probably the number one performance measure for most businesses. Businesses strive to achieve key profit targets on a regular basis to meet stakeholder expectations.

Many non-finance professionals believe that profit is a single point mathematical figure to which one arrives after lengthy recordings and computations. Others believe that profit is an unreliable figure, since accountants can find creative ways of manipulating it. The truth, however, lies somewhere in the middle.

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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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David Nour on Strategy Visualization

Successful implementation is the litmus test for any business strategy—and the key to that is making sure people across your organization are fully engaged, focused, and committed.

Visualization is a vital tool for business leaders needing to communicate strategy to their people in a way that facilitates effective strategy execution.

It’s a new way of communicating strategy—turning data points into a compelling story that grabs people’s attention and helps them understand how their individual roles fit the larger plan.

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Dennis Carey on Talent Before Strategy

Dennis Carey is Vice-Chair of the global people consultancy, Korn Ferry and co-author with Dominic Barton, the boss of McKinsey &Co, and management guru Ram Charan, of the book Talent Wins which reimagines how the top team of large organizations should be configured - with a triumvirate of CEO, CFO and CHRO as the leading players.

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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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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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Emotional Intelligence for the New Normal - Shayna Humphrey - Vanderbilt University

In the context of a global crisis we have looked to leaders who can couple their requisite industry knowledge with attributes of exceptional self-control and poise.

In a recent IEDP webinar, we welcomed emotional intelligence expert and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University, Shayna Humphrey to unpack these intrapersonal attributes—that are born of high emotional intelligence, and which enable leaders to steady their teams, motivate high performance, and deliver meaningful results, even under trying conditions.

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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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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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Fred Funck on Performance Psychology

Frédéric Funck is CCL’s EMEA Director for Coaching, Open Enrolment and Marketing, having performed both in the private and in the public sector (primarily EU Commission and military organizations) over the last 15 years. Frédéric holds a Coaching Certificate from the Neuro-Institute and specialized in leadership coaching, mental coaching, coaching for performance and public speaking.

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Global Table Conversation #1: Emmanuel Mankura and Rolf Pfeiffer

Subscriber Only Content - Members of the Ideas for Leaders online community joined Maasai Elder, Emmanuel Mankura, and Rolf Pfeiffer, an executive coach and consultant, for a 90-minute conversation on Leading in a Hostile Environment. Emmanuel Mankura talks with deep insight and knowledge about the values of the Maasai community that is instilled from an early age and fosters a deep sense of belonging and loyalty to the tribe.

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Global Table Conversation #2: Krishna Thapa and Alice Bromage

Subscriber only Content - 'Conversations from around the Global Table' are participative online events, where we bring  guests who have different perspectives on the world, through their cultural background or work and life experiences, to share some stories and thinking with us. Audience members are able to directly ask questions of the guest and share reflections on the discussion with everyone listening. All subscribers to Ideas for Leaders are invited to join the sessions.

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Global Table Conversation #3: An Introduction to Territory Mapping with Anthony Willoughby and Andy Stoker

Subscriber Only Content - Anthony Willoughby is a veteran of roads less travelled, and in this conversation recounts some of his experiences from his various expeditions, which included crossing the notorious Taklamakan desert in China by camel, climbing 7,546m Mt. Mustagh Ata in the Parmirs without oxygen or porters and walking across Papua New Guinea with 24 bottles of wine, no food and a persistent complainer which inspired his philosophy of I Will Not Complain
 

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Global Table Conversation #4: Charles Irvine on Our Big Opportunity

The Covid-19 crisis has brought massive disruption to over half the globe's population, and considerably more of the global economy. It has devastated lives through the ill-health and lost lives it has incurred, and it has isolated and incarcerated millions of families and individuals. But it has also been a time to stop, reflect and re-evaluate what is important in our lives. These realisations have led to conversations around the world and a growing determination that after the crisis passes, we must not allow the world to return to its pre-crisis state.

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Global Table Conversation #5: Pam Warren and Falling in Love with Change

By her own admission before 5th October, 1999, Pam Warren was firmly inside her comfort-zone. A financial adviser working in the City of London, the certainty of numbers and spreadsheets were reassuring and reliably familiar. Today she is an advocate for disruption – life is too short not to grab opportunities and try to make things better.

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Global Table Conversation #6: Orit Wolf and Suspending Judgement to Innovate

Dr Orit Wolf possesses a unique set of skills. She is an acclaimed international concert pianist, executive mentor, senior lecturer and expert business consultant in the area of innovative thinking and creative marketing. By the age of 23 she had already acquired three summa cum laude degrees from Tel Aviv University, Boston University, and the Royal Academy of Music, winning numerous international awards. She was then offered teaching positions at Leeds University, Tel Aviv University, Lahav Business School and the Shenkar Institute.

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Global Table Conversation #7: Christo Brand and Terry Waite on Forgiveness and Reconciliation

An extraordinary conversation with two extraordinary men, bringing their recollections, insights and perspectives from their separate but related experiences as captor and captive - and their subsequent journey to understand that to progress and move on, they must embrace forgiveness and reconciliation with those who they held by or who they held.

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Global Table Conversation #8: Alice Bromage and the Black Mambas on Resilience, Leadership and Growth

What can we learn from an all-female anti-poaching unit that transfers to organisations globally? Alice Bromage, a former British army officer, who has worked closely with the Black Mambas, takes us through a detailed look at the complexities of their wider context and how by focusing on and 'doing the right thing' with the team it has transformed not just the women unit members, and massively improved the anti-poaching ourcomes, but also has wider effects to their communities, health and sense of self-value and possibilities of what they can achieve. 

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Global Table Conversation #9: Prof Paul Brown on Brain and Behaviour in Organisations

Applied neuroscientist, Prof Paul Brown, explains how emotions underpin everything we do - and the importance of understanding this for managers who have to deal with people every day. Referencing some of the latest thinking from the world of neuroscience and explaining it in a very accessible and applicable manner, Prof Brown's insights are a 'must see' for everyone in organisations looking to understand how they can improve performance and engagement in their teams.

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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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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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Hubert Joly on The Heart of Business

Hubert Joly is the former chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co. He took on the role when the company was considered in danger of failing and turned it around with a dramatic transformation through his 'People First' approach. Prior to his Best Buy Co job, Joly had worked at McKinseys and then increasingly senior roles at Vivendi and Wagons Lits. He is now a senior faculty at Harvard Business 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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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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Joel Peterson on The 10 Laws of Trust

Joel Peterson is the long-standing Chairman of the major US domestic airline, JetBlue Airways, and a leadership and entrepreneurship professor at Stanford GSB. He has also founded and chairs the private equity business Peterson Partners. This breadth of experience and depth of knowledge has led him to be a leading advocate for organizations to focus on becoming high-trust institutions - the subject of his newly expanded book "The 10 Laws of Trust", that he discusses here with Roddy Millar.

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