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The purpose of business is changing towards a more sustainable, all-stakeholder model. Purpose and people are at the core of this new model, and it requires a new kind of leadership: Human leadership. This podcast will help you understand why this shift is happening and why it’s great for business. Host Kevin Withane and his guests will share values and best practices to reveal how, by creating a unique blend of experience, skills and purpose; their leadership has changed the people and organisations around them.

The purpose of business is changing towards a more sustainable, all-stakeholder model. Purpose and people are at the core of this new model, and it requires a new kind of leadership: Human leadership. This podcast will help you understand why this shift is happening and why it’s great for business. Host Kevin Withane and his guests will share values and best practices to reveal how, by creating a unique blend of experience, skills and purpose; their leadership has changed the people and organisations around them.

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United States

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The purpose of business is changing towards a more sustainable, all-stakeholder model. Purpose and people are at the core of this new model, and it requires a new kind of leadership: Human leadership. This podcast will help you understand why this shift is happening and why it’s great for business. Host Kevin Withane and his guests will share values and best practices to reveal how, by creating a unique blend of experience, skills and purpose; their leadership has changed the people and organisations around them.

Language:

English


Episodes

Leadership Is Not About You

3/8/2021
Leaders must have inclusion as part of their arsenal today. We can create an inclusive culture. The key thing about culture is that we want the culture to change because we want behaviors to change. So if you want to shift in behavior, we need a shift in thinking. In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, coauthors in life and work, whose most recent book, UNLEASHED: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You, is the most definitive...

Duration:00:54:57

The Great Era of Opportunity

3/7/2021
This is a great era for opportunity and for businesses that can demonstrate ethical leadership. In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with Alison Taylor, leader and thought leader in the ethics and compliance and ESG space, about: The generational views on diversity and inclusion;The rise of employee activism; andThe need to review the skills of Boards. Alison Taylor is Executive Director of Ethical Systems, a research collaboration housed at NYU Stern School of Business. She is also a...

Duration:00:54:18

Be Present, Be A Leader

2/7/2021
Purpose, like people, can evolve. What was on the radar 12 years ago is not necessarily what should be on it today. In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with Matt Meyer, a leader, strategist, and advocate for sustainable business, about: Diversity and inclusion in the law;The importance of purpose; andThe difference between profits and value. Matt is CEO and Chairman of Taylor Vinters and also the host of the popular Zebra Talk series of conversations with leaders about the soft...

Duration:01:13:02

Joy, Meaning, and Purpose

12/31/2020
Human potential is the brightest spot on the horizon for the future of work. In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with bestselling author Diana Wu David about : Why she wrote a book about future-proofing your career;Leadership lessons learned from Henry Kissenger; andWhether or not stakeholder capitalism is a fad. Diana Wu David is the Founder of Future Proof Lab and the author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration. You can get your copy from Amazon. ----- You can...

Duration:01:08:10

Freedom To Be Happy

11/30/2020
Freedom to be happy for all employees. That is the mission of my guest on this episode. Happiness in the workplace is not just a fluffy idea. Happiness has a direct impact on the engagement of employees. In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with recently minted first-time author, Matthew Phelan about : Why his early leadership heroes were John Barnes, Gary Lineker, and Paul Gascoigne (soccer players for those in America)Leadership lessons learned from being an entrepreneur in his 20s;...

Duration:01:06:36

Our Brains Are Built For Connection

11/4/2020
Human connection. That is what this episode’s guest loves. He has spent two decades of research taking him from the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. All this in a quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection, human happiness, and effective teamwork. He is now deploying neuroscience technologies to solve real problems faced by real people. In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with Dr. Paul Zak (aka Dr. Love) about: Whether work should be...

Duration:01:06:38

It Shouldn’t Be Expensive To Be Yourself

9/28/2020
You run out of ramen money while earning your doctorate degree at Oxford University so return home ready to take up a research job. Instead, you end up working in a steel factory and in less than 3 years become the Plant Manager and VP of Operations. This is the place to put theory into practice. In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with Dr. Timothy Clark about: Psychological safety and what it meansWhy psychological safety is important todayHow Tim became a leaderWhat leadership actually...

Duration:00:59:59

The Integrity Revolution

8/13/2020
Why put away a CIA turned KGB double agent and then move into tech and end up writing a book on integrity? In this episode, Kevin Withane speaks with Rob Chesnut about: Rob’s first memories of intentional integrityWhy he didn’t go into politicsWhy the internet has inspired him over his careerWhy there is a shift towards purpose-driven businessHow leaders can adapt to lead with integrity Rob is the author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead An Ethical Revolution. You can...

Duration:00:19:35

Work Hard and Be Nice to People

7/30/2020
How does a boy from Canton, Ohio, go to Asia to lead teams delivering revenues of US$1mn, while ensuring that his people know he has their back and that each day they leave work knowing it was about more than the bottom line? In this first episode, Kevin Withane, talks with Brian Kaiser about: Growing up in Canton, OhioHow Peyton Manning influenced his leadership styleWhy he moved to AsiaHow he delivers more than the bottom lineFailureTrust3 tips for future and young leaders Although...

Duration:00:51:26

Welcome To A New Kind of Leadership

7/21/2020
In 2020, business is about more than profit. Companies and individuals are turning away from classic corporate structures and principles. The Business Roundtable has redefined the purpose of a corporation. The standard of shareholder supremacy and only maximising shareholder value is being challenged and moving towards a more purpose-driven way of working with a focus on all stakeholders, and with this comes the need for a new kind of leadership – human leadership. Business has the ability...

Duration:00:01:34