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Fearless Creative Leadership with Charles Day

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We talk to leaders of the world’s most disruptive companies about how they are jumping into the fire, crossing the chasm and blowing up the status quo. Leaders who’ve mastered the art of turning the impossible into the profitable.

We talk to leaders of the world’s most disruptive companies about how they are jumping into the fire, crossing the chasm and blowing up the status quo. Leaders who’ve mastered the art of turning the impossible into the profitable.

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United States

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We talk to leaders of the world’s most disruptive companies about how they are jumping into the fire, crossing the chasm and blowing up the status quo. Leaders who’ve mastered the art of turning the impossible into the profitable.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 227: Rich Bressler

10/12/2020
This week’s guest is Rich Bressler, the President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iHeartMedia and iHeartCommunications. iHeart is both a highly creative and a highly complicated business. The company has 13,000 employees in the United States, spread over 150 offices for 850 radio stations. Add to all of that the realities of a global pandemic and a historic civil rights moment and you create a multi-layered leadership test. In an environment crying out for...

Duration:00:31:04

Ep 226: Justin Spooner

10/7/2020
This week’s guest is Justin Spooner, the co-founder of the London-based consultancy, Unthinkable Digital. Justin knows more and thinks more than anyone I know about how people learn and how they connect. In a world that has moved mostly online, that understanding has become essential not only for our business success but for our humanity - and increasingly for our sanity. Like all great conversations, I learned a lot from this one. And have applied some of the revelations to the problems...

Duration:00:35:00

Ep 225: Frank Spotnitz

9/10/2020
This week’s guest is Frank Spotnitz, the Founder and CEO of Big Light Productions. They’re a London and Paris-based production company. Under Frank’s leadership, Big Light has produced a number of high-end drama productions including Amazon’s Emmy award-winning The Man in the High Castle, Ransom, The Indian Detective and three seasons of Medici for Netflix. He has also co-created the new drama series Leonardo, which he talks about during our conversation. Frank was also executive producer...

Duration:00:31:18

Ep 224: Nicki Sprinz

9/2/2020
Nicki Sprinz is the Managing Director of B-corp digital product studio ustwo. In the six years that she has been with the company, she has eradicated the company’s gender pay gap . In her past, she’s been a journalist for the Sunday Times and The Guardian, before going on to work in the NHS. She also co-founded Ada’s List in 2013, a supportive global community of more than 3,000 women working in tech. That is an extraordinary list of achievements. What makes her story even more compelling...

Duration:00:30:41

Ep 223: Stephanie Nadi Olson

8/25/2020
This episode is being published within a couple of days of the very sad news that Sir Ken Robinson has died. He was perhaps the world’s leading thinker and expert on creativity and innovation. His original TED talk, do schools kill creativity, is the most watched in the history of TED. If you haven’t seen it, take 18 minutes and watch it. It’s extraordinary. Ken believed in the potential of every child. At its core, his message was profound and simple. Every human being is remarkable. I...

Duration:00:29:31

Ep 222: Marcel Marcondes

7/20/2020
Marcel Marcondes is the U.S. Chief Marketing Officer for Anheuser-Busch. We talked about what he’s learned about leading a culture that embraces minorities after experiencing racism in his own life. And about the need to show up as a human being first and a leader second. We also talked about why he’s listening now, more than ever. And then turning what he hears into action. That last point is especially important, I think. Listening has become a new metric for leaders. But if listening...

Duration:00:33:06

Ep 221: Stephen Garrett

7/20/2020
This conversation is with the film and television producer Stephen Garrett. During his career, Stephen’s been responsible for an extraordinary range of content - from The Night Manager, to the long-running series Spooks (MI-5 here in the U.S.), to Life on Mars to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. He brings stories to life. And he has a rare gift for observing humanity. As almost everything about our world seems to be changing by the minute, I talked to Stephen about the stories that will be...

Duration:00:48:49

Ep 220: Have Her Back Founders

7/6/2020
Pamela Culpepper; Erin Gallagher and Caroline Dettman are the three founders of Have Her Back Consulting. They describe themselves as a culture consultancy working with companies to tackle equity for all. When I interviewed Caroline in January - in what now seems like an almost unimaginably different world - we talked extensively about the steps that businesses and society needed to take to create gender equity. With George Floyd’s murder, conversation - and in some cases - action has now...

Duration:00:41:53

Ep 219: Justin Gignac

6/29/2020
Justin Gignac is the co-founder of Working Not Working - a curated community of 80,000 of the best creatives in the world. Most businesses today are led and staffed by predominantly white people. Very, very few companies reflect society. Leaders are suddenly galvanized to fix this problem, publishing staffing numbers and pledging to hire diverse talent. I believe them when they say it. I believe them when they say they’re going to work to create environments that support and embrace the...

Duration:00:32:16

Ep 218: John S. Couch

6/25/2020
This episode is part of Season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading In The Time Of Virus”. Today, leadership requires that you meet the challenges of two viruses - COVID-19 and racism. In this environment, unlocking creative thinking has never been more valuable or essential. John Couch is the VP of Product Design at Hulu and author of “The Art of Creative Rebellion: How to champion creativity, change culture and save your soul”. He is also the child of an interracial marriage, at a time...

Duration:00:32:08

Ep 217: Ian Davis

6/22/2020
This episode is part of season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading In The Time Of Virus.” Since the outbreak of COVID-19, this podcast has been focused on how leaders are adapting to a global health pandemic. But the death of George Floyd has finally and fully exposed what millions of people already knew. Another virus has already infected our society. Racism. It’s been here for centuries. It adapts and evolves, it is fueled by hate and fear and it leaves in its wake deep, wide and...

Duration:00:38:09

Ep 216: Carl Johnson

6/11/2020
This episode is part of Season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading In The Time Of Virus”. In these conversations we discover how some of the world’s most innovative and creative leaders are adapting their leadership to our new reality. These people are among the world’s best problem solvers. This episode is a conversation with Carl Johnson, one of the founding partners and the Executive Chairman of Anomaly. It was recorded just before George Floyd’s death. But it is filled with insights...

Duration:00:25:40

Ep 215: Adam Tucker

6/4/2020
This episode is part of Season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading In The Time Of Virus”. In these conversations we discover how some of the world’s most innovative and creative leaders are adapting their leadership to our new reality. These people are among the world’s best problem solvers. This episode is a conversation with Adam Tucker of Ogilvy and WPP. It was recorded just before the events in Minneapolis took place and the subsequent protests that are now spreading around the...

Duration:00:24:36

Ep 214: JOAN Creative

5/26/2020
This episode is a conversation with Lisa Clunie and Jaime Robinson, the co-founder of Joan - a 4 year old independent creative company. I knew Lisa and Jaime before they knew each other. When they finally met, they each asked me to work with them to decide if they would be good partners for each other. As you’ll hear, their chemistry was obvious immediately. If you’ve listened to the podcast much, you’ll know I’m an advocate for women ruling the world. And for the qualities that women...

Duration:00:35:15

Ep 213: Gina Hadley

5/14/2020
This episode is part of Season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading In The Time Of Virus”. In these conversations we discover how some of the world’s most innovative and creative leaders are adapting their leadership to our new reality. These people are among the world’s best problem solvers. This episode is a conversation with Gina Hadley, the co-founder of The Second Shift. In their words, they are on a mission to connect empowered women with companies who need their skills, their...

Duration:00:27:53

Ep 212: Simon Cook

5/11/2020
This episode is a conversation with Simon Cook - the Managing Director of Cannes Lions. The focus of the Lions is to explore, provoke and celebrate the power of creativity and innovation in the business world. The annual Cannes Lions festival is formed by 20,000+ people coming together every June in the south of France and all that goes with that. Except this year. When for the first time in almost 70 years, there will be no physical festival. Simon talked about how to adapt an...

Duration:00:27:17

Ep 211: 72andSunny

5/8/2020
This episode is our eleventh of Season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading In The Time Of Virus”. In these conversations we discover how some of the world’s most innovative and creative leaders are adapting their leadership to our new reality. These people are among the world’s best problem solvers. This episode is a conversation with the people who lead 72andSunny - John Boiler, Glenn Cole, Matt Jarvis and Evin Shutt. Partnerships are hard. In some cases they’re destructive. This...

Duration:00:40:31

Ep 210: Rosemarie Ryan

5/4/2020
This episode marks the three year anniversary of Fearless. When we started this podcast in 2017, none of could have forecast the state of the world three years later. One thing has become obvious - creative and innovative thinking has become even more critical as we start to build a new future. And leaders who can unlock creativity and innovation will be the most valuable and sought after resource for every business. This episode is our tenth of Season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading...

Duration:00:24:53

Ep 209: Emma Cookson

4/30/2020
This episode is our ninth of Season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading In The Time Of Virus”. In these conversations we discover how some of the world’s most innovative and creative leaders are adapting their leadership to our new reality. These people are among the world’s best problem solvers. This episode is a conversation with Emma Cookson, a partner at You & Mr Jones which describes itself as the 'world's first Brandtech group' working to disrupt the world of traditional marketing...

Duration:00:23:00

Ep 208: Greg Hahn

4/27/2020
This episode is our eighth of Season 2 - which we’ve sub-titled, “Leading In The Time Of Virus”. In these conversations we discover how some of the world’s most innovative and creative leaders are adapting their leadership to our new reality. These people are among the world’s best problem solvers. This episode is a conversation with Greg Hahn, until recently the Creative Vice Chairman of BBDO Worldwide, and the Chief Creative Officer of BBDO New York. A few days ago, Greg was let go by...

Duration:00:23:20