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The Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast

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This podcast series explores the intersections of business, organizational culture and talent through conversations with leading thinkers – and doers – around the world. Heidrick & Struggles serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services.

This podcast series explores the intersections of business, organizational culture and talent through conversations with leading thinkers – and doers – around the world. Heidrick & Struggles serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services.

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United Kingdom

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This podcast series explores the intersections of business, organizational culture and talent through conversations with leading thinkers – and doers – around the world. Heidrick & Struggles serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services.

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English


Episodes

Agile leadership in the pharmaceutical industry: Insights from AmerisourceBergen’s Executive Vice President Robert Mauch

10/9/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Rich Rosen speaks with Robert Mauch, executive vice president and business group president of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, an American drug wholesale company that provides drug distribution and related services. Mauch shares his experiences in leading AmerisourceBergen through the COVID-19 crisis by focusing on purpose-driven change management. He also shares his perspectives on corporate diversity and inclusion as well as the public perception of the...

Duration:00:21:35

Navigating crises with integrity: Insights from Waste Management’s chief people officer

9/1/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Rose Gailey speaks with Tamla Oates-Forney, senior vice president and chief people officer for Waste Management, a comprehensive North American waste and environmental services company. Oates-Forney shares her experiences and insights gained from leading her workforce through the COVID-19 crisis: the importance of putting people first, maintaining a sense of calm, and openness and transparency while working on a sustainable tomorrow. She also stresses...

Duration:00:23:12

Transparency, accountability, humility: Guiding your company through a successful restructuring

7/28/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Liz Hayes speaks with Yvette Austin Smith, principal and director of The Brattle Group, a global economics and financial consulting firm that provides expertise in litigation and regulatory matters. Smith, who specializes in M&A and bankruptcy disputes, explains some of the finance market trends she’s seeing as well as how litigation and contested bankruptcies are different now compared to the Great Recession. She also explains the three key leadership...

Duration:00:14:20

Working together, winning together: Creating a culture of accountability at Fulton Financial

7/14/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Dennis Alimena speaks with Philip Wenger, chairman and CEO at Fulton Financial Corporation, a US financial holding company. Wenger discusses the cultural transformation journey Fulton embarked on five years ago to create a culture of greater accountability throughout the organization, one where everyone is responsible for driving results. He also shares how the company’s cultural values have helped it navigate the current challenging environment, with a...

Duration:00:15:54

Evolution of the workplace: Virtual work and reskilling at Infosys

6/16/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Akhil Verma speaks with Ravi Kumar, president at Infosys, one of the world’s largest information technology and consulting organizations, about the evolution of the workplace. Kumar shares his perspective on how the COVID-19 pandemic will change the order of society and the enterprise as we are forced to transition into more agile, resilient, outcome-centric, and empathy-driven hybrid organizations. He further stresses the need for reskilling and...

Duration:00:22:16

Preparing for the unexpected: Insights from a 9/11 FDNY deputy fire chief

5/19/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Cheryl Stokes speaks with Mike Puzziferri, retired deputy chief in the FDNY, the Fire Department of the City of New York, and a key leader in the FDNY’s response to the 9/11 attacks. Puzziferri shares his experience, including how the department recovered and rebuilt itself, during one of the most challenging periods in the history of the FDNY. Puzziferri discusses the important changes that were made to the FDNY’s crisis management plan and operations...

Duration:00:22:44

A company ahead of its time: Insights from a 100% virtual business

4/29/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Jessica Gentile speaks with Marc Zionts, the executive chairman and a board member of Precision Nutrition, an online fitness and health platform with a unique business model: it is a native 100% virtual business. Zionts shares his experiences on the practices, processes, and benefits around running a fully remote company. Zionts has found that success lies in a combination of having people who are fit for remote work, a mission-based organization that...

Duration:00:22:19

The CHRO’s evolving role in the digital age

4/7/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Christina Cary speaks with Holly Kortright, Senior Vice President of People at Ellucian, a provider of software and services for the higher education sector. Kortright discusses how the CHRO role has evolved to one of both a business and talent strategist, enabling an organizational culture that embraces change and innovation to reach business goals. She stresses the importance of offering a unique employee value proposition to attract and retain the...

Duration:00:23:43

From complexity to simplicity at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

3/9/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Adam Howe speaks with Matthieu Seguin, recently appointed general manager at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) Nigeria. Seguin shares his insights on leading a transformation, from a complex organization to a more agile one, as general manager at Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the lessons he is applying in Nigeria. He also discusses the often-missed step in the middle of such a journey—simplicity—and the importance of culture in...

Duration:00:15:52

Leading by example to transform healthcare: The leadership journeys of Blue Shield’s CEO and CHRO

2/11/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Samantha Carey speaks with Paul Markovich and Mary O’Hara, the CEO and CHRO, respectively, of Blue Shield of California, a $22 billion nonprofit health plan seeking to transform the healthcare system. They share their leadership journeys, emphasizing the importance of continuous learning and challenging and improving oneself in order to make a difference not only within the company but also in the healthcare industry. They discuss how effective...

Duration:00:29:23

Making the most of data and information: Insights from Experian’s CFO

1/28/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Susie Clements speaks with Lloyd Pitchford, CFO and board member of Experian, the multinational consumer credit reporting company. Pitchford shares his experience on how digital disruption is causing a shift in finance responsibilities, moving beyond workflow automation toward supporting technology, data, and innovation to create competitive advantage. He further emphasizes the importance of focusing on external factors to ensure long-term success in a...

Duration:00:12:15

The digital CFO: How Target transformed the consumer journey in retail

1/14/2020
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Alyse Bodine speaks with Cathy Smith, former CFO of Target Corporation, one of the largest retailers in the United States. Smith shares her experience as CFO of Target during its successful digital transformation, including the critical importance of understanding the consumer journey, both physical and digital, to inform the company’s strategy and investments. She further shares her vision on future requirements for talent in the finance function,...

Duration:00:15:17

How purpose and agility are key for the leadership of tomorrow

11/26/2019
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Roman Wecker speaks with Uwe Raschke, board member of Robert Bosch as well as CEO and chairman of BSH, Bosch Siemens Home Appliances. Raschke shares his perspective on agility, purposeful leadership, and the skills future leaders need in order to thrive. He also discusses the business transformation journey he led when he was president of Robert Bosch’s power tools division and how both organizational and culture change were vital for its...

Duration:00:18:48

EY invests in technology and people to create innovation “superheroes”

11/12/2019
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Josh Clarke speaks with Jeff Wong, global chief innovation officer at EY. Wong discusses the innovation ecosystem he has implemented at EY, investing in both technology and people to become better, faster, stronger. He also talks about the leadership skills needed to succeed in a continuously disruptive world, how to hire and develop talent with a growth mind-set, and how critical innovation is for companies to not only survive but thrive. See...

Duration:00:22:48

A revolution in the renewable energy sector: The journey of Lightsource BP

10/17/2019
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Claire Skinner speaks with Nick Boyle, founder and CEO of Lightsource BP, the leading global provider of solar and smart energy solutions. Boyle discusses the evolution and meteoric growth of Lightsource BP since its inception just nine years ago and how the company has overcome challenges in the disruptive renewables sector. He also talks about the future of the sector, including the need to move toward cleaner energy at a global scale, and the...

Duration:00:24:12

The Idea Factory: Fostering employees’ creativity to support business innovation

9/25/2019
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Tim Luedke speaks with Alessia Sterpetti, head of open innovation and the Idea Factory at Enel, the multinational power company. Sterpetti shares the journey of the Idea Factory, an initiative that helps foster employee creativity to come up with innovative, value-creating solutions to business challenges. She also talks about shifting the company culture to one that is entrepreneurial and also human-centric, and shares advice for up-and-coming female...

Duration:00:12:18

Driving value creation and developing talent in the insurance industry in Asia

9/5/2019
In this podcast, Adrian O’Connor, former regional chief financial officer of Prudential Corporation Asia, discusses financial growth and disruption in the insurance industry, the importance of developing talent, and how technology is evolving the role of the CFO. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:22

The Power of One: Helen of Troy’s culture transformation journey

7/30/2019
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Chad Carr speaks with Julien Mininberg, CEO of Helen of Troy, a global consumer products company. Mininberg talks about Helen of Troy’s culture transformation as key to driving its business strategy and unlocking a whole new future for the company. He also discusses the importance of having a clear vision, building and empowering the leadership team, leading through example, and instilling passion throughout the company to drive organizational...

Duration:00:26:12

Manufacturing in China: A CEO perspective

7/10/2019
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Roman Wecker talks to Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, a global printing company. Hundsdörfer discusses how the manufacturing industry is evolving in China and its importance to Heidelberger’s competitiveness. He also shares how doing business in China compares to operating in the Western world and how China is ahead of the game in its digital transformation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:03

BlackRock: Promoting LGBTQ rights in Asia

6/18/2019
In this podcast, Heidrick & Struggles’ Harry O’Neill talks to Robert Ronneberger, vice president and lead strategist for model portfolios and defined contribution solutions for Asia at BlackRock, the global investment management corporation. Ronneberger discusses how BlackRock is promoting the LGBTQ community’s rights in Asia and how important it is to create a diverse and inclusive culture in the workplace. He also shares how BlackRock is actively encouraging D&I, with both internal and...

Duration:00:20:46