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William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

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Williamsburg, VA

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William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

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English


Episodes

181 Elatia Abate - Regenerative Resilience

8/5/2022
There’s no doubt change will play a major role in our future. We’ll experience new business landscapes, new paradigms for leadership, and new approaches to work. The next 20 years of business in the world will be vastly different from the past. For many professionals, that constant change leads to uncertainty, which can increase burnout, exhaustion, and low morale. If not handled appropriately, it can adversely affect the bottom line. Our guest today says that does not have to be the case....

Duration:00:18:56

180 David Long - Retaining Your Employees

7/21/2022
Retaining high quality employees. A priority today. As professionals change jobs faster than ever, businesses and organizations need to hang on to their best performers. While many employers increase salaries to retain people, our guest today says they’re often overlooking something more important and more effective. Something that will keep top employees engaged and happy at work. David Long is a professor of organizational behavior at William & Mary’s School of Business. In addition to...

Duration:00:17:30

179 Navdeep Gupta - Doing Good & Well: DICK’S

7/5/2022
We all know that companies and employees expect businesses to do more than make money. Today, people expect organizations to contribute to society to make a difference. And we’ve seen how those efforts lead to a number of positive outcomes. When looking for role models in the doing good and doing well arena, one company jumps out: DICK’S Sporting Goods. America’s largest sporting goods retailer goes to great lengths to support young athletes. In fact, since 2014, DICK’S and the DICK’S...

Duration:00:17:51

178 Stephanie Linnartz - Leadership & the Marriott Recovery

6/21/2022
Few sectors were hit harder by the pandemic than the hospitality sector. Hotels in particular faced devastating losses as travel came to a halt. For Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, that meant closing some hotels and laying off or furloughing many employees. Two years later, Marriott is experiencing a remarkable recovery; employees are back to work, hotels are open, and in many cases they’re full, almost back to record levels. Stephanie Linnartz is President of...

Duration:00:18:41

177 Andrew White - Leading in a Modern Age

6/5/2022
The role of today’s leader is quite different from the role leaders played in the past. Today’s senior leaders are navigating several challenges simultaneously: Inflation, fast-moving technology, work from home - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Andrew White is a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at the University of Oxford’s Said School of Business in England. A leadership coach to top CEOs, he leads the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford. He says leading in the...

Duration:00:18:24

176 Dan Akerson - Leading on a Global Scale

5/21/2022
To say Dan Akerson has had an exciting career is an understatement. He’s held leadership positions such as CEO, Chairman, President, and Managing Director of top organizations - including MCI, General Instrument, Nextel, The Carlisle Group, and General Motors. He’s been successful at each stop. He continues to be active, serving on the boards at American Express and Lockheed Martin, but it’s his four years as CEO of General Motors that people remember best. He led GM from 2010 to 2014 where...

Duration:00:16:51

175 Nicholas Janni - A New Paradigm for Leadership

5/5/2022
As businesses, organizations, and professionals deal with change like we’ve never seen before, it makes sense the way we lead will also change. Our guest today says a new leadership paradigm is urgently needed. Nicholas Janni is a sought-after coach, teacher, speaker and author. He works with the world’s top businesses and business schools transforming the way executives lead. He’s written a new book “Leader as Healer: A New Paradigm for 21st Century Leadership.” He joins us today to discuss...

Duration:00:18:40

174 Molly Nissman - The Psychology of Women Investor

4/21/2022
How do you invest your money? Chances are, your gender plays a role in where you invest, how you invest, and the results you generate. When it comes to wealth management, there are considerable differences between the approaches men and women take. Molly Nissman is Vice President, Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager at UBS Financial Services in Norfolk, Virginia. She’s spent her career helping people get the most from their money. She was on campus recently for the annual Women’s Stock...

Duration:00:19:08

173 Kristen Roby Dimlow - Holistic Wellbeing at Microsoft

4/8/2022
More than ever before, companies and organizations are placing great emphasis on their employees by offering more flexible work schedules, or investing greatly in education and training programs. Some, like Microsoft, are focusing on the general wellbeing of their employees. Microsoft has created and launched its Holistic Wellbeing Program - a series of offerings that support employees in four specific wellbeing areas: Physical, mental, financial, and social. Kristen Roby Dimlow is a...

Duration:00:21:11

172 Chris Caracci - The Customer Experience

3/21/2022
We’ve all been there: You go to a local business, or visit a hotel, or go online to make a purchase, and the experience is awful. If it’s bad enough, you decide to never go back again. Which means the business - at a minimum - has lost a customer. In today’s competitive market, no business can afford to lose customers. That’s where Chris Caracci steps in. He helps organizations improve their customer experience. He spent years at the Disney Institute working with clients across the world....

Duration:00:21:10

171 Michael Medline - Leading Transformational Change

3/8/2022
in 2017, when William & Mary graduate Michael Medline became CEO of Empire, he knew the organization was in need of major change. he’d been successful at PepsiCo Canada and as CEO of Canadian Tire but turning around Canada’s second largest grocery retailer, would be a significant challenge. Fast forward to 2022. Medline has executed one of the most effective turnarounds in Canadian retail. Empire and its key brands——Sobey’s, Safeway, IGA, and others---is stronger than ever. and people have...

Duration:00:19:18

170 Patrice Lincoln - The Hot Job Market

2/16/2022
If you’re looking for a new job, now is the time to look. Due to a number of factors, we’re experiencing the hottest job market in decades. Salaries are up, the number of openings across sectors and industries has increased, benefits are improving, and employers are becoming more flexible. The news is great if you’re a job seeker. Patrice Lincoln is a career coach. She’s the Director of Graduate Career Advising and Education at William & Mary’s School of Business. She’s on the front lines in...

Duration:00:19:06

169 Megan Cunningham - Brand Storytelling in 2022

1/22/2022
Every aspect of business deals with continuous change, but one area has constantly evolved from the beginning: Marketing. The audience, tools, and channels change rapidly as marketing continues to grow in terms of complexity. It wasn’t that long ago that reaching your audience was as easy as placing an ad in the newspaper. But now, marketing is more sophisticated, strategic, and segmented than ever. And when done right, it’s tied to the organization’s mission and purpose. And while marketers...

Duration:00:19:24

168 Jennifer Engelhardt - Work Reimagined

1/5/2022
As we’ve seen, the pandemic has changed just about everything; the way we live, the way we communicate, and no doubt the way we work. Transformational change is taking place at work and it will continue for the foreseeable future. And at the center of the changes: People. How can employers create a new work environment that attracts, retains, and satisfies the best people? One organization has its finger on the pulse of the evolution of work - EY. The global organization recently conducted a...

Duration:00:20:14

167 Kelly Crace & David Long - Flourishing Through Life’s Transitions

12/21/2021
For those who’ve spent years in the military, or intelligence community, transitioning to the private sector (or any sector) can be daunting. That’s why William & Mary, and its Center for Military Transition has created a unique two-week on campus program to be held in June called Flourishing Through Life’s Transitions. Designed to be a transformational experience, the program will train veterans and members of the intelligence community to transition to civilian positions while flourishing...

Duration:00:20:37

166 Brad Martin - Qualities of Great Leaders

12/5/2021
There is no one path to a leadership position; some people are asked to lead, some are assigned. For others, leadership is a goal. At an early age, Brad Martin sought leadership roles. As a 20 year old, with no political experience, he ran for public office and became the youngest person ever elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives where he served for five terms. Later he turned to business where he became the CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue and its predecessor firm for nearly 20 years....

Duration:00:22:43

165 Quimby Kaizer - Creating Value

11/21/2021
In today’s highly competitive environment, the best businesses, organizations, and professionals create value. How and for whom may differ somewhat, but the outcome’s the same: Creating value helps you succeed. The target may be customers and organizations, stakeholders or others, but the goal is fairly consistent across sectors. Creating value often means delivering an outcome the client seeks. One that leads to a benefit. Quimby Kaizer knows all about creating value, she’s a consultant and...

Duration:00:19:34

164 Strauss Zelnick - America’s Fittest CEO

11/5/2021
Leadership is tough. For that matter, just about every job today is tough; the hours, the effort, the competition, the people, the pandemic. Success today requires a certain level of mental and physical fitness. As a result, exercise is key. And while it’s important, it can be challenging to find the time to work out regularly. If you’re ever in need of some motivation, look to Strauss Zelinick - the Chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive Software, and founder of the private equity firm...

Duration:00:19:14

163 Kim Lopdrup - Successful Turnarounds

10/20/2021
Virtually every leader has been faced with a turnaround situation - bringing a failing organization back to its former successful state. Or finding a high-quality solution to a problem that can no longer continue. A new leader is brought in to direct the turnaround situation in some instances. In other cases, the current leadership team is expected to get things back on track. And most often sooner rather than later. Because turnarounds are challenging, complex, and often...

Duration:00:19:56

162 Atul Minocha - Lies, Damned Lies & Marketing

10/6/2021
What does your CEO think about marketing? Or if you’re the CEO, what do YOU think about marketing? The way CEOs position marketing and the way they partner with the Chief Marketing Officer has a huge effect on results and the bottom line. Unfortunately, though, for many CEOs, marketing is nothing more than a source of frustration. In some cases, the marketing team has overpromised and under delivered. In other cases, the leader struggles with the investment marketing requires. Whatever the...

Duration:00:18:47