Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast


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

By Heidrick & Struggles

In this podcast, Alessia Sterpetti, head of open innovation and the Idea Factory at Enel, discusses the company’s bold initiative to generate innovative solutions to business challenges and the shift to an entrepreneurial ...

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

By Heidrick & Struggles

In this podcast, Adrian O’Connor, former regional chief financial officer of Prudential Corporation Asia, discusses financial growth and disruption in the insurance industry and how technology is evolving the role of the ...

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

By Heidrick & Struggles

In this podcast, Julien Mininberg, CEO of Helen of Troy, discusses how empowering the company’s leadership team and committing to organizational change propelled its culture transformation.

Manufacturing in China: A CEO perspective

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In this podcast, Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, discusses the importance of China’s manufacturing industry for the company’s competitiveness and how doing business in China differs from operating ...

BlackRock: Promoting LGBTQ rights in Asia

By Heidrick & Struggles

In this podcast, Robert Ronneberger, vice president for Asia at BlackRock, discusses how the company is promoting LGBTQ rights in Asia and encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

How to navigate digital disruption in retail

By Heidrick & Struggles

In this podcast, Alexis Nasard, CEO of Bata, discusses how the 124-year-old global footwear company stays adaptable and agile and uses strategic planning to win the retail innovation race.

Discovery Limited: Leading with purpose to drive health insurance innovation and better health outcomes

By Heidrick & Struggles

In this podcast, Adrian Gore, CEO and founder of Discovery Limited, discusses how the health insurance company leads with an authentic business purpose—helping people live longer and healthier lives—to inspire its people ...

Podcast episode 23: What it takes to be a good leader: Leadership lessons from South Africa

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In this podcast, Doug Jackson, former CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), discusses his 35 years within the Coca-Cola system and his journey as a leader, including his friendship with Nelson Mandela and the leadership ...

Podcast episode 22: Rethinking the customer journey in consumer banking

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In this podcast, Andrew Bester, CEO of The Co-operative Bank, discusses the challenges the consumer banking sector faces in a digital world and the steps The Co-op Bank is taking to overcome them, always putting customers ...

Podcast episode 21: Risk, experiment, and fail: A perspective on the insurance industry of the future

By Heidrick & Struggles

In this podcast, Pradip Patiath, senior partner at McKinsey & Company, discusses how innovation and digitalization are changing the insurance sector and how insurance companies must evolve to meet consumer demands.

Podcast episode 20: A sport for all: World Rugby’s inspiring brand transformation

By Heidrick & Struggles

In this podcast, Brett Gosper, CEO of World Rugby, discusses the company’s organizational and branding transformation and the important role that sports play in society.

Podcast episode 19: Succeeding in e-commerce starts with the right talent and a growth mind-set

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In this podcast, Piet Coelewij, CEO of Wehkamp, discusses the company’s transformation into a full e-commerce business and how having the right talent and culture in place has been key to its success.

Podcast episode 18: Shaping the future of banking

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In this podcast, Colin Walsh, CEO and founder of Varo Money, discusses the role technology has been playing to transform the banking sector and the skills he looks for in his team to thrive through change.

Podcast Episode 17: Small teams as lighthouses: Modeling organizational change

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In this podcast episode, Rainer Baumann, managing director for Head Group Digital and Information at Swiss Re, discusses the importance of organizational agility—and the steps to help develop it—to survive in today’s VUCA ...

Podcast Episode 16: Accelerating across a changing landscape

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In this podcast episode, Andy Palmer, chief executive officer of Aston Martin, discusses how the automotive company has consistently overcome the disruptive market by supporting a culture that encourages innovation.

Podcast episode 15: Transforming with agility, leading with purpose

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In this podcast episode, NiQ Lai, chief operating officer of Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), discusses how striking the right balance between fulfilling the company’s purpose and achieving bottom-line results led to the ...

Podcast episode 14: Lessons from the disrupted

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In this podcast, Steven Overman, chief marketing officer at Kodak, discusses the challenges posed by disruption and how best to confront them.

Podcast episode 13: Winds of change

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In our latest podcast, Peter Weckesser, digital transformation officer for Airbus Defence and Space, discusses how the firm is navigating continuous disruption.

Podcast episode 12: Understanding the online breadcrumbs

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In our latest podcast, Jørn Lyseggen, founder and CEO of Meltwater, discusses the power of digital data to dramatically speed up decision making for businesses.

Podcast episode 11: Perfect chemistry

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In our latest podcast, Antonio Carrillo Rule, former CEO of Mexichem, discusses how the chemical and industrial company became a diversified global player.

Podcast episode 10: Culture through the regulator’s lens

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Priya Dixit Vyas speaks with Natalie Ceeney, chair of Innovate Finance and former CEO of the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service, on why leaders should focus on corporate culture.

Podcast episode 9: Powering the future

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Jamie Page speaks with Cedrik Neike, member of the managing board at Siemens, about the company’s approach to innovation and key trends such as digitalization and sustainable energy.

Podcast episode 8: Reimagining the Role of the Bank CEO

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In this podcast, Antony Jenkins, founder of 10x Banking and the former CEO of Barclays, describes how corporate culture in financial services is changing today.

Podcast episode 7: Beyond diversity to inclusion

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Bill Bradley speaks with David Casey, vice president of workforce strategies and chief diversity officer at CVS Health, about building an inclusive company culture.

Podcast episode 6: Mastering digital innovation at GE

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Mark Livingston speaks with Ashley Haynes, vice president and general manager of global support at GE Digital, about how GE has moved from a traditional industrial company to a digitized one.

Podcast Episode 5: In Pursuit of Omnichannel Nirvana

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Sam Burman speaks with Raghav Lal, EVP and chief data and analytics officer at Westfield Retail Solutions, the division within Westfield Corporation that is focused on reinventing the shopping experience.

Podcast Episode 4: From race track to real world

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In this podcast, Ian Rhodes, CEO of McLaren Applied Technologies, speaks about the company’s cutting-edge technologies for the automotive and racing industries—and how they’re sparking innovation in the sector.

Podcast Episode 3: Turning the Tanker

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In this podcast, Denzil Samuels speaks about GE’s digital transformation and how the company’s efforts accelerated its growth and performance.

Podcast Episode 2: The power of paranoia

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In this podcast, Girish Nadkarni, founder of ABB Technology Ventures, discusses what makes venture groups successful and his recipe for innovation.

The Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast

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Episode 1: “Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 Minutes” Jamie Page chats with Nick Earle of Hyperloop One—a futuristic transit system described by Elon Musk as a cross between a Concorde jet, a rail gun, and an air hockey table.