Throughout his tenure in the air force during the Cold War, Bill Pelster was deeply immersed in a failure averse environment. Upon leaving this space and moving into HR, Bill developed a newfound appreciation for how crucial failure is to growth.
Bill was a key architect of Deloitte University which revolutionized corporate training. Deloitte University normalized the power of experimental learning and failing in a safe environment.Listen To This Episode
Longevity depends on companies’ ability to morph culture and operations as complex adaptive systems.
When Pravir Malik entered the workforce, he was struck by the lack of humanity and extreme competitiveness prevalent in corporate culture. This formative experience inspired his study of the resilience of enduring organizations - their cultures, people and structures. Today, as Head of Organizational Science for a leading retailer, Pravir is a change architect and preeminent scientist focused on complex adaptive systems and human potential.Listen To This Episode
CEOs need to pause and ensure their teams are ready for diversity change, says Avivah.
Avivah has always recognized futurists and how they can influence stark change and transformations in organizations. Avivah writes and speaks on the topic of gender diversity and advises some of the world’s biggest organizations to create gender bilingual and inclusive workplaces.Listen To This Episode
Ram shares insights he’s gleaned from his 35+ year career as an advisor to top companies, CEOs and boards.
As the war for talent increases, data plays an increasingly important role in informing talent decisions. Ram discusses the numerous lessons he’s gleaned from his 35+ year career as an advisor to companies, CEOs and boards across the globe.Listen To This Episode
Growing complexity requires new approaches to leading people and crafting business solutions.
People are brilliantly designed for an older, less connected, more predictable world. Our brains are hardwired to create simple stories to explain events, stories that fail to capture the complexity of today’s business environment. Jennifer coaches prominent corporate leaders to break free from hardwired ‘mindtraps’, and to embrace unpredictability with a sense of curiosity.Listen To This Episode
Leading teams through transformations is uncomfortable. Johanne's experiences at McKinsey help her challenge leaders to embrace discomfort.
Johanne opened up about difficult circumstances in her personal life and how these experiences changed how she navigates complexity. As a Master Expert on leadership and coach for senior executives she helps leaders and organizations transform by fostering self-awareness, encouraging vulnerability, and giving voice to resistance.Listen To This Episode
Bill shares Vanguard’s strategies for success, most notably the central role of effective teaming.
Bill McNabb, Chairman and former CEO of The Vanguard Group, shares his approach to unlocking optimal team performance. Today, success is largely determined by how well we perform in teams. From his experiences as a competitive rower to a key leader at the world’s largest mutual fund, Bill has demonstrated a profound proficiency for unlocking optimal team performance.Listen To This Episode
Following the tragic disaster of the Columbia Space Shuttle, NASA underwent a massive culture change effort that centered on teamwork.
Ed Hoffman attributes NASA’s culture change to the successful Space Shuttle 119 mission. He describes how a reorientation around teamwork and innovation, along with emphasis on learning and collaboration, marked a critical inflection point in NASA’s history.Listen To This Episode
Angela discusses how her experiences at Bridgewater were shaped by her Team USA hockey experience.
Angela is an Olympic Gold Medalist in hockey who spent over two decades playing for Team USA. In this conversation, Angela connects the mindset of an elite athlete with success in business, and shares how what she learned in hockey applied to her time at Bridgewater Associates.Listen To This Episode
Dominic’s extensive leadership experience at McKinsey allows him to make succinct recommendations that influence strategy.
According to Dom, as the war for talent intensifies, c-suites can no longer afford to push talent to the bottom of the agenda. Much like how the role of the CFO catapulted in importance with the advent of spreadsheets and financial modeling, Dom says the trajectory of CHROs is accelerating as talent data becomes increasingly valuable.Listen To This Episode