ROLE MODELS IN TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP
We are living through a period of disruption unlike any in recent history, where businesses are struggling to navigate and leaders are facing unprecedented challenges and pressures. The need for role models who can meet disruption head-on and balance the responsibilities and new challenges of leadership is paramount.
In this series of 1:1 conversations, Ted Bililies, Chief Talent Officer of AlixPartners and Managing Director of the Transformative Leadership practice interviews a select group of renowned founders, experts, and CEOs who embody the key qualities of a transformative leader.
MEET THE HOST
Ted Bililies is an internationally-recognized expert on leadership and organization development. He advises investors, CEOs, and boards globally to help them select the right leaders for key roles and to position those leaders and their teams for value creation. Ted is often consulted on challenging succession issues and when boards of directors need to make strategic leadership change.
EPISODE 7: MEET JOHNNY TAYLOR, JR.
“CEOs are trying to manage their business while also respondingto a knowledge-based economy, which means you can’t just be dismissive of people. You have to listen to what matters to them.”
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, and author of Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval (PublicAffairs). As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Johnny is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers, and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors the weekly USA Today column, "Ask HR."
In Episode 7 of our When Leadership Really Matters series, Johnny shares his insight on how leaders can become transformative leaders, the modern challenges, demands and opportunities of the role of the CHRO, tackling the “great talent reckoning” and more. Watch the entire episode below or on our YouTube channel here.
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JOHNNY TAYLOR, JR. ON WHEN LEADERSHIP REALLY MATTERS
EPISODE 6: MEET JEFFREY SONNENFELD
“Today's leaders can learn lessons from history, but they learn a lot from peers–and peers who challenge them.
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies & Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management and Founder and CEO of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute.
In Episode 6 of our When Leadership Really Matters series, Jeffrey discusses what makes for an effective leader in times of disruption, the role that political activism plays in a CEO’s job description now and into the future, his advice for today's leaders and more.
EPISODE 5: MEET YANNIS RODOCANACHI
“It is very important to be vulnerable – in a positive sense – to acknowledge that we don't know what we don't know, that we need to listen, learn, and share.”
Yannis Rodocanachi is the CEO of BH Cosmetics and Advisor at MidOcean Partners. Yannis began his career in music and advertising which piqued his desire to work in an ecosystem that fostered creativity and positive action in the world. Living an international life and staying faithful to his values of sustainability and social responsibility are what he considers his two biggest accomplishments.
In Episode 5 of our When Leadership Really Matters series, Yannis discusses the need for role models who can meet disruption head-on, the evolution of role of the CEO in a changing society and how he’s learned his craft as a multidimensional leader, among other topics.
EPISODE 4: MEET SCOTT MILLER
“The greatest asset we'll ever have is not our possessions, the greatest asset is you. How do you make a difference? What do you want to contribute to?”
Scott Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of Essentia Water, one of the pioneer producers of supercharged ionized alkaline water with a mission of improving lives through Essentia Hydration.
Scott took on the role of CEO at Essentia just three days before the tragic death of George Floyd. During this time and the events that followed, Scott quickly sprang into action to add a voice and act in rectifying systemic injustice. In Episode 4 of our When Leadership Really Matters series, Scott shares his experience leading in times of crisis and distress and how he led Essentia to have its best year on record, despite facing multiple forces of disruption.
EPISODE 3: MEET DAWN ZIER
"Fundamental to my success as a CEO was putting the right team of people around me and empowering them."
Dawn Zier is an independent board director and accomplished CEO best known for engineering a remarkable turnaround of the iconic brand, Nutrisystem. Dawn currently serves on the Board of Directors for Spirit Airlines, The Hain Celestial Group, Purple, and Prestige Consumer Healthcare.
In Episode 3 of our When Leadership Really Matters series, Dawn shares her insight on how CEOs and board members can lead through the unprecedented disruption of our times, how business leaders can counteract the pandemic's negative impact on gender equality in the workplace and more.
EPISODE 2: MEET STAN BERGMAN
“The leadership model for the future is to be a coach, a facilitator, and a mentor. Facilitate all of that. If you're a good coach, the team's going to love you and they're going to follow you.”
Stan Bergman is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental and medical practitioners.
In Episode 2 of our When Leadership Really Matters series, Stan discusses the ways that CEOs can drive diversity better in their organization and how early leadership experiences have helped to shape his professional career, among other topics.
EPISODE 1: MEET TAMARA LUNDGREN
"It's not just about what [diversity in the team] looks like. It is also about how people think, how they communicate, how they make [others] feel that they belong, how they give people respect and how they show people respect.”
Tamara Lundgren is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries and a member of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In the first episode of our When Leadership Really Matters series, Tamara discusses emotional intelligence and how crucial it is to effective leadership, the importance of diversity in an organization, the steps business leaders can take to implement practices that support diversity and more.