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Thinkers50 Podcasts

Thinkers50 Podcast: Sydney Finkelstein and Super Bosses

In this week’s Thinkers50 Podcast, Sydney Finkelstein starts off by telling us a few stories about incredible people who have led and developed great talent. The first example is Larry Ellison, of Oracle, whose top senior executives have eventually become CEOs... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: Herminia Ibarra

In this Thinkers50 podcast, Herminia Ibarra starts to talk about how we say one thing to leaders and companies, and we say the opposite to people. The holy grail, she says, is self-awareness and self-knowledge. How do you get it? Herminia says we assume incorrectly... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: Interview with Pankaj Ghemawat

During today’s Thinkers50 Podcast, Pankaj Ghemawat joins Des Dearlove. Pankaj Ghemawat was the youngest ever appointed professor at Harvard Business School and he is now at IESE Business School in Spain. Des asks Pankaj about his book World 3.0 and what’s... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: Interview with Steve Radcliffe

Des Dearlove talks with guest Steve Radcliffe, who started his leadership at Griffin, then Oxford, then Proctor & Gamble. He learned a different method of leadership while working at an ad agency, which involved more relationships and engagement. His second half... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: Four Leadership Ideas

In this Thinkers50 Podcast episode, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove give 4 challenges to leaders. Stuart introduces the concept of slow leadership. Leaders today are busy with full schedules, and Stuart says there’s an antidote to that. He recounts a story of... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: The Insight-Driven Institution

In this Thinkers50 Podcast, Alessandro di Fiore is a guest to speak about his concept of the insight-driven institution. Alessandro talks about how multinational corporations are very numbers-driven. Analytics are driving decisions, but quality judgments and strategic... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: Defining Leadership

In this Thinkers50 Podcast, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove talk about defining leadership. They start with their favorite definitions of leadership. Stuart Crainer talks about how the term ‘leadership’ is ambiguous in and of itself, because we have... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: Liz Mellon Interview

During this episode of the Thinkers50 Podcast, we have a Liz Mellon interview. Liz Mellon is author of Inside The Leader’s Mind and the chair of the Dialogue journal. Des Dearlove asks Liz what she is currently working on. Liz answers that she is currently... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: Interview with CK Prahalad

In today’s Thinkers50 Podcast, Stuart Crainer talks about CK Prahalad’s history as the #1 Thinkers50 Thinker in 2007 and 2009. Thinkers50 continues to honour CK Prahalad’s legacy with the Breakthrough Idea Award, which is named after him. In this... read more